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The Person Specification

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Professor of Finance

The successful candidate must meet the relevant criteria for a chair appointment at Queen’s University Belfast and be committed to playing a leadership role in the delivery of Strategy 2030. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following skills, abilities, personal motivation and experience.

Education and Qualifications

  • PhD in Finance (any specialisation) or related discipline.


Research and Associated Activities

  • Recognised excellence and reputation in subject specialism.
  • Sustained publication record of international excellence in field of specialisation.
  • Record of securing external research funding.
  • Expertise in any area of Finance expertise (although expertise in asset pricing, corporate finance, international finance, quantitative finance or financial economics is particularly welcome).


  • Experience of teaching and assessment in Finance at University level.
  • Ability to contribute to executive education programmes also desirable.

Management, Administration, and Contribution to the Community

  • Substantial experience of providing academic leadership at a strategic level in Higher Education.
  • Contribution to a wider range of administrative tasks at a more strategic level.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to the management of the School in general and the Finance research group in particular.

Other Skills/Knowledge

  • Proven ability to plan and deliver a programme of research and develop techniques, sources of funding and/or proven skills in coaching and developing others in best practice techniques.


  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Involvement in productive external collaboration.

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to provide effective leadership.
  • Understanding of resource management processes and skills to apply them effectively.
  • Evidence of leadership qualities.

Special Factors and Other Requirements

  • Ability to contribute to the School’s international activities.