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Senior Lecturer in Business Administration, specialization in corporate finance

Title: Senior Lecturer in Business Administration, specialization in corporate finance

  • Employer: Lund University School of Economics and Management (Business Administration)
  • Location: Sweden
  • Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Deadline: Jan 29, 2018

  • Job Description:

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

    Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

    With its six departments the EQUIS accredited School of Economics and Management offers high quality education and conducts cutting-edge research in all areas related to the private and public economy. More than 4,000 students and 400 researchers, teachers and other staff members study and work at the School.

    The Department of Business Administration is one of the largest departments at Lund University, and it is also the largest department of the School of Economics and Management. We conduct active and advanced research in all areas of business administration.

    The Department of Business Administration in Lund is one of the leading environments for education and research within the business administration field. We conduct active and advanced research in entrepreneurship, corporate finance, research policy, marketing, organization and leadership, accounting, and strategy. The department has approximately 2,500 students and around 175 active researchers, teachers, doctoral students, and administrative staff.

    The section Accounting and Finance brings together researchers and teachers in accounting and corporate finance and has 27 employed researchers and teachers, including six professors, and ten PhD students.

    Research in Finance at the Lund University School of Economics and Management is coordinated within Knut Wicksell's Center for Financial Sciences (KWC). KWC is a consortium between the School of Economics and Management in Lund and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm. KWC is a very active research environment that currently consists of ten professors, eleven senior lecturers, six post docs, ten PhD students and eleven affiliated researchers, including three guest professors.

    Job description
    Lund University announces a permanent, fulltime position as senior lecturer in Business Administration, specialising in Corporate Finance. The position entails teaching within Corporate Finance at undergraduate and graduate levels. It also includes research within the Corporate Finance field. Teaching comprises a maximum of 70%, and a minimum of 20% research and 10% administrative duties. However, the relative proportions of duties may change over time in line with access to external research grants.

    Applicants are expected to be independent and active researchers, that can contribute both to the research environment at the Department as well as at the unit of Accounting and Finance. This also involves an active effort to apply for external research grants and to develop collaborations both with units within the University as well as other national and international organizations working in similar fields.

    The position also includes teaching at the School's courses in Business Administration at the undergraduate and advanced levels. Most of the courses in corporate finance are conducted within the program Master of Science in Accounting and Finance. Teaching is mainly in English. Part of the service also consists of supervision of theses.

    In addition to teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and advanced level, the holder of the position must be able to take responsibility for the development, management, and administration of courses. As we emphasize continuous development, interest and proven abilities in pedagogical development and renewal is central. The education is closely connected to business and is largely based on skills-oriented case- and project-based pedagogics.

    Eligibility
    Those qualified for appointment as Senior lecturer has been awarded a PhD with a clear focus on corporate finance and has demonstrated teaching expertise. In addition, there is a requirement of completion of at least five weeks of pedagogical courses for academic teachers.

    Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong and clear research agenda with research output, either published or publishable, of a standard equivalent to peer-reviewed international quality.

    For academic staff at Lund University the general qualification requirements are to be suited for and having the general ability required to complete the duties of the position well.

    Basis of assessment
    Corporate finance is founded in a microeconomic and contractual theory base that primarily focuses on the importance of information asymmetries and agency problems for the company's financial decisionmaking. The majority of research uses econometric techniques, not least panel economics and microeconometrics. Experience in applied econometric research in corporate finance is therefore a requirement. Research focusing on the importance of adverse selection and agency problems in corporate finance, and especially in corporate funding and corporate risk management is an advantage. The applicant should describe current research themes and present a research plan for the next few years, and how this will contribute to the research at the Department. Scientific qualifications will be evaluated mainly based on quality and number of peer-reviewed scientific publications. Today, research and postgraduate studies at the university are largely based on the ability and competence of the individual researcher to obtain external funding. Hence, a capability to obtain research grants in national or international competition is a requirement.

    Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and ability in teaching in corporate finance. Experience in teaching on econometrics, and especially panel and microeconometrics is an advantage. The education is based largely on skills-oriented case- and project-based pedagogics, and experience of case and/or project-based teaching is a merit. Documented experience and ability to teach and develop advanced-level courses is meritorious. Ability to teach in English is a requirement. Documented experience in communicating research outputs and societal impact are likewise merits.

    The Accounting and Finance section is a smaller unit where collegial interaction and the individual's efforts are of great importance. Consideration will therefore be given to teamwork skills and power of initiative and how the applicant, through his experience and competence, is expected to supplement and contribute to the section's education, research and collaboration.

    The assessment of teaching expertise shall be given equal weight to the assessment of research expertise. When making the application, consideration will be given to the Lund University Appointment Rules. It is expected that any non-Swedish speaking appointee within a three-year period will master the Swedish language well enough to be able to teach and to communicate with the university administration in Swedish.

    Design and content of the application
    The application should be formulated according to the Lund University School of Economics and Management instructions for applications for an academic position.

    Application procedure
    Link to ad: http://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:180691
    Please send in your application by clicking the ”log in and apply” button in the upper right-hand column of the ad. The application should be written in English. The School of Economics and Management uses a special qualifications portfolio system to document and present merits. Please, create your application according to the disposition described below and attach it as three separate PDF-files (in the recruitment system). For further information on how to apply, please see “Instructions to applicants for employment as professor or senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management” http://www.lusem.lu.se/about/work-at-lusem/apply-for-anacademic-position

    Terms of employment
    Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    Type of employment: Permanent position
    Contract type: Full time
    First day of employment: By agreement
    Salary: Monthly
    Number of positions: 1
    Working hours: 100%
    City: Lund
    Country: Sweden
    Reference number: PA2017/3826
    Contact: Thomas Kalling, Head of Department thomas.kalling@fek.lu.se, +46 46 222 46 38
    Rolf Larsson, Senior Lecturer rolf.larsson@fek.lu.se, +46 46 222 46 80
    Last application date: 2018-01-29