Dublin City University Business School (DCUBS)
Professor of Finance

An innovative and dynamic Business School, DCUBS offers an extensive range of research and taught programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and doctoral levels. Working in close collaboration with DCU faculties and theme leaders, business interests in the public and private sectors, and its international partners, the School's portfolio of programmes is regularly updated and expanded to reflect the changing needs of business leaders.

JOB DESCRIPTION: As part of its current phase of growth and expansion, applications are now invited for the post of Professor of Finance (up to 10 year contract). The successful candidate will play a leadership role in research and teaching activities in Finance at DCUBS. The post-holder will be a member of the Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Group within DCUBS, reporting to the Executive Dean of DCUBS.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and engage in high quality research and to contribute to teaching on the range of programmes offered by the School at undergraduate, postgraduate, executive and doctoral levels. The successful candidate will also be required to make an appropriate contribution to School management and administration through roles such as Group Head, Programme Director, Associate Dean or Deputy Dean.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship Group brings together academics whose research spans a wide range of areas. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to research at the highest level by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration within the group.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the development of DCUBS programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level.

1. Research:
- To engage in scholarly research and to publish the results of this research in leading international journals.
- To supervise doctoral scholars.
- To provide academic leadership in the area of Finance and to encourage, and work with other members of the School on, joint and interdisciplinary research activities.
- To maintain and develop a high personal and School profile through research and participation in international academic networks.
- To submit proposals to funding agencies for financial support for research and to encourage and mentor colleagues in pursuing external funding opportunities.
- To support and contribute to the enhancement of the level and quality of research and scholarship amongst colleagues.
- To participate in conferences and other activities associated with professional development.
- To help maintain and enhance a research culture by contributing to the development, co-ordination and leadership of research activities at Group and School levels.
- To forge collaborations within and outside the University.

2. Teaching:
- To initiate new courses and programmes in co-operation with colleagues from DCUBS, other DCU units and external agencies.
- To take a leadership role in the development of teaching and learning within the Group and the School.
- To organise and undertake teaching of both graduates and undergraduates.
- To develop and participate in short-course activities.
- To supervise taught Masters dissertations.
- To use a wide range of learning and teaching methodologies which foster a positive learning environment for students.
- To work proactively with Course and Programme Directors in improving existing courses and programmes.
- To support and comply with the University and School teaching quality assurance standards and procedures, including the provision of such information as may be required.

3. Leadership and Management:
- To contribute to the administration and leadership/management of DCUBS and University as appropriate, through roles such as Group Head.
- To be prepared to contribute proactively to formal and informal committees and teams.
- To take part in and contribute to staff development activities consistent with continuous professional development.
- To raise the external profile of DCUBS.
- To represent the School externally.
- To engage, where appropriate, in external consultancy assignments that enhance the profile of DCUBS.
- Any other duties appropriate to the position.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applications are invited from academics who are established leaders within the broad area of Finance. The successful candidate will be a person with an international reputation in research, with an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, and with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants must possess a doctorate in Finance or a related discipline. Applicants should have demonstrated an active research programme of high quality with significant potential for future publication, a successful record of research supervision and income generation through research and consultancy, and experience of curriculum and programme development. Applicants must demonstrate success in collaborative research in the past and have dynamic and innovative ideas for new research collaborations in the future. A proven track record of successful collaboration across the finance, economics and entrepreneurship disciplines would be an advantage.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information on general aspects of this position please contact Dr Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean, Email: anne.sinnott@dcu.ie, Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5396.

Professor: Euro 113,604 - 145,952, Euro 102,244 - 131,357*
*Applies to new entrants to the public sector after 01 January 2011.

Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 18th May 2012

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications forms are available at: http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and from:

The Human Resources Department
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
Tel: (01) 700 5149
Fax: (01) 700 5500
Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer.

Posted 4/29/12