Lecturer in Financial Economics (LTS)

University of Glassgow
April 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Lecturer in Financial Economics (LTS)

Job Purpose

To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching with the School. For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include delivering, organising, and reviewing these processes in line with School strategic objectives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision, and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School, with emphasis in financial economics. The candidate should possess a comprehensive understanding of stochastic calculus, especially its applications within the wider domain of finance and financial economics, as well as very good programming skills in Python.

2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

3. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

4. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback, and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

6. Engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.

7. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.

For appointment at Grade 8:

In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:

13. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

14. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

15. Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience



A1: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework Level 11 (Postgraduate Diploma/Masters Degree) in relevant subject area or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience.

A2: Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in financial economics (including stochastic calculus and programming in Python) and of teaching methods and techniques to work within the financial economics area.

For Appointment at Grade 8:

A3: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience.

A4: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in financial economics (including stochastic calculus and programming in Python) to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.



C1: Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

C2:Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.

C3: Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g., commercial) awareness.

C4: Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the learning and teaching within the subject area and wider School environment.

C5: Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.

For Appointment at Grade 8:

C6: Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding and developing early career academic colleagues.

C7: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.



E1: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

E2: Developing track record of scholarly activities and outputs compatible with enhancing the School's profile and portfolio of programmes.

For Appointment at Grade 8:

E3: Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching in financial economics (including the teaching of quantitative courses), and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques, and methods.

E4: Experience and achievement in financial economics reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

E5: Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week) and fixed term until 30th June 2026.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

For appointment at Grade 7 please note that this role can only be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if the recommended candidate has a relevant PhD/has a relevant STEM PhD.

For more information please visit, https: // www. gov.uk/skilled-worker- visa.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

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