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Kia ora, thank you for taking your first step towards a rewarding career at the UC Business School. Working at the University of Canterbury (UC) offers exciting career challenges combined with a Kiwi lifestyle that really does balance work, family, leisure and adventure. There’s no better time to make your next move to the UC Business School.

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Professor of Finance

  • 21st century Research and Teaching Leadership
  • Transformation of Capability

The Professor of Finance is responsible for providing leadership that delivers high-quality growth in UC’s research outputs, enhances people and organisational capability, and attracts international postgraduate students.

The timing of this appointment offers a real opportunity to transform the capability and offering of the scholarly team in line with global 21st century research and teaching. The university-wide regeneration of facilities and culture is an enabler for inter-disciplinary working on research and programme development that is gaining world leading recognition. The appointee will offer transformational leadership, build team capability and shape the Finance group and its future direction.

The ability to provide outstanding teaching expertise to both academic and real-world programmes is critical, as is the ability to collaborate and partner with other departments, industry and non-academic stakeholders.

The successful appointee will display the following attributes:

  • A PhD in a finance related discipline.
  • A reputation for research excellence and stimulating academic leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to shape an innovative and collaborative culture.
  • Strong communication and capability building skills.
  • A reputation for providing high-quality teaching and postgraduate supervision.
  • Experience in developing industry-aligned research programmes.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email:

Applications for this role close on Friday 28 July 2017 and should include a cover letter and résumé with recent teaching evaluation summaries, details of research activities and publications, and referee details.  All applications will be acknowledged by email. Register your interest and apply online via the EQI Global webpage

Phone: + 64 3 377 7793
PO Box 13-419, Christchurch, New Zealand

Why join us at UC?

At the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, you’ll be part of a world-class study destination, working with internationally
acclaimed academics and producing graduates who are prepared to change the world.

UC Business School programmes are internationally recognised, professionally relevant and community focused. We emphasise business innovation, enterprise and engagement with industry and the community.

In the Business of Making a Difference – Ko te whakapiki mana tā mātou mahi

UC Business School is continually developing expertise to reflect the fast-changing needs of industry and business professions. We are committed to being relevant to the new business world that we all operate in – forward-looking, adaptable, flexible, global and connected. The School is known for our thought leadership on matters important to the transformation of businesses, such as intergrnerational succession, business sustainability and business resilience. The School is in the top five percent of business schools globally and ranked #1 in New Zealand for research in Marketing and Tourism research, and #2 in Accounting, Finance, Management, Human Resources and Industrial Relations. By offering the best of contemporary business research and teaching, we are preparing graduates today who will transform business tomorrow.

UC Business School currently has sixty-two academic staff with strong international representation i.e. thirty-six  (58%) from a broad spectrum of countries across all continents.

We invite you to join a supportive faculty, where you will receive generous research grants and be rewarded for your academic contribution
and collaboration.

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