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Further Particulars

Professors (Full, Associate, Assistant) in Finance

Finance Group

Imperial College Business School

The College

Imperial College London consistently achieves one of the highest rankings
nationally and internationally, as listed

in the Times Higher Q
S World
University Rankings 2010

The Rector, Sir Keith O’Nions FRS, is the College’s academic head and chief
executive officer. The Chairman of the Court and Council is


The Mission

College embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education
and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to
their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. We foster
interdisciplinary working
within the College,

nd collaborate widely externally.

Strategic Intent

The College’s vision and intent is to:

Continue to be

a world
leading institution for scientific research and

To harness the quality, breadth and depth of our research capabilities
address the difficult challenges of today and the future

To develop the next generation of researchers, scientists and

To provide an education for students from around the world that equips
them with the knowledge and skills they require to p
ursue their

To make a demonstrable economic and social impact through the
translation of our work into practice worldwide

To engage with the world and communicate the importance and
benefits of science to society.


Formation and History

Imperial College was established in 1907 in London’s scientific and cultural
heartland in South Kensington, as a merger of the Royal College of Science,
the City and Guilds College and the Royal School of Mines. St Mary’s
Hospital Medical School

and the National Heart and Lung Institute merged
with the College in 1988 and 1995 respectively.

Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the Royal Postgraduate
Medical School merged with the College on 1 August 1997 to form, with the
existing de
partments on the St Mary’s and Royal Brompton campuses, the
Faculty of Medicine.

The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

the Faculty of Medicine in
2000. The integration of basic science research and clinical facilities is
unique in rheumatology in

In 2007, the
Imperial College Healthcare NHS
Trust, was formed by merging
Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals’ NHS Trusts with the College, forming
the country’s largest NHS Trust. This also established the UK’s first Academic
Health Science Centr
e (AHSC) bringing together healthcare services,
teaching and research for maximum synergistic benefits.

Imperial College was an independent constituent part of the University of
London until July 2007, when it was granted a new royal charter declaring it
an independent university in its own right.

The academic structure of Imperial College is divided into three faculties, the

Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine. The College’s other
major academic unit is the Business School.

Staff and Students

The academic and research staff
of 3,


Fellows of the Royal

Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 7

Fellows of the
Academy of Medical Sciences, one Fellow of the British Academy, four
Crafoord Prize wi
nners and two Fields Medalists. Fourteen Nobel Laureates
have been members of the College either as staff or students.

The College has


of whom

are postgraduate.
come from outside the European Union. External assessment of the
College’s teaching quality in many different subject areas has been judged to
be of high standard. The proportion of women students has increased
to 36

of the total.



The quali
ty of the College’s research has been
judged to be of
the highest international standard and the proportion of income from research
grants and contracts is one of the highest of any UK university.

The concentration and strength of research
in science, engineering and
medicine gives the College a unique and internationally distinctive research

Generous support for the College’s work comes from a wide variety of
sources. From industry there are donations towards certain senior
posts, advanced courses, bursaries and scholarships. The single largest
contribution to the College from industrial concerns is in the form of contracts
to carry out research. The College also gains considerable support from
research councils an
d charities to undertake research.

Teaching and Learning

The College’s overall educational aim

is to ensure a stretching and
exhilarating learning experience and, while maintaining its traditional
emphasis on single honours degree courses, it also aims t
o give students the
opportunity to broaden their experience through courses relevant to student
and employer needs.

In its MSc course provision, the College seeks to provide a wide range of
specialist courses in areas in which it has particular expertis
e. Many of those
offered by non

departments emphasise the valuable interaction
between scientific/technological training and industrial experience, whilst
those offered by the medical d

focus on subjects at the interface
between basic sc
ience and medicine and on specialist education for doctors
and other health professionals in training. In addition, the College’s wide
range of PhD programmes reflect its aim of pursuing research at the frontiers
of scientific, engineering, management a
nd medical knowledge and the
increasingly interdisciplinary nature of this research.

The Centre for Educational Development raises and consolidates the profile
of learning, teaching and educational development throughout the College.
appointed non
clinical lecturers must enroll
n the Certificate of
Advanced Study for Learning and Teaching, and there are many learning and
teaching activities for more experienced staff.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences and Medicine is the focus of

education and research in these areas. It maintains, enhances
and monitors quality, and disseminates best practice, whilst initiating and
developing new programmes, particularly those with an interdisciplinary slant.

The Graduate School of Engineering

and Physical Sciences (GSEPS) is the
focus for postgraduate education and research in the Engineering and Natural


Science faculties and has quality assurance responsibilities for the two non
faculty departments

Humanities and the Business School.

The Co
llege’s teaching quality is audited regularly, both internally and
externally. Recent external audit
found teaching quality to be of a high


The College now has one of the largest operational estates of any UK
University. It includes
six central London campuses, the main South
Kensington campus,
Charing Cross campus,
Chelsea and
Westminster campus, the Hammersmith campus, the Royal
campus and St Mary’s campus.

Silwood Park, a postgraduate campus at Ascot in Berkshire

houses the
Ecology and Evolution Section of the Biology Division
, in the Department of
Life Sciences
. The successful Master
’s c
ourses in Crop Protection, Forest
Protection and Ecology, Evolution and Conservation are run at

together with the newly


s course in C


there is a thriving postgraduate community. The campus houses
excellent research facilities and a wide range of natural environments. The
NERC funded Centre for Population Biology is also based at Silwoo
together with a Business Centre.


Imperial College

Business School provides world class teaching and research
at the heart of Imperial College London

Our research
led institution fosters
excellence in a diverse and supportive community.

In addition to
MBA degrees

time, part
time and dist
ance learning) we
MSc programmes

in Management, International Health Management,
Finance, Actuarial Finance, Risk Management
, Financial Engi
Strategic Marketing and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management
. We
have a thriving
Doctoral Degree

(PhD) programme.

We have

ished, ongoing research interests in operational research,
quantitative finance, organisational behaviour and healthcare management,
accounting and finance, innovation, venturing, marketing, strategic

and economics. A common theme of this resea
rch is the
improvement of corporate performance in the management of change and of
new work and
technological processes. It facilitates collaborative research
with members of the College working in engineering, science and medicine
who are developing new p
atterns of work and technologies.

Since 2003,

has grown substantially,

major investment by Imperial
College. Reflecting Imperial strengths in maths, technology,



is organized into


Finance, Innovation &

Healthcare Management
and Organization

& Management.

Finance Group

The Group is very active in mainstream and quantitative finance research and
has particular strengths in corporate finance, derivative pricing, capital
markets res
earch, actuarial finance, risk management and financial

The Group aims to build highly active research groups in these

The Group's research is brought together under the auspices of the Risk Lab
), which provides a
meeting place for researchers across

these disciplines and a set of common
services to the Group as a whole.

The Group seeks to carry out research which is both excellent and relev
and faculty have close links with financial firms

through long standing
consulting relationships and with many central banks and governments across
the world.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This Group provides the focus for our work on Innovation and
Entrepreneurship. In Innovation much of our resear
ch is focused in the
Innovation Studies Centre.

Created in 2002, this Centre is an interdisciplinary centre which has
substantial grant income. The core research of the Centre focuses on
technological innovation with a particular emphasis on engineering,
based industries, on the health technology and on the built
environment. It has a number of strategic corporate partners with whom it
works closely and a wide corporate network with whom it interacts. The most
significant corporate partne
rs at the moment are Arup, Atkins, Willmott Dixon
and Laing O’Rourke. New collaborative relationships are being developed
with GSK, OOC, IBM, CSC and BP. In addition the Centre has a much wider
network of several dozen partners with whom it works on indi
vidual projects
and a wider network of over one thousand companies who participate in key
events and dissemination activities. It also collaborates with researchers in a
number of leading universities worldwide.

Healthcare Management

The Healthcare Management Group works closely with

facilities of
medicine and engineering. Its research is principally in four areas: health
economics, well being, public health and healthcare infrastructure.

The group currently enjoys support

from major grants in public health and
healthcare infrastructure (where it leads a £7 million multi
university project on


innovation and healthcare

It also contributes to the Masters in
International Health Management programme, and to

and Masters in
Management programmes.

The Organization and Management Group

The Organization and Management Group is a diverse group of scholars
covering many of the traditional management disciplines such as strategy,
organizational behaviour, operati
ons research, marketing, and economics.

The Group’s research covers a number of areas, including radical innovation
in hi
tech contexts such as e
commerce, banking, pharmaceuticals and
biotechnology; and the strategic ramifications of technology evolution

in digital
consumer goods. Other researchers focus on more eclectic topics such as the
role of economic and political forces in shaping welfare state institutions, the
management of professional service firms, and developing computationally
efficient algo
rithms to enable the use of optimization based decision support
systems in operational planning and scheduling of resources.

Doctoral Programme

The School has a large and active Doctoral Programme. Bursaries, Graduate
Assistantships and Teaching Assista
ntships are available for most students.

Executive Education

The School has a rapidly growing programme of Executive Education for
major companies, such as BP, Laing O’Rourke, Finmeccanica, and RBS; for
leading global consultancies such as Arup; and for p
restigious scientific
organizations, such as the UK Royal Society.


Persons appointed to these positions
will be expected to:

Enhance research in the Business School

by publishing in top journals

Attract external research funding

PhD students

Support and develop the teaching of the School

Contribute to administration of the School

Participate in the
School’s i
nternal life

enhance its external

ob descriptions cannot be exhaustive
. A

holder may be required to
undertake other duties broadly in line with above key responsibilities.


post holder
s are

expected to comply with all College policies and


Health and Safety, Financial Regulations, Data Protection etc.


erial College is committed to equality of opportunity and

discrimination. All employees are expected to adhere to

principles set out in
the Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy, Promoting Race Equality Policy
and Disability Policy and al
l other relevant guidance/ practice frameworks

Person Specification:

PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant
subject area is a pre

Excellent teaching experience, with a track r
ecord of successful PhD

Evidence of grant
applications, with a track record of income generation

A proven, independent research agenda
, which has produced research with
a high impact

Evidence of research leadership internationally

A continuing stream of world
class publications confirming
with several publications

in different sub
fields of finance,

journals included in the list of the Financial Times 45 top journals

Successful contribution to administration

A summary

of the Person Specification for Professor
ship posts

is outlined

Roles at this level reflect internationally recognised leadership and a
substantial and sustained reputation in research and education by outstanding
contributions to its advancement. In research, there will be a sustained
international reputation based on an extensive track record of research with a
major influence on the discipline or profession and a significant impact shown,
for example in sustained influence on research income. In education,
specialists at this level wi
ll have broadened and deepened their impact on
teaching methods and systems, both internally and externally and there will
be evidence of creative and scholarly work which has had a significant impact.
For either role, there will generally be significant l
eadership responsibilities on
behalf of the department and/or the College and a significant management

Salary and Conditions of service

A full

set of terms and conditions, including important Imperial policies that
affect staff, will be issued to successful candidates.

The School expects to recruit academics of international standing and pays
competitive salaries. Individual salary is a matter
for negotiation with the
Principal of the Business School.

Deductions in respect of income tax and


National Insurance contributions will be made from salary at the statutory

All academic employees are eligible for the
occupational pension scheme

ies Superannuation Scheme (USS) into which the College
contributes on employees’ behalf. A contribution is also made by employees.
If they wish, staff may also receive private medical insurance at a
considerably discounted rate.


normally take

annual leave during College vacations and
by arrangement with the
ir Group Head,
in the light of academic and
/divisional requirements. Annual leave entitlement is 39 days for
full time staff (pro rata entitlement for part time staff). This is inclusive of 8
days for Public holidays and

days each year when the College is closed
over Easter and Christmas.


Christmas Day falls

on a weekend
, annual leave entitlement

increased to 40 days for full
time staff (again pro
rata for part
time staff).

Unless stated otherwise in the offer of employ
ment, or agreed by the Principal
of the Business School,
the ap
pointment may be terminated by either side by
giving a minimum of three months’ notice in writing. The last day of service
should fall on one of the following dates: 31 December; 31 March; 30 June or
30 September or at the end o
f a term by agreement with
the head of

Imperial provides an allowance to cover initial moving expenses. The post
holder will be required to repay these expenses in full if the post holder
unilaterally resigns within

years of initial appointment.

All new

staff have a probation period, or training and development review
period in the case of Lecturers and Senior Lecturers (Clinical and Non
Clinical) & Assistant Professors

Appointments for non
clinical Lecturers/Assistant Professors have a training
and de
velopment review period of 3 years and appointments for clinical
Senior Lecturers have a training and development period of 5 years.

All other appointments have a probationary period of six months.

Staff on a fixed
term contract
receive notice of
the ending of their
employment within that contract. No further contractual notice will be given
unless the contract is to

prior to the end date specified in the offer of



Applications should be sent by email to
no paper applications will be accepted. Please send a CV, a sample of up to
two recent papers and three letters of reference; please zip your documents
before sending
. Candidates shortlisted to the interview stage will be asked to
download an application form from our website

you can also get further information about these positions.

Your CV should include information such as:

a) Applicant’s full name, address for correspondence and telephone


b) A confidential fax number and e
mail address, whe
re possible

c) Degrees (including Universities and dates)

d) Past and present posts

e) List of publications

f) Brief description of future research plans


Information on research grants and contracts which have been

obtained, student super
vision, including PhD supervision

external visibility and p
, etc

j) Management, administrative and any other relevant activities