University of Canterbury

Professor of Finance

University of Canterbury

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Applications Close - End of Day: 28-07-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

 ·                21st century Research & Teaching Leadership

·                Transformation of Capability

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (UC) offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, modern facilities and a vibrant campus environment.  The Canterbury Region is a magnet for growth and innovation; it is New Zealand’s fastest growing regional economy and is rapidly transforming its economic base to meet the future needs of business.  Canterbury is home to some of New Zealand’s most innovative businesses, including high-tech producers and manufacturers, global exporters, and specialised professional services and tourism providers.  Within this setting, UC has embarked on a period of renewal and regeneration to create a strong and sustainable tertiary institution.  UC’s extensive capital works programme is transforming campus spaces into a learning environment that is innovative and engaging, and one that will continue to support 21st century research-intensive higher education.

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.

UC ranks in the top 150 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance.  For further information about University of Canterbury please visit and for further information about the Business School please visit

Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at  Applications for this role close on Friday 28 July 2017 and should include a cover letter and resume with recent teaching evaluation summaries, details of research activities and publications, and referee details.  All applications will be acknowledged by email.


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