Could you put your peer-to-peer lending expertise to work in academia?
Liverpool Business School is looking to appoint an academic to contribute to the teaching and learning in the area of financial management and fintech, including P2P lending.
It is the latest example of alternative finance being embraced and studied by academics to understand and teach its role in society.
The job advert from Liverpool John Moores University said the successful candidate will need an understanding of, and, ability to teach “in the areas of new and emerging technologies or trends in finance such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, roboadvising, the role of AI in financial services, or regulation of technology.”
The Liverpool Business School runs courses such as an MSc in Financial Technology which offers to “futureproof learning and employability across fields such as blockchain, digital banking, the future of global payments, cryptocurrencies, digital business strategy, big data, lawtech, programming with Python as well as the future of management.”
Many universities have been recruiting fintech lecturers in recent years while the Cambridge Judge Business School has an established alternative finance research arm.
The University of Manchester appointed a fintech lecturer last year as part of plans to boost the region’s capacity and capabilities in the sector.
The role involves working with students at the university’s new fintech centre, designing research projects and attracting grant money.
The University of Westminster also recruited a fintech lecturer last year for its School of Finance and Accounting as part of the launch of new masters and bachelor courses in the fintech, regtech and predictive analytics for business fields.
The universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Essex, Liverpool and Swansea are also among around 30 institutions offering an Msc in fintech.