Lecturer in Finance

Company:Epoka University

Location:Albania / Tirana


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Lecturer in Finance

Available position/s: 1

Type of Contract: Indefinite

Employment type: Full-time

Deadline: May 30, 2021

About the Department

The Department of Banking and Finance (BAF) is part of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at EPOKA University. EPOKA is a private university, ranked among the top universities in Albania and one of the most competitive in the Western Balkans. The BAF Department is one of the largest departments at EPOKA University, including about one-third of the students. The department is offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs which are all accredited. The bachelor in Banking and Finance study program is offered both in English and Albanian. The study program offered in English holds an international Accreditation by ACCA and another international accreditation by Evalag, the German evaluation and accreditation agency which is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and follows the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). The BAF department aims at fostering excellence, updating the study programs based on the market necessities and global trends, offering contemporary teaching methodologies and high-quality teaching, and promoting research.

For further information about the Department of Banking and Finance, please visit the link here.

Job description

The BAF Department is looking for  Lecturers in Finance with experience in teaching a wide range of courses (e.g., Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Derivatives, International Finance) and other similar courses from the field in English language.

Candidates with a PhD who can teach at both undergraduate and graduate level are welcome to apply. The typical teaching load for a PhD holder is usually two to three courses between the bachelor’s and master’s level, some of which may be in multiple sections, for a total of up to 16 teaching hours per week.

The candidate should have very good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work in team and contribute to the department, both in academic and administrative issues. She/he will be responsible in driving course development and delivery, whilst conducting research with relevance and impact factor. In addition, the candidate will act as an academic advisor and tutor to students as needed, including academic advisory, thesis supervision, supervision of professional practices of senior students, being part of the team for the preparation of re-accreditation reports, and other administrative tasks in collaboration with other members of the department. A Teaching Assistant (Master student at the same time) will assist the instructor of the course in ensuring a smooth and effective realization of the responsibilities and duties assigned.

Start Date: October 1, 2021

We Offer

We offer attractive benefits to the candidates besides a very competitive salary. Such benefits include free lunch and transportation service, allowance for participation in scientific activities, monetary rewards for publications, flextime, long breaks, and holidays, and so forth.

Qualification Requirements

Candidates applying for the lecture position should hold a PhD Degree from a leading institution and have an established record of excellence in teaching and research within the advertised discipline. Holding a PhD degree, from a university in the EU, OECD, or G20 is an advantage. Candidates should be fluent in English as most courses offered at Epoka are taught in English.

How to apply

Candidates interested in the position should send their application in one PDF document, including:

  • Application form (please click here to download it).
  • PhD and Master of Science Diploma and awarded academic titles.
  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interests).
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities).
  • A complete list of publications.
  1. Transcript of the Master Diploma.
  • English language proficiency document at C1 or C2 level.
  • List of reference persons: 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number).

Note: In the cover letter candidates must emphasize how their teaching and research expertise relates to the Department's goals and objectives and how do they plan to contribute to long-term development of the Department.

Please, send your complete application in one PDF document at: recruitment@epoka.edu.al with the subject written as: Lecturer in Subject Area __ Name Surname of the candidate within May 30, 2021.

For additional information about EPOKA University please click here!

Shall there be any other questions or queries about the application process, please ask the Recruitment Team at recruitment@epoka.edu.al.

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