Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Accounting

6 days left

Location
Edinburgh, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 08, 2020
Closes
Jul 08, 2020
Ref
052254
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
The University of Edinburgh Business School is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Accounting within the Accounting and Finance Group. For this appointment we are looking for a high quality teacher and researcher, with a strong publication trajectory in Accounting, and whose teaching abilities includes Auditing & Assurance.

The post holder will be expected to pursue research outputs of a quality consistent with submission to REF. The Group has a particular strength in interdisciplinary accounting research, and we would in particular welcome applications from candidates whose research is in this area.

Depending on her or his specific areas of expertise, the successful candidates will be expected to teach on the School's general programmes, such as the Undergraduate Programme, MScs and MBA. We are in particular looking for someone who can teach Auditing & Assurance, but who can also contribute to the teaching of other accounting subjects.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended appointment.
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 (UE08) or £52,559 to £59,135 (UE09) per annum
Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Monday 13 July 2020.

Job Details

Job title : Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Accounting
School/Support Department : Business School
Unit (if applicable) : Accounting & Finance
Line manager : Head of Accounting & Finance

Job Description

The University of Edinburgh Business School is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Accounting within the Accounting and Finance Group. For this appointment we are looking for a high quality teacher and researcher, with a strong publication trajectory in Accounting, and whose teaching abilities includes Auditing & Assurance.

The post holder will be expected to pursue research outputs of a quality consistent with submission to REF. The Group has a particular strength in interdisciplinary accounting research, and we would in particular welcome applications from candidates whose research is in this area.

Depending on her or his specific areas of expertise, the successful candidates will be expected to teach on the School's general programmes, such as the Undergraduate Programme, MScs and MBA. We are in particular looking for someone who can teach Auditing & Assurance, but who can also contribute to the teaching of other accounting subjects.

From time to time, members of academic staff may be asked to take on managerial and administrative duties, such as leadership of teaching programmes.

Main Responsibilities

• Responsibilities are set annually by the Head of Group in consultation with the member of staff in the group. They can be expected to range across the following categories:
• Pursue an active research programme with an emphasis on international excellence and publication in high-quality journals.
• Sustain other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations, dissemination activities and/or consultancy projects and advice.
• Teach on and, where appropriate, develop and lead programmes under the direction of the Head of the Accounting and Finance Group and Head of the Business School.
• Undertake reasonable administrative/managerial duties within the School under the direction of the Head of School and play a full part in the intellectual life of the School.

Person Specification

It is expected that the candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Senior Lecturer
Essential:
• A PhD in Accounting.
• A developed area of research and a track record of high quality publications in Accounting.
• Strong experience and competence to teach on programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, especially in the area of Auditing & Assurance.
• Demonstrable ability to supervise PhD students
• Ability and willingness to take on leadership roles within the Business School
• Track record of applications for external research funding
• The ability to engage confidently and competently with the world of practice.
• Ability to lead and manage partner relationships with groups within the University, and with external organisations
• Willingness to provide research mentorship to early career staff
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Desirable
• A focus on Interdisciplinary Accounting research
• Demonstrable experience of supervising PhD students to completion
• Leadership of one or more research projects
• Experience of academic leadership and management
• Demonstrable success in winning research funding from external sources
• Record of/potential for impactful research
• A professional accounting qualification

Lecturer
Essential:
• A PhD in Accounting.
• A developed area of research and achievement of quality publications in Accounting.
• Competence to teach on programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels especially in the area of Auditing & Assurance (and have some successful experience of teaching).
• The ability to engage confidently and competently with the world of practice.
• Good communication skills, both written and oral.

Desirable
• A focus on Interdisciplinary Accounting research
• Evidence of ability to win funding for research.
• Experience of PhD supervision and/or leadership of one or more research projects.
• Potential for impactful research
• Experience of academic administration.
• A professional accounting qualification

The post-holder will be deemed to be research-active and will be allocated 40% of time for research, consistent with treatment of research-active faculty across the School.

Planning and Organising
The post holder will be expected to:
  • Organise and carry out their work supervised by their line manager.
  • Effectively assess resource requirements (teaching specific).
  • Motivate, inspire and support people (students, colleagues).
  • Devise and/or manage multiple teaching, learning and assessment activities.

  • Key Contacts/Relationships
    The post holder will need very good interpersonal skills and have the skills to relate well to UG and PG students, academic colleagues and professional services staff.

    The Accounting and Finance Group

    The Accounting and Finance Group runs courses and degree programmes for undergraduate, MSc and MBA students. In particular, the Group runs MScs in Finance, Accounting and Finance, and Carbon Finance, and is a major contributor to the MSc in Finance, Technology & Policy. We work closely with national and international accounting bodies and regulators, and engage with various stakeholders in programme management in various industry sectors.

    Our undergraduate joint-honours degrees in Accounting and Business, Accounting and Finance, and Accounting and Economics, are accredited by the major professional accountancy bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, with whom we have always enjoyed a close relationship.
    Research interests of Group members are wide-ranging. A particular area of strength is interdisciplinary accounting research, with accounting research also in the areas of carbon accounting, accountability, management control systems, accounting regulation, and accounting in charitable organisations, from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. The finance side includes research in asset pricing, corporate finance, banking, corporate governance, behavioural finance, market anomalies, energy companies, and financial econometrics

    The Group organises an active research seminar series, with seminars by visiting and in-house speakers most weeks during semesters, and at other times. We have hosted some of the leading international authorities in accounting and finance. We also organise an annual research away-day.

    The Group is the largest in the Business School, and currently consists of 13 staff in accounting, 18 in finance, and 6 in business and climate change. We have a number of visiting professors from the world of practice (including the former Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board).

    A full list of staff in the Group can be found at:
    https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/subject-group/accounting-and-finance

    Application Procedure

    All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page and submitting an up to date CV. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

    We anticipate interviews will be held in late July/ early August. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

    The closing date is 5pm (GMT) on Monday 13th July 2020.

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    Conditions of Employment

    Pension Scheme

    This role is grade UE08 or UE09 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

    For further information please visit our Pensions website .

    Salary

    The role is grade UE08 or UE09 and attracts an annual salary of UE08 £41,526 to £49,553 or UE09 £52,559 to £59,135 for 35 hours,each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

    The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.
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