Associate Professor in Forensic Accounting and Audit

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£52,559 - £60,904
Jun 16, 2020
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Jul 16, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Qatar and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

As an Associate Professor, you will assist the Head of Department to maintain, enhance and improve the Faculty’s national and international reputation in the field of Accounting and Auditing. We are also interested to hear from applicants with relevant expertise in technology adoption and analytics in relation to the fields of Accounting and Auditing as well as Forensic Accounting. You will demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and you will provide leadership, mentorship and line management for a number of colleagues

You will make a significant contribution to the development of research and scholarship in the department.  This will include the production of high quality outputs, the development of significant research impact, and the development of a strong RGCI bidding culture, the enhancement of research informed teaching and the development of a culture of business engagement/enterprise activity/knowledge transfer. Via your own outputs, impact activity and RGCI bidding, you will make a significant personal contribution to the Business School’s 2021 Research Excellence Framework submission. 

You must have a strong publication record and the ability to generate significant research and enterprise income, commensurate with the title of Associate Professor. 

You will contribute to research informed learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake research, enterprise and scholarly activities, and income generation, contributing to the Faculty’s research profile. 

You should have excellent interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to teach effectively on a range of programmes using a variety of approaches to student learning.  You will have a PhD and a research record enabling you to make a significant contribution to REF2021. It is also essential that you have had success in applying for external research funding and have appropriate knowledge of future potential funding bodies aligned to your area(s) of research interest. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ignazio Cabras (Head of Department) on 0191 227 3305 or by email at or Dr Karim Sorour (Deputy Head of Department) on 0191 243 4376 or by email at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. 

The University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 16/07/2020