Professor/Associate Professor in Accounting

Christchurch, New Zealand
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Accounting and Information Systems
UC Business School, College of Business and Law
Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

What You Will Do

The Accounting and Information Systems department invites applications for a continuing/tenured position of Professor/Associate Professor in Accounting. The role involves actively contributing to the research profile of the Department through the pursuit of a programme of impactful research; high-quality teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; curriculum development; postgraduate research supervision; engaging with external stakeholders; and contributing to departmental leadership and university service.

Who You Are

Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in accounting. Academics with research and teaching interests in accounting analytics, and artificial intelligence in accounting / forensic accounting are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected have academic leadership experience; an excellent record of publications in high-quality, internationally recognised academic journals; experience in supervising postgraduate research students; and a demonstrable ability to attract external research income and participate in international research collaborations. The successful candidate should also be experienced in curriculum development and committed to research-informed and effective teaching.

Who You Will Work With

The University of Canterbury is ranked in the world's top 150 universities for accounting and finance, based on QS Top Universities Ranking Survey 2018. The Department of Accounting and Information Systems is one of four departments in the UC Business School, which is AACSB, AMBA, CAANZ, CPA Australia, CFA and PRMIA accredited. The Department comprises 20 highly motivated, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable staff. They perform cutting-edge research, engage in broader scholarship, and carry out curriculum design and evaluation work alongside their teaching. The Department and School provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding, sabbatical leave, and the world-renowned Erskine fellowship program.

Who We Are and Why You Should Join Us

"UC ranked first for Business and Economics" - Times Higher Education, THE World University 2019 rankings

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has described Canterbury as an incubator for those with big aspirations. With its picture-perfect scenery, numerous parks, outdoor recreational activities, and first-rate health and educational facilities, the Canterbury region offers unmatched quality of life.

For information about the range of benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

Please note, we will be reviewing and considering applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Those received before 15 January 2019 (midnight, NZ Time) will be prioritised.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Those received before 15 January 2019 (Midnight, NZ Time) will be prioritised.

This position will remain open until filled or the search is terminated. 

How You Apply

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, a resume (CV) and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Please apply directly online at

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email. However we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process - please forward these to Michelle Davies,, Recruitment Coordinator.

For further information about this role please contact Associate Professor Richard Fisher,

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.