Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting

Surrey, United Kingdom
£51,800 to £61,819
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Maternity Cover

Finance & Accounting

Location: Guildford
Salary: £51,800 to £61,819
Fixed Term
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 24 July 2022
Reference: 042222

Surrey Business School is seeking to recruit a Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting. The appointee will be a member of the Department of Finance and Accounting

Surrey Business School is a mid-sized business school with over 100 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and was recently awarded the Advance HE Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.

Surrey Business School has particular strengths in digital innovation and technological transformation, international trade, corporate governance, leadership and organizational psychology and sustainability. Set in the beautiful countryside of Surrey with the convenience of bustling Guildford on your doorstep and London just 34 minutes away by train, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit.

The School runs a full range of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. Its members work closely with a network of business partners and other stakeholders, boasting strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, and the South-East of England. For further information, please visit the SBS website.

The members of our Department of Finance and Accounting are engaged in multi-disciplinary, collaborative teaching and research on Fintech, artificial intelligence in financial services, corporate governance and finance, auditing and accounting. As well as teaching students across the School, the Department also offers its own degree programmes on the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance alongside five MSc programmes, including the MSc in FinTech and Policy. The department is involved in the provision of the SBS doctoral programme.

The Department of Finance and Accounting is led by Professor Bonnie Buchanan. Teaching in the department is organised by Victoria Milligan. The Department has strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, Surrey, and the South-East of England in general. The department is also one of the few UK departments to receive the maximum number of exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, CIMA and CIPFA.

For this post, we seek an exceptional, hard-working, and enthusiastic educator who will join us as a Senior Teaching Fellow (or Teaching Fellow depending on relevant experience– see parallel advert). The successful candidate will be innovative, and student focused and will help us enhance our Department’s capabilities in the areas of teaching and designing an innovative curriculum in accounting. Related business or professional experience would also be desirable.

At Surrey Business School, the student experience is at the heart of what we do. The successful applicant will demonstrate clear evidence of their ability to teach and design an innovative curriculum in management accounting, financial accounting, and business maths. They will be expected to play an active role in leading and developing taught programmes, characterised by contemporary and commercial content that utilises thoughtful approaches to learning and wider student experience. They will have experience of teaching in higher education, professional education or similar settings and/or professional/industry experience. Many of our courses are taught in a collaborative manner, and we value collegiality and team spirit.

Candidates will have a passion for accounting which will be brought into the classroom. Your passion may be related to research, activities such as consulting or student projects or by teaching methods which inspire students about these topics. Evidence of strong student engagement through teaching should be demonstrated by MEQ scores or comparable evidence where available.

In teaching, candidates are expected to emphasise the quality of the student experience in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There will be opportunities for candidates to become active in business engagement and executive education.

The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in the Accounting subject area and will be able to adjust for either large or small classes, delivering materials in a classroom or remotely. Candidates must demonstrate how they have contributed to curriculum development and content creation within modules and have experience with module management roles so that they can assume leadership roles for specific modules as well as assist in curriculum development. An ideal candidate will also show innovation in teaching methods. This may be related to the use of technology in the classroom or in curriculum development. They will also be able to explain the different pedagogic approaches employed for undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

This is a full-time position. Conditions and compensation will be at internationally competitive standards and be commensurate with the appointee’s experience.

The University is located in Guildford, a beautiful town within commuting distance of London. Due to the high local property prices, we ask all candidates to examine the local housing market and rental prices before making an application.

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. We place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Appointments will always be made on merit.

Candidate presentations and interviews are planned to take place on August 1, 2022.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Professor Bonnie Buchanan at: or Mrs Victoria Milligan at

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.