BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in Accountancy or Governance (3 posts)

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£38,639 to £41,998
Posted
28 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2022
Ref
072022-424
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Accountancy or Governance (3 posts)

Department of Accountancy and Governance

Location: Curzon Building
Salary: £38,639 to £41,998
Posted On: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Closing Date: Friday 2 September 2022
Reference: 072022-424

Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Business School is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to high quality teaching with meaningful learning opportunities, excellence in research and impactful industrial engagement.

Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the Business School has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments whilst also seeking AASCB accreditation.

 
To support this exciting strategic initiative, the Business School is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Accounting. As a specialist in accounting, the post holder will have the capacity to teach across a range of accounting focussed areas.  Candidates should be at the forefront of their discipline and should be able to inspire students and colleagues alike with enthusiasm for their subject area.

Although all areas of accounting specialisms will be considered, we are in particular need of experts in Financial Management, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Audit. Applicants who can offer any of these specialisms are particularly encouraged.

The post-holder will be expected, amongst other things: to undertake lecturing duties; to actively contribute to academic and scholarly research (for example through publication in peer-reviewed journals); to support students as a pastoral tutor; to prepare teaching materials and design curricula; to mark in a timely fashion and give appropriate feedback.

The post-holder will have the opportunity, and will be expected, to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, from level 3 Foundation Year to level 7 Masters qualifications.

 
Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Leading/teaching modules as a member of the accounting team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures
  • Planning, preparation and delivery of lectures and workshops for delivery on campus 
  • Managing learner cohorts
  • Supporting students academically and pastorally
  • Ensuring the efficient delivery of teaching courses in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Setting and marking of assessments and provide constructive timely feedback to students.
  • Seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design, delivery analysing feedback.
  • Engaging with relevant professional bodies and external networks
  • Engaging with research
  • Recruitment at Open day and Applicant days this may include Saturdays and Sundays 

 
Skills and Experience 

Essential

  • Hold a teaching qualification or preparedness to work towards one
  • Excellent team worker 
  • Hold a first degree and higher degree in a relevant subject and a professional accounting qualification with (1) significant relevant industry experience (minimum 5 years), or (2) be doctorally qualified, or nearing completion
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Able to demonstrate independent and self-managing work styles whilst able to plan and prioritise workload 
  • Demonstrates strong student-centric approach to ways of working and commitment to high quality standards
  • Experience of teaching, curriculum development and quality management and enhancement in an HE environment 

Desirable

  • Depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a doctorate level qualification, usually a PhD, or significant professional experience and a desire to undertake a PhD in order to teach and support learning on academic modules within higher education
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute to publications in national/international academic and/or professional journals
  • Experience of managing a team and/or functions in a busy environment with conflicting priorities

Birmingham City University has the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community.

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability. 

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact: Rod Kelly: Rod.kelly@bcu.ac.uk 0121 331 4073, Kevin Glasby Kevin.glasby@bcu.ac.uk 0121 331 6773, or Bruce Philp bruce.philp@bcu.ac.uk 0121 331 6545.


Further details:
Job Description - Lecturer

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: RTinbox@bcu.ac.uk


 
Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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