Professor and Head of Accounting & Finance

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£65,000 - £90,000
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Professor and Head of Accounting & Finance - Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000019969

Date posted: 23/01/2023

Application closing date: 19/02/2023

Salary: £65,000 - £90,000

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 36.25

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’ (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) and the number one university in Edinburgh for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2020-22).

The Edinburgh Napier Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland, at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research. The school is focused on the delivery of a portfolio of programmes which reflect the needs of students and places greater emphasis on practical experiences and application of learning. 

We are in an exciting phase of growth, as part of our ambitious strategy to be ‘The Business School for Empowerment, Enterprise and Employability for All’, and this is a key role in the School’s Leadership Team.

Currently, we are looking for a highly ambitious and motivated Professor with vision, experience and international standing to lead the Accounting and Finance Subject Group.

The Role:

As a Professor of Accounting and/or Finance, you will have a proven substantive track record of innovative teaching, research, and leadership experience in your field. The successful applicant will be able to evidence successful income generation through research, enterprise or innovation activities and you will contribute to teaching in the area. You will have line management responsibilities and through the provision of effective leadership for a team of up to 30 academic colleagues will be responsible for the support and development of a strong and highly ambitious group of colleagues, including early career academics. Previous experience in a leadership position is essential.

As part of the School’s Leadership Team, you will contribute to the continued development and implementation of our strategic plan, with particular focus on the growth and development of the Accounting and Finance subject area. You will also maintain and further develop our focus on providing an excellent student experience with real world application through the creation of a distinctive curriculum in the accounting and finance areas.

You will have a strong network of industry and academic contacts and engage with relevant stakeholder groups to foster collaboration, innovation and other initiatives, thereby generating income.  A focus for all our academic staff is to maximise networks, build relationships with industry to deliver income growth, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and internationalise our work with a focus on Transnational Education Programmes (TNE). 

What we will need from you:

We are looking for exceptional candidates with a proven record of accomplishment as a senior academic and one who will contribute to the achievement of our ambitious strategy for The Business School. Candidates will bring their experience, skills and creativity to the role, whilst demonstrating evidence of high-quality teaching and research activity within their discipline. 

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Academic achievement including international standing, high quality research outputs, income generation and academic leadership
  • Extensive experience of leading and managing large academic programmes
  • Leadership achievement including management experience in higher education
  • High quality teaching/learning and research programmes
  • An ability to deliver teaching internationally, nationally (UK) and online

For a full job description and comprehensive list of duties click here

Benefits we offer:

Salary: £65,000 - £90,000 p/a (dependent on experience) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme)

46 days (36 days flexible + 10 fixed) paid annual leave per annum

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional information:

Closing Date: 19th February 2023

Interview date: Week commencing 6th March 2023

Interviews: For any initial enquiries or questions about this role, please contact the Dean of School, Professor Christine Cross on c.cross@napier.ac.uk. For general queries (including the application process and right to work/sponsorship issues) please contact recuitment@napier.ac.uk

 Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.