Head of School of Accountancy

Auckland, New Zealand
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Accountancy

Massey Business School is seeking a Head of School of Accountancy, to provide academic leadership and working with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Dean), to lead a large and diverse School across two campuses in Auckland and Palmerston North.

Massey Business School (Te Kura Whai Pakihi) has a proud history of academic and administrative excellence, teaching business studies since 1972. We are accredited by AACSB, Association of MBAs and are a CFA partner school. Under the QS World University subject rankings. We are ranked in the top 150 globally for Communications and Media Studies, top 200 internationally in Finance and Accounting and top 300 for Economics and Econometrics and Business and Management Studies. Massey Business School has a positive culture that enables scholars to flourish in their teaching, research and professional service, including engagement with industry and the accounting profession.

The School of Accountancy is a leader within the University in teaching and learning innovations and international connections and provides quality accounting and business law education and research. Additionally, the School has established several successful international relationships that have built its' international profile and international student enrolments. Impactful research is emphasised and the School has a growing research profile.

To be successful in appointment to this role, you will be a dynamic, innovative and effective academic leader, who possesses a clear and compelling vision to shape the future strategic direction, academic development and research achievements of the School of Accountancy. Sound financial planning and management skills, along with excellent human resource management abilities, are also essential for this role. This role will offer you an outstanding opportunity to further develop a well-established and internationally recognised School.

Appointment will be on a permanent (tenured) basis, with the role as Head of School being an initial term of five years, after which time a further term may be available. Preference is for candidates appointable at Professorial level, although Associate Professor may be considered for the right candidate.

The Head of School can be based at either the Albany or Manawatū campus.

Massey University reserves the right to screen candidates on application, and to appoint at any timer if the ideal candidate is identified.

For further information, or for a confidential discussion about this vacancy, please contact: Nigel Barker, Staff Recruitment Manager - n.barker@massey.ac.nz or +64 6 9517683

Closing date: 2 April 2023.

Reference number: MBS_SA_075_01/23

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