Lecturer in Accounting

PA1 2BE, Paisley
AC3: £47,047 - £52,841 per annum
23 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Business and Creative Industries

Paisley or Lanarkshire Campus

TWO POSTS -  Lecturer in Accounting - REQ001996


UWS School of Business and Creative Industries is continuing to make a significant investment in academic posts to support its strategic development and to help further position the School as a key player locally, nationally and internationally. We are a growing vibrant community of scholars and you can expect to join a welcoming, collegial team within a challenging but supportive environment. 

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about their subject and who can contribute to the success and growth of the Accounting subject portfolio. You will also contribute to the commercial opportunities for the Division.

You will be joining us at a very exciting time in our development and will become part of a dedicated team who offer exceptional support and guidance to students. You will have opportunities to help build the reputation and profile of our School as a leading contributor to the economic and social development of the communities in which we work.

This post will give individuals the opportunity to develop further their academic career and has arisen due to the success of our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in the Accounting, Finance, and Law Division. You will have the opportunity to carry out teaching, research, enterprise and knowledge exchange activities.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Internationally recognised accountancy qualification and will have successfully completed appropriate academic qualifications.
  • An interest in the digital developments within the profession will be especially welcome as would ability to deliver modules in Financial Accounting, Audit, and Taxation. 
  • Be able to lead, write and coordinate modules, develop research projects and participate in learning and knowledge exchange projects in partnership with external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.
  • Appropriate evidence of external engagement which is clearly in line with the School’s priority areas for the future (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations)

About us

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).

University of the West of Scotland is a dynamic, modern, multi-campus university but with origins dating back to 1897. UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 of universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) and in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). We have five campuses: four across west and southwest Scotland and one in central London.

UWS School of Business & Creative Industries is a vibrant community delivering innovative learning and teaching alongside a rapidly developing research and enterprise profile. You will join a supportive and motivating work environment, where you will join a multicultural, multidisciplinary community of scholars and students from around the world.

The benefits we can offer you include:

  • 35 days annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.


**These posts will be based at either our Paisley or Lanarkshire campus: base to be determined by the successful candidate. However, there will be a requirement to teach on other Scottish campuses and potentially on occasion on our London campus.**


Closing date:         Sunday 19th March 2023

Interview date:       Wednesday 12th April 2023


The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.


UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.