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Associate Professor in Accounting

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

Accounting

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 06 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2434723TR

Southampton Business School

Inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in accounting

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world and a founder member of the UK Russell Group University. SBS hosts a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students. It has grown substantially in breadth and size in the recent years, covering all core business and management disciplines via six Departments: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Decision Analytics and Risk, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world-class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. The longest established research centre is the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), which ranks 39th (QS) in the world. Building on its continued success, SBS is now ranked in the top quartile of the research-intensive business schools in the UK, with a strong research environment which is ranked 12th (REF2021) in the UK. The School has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and relocation to a state of art business building. 

Building on this success, in July 2022, the School secured the 5-year re-accreditation of the MBA programme which is ranked 13th in the UK (QS data) and its AACSB accreditation was recently re-extended for another full period of 5 years. A member of the UNPRM, the school was recently awarded the CABS Small Business Charter in recognition of the SBS’ world-class support to students and local businesses, including the development of student entrepreneurial skills and the support and development of wider economic and social opportunities for business.  In 2019, our Placement Team was recognised as the best in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to the student experience, with the team remaining in the top 5 since, validating our focus and efforts on learner success. Recently our accounting & finance students were recognised as the global winner in the 2022 Bloomberg challenge demonstrating our commitment to excellence. We value our relationship with our global network of alumni, who are successful leaders and entrepreneurs and members of our engaged community of academics and business leaders and entrepreneurs.  

Our research underpins our enterprise and educational activities. With an extensive programme portfolio accredited by 15 professional bodies we aim to develop future leaders who want to make a tangible impact on business and society. At the heart of the execution of our activities is our triple helix model whereby our research, education and enterprise activities are intertwined. Particularly, our integrated enterprise strategy enables us to reinforce our connections with the wider university, and communities we serve. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the student learning experience. 

The Department of Accounting brings together internationally renowned academics who undertake research into, and teach, a wide range of banking and finance-related topics. The Department is supported by the research centre: Accounting Accountability and Governance (CRAAG), where staff are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary research.

About you

As an Associate Professor, you will play a central role in planning and shaping a research area in the banking and finance department.  You will bring a strong professional reputation to the role, including the ability to produce world-class research through a sustained publication record in leading international academic journals. You may have led major funding bids, setting up and managing the resources needed to deliver the research plan. You will act as a leader and ambassador for us across management and enterprise or other engagement activities.

You will be an experienced educator with a proven track record of high-quality teaching, able to contribute to the development of education policy and practice and able to design and develop courses and programmes at all levels (UG, MSc and MBA Level). You will be an experienced researcher able to supervise doctoral students (PhD and DBA programmes).   

Your leadership skills will be evident, whether through your research, education or having held a leadership role.  You will have proved your ability to innovate and to engage and inspire students and colleagues alike, helping to build a strong academic community. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ven Tauringana, Head of Department of Accounting, E-mail: V.Tauringana@soton.ac.uk   

What we can offer you

Through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice, we promote academic professional learning for every member of University staff.  We actively support educators to attain fellowship of the Higher Education Academy to demonstrate commitment to high quality teaching.

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  We consider applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.  

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We are interested in applications from individuals from 0.8 FTE and above. 

For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: this role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK).

Application Procedure:

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote reference 2434723TR on all correspondence.

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