UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND (UWE)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Location
Bristol (GB)
Salary
£32,004 - £48,327
Posted
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Ref:1635861

Department: Accounting, Economics & Finance
Campus/location: Frenchay campus
Salary band: G-H - £32,004 - £48,327
Duration of post: Permanent
Post is open to: External and internal candidates
Closing date: 23 Apr 2017

Job overview

UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities.

We’re a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

With over 6,300 ambitious students and 270 talented academic staff, The Faculty of Business and Law combines an unwavering commitment to outstanding teaching and research with a real-world focus on collaboration with business, the professions and the community.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of the disciplines in which we specialise and are determined that our work in both the Bristol Business School and the Bristol Law School promotes ethical practices and has a genuine, lasting impact on the world around us, as well as equipping all our students for a future where they can realise their full potential. The Faculty’s new £50 million home, due to be completed in 2017, is a reflection of our collective drive and our vision for a living building where business professionals, students and academics can connect and collaborate in an environment that enables everyone to thrive.

In all our activities, we aim to be professionally engaged, practice led, internationally connected and academically strong. We work to ensure that all programmes carry maximum professional accreditation and offer real-world experiences though placements, internships, simulations and direct connections with professions. The Business School is embedded at the heart of the regional business community, attracting regular engagement with high profile industry experts and inspirational guest speakers.

We have a progressive, global outlook, evidenced in our internationalised curriculum, the international students we attract and the partnerships we have in place across Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. We’re focused on excellence in learning and teaching, research that feeds into the curriculum and enhances knowledge, KE that strengthens knowledge and connections, and executive education that contributes to strengthening management and leadership in society. There’s a real emphasis on regular review, continuous improvement, innovation and ensuring that that everyone can apply their academic knowledge to real-world issues.

We stand out for our research activities too, particularly in the areas of legal, social marketing, leadership and enterprise, global finance, economic analysis and employment. The Business School is one of the highest ranked post ’92 university business schools in REF 2014. Over 50% of outputs were rated as internationally excellent or of world-leading quality, while over 40% of work from our Law School achieved the same acclaim.

As part of this dynamic approach, we’re continuing to build on the strong local, national and global relationships already established with a wide range of partners, enabling us to expand our contribution to higher education and increase our involvement with major employers, academic and professional bodies, leading institutions and the general community. We’re also aiming to achieve both the US (AACSB) and European (EPAS) kite marks of quality for our business provision. Overall, this approach not only opens up a world of opportunities for our students, it also ensures that our courses remain at the cutting-edge and are fit for the future.

The Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance is looking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. As part of the accounting and finance teaching team, the successful candidate will be teaching mainly on undergraduate accounting and finance programmes, taking active responsibility for their module(s) and contributing to or leading in the design and development of module content. They will be able to devise appropriate and challenging learning outcomes and set interesting and appropriately demanding assessment tasks. Maintaining the currency of module content and incorporating benchmarks and professional body standards will be key, alongside delivery of an engaging and challenging student experience.

You will also be actively involved in engaging in external networks and personal professional development activities which will be integral to supporting student success, driving learning with innovative approaches and real world applications of knowledge.

Working with colleagues, you will actively support the Department in meeting performance and external profile objectives.

We would welcome applications from candidates with:

  • Previous teaching and research experience
  • An international perspective/experience of teaching international students and the capacity to undertake academic management and curriculum development would be advantageous.
  • Qualified to postgraduate / PhD level in a relevant subject and / or hold relevant accounting professional qualifications.

You will work in an environment where talent and career aspirations are nurtured and supported to be achieved. In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days;
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.