Professor in Accounting

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Accounting
Aston Business School
Salary:  Subject to expertise and experience
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 April 2017
Interview Date:  Thursday 18 May 2017
Reference:  R170059

Aston Business School is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with 78% of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent by REF 2014. It is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. There is a thriving research culture in the Accounting group, which has a strong reputation for rigorous and relevant research, and we are seeking to further strengthen this. Members of the group have impressive publications record and are involved in the editing of some important accounting journals including Accounting Forum, International Journal of Auditing and Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management. The group, that has a strong tradition of management accounting research, also hosts the annual Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) Conference. In addition there is a strong research interest in the accountability and governance areas. We are seeking to further strengthen these areas. We support participation in international conferences, supervision of PhDs via Dean’s or ESRC scholarships, and networking opportunities with businesses and professions. Other research support includes funded opportunities to host prominent visiting scholars, seed corn funding for research projects and excellent support for research grant applications.

We seek an inspirational and motivated thought leader to contribute to the group’s research, teaching and enterprise activities. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for their subject and be able to communicate that passion effectively to the academic and wider communities. We are keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our existing research profile and complement our teaching provision. Candidates must be able to demonstrate world-leading, impactful research output and have a highly cited publication record in leading accounting and related journals. Further, they must have significant experience in leading externally funded research projects, mentoring junior faculty and doctoral/postdoctoral research supervision.
Currently the Accounting Group at Aston Business School has 17 full-time/part-time members of staff. The group offers dedicated undergraduate (B.Sc. Accounting for Management) and postgraduate (M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance) programmes in accounting. We have launched a new M.Sc. in International Accounting and Finance in 2017 and are seeing significant growth in student numbers. For further information on the Accounting Group, see here:

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact Professor Ataur Belal, Head of Accounting Group at: Telephone: +44(0)121 204 3031. He will be attending this year’s BAFA conference in Edinburgh and will be available to speak to the potential candidates by prior agreement.

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