Chair in Accounting

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Chair in Accounting

Job Reference Number: UOS015911

Faculty:  Social Sciences
Department: Management School
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure Please see pay scheme structure:


The Management School operates within the University and Faculty with a world-class research reputation and ambition.  As such, the School has cutting-edge research at the heart of its activities and as the base of its strategic focus. Our vision is to use this research base to be recognised as a leading international Management School known for delivering an outstanding student experience and impactful socially-responsible research in a collegiate learning environment. We are proud to deliver intellectually rigorous cutting-edge research, and excellent teaching and learning in a stimulating, innovative environment. Through the distinctiveness of our graduates, excellence of our staff and network of international partners, we seek to inform the practice of management and to make a difference to our global community.  We currently employ over 100 academic staff who are supported by a comprehensive team of professional administrative staff. Our website offers more information about all aspects of the school’s activity.   Please see for more details.

The mission of Sheffield University Management School is to develop knowledgeable and employable students, promote socially-responsible work practices and have a positive impact on organisations and society throughout the world. We sustain a research-intensive environment that creates, advances and disseminates knowledge with respect to management inquiry, for the benefit of students, private and public sector organisations and society in general.

We are looking to appoint a proven scholar to take strategic leadership responsibility for interdisciplinary impact-focused research in Management Studies relating to Accounting that is consistent with our mission. We are particularly interested in appointing someone with strong research interests in the areas of public sector accounting and/or corporate social responsibility accounting'.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area and be a proven thought leader and researcher in these areas, with a distinguished publication record at a world-leading level.  They will ideally have significant experience in winning external research funding, with an ambition to grow a critical mass of funding and resources and to provide intellectual direction for research appropriate to the position.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills in the leadership and the mentoring of academic staff in research, publication and income generation activities.  They must also have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from within the University and from private and public sector organisations.

Applications are invited from accomplished academics who can demonstrate:

  • leadership of large-scale, preferably externally-funded research projects
  • a proven network of international collaborations
  • membership of editorial boards of leading international journals
  • a proven record of impact generation with evidence of participation in impact case studies.

In line with the University of Sheffield’s professorial expectations, the post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to academic leadership as well as teaching. The successful candidate will be involved in the development and delivery of our teaching offerings in the area of Accounting and Financial Management. The School also engages in substantial interdisciplinary teaching and research, especially integrating engineering disciplines with management disciplines. Therefore, we would welcome applications from candidates who have an inter-disciplinary focus to their teaching and their research.

The post holder will be expected to make a full and active contribution to the principles of the ‘Sheffield Academic’. These include the achievement of excellence in applied teaching and research, and scholarly pursuits to make a genuine difference in the subject area and to the University’s achievements as a whole. Further information on the underpinning values of the Sheffield Academic can be found at:

The closing date for applications is 8 May 2017.

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