Chair in Accountancy

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Reference: BUS072A

The Business School is seeking to recruit a Professor in Accountancy who can make a significant contribution to leadership in both research and teaching, as well as working to take forward the development of our research culture, capacities and outcomes. Building on a substantial hiring round in the summer of 2017, the School is in the process of making further hires at both the senior and junior levels in Accountancy, Finance and Management.  The Chair appointments will have the opportunity to help shape and lead the ambitions of the School.

The School offers Accountancy programmes both at the undergraduate (UG) and the postgraduate-taught (PGT) level. The post holder will contribute teaching to these programmes. The post holder may also deliver teaching in our growing portfolio of online programmes as well as in our international campuses and programmes (e.g. China and Qatar). 

While we want a candidate who can cover core teaching areas in Accountancy, we are happy to consider any research specialisms within the Accountancy area including interests in management accounting, financial accounting, tax and/or audit.

The Business School is in an exciting and ambitious phase of its development. While proud of the University’s 500-year history, the Business School is a core part of the University’s plans for the future and is committed to increasing its profile. As an integral part of its growth strategy, the School has initiated a plan to earn accreditation from the three main international accrediting agencies in the coming years. The Business School comprises of several related disciplines: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management and Real Estate. A strong research ethos runs throughout the School, highlighted by the success in our submissions to the Business and Management and the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning panels in REF2014. It offers UG programmes across the range of disciplines. The School is also home to a growing suite of PGT degrees from traditional MBA and MSc degrees in Accountancy and Finance and in International Business Management to more unique offerings such as our MSc in Finance and Investment Management which is integrated with the CFA Level 1 exam, the MSc in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance, and our new fully online programmes such as the MSc in Digital Marketing Leadership, MBA (Global) and MSc in Finance.

The School is proud to have been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for equality and diversity (one of only five Business Schools in the UK with this award). Details can be found here: More information on the School is available by clicking on the link:

A highly competitive remuneration package will be available for candidates considered for appointment at the Professorial level.  Salary will be at the Grade 9 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and potentially a period of probation.  For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit  

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms Dora Golaszewska ( for further information.
Informal enquiries about the positions can be made to Professor Norman Hutchison, Head of Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate by telephone (+44-(0)1224-273486) or email (

Online application forms are available at

The Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 March 2018
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 27 April 2018. 
Please note that you will be asked to deliver a presentation. 

Please quote reference number BUS072A on all correspondence 
The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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