Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Essex (GB)
Lecturer £39,993 - £47,722 per annum; Senior Lecturer £50,618 - £56,951 per annum
30 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Accounting

Essex Business School

The Accounting Group at Essex Business School has an international reputation in two largely overlapping lines of expertise in accounting research, namely (i) critical, social and qualitative approaches to the study of accounting and (ii) an interdisciplinary perspective of accounting, with a strong emphasis on the study of accounting in emerging and developing economies. The Group hosts the British Accounting and Finance Association’s (BAFA) special interest group on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies and the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. In addition, there is an emerging cluster within the Group which relies on quantitative methods and market-based perspectives in the context of both developed and developing countries. Within this context, the Group’s research concentrates on four broad themes, namely (i) sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance;  (ii) (management) accounting change (in privatized, public and third sectors – social enterprises, NGOs); (iii) global development, corruption and accountability; (iv) reporting, accounting regulation and market-based accounting research. 

Essex Business School seeks to strengthen and expand its teaching and research activities, and seeks to make further appointments in the field of Auditing and Assurance, and in Taxation at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Candidates with expertise in other areas of accounting are also encouraged to apply. 

Duties of the Role 

The purpose of these posts is to enhance the School’s research profile and to both contribute to and lead in developing the field of Accounting; to develop and actively engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision; and to extend the School’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally through collaboration with other institutions.

Applicants at the Lecturer level you will contribute to excellence in education by designing and delivering substantive and effective teaching and learning support; supervise student projects, fieldwork and placements; produce research outputs for publication at acceptable levels of volume and academic excellence; and undertake peer mentoring of colleagues on the request of the Dean.

Applicants at the Senior Lecturer level you will be expected to engage in curriculum development, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research supervision at both an individual and a strategic level; provide research leadership and engage in activities that will enhance the research profile of the Department; and to publish research outputs that are rated internationally excellent, which have significant impact in their field.

At both levels you will be expected to engage in individual and/or collaborative research activity that is in keeping with REF criteria; and generate significant external research income.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the Lecturer (ASER) and Senior Lecturer (ASER) job packs.

Qualifications and Skills required

Applicants at the Lecturer level should have a PhD in Accounting or specialism related to the area of the post (Auditing & Assurance, Taxation or other) or be close to completion of studies. You should also have evidence of a research agenda; evidence of a clear publication plan for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions; and proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential for achieving this.
Applicants at the Senior Lecturer level should already hold a PhD in Accounting or specialism related to the area of the post (Auditing & Assurance, Taxation or other). You should have a strong track record of published academic output at international levels of recognition with evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes; a record of success in generating external research income; and a sustained record of effectiveness in education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, incorporating organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of provision.

These are permanent, full-time posts on an ASER (teaching and research) contract. Please state clearly on your application form which level you are applying for and the fields of specialism that you most wish to be considered for..

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website (http://www.essex.ac.uk/vacancies/) for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873521/ 873461).

Closing date: 31 May 2018

Interviews are planned for: 3 July 2018

Salary: Lecturer £39,993 - £47,722 per annum; Senior Lecturer £50,618 - £56,951 per annum