Head of Department of Finance and Accounting

Guildford, United Kingdom
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class research profile and enterprising spirit. The University of Surrey has an outstanding record in student employment and teaching excellence. The 5,000 students within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ are enquiring and inquisitive, constantly exploring and considering the real-world implications and applications of their chosen discipline.

Surrey Business School is home to over 110 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and by AMBA (the Association of MBAs). With a strong Senior Management Team, it is ambitious in building a world-class interdisciplinary business school where innovative thinking is accelerated into action. Growing strongly, both in terms of size, and in quality and impact of its work, the School puts a heavy emphasis on research excellence. It runs a full slate of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. Programmes are renowned for their quality in terms of intellectual rigor, student experience, and employability. The School is becoming increasingly active in executive education (both open-enrolment and tailor-made programmes), and through its Business Insights Lab, is working closely with companies and other partner organisations. For further information about Surrey Business School, please visit the website (

The School is now seeking to appoint a Chaired Professor who will serve as the Head of the Department of Finance and Accounting. The Department has core research strengths in corporate finance, accounting, corporate governance and related areas. Members of the Department have published in leading journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Economics and many others, as well as in journals at the interface between finance, economics, industrial relations and international business. Furthermore, the Department is responsible for important programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Building upon strong growth in recent years, the School is looking for a Chair who is capable and enthusiastic to provide energetic and committed leadership and to support the Department’s future development. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an outstanding track record of publications in world-leading international journals levels in areas related to the expertise of the Department, with the ability to engage with both internal and external constituencies, such as industry partners and research funding organisations, amongst others. Likewise, the Department Head will show a real commitment to the quality of teaching and learning, and to continuing the development of our portfolio of programmes in the area of finance and accounting. S/he will have strong people management skills, serve as a member of the School’s Senior Management Team, and help to shape the School’s future direction and development

To download additional information, and to apply, please visit the website of the University’s recruitment partners Society by clicking here.

Applications must consist of a full academic CV and, ideally, a covering letter addressing the Person Specification

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (BST) on Friday, 17 August 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Friday, 28 September 2018.

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