Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Accounting

Company:University of Essex

Location:United Kingdom / Colchester


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Accounting

Accounting Group, Essex Business School

Essex Business School champions responsible management and sustainable business, and its mission is to offer a transformative education and research excellence that has a positive impact on business and society. The School's Accounting Group is seeking to make further appointments to strengthen and expand its teaching and research activities in any area of accounting.

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. 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, accountability and gender; (iv) reporting, accounting regulation and market-based accounting research. The Group also hosts the British Accounting and Finance Association's (BAFA) special interest group on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, the Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies and more recently an international conference on Accounting and Accountability in Emerging Economies (AAEE).

Duties of the Role

Essex Business School seeks to strengthen and expand its teaching and research activities, and is seeking to make a further appointment in the field of Accounting at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level.

Reporting to the Dean, Essex Business School, the post-holder will, contribute to excellence in education by designing and delivering substantive and effective teaching and learning support, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (e. g. curriculum development and review, assessment and feedback, research supervision, etc.) as agreed with the HoD.

Duties also include to engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the Department, and develop a broad understanding of how such activities contribute to high-quality student learning as well as to develop a research agenda which pursues individual and/or collaborative research objectives and proposals of high quality that will as a minimum meet the University's expectations for future Research Exercise Framework (REF) exercises.

At Senior Lecturer level you will also be expected to design and deliver a broad range of innovative teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as pursue research of internationally recognised importance and quality that will make a significant contribution to the University's submission to future Research Excellence Framework exercises.

Skills and qualifications required

Applicants at the Lecturer level should have a PhD in Accounting or other specialism related to the area of the post (or be close to completing one), as well as evidence of a clear publication plan for the submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate.

Applicants at the Senior Lecturer level, as well as the above should also have a sustained record of effectiveness in education at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, incorporating the organisation, leadership and/ or management of specific aspects of provision as well as a thorough understanding of how different approaches to teaching and learning support student learning.

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.

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Closing date: 28 February 2019

Interviews are planned for:  28 March 2019

Salary: £40,793 - £48,676 per annum (Lecturer), £51,630 - £58,090 per annum (Senior Lecturer)

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