Professor or Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Company:Edith Cowan University

Location:Australia / Joondalup

Discipline:Accounting and Finance

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Professor or Associate Professor (School of Business and Law)


$191,335 PER ANNUM (ALEVE)
$149,267 TO $164,111 PER ANNUM (ALEVD)


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a leading multi-campus university in Western Australia serving communities nationally and internationally. For 15 years in a row, ECU has achieved a 5 (out of 5 star) star rating for teaching quality in the 2022 Good Universities Guide (GUG). ECU is ranked in the world's Top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, and in the Top 500 THE World University Rankings.

The School of Business and Law is accredited by AACSB International and develops industry-ready graduates through high-quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged applied research. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees designed to give students relevant theory, practical work experience and critical employability skills.

In 2022, the School’s Business and Economics discipline was ranked in the Top 250 on the THE World University Rankings, an improvement of over 200 places and two bands in just two years. The School’s Tourism and Hospitality program is ranked in the Top 75 in the ShanghaiRankings. The School houses the ECU Strategic Research Centre for Work + Wellbeing (CW+W) which has been instrumental in raising the profile of the School for research and practice in psychosocial risk at work; appropriate workplace and leadership behaviours; new ways of working; and influencing policy and practice in diversity and inclusion.

As part of an exciting expansion plan, the School of Business and Law will move into the $853 million world-class facilities of the landmark ECU City Campus at Yagan Square in the Perth CBD in 2025. This state-of-the-art Business, Law, Creative Industries and Technology Campus will be where innovative thinkers, adaptive learners and global citizens meet to become the leaders of tomorrow. ECU’s CBD campus will bring together streams of teaching and research with unique synergies for growth and development. This is unequivocally the most exciting time of all to join the University as it embarks on this transformational journey.

The Roles

The Accounting and Finance Discipline is seeking to appoint a teaching and research focused Associate Professor (ALEVD) or Professor (ALEVE) of Accounting.

Associate Professor ALEVD

The successful applicant will be expected to lead efforts and devise a strategy to grow the School’s research endeavours in Accounting and related fields and share good practice with industry and the professions. Reporting to the Associate Dean Discipline, the successful applicant will be instrumental in expanding the societal impact of the School, and further integrating discipline knowledge into the curricula and the School’s co-curricular activities.

Applicants must have a PhD in Accounting or related relevant discipline, and be teaching and research active with a demonstrable track record of external research funding, publications in top-tier international journals (ABDC A/A*) as well as having timely completion of supervised HDR students. Candidates will also need to demonstrate their strive for excellence, their growing reputation in the field as well as their innovative and inspiring scholarship approach. The successful applicant will have a flexible attitude and the ability to adapt to any circumstance, by consulting and liaising confidently with senior-level stakeholders. Demonstrable experience in liaising with external bodies, both nationally and internationally, ensuring compliance with numerous frameworks and policies is also highly desirable. Please refer to the attached selection criteria (ALEVD).

Professor ALEVE

In addition to the criteria at Associate Professor’s level, to be appointed at Professor level (ALEVE), candidates need to demonstrate international leadership in the Accounting discipline with a reputation of being a recognised expert in the field; relevant service on editorial boards of top-tier international journals (ABDC A/A*) across the Accounting discipline; a track record of substantial external research funding with successful project completion and impactful outcomes; relevant experience of building national and international research teams as well as mentoring junior academics in the discipline.

The Professor of Accounting will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in the discipline, by engaging with the broader academic and professional community, and promote and enhance the national and international profile of the discipline, School, and the University. Please refer to the attached selection criteria (ALEVE).

Academics within the School and Discipline hold the legacy, achievements and values of Edith Dircksey Cowan close to their heart; with staff embodying a warm spirit of collegiality, rational inquiry, personal excellence, respect for all people, and courage to pursue ambitious and impactful goals.

In return, we offer an engaging and dynamic role as part of a committed and collegial team. Our collaborative and supportive environment provides many benefits, including a competitive salary, a dynamic team, and further training and development opportunities.

Benefits and Remuneration

This full-time, ongoing position attracts a salary of $149,267 – $164,111 p.a (ALEVD), or $191,335 p.a (ALEVE) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements are available for negotiation to meet your circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


If you need to discuss the role and it’s expectations, you can address your queries to Associate Professor Simone Domenico Scagnelli, Associate Dean Accounting and Finance, School of Business and Law at 08 6304 5925 or

How to Apply

Please upload your academic CV and a concise expression of interest (maximum five pages) addressing the relevant Selection Criteria (see two attached documents).

Closing Date:

Applications close on Monday 26th September 2022 at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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