Professor in Accounting

University of Reading - Henley Business School

Henley Business School at the University of Reading, is seeking to appoint a Professor in Accounting who will make a significant contribution to the further development of this continuously expanding subject area through academic and research leadership.  

You will be part of a vibrant global institution that continuously seeks to improve upon everything we do and be recognised for being a truly international business school, the excellence of our learning experience, world-class research and thinking, our sense of community and responsibility, the strength of our networks, and the breadth and depth of our relationships with industry. This is reflected in the subject area of accounting in which we value the balance between research and practice.

As Professor of Accounting, you will:

  • provide academic leadership to an expanding accounting and financial management group, contributing to the ongoing development of research in this field;
  • demonstrate an established international reputation for first class research in the area of accounting;
  • develop interdisciplinary research and initiatives within the Business School;
  • lead the acquisition of research funding, supervise and mentor doctoral and early career research staff to ensure their effective development;
  • contribute to the development and delivery of our established suite of Executive, MBA, MSc and undergraduate programmes and develop and implement new programmes where appropriate

You will have:

  • a PhD or DBA in Accounting, or a closely-related subject.
  • external esteem, significant and sustained research impact on academia
  • a continuing track record of excellent research of international standing, built on outstanding quality of research outputs
  • evidence of sustained positive impact on students, colleagues and mentees, and continued excellent feedback
  • an ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment

Informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting (BISA)
Contact name: Prof. Keiichi Nakata
Contact phone: +44 (0) 118 378 4423
Contact email:

Interviews will be held on 26 January 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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