Professor/Reader in Accounting

University of Essex - Essex Business School

The Accounting Group in Essex Business School has an international reputation for leading edge research in four key areas of accounting, namely: accounting and development, accounting in the public and third sectors, corporate social responsibility, governance, accountability and accounting regulation. Essex Business School now seeks to appoint outstanding candidates at Professorial level or Reader level in accounting.

These appointments will have a vital role in enhancing the School’s research leadership profile, developing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision, and extending the Accounting Group’s profile regionally, nationally and internationally. Reporting to the Dean of the Business School, the post-holders will engage in and publish world leading research and generate significant research income; successfully supervise PhD students; offer leadership in research; undertake teaching responsibilities relevant to programmes of the School; and contribute more widely to the School through service, administration and, where appropriate, informal leadership.

We would especially welcome applications from candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: management accounting & control, financial accounting & reporting, social & environmental accounting, taxation and/or auditing. Candidates with expertise in other areas of accounting are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have a PhD in Accounting or a specialism related to the area of the post, extensive experience of teaching and research in any area of accounting, together with an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals in accounting related areas. You should also have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates should have substantive experience in leadership and management in an academic environment coupled with the ability to motivate, and co-ordinate with, other staff. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented at this level.

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 use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref.REQ00453). Visit our website: for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874693 / 873521.

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