Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting

Sunway University

Sunway University is seeking an outstanding individual to be the new Head of our Department of Accounting. This is a key post within Sunway University Business School reporting to the Dean. The Professor and Head of Department of Accounting will provide leadership and effective management of the Department, overseeing its teaching, research and enterprise missions, promoting and guiding its ongoing development, ensuring its productive and fruitful interaction within the wider University as well as external organizations, and ensuring that its budget and resources are well managed. There should be a strong focus on industry relevance and on building links with national and international accountancy employers. The objective of this appointment is to bring in a leader to help build the Department into one that can get an international subject ranking from one of the main university ranking organisations. This is potentially an exciting role for the right candidate. A competitive package will be offered for the right candidate for this demanding and important role. 

Candidates for this post should possess the leadership skills necessary to set the vision of the Department. Candidates should also hold a PhD in accounting. They should demonstrate substantial subject expertise and leadership in the accountancy field. Candidates should have ideally 2 years of leadership experience in an academic context e.g. as a programme leader, or research unit head and be of full professorial status (or be capable of being appointed at such a level). Candidates should also demonstrate strong academic credibility at an international level as evidenced by publications or other outputs indicative of international level achievement in scholarship related to accounting.

Application Process
To apply, please send a detailed CV with the names and contact details of three referees, contact numbers. Please also include a statement addressing the requirements of the post and stating current and expected salary along with any other confidential information to:

Chief Resources Officer
Sunway University
No. 5 Jalan Universiti, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Selangor, Malaysia.

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The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. We thank all applicants for their expressed interest; however, only applicants shortlisted for an interview will be notified.

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