Professor of Accounting

University of Essex - Essex Business School

Essex Business School (EBS)

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 an outstanding candidate at the Professorial level in accounting.

The Role and Duties

This appointment 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: market-based accounting, auditing and/or in management accounting & control. Candidates with expertise in other areas of accounting are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Skills

Candidates should have a PhD in Accounting or 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 will belong to the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or be able to demonstrate the commitment to gain this at an appropriate level.

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 set objectives, 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 ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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