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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Accountancy

University of Otago - Department of Accountancy and Finance, Otago Business School

Location: Dunedin - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2019
Closes: 24th March 2019
Job Ref: 1900413

Turning 150 years old in 2019, the University of Otago is New Zealand's first and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $1.6 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Accounting at the University of Otago has a long history, and the Department includes some of the most outstanding teachers and researchers in the Business School and the University. We are AACSB, EQUIS, CA ANZ, CPA Aust. and ACCA accredited. Our students regularly make up more than half of the Dean's list of outstanding students in the School.

Our Department is internationally-recognised for its scholarly contributions in the fields of: Auditing, Performance Measurement and Management, Capital Market Research, Financial Reporting, environmental reporting, and Business Education. We have excellent archival databases including WRDS, Audit Analytics, Bloomberg, Capital IQ, CRSP/Compustat, DataStream, Orbis and SIRCA. We also have strong research productivity and representation in leading accounting journals as well as staff who serve as editors and on editorial boards.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a full-time, confirmation path Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accountancy. This role provides an opportunity for you to contribute to our existing teaching and research strengths in the area of management accounting, financial accounting, financial analytics or accounting information systems. We do however encourage applications from all other accounting-related themes such as taxation and auditing.

Your Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have an excellent research and publication portfolio in accounting, a strong commitment to quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as:

  • A PhD in accounting or equivalent.
  • A comprehensive research agenda aimed at internationally-rated accounting journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A collaborative and collegiate approach to work.
  • Previous industrial experience and / or a professional accountancy qualification are desirable attributes, but not essential.

Please note candidates nearing completion of the PhD degree may be considered only for the Lecturer position. A high quality publication and teaching record is needed to be considered for the senior lecturer role.

Further Details

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for a creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial Department and University.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • Three referee contact details

Applications quoting reference number 1900413 will close on Sunday, 24 March 2019.


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