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Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Heriot-Watt University - School of Social Sciences - Accounting and Finance

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th April 2019
Closes: 24th May 2019
Job Ref: IRC16529

The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor to the School of Social Sciences to support the Accounting subject area. The post holder will provide academic expertise in Accountancy.

The post holder is required to:

  • Design and undertake teaching in a developing capacity in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures, to support the delivery of Heriot-Watt University’s aims.
  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research and conduct individual and collaborative research projects, with a commitment to participate in collaborative research.
  • Supervise Research Students/Research Associates as appropriate.
  • Develop internal and external networks, for example to identify sources of funding, increase student recruitment, market Heriot-Watt University, generate income and obtain consultancy projects.
  • Supervise the work of students, providing advice on study skills and help them with learning problems.
  • Provide pastoral support with sensitive issues concerning students, and recognise when further help may be required.
  • Continually update knowledge and understanding in their field or specialism and translate knowledge advances in the subject area into the course of study. Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and participate in staff development activities.
  • Participate and lead internal and external committees, for example teaching groups, examination boards, progression boards etc. Also, the role holder will be required to contribute to administration within the School. Collaborate with academic colleagues on course development, curriculum changes and other strategic issues such as student recruitment and marketing.

Please note this job description is not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post.


  • A very good Undergraduate, Postgraduate Degree and PhD are desirable.
  • A chartered accountant or private/public sector experience in accountancy are desirable

Applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applications.  For further information on this please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website:

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