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Professor in Accounting

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Accounting

Location: London
Salary: £87,919 - please see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 25th October 2019

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities.

Salary is no less than £87,919 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website

In addition this post will attract a significant market salary supplement which reflects current market conditions.

The Department of Accounting at LSE invites applications from outstanding candidates for the post of Professor in Accounting. The postholder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research and engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department. For further information on the department, see

Candidates should have expertise and research interests of a quantitative empirical nature preferably in the financial accounting capital markets subject area. Candidates should have a strong track record of teaching and citizenship, and an acknowledged global standing in their field with influential publications in leading international journals. The post holder will be expected to uphold the tradition of intellectual diversity in the department and provide research leadership to a variety of faculty and doctoral students as well as engage in teaching and other departmental administrative and leadership responsibilities, including the role of Head or Deputy Head of Department consistent with the department’s succession and leadership plans.

The specific criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the Person Specification, which is attached to this vacancy on LSE’s online recruitment system.

In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, and applicable support, training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries about applying via the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. If you have queries about the role, please email the Department Manager, Yvonne Guthrie (

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25 October 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to campus to give a presentation and meet with the faculty in the department and cognate areas as well as with selected senior staff in the Directorate as appropriate.

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