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Assistant Professor in Accounting

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Accounting

Location: London
Salary: From £56,814
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021

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

We particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.

Salaries will be on the appropriate salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department.

The salary scale starts at £56,814 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE Website

The Department of Accounting at LSE invites applications from outstanding candidates for the post of Assistant Professor in Accounting.

Those specialising in any area of accounting are encouraged to apply, although when making recruiting decisions we will take into account teaching needs and priority areas as the ongoing development of the department and composition of the faculty may require. For further information on the department, see

Based in the Department of Accounting, the postholder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing high-quality research, engaging in high-quality teaching of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as appropriate, and through participating in the School and wider Department activities.

Candidates will have:

  • A completed PhD, or close to obtaining a PhD, in accounting, or related area, by the post start date.
  • A clear, well developed and viable strategy for outstanding research that has the potential to result in leading publications in accounting.
  • Ability to teach accounting at under- and post-graduate level, ideally evidenced by prior experience in the teaching of accounting.
  • Ability to establish an international reputation in accounting.

Further 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. Candidates will also be expected to make relevant service and citizenship contributions as appropriate for early-career colleagues.

The appointment is expected to commence no later than 1 September 2022.

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 Wednesday 8 December 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a presentation and meet with the faculty.

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