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Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

The Open University - Faculty of Business and Law

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £43,414 to £51,805
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 13th January 2023
Job Ref: 20570
 

Location: Milton Keynes - Hybrid working is available with ad-hoc travel to Milton Keynes

Terms: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, Full Time

Closing Date: 13 January 2023, 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Accounting or Finance with a range of teaching and research skills who can make a significant contribution to the School’s Department for Accounting and Finance teaching of, and research in, the fields of financial accounting, financial management, finance or auditing.

The role

  • teaching, by preparing module material as a member of a module team contributing to the presentation of modules and monitoring teaching quality;
  • undertaking research, pursuing external research funds, publishing and contributing to the faculty’s research culture;
  • teaching at residential schools or other direct student contact as required; and
  • contributing to the general academic and professional life of the School as agreed.

Skills and Experience

A successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in accounting or relevant professional accounting qualification to support teaching and research in accounting.

  • Demonstrable understanding of excellent teaching including curriculum and pedagogical design and development and a commitment to the provision of quality service to students.
  • A developing record of research in the area of accounting or finance that is commensurate to the position.
  • A good understanding of developing complex accounting or finance teaching materials in English.
  • A commitment to professionalism as a colleague and proven track record of working with others as a member of a team.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in inclusive learning and teaching for a diverse student population

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.  

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk, quoting reference 20570.

What you get in return 

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. 

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. 

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. Our Staff Benefits page under Employment provides further links and information.

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