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Assistant Professor in Accounting and Finance

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 3814

Contract Type: Full time (35 hours per week), Open Ended 

As a member of the Accounting team within AEF, you will contribute to teaching Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA programmes in accounting, as well as contribute to the groups’ aim in increasing their global visibility through excellent research outputs. 

We are seeking to recruit academics with experience in teaching and research. As part of an international team, you will be able to build strong links with colleagues in Dubai and Malaysia to deliver high-quality teaching and learning outcomes. You will contribute to the development of courses and programmes by innovating in teaching delivery, engaging in faculty administrative roles, and building links with practitioners.  

The role will be based at the University's campus in Edinburgh. An induction programme will be delivered to all new academic staff on Heriot-Watt's standards and values, and to give practical experience on preparation, delivery, and assessment of teaching.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly collaborative and supportive School and Group, on an upward trajectory. A successful applicant would form part of a Research Centre within Edinburgh Business School (EBS), able to contribute to REF submissions and overall research activities while also receiving support and mentoring to enhance their standing in their field.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake teaching and assessment duties on academic programmes. Support colleagues in the Edinburgh Business School and other Schools at Heriot-Watt University in the delivery of courses and other activities to support the delivery of HWU's aims. 
  • Develop relevant materials in appropriate formats for the above programmes. Contribute to the content, design and delivery of the curriculum, and the quality of teaching and learning, in consultation with colleagues and within the international structures and mechanisms established by the University. Review teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and peers. Support the accreditation processes of professional bodies. 
  • Mentor and supervise students, including PhD students, providing effective, well documented and timely feedback, both formative and summative. Provide pastoral support, recognising when to refer a student for further support. Play a key role in the delivery and support of an excellent student learning and living experience at HWU. 
  • Develop the level of subject expertise in line with latest development in research, and ensure these developments are reflected in teaching materials and methods.  
  • Build and conduct research in one or more of the School's research areas at internationally competitive levels.  
  • Develop and maintain strong links with business and industry, external organisations and the education sector. 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the UK, at other campuses, and with external networks both for the exchange of information, to share learning, and to form relationships for future collaboration.  
  • Undertake a proactive role in promoting and marketing the University, ensuring the effective recruitment of students and the achievement of recruitment targets. Play a full role in Open Days and other student recruitment events. 
  • Undertake leadership and administrative tasks associated with programme planning, preparation for examination boards and progression boards, etc, as instructed. Participate in relevant committees. 
  • Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and participate in staff development activities. 

How to apply

Please submit by clicking the 'Apply' button above by midnight on 23rd June 2024.

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