Assistant Professor of Accounting (2 posts)

WBS is a research-led, triple-accredited university-based business school with a portfolio of world-class programmes. 

We are continuing our search for top-flight talent to join our outstanding faculty by inviting applications for the role of Assistant Professor in Accounting. We are looking for an internationally oriented, ambitious yet collegial scholar who will contribute to the existing research streams within the school’s Accounting group. 

We especially welcome applications from researchers with a strong social science background, and whose research has the potential to contribute to the School’s research agenda in terms of top quality publications, grant income and impact. We are particularly keen to appoint someone whose research addresses the social and organisational dimensions of accounting. 

The successful candidate will have completed or will be near the completion of their doctoral studies, have a demonstrable capacity to publish at the very top level and have an ambitious future research agenda. Evidence of an emerging record of publishing in high quality academic journals would be an advantage. 

Athena SWAN Silver Award 
At Warwick Business School we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. 
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and would consider part-time and full-time appointments. 

Closing Date : 17 March 2019 

Job Description
Job Description 

To produce and publish research of international excellence, and teach on the range of high quality programmes offered by the School at undergraduate, specialist masters and MBA levels. 

To pursue individual teaching, administrative and other activities supporting the work of the Business School. 

Duties and Responsibilities 


1. To pursue individual and collaborative research of the highest quality and to make a full contribution to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) or equivalent. 

2. To apply for, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda. 

3. To manage research projects within the University. 

4. To publish research outcomes with leading academic presses and in appropriate journals of international standing, and to publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets. 

5. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the Business School. 

6. To have experience of and skills in outreach, public engagement and the generation of impact. 

7. To contribute fully to the Business School and University research plans, including providing such information as may be required by the Business School to monitor the progress of each member of staff’s research programme and to support the School fully in the preparation of material required for similar activities such as the REF. 

8. To make a full contribution to the research programmes of the Business School and the University. 


1. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations, including programmes at UG, PG, Masters, Executive MBA and PhD levels in the relevant discipline areas and to supervise work by all levels of students, as appropriate. 

2. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate. 

3. To design and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the portfolio of programmes at all levels. 

4. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University. 

5. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. 

6. To support and comply with the University and the Business School’s teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Business School or the University. 

Administration and Other Activities 

1. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Dean of the Business School. 

2. To attend School and Group level meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the School, the faculty and the University. 

3. To engage in continuous professional development. 

4. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. 

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties. 
Further information about the post can be found here 


Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in a relevant field. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Excellence in published work in relevant fields (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Proven experience in Higher Education (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 4
Evidence of excellent teaching (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 5
Ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in peer reviewed journals (a,c)
Essential Criteria 6
Evidence of quality research output (a,c)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to generate external funding and lead research projects (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, seminars and tutorials (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 9
Evidence of outreach and public engagement activity and the ability to generate impact (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 11
Effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a,c)
Essential Criteria 12
Ability to work independently and as part of a team on research and teaching programmes (a,c)
Essential Criteria 13
Excellent interpersonal skills (a,c)
Essential Criteria 14
Competence in IT and familiarity with a computerised environment (a,c) 
Further Particulars
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars. 

Warwick Business School (WBS) is a world-class business school at the heart of a world-class University . Our vision is to be Europe’s leading university-based business school, with a global reach, advancing the understanding of management, and developing innovative, principled leaders that can advance management practice in the private, public and third sectors. 

Accompanying our vision is a four-fold mission: 
• To produce and disseminate world-class, cutting edge research that shapes the way organisations operate and businesses are led and managed 
• To produce world-class, socially responsible, creative leaders and managers who think on a global scale, regardless of the size of their organisation 
• To engage meaningfully with business and government to create a better society 
• To provide a lifelong return on investment for students and alumni 

Our reputation is based on our world-class staff, both academic and administrative, and world-class facilities. In addition, as the largest department of the University of Warwick we have a very talented and diverse student body, with students from around 120 countries across our undergraduate, masters, MBA, and PhD programs. 

Accreditation and rankings 

WBS is proud to be part of an elite group of global business schools who have been accredited by all three premier international management education bodies: 

• European Foundation for Management Development’s quality inspectorate, EQUIS 

• The Association of MBAs, based in the UK 

• AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, based in the USA. WBS was the first UK institution to attain this accreditation 

Current details of our placing in the various media-based rankings can be found here 

The Financial Times 

• Ranks our Full-time MBA in the global top 50 and 8th in the UK 
• Ranks our Distance learning MBA 2nd in the world, and 1st in the UK 
• Ranks our Executive MBA in the world’s top 25 
• Ranks our MSc in Finance 16th in the world and 2nd in the UK for pure finance courses 
• Ranks our MSc in Management 23rd in the world, and 3rd in the UK 

Our Full-time MBA is ranked 1st in the UK and 18th in the world by The Economist. 

WBS London, The Shard 

In 2015, WBS opened its downtown campus at London’s iconic building, The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, offering the following part-time courses there: 
• DBA – Doctor of Business Administration 
• Executive MBA 
• Tailored Executive Education courses for companies and individuals 
• Postgraduate qualifications in Central Banking and Financial Regulation, delivered exclusively for, and in partnership with, the Bank of England 

Why WBS? 

Our academics produce world-leading research in all fields of management, which is why we attract the very best PhD candidates. 100%of full-time faculty who teach and research at WBS have PhDs and our doctoral community is thriving. 
We offer a range of executive education programmes including diplomas, short courses, and customised programmes for corporate clients and individuals, and consult with industry to keep our programmes fresh, relevant, and accessible. The fact that many graduates return for further study with us later in their careers demonstrates our effective blend of academic research with the practicalities of the workplace. 

Opened in summer 2015, a £25million extension to our main site on the University of Warwick campus has increased the size of the existing building by 40%, providing an impressive infrastructure for our student and academic community. 

So what is it that makes Warwick Business School so different to anywhere else? 

• Excelling at research 
We strive for excellence in research and can genuinely claim to be home to some of the world’s best researchers. 

• Excelling at teaching 
Our world-class researchers are also superb teachers, skilled at using a variety of teaching methods to engage and instruct. 

• Excelling at recruiting the brightest students 
The lure of working with top-class scholars, real world experts, means we attract the very best candidates and the company is always stimulating. 

• Excelling in producing the most valuable graduates 
Our graduates have a thirst for learning and a rounded approach to life and work. With academic theory and practical skills, they hit the ground running in any company. 

Excelling in breaking new ground 
Our ambition is to give our students the best possible education, in the most inspirational environment possible, to ensure they reach their true potential. 

‘The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. 
We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.’ 

Right to work in the UK 
If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system 
please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2. 


Application Deadline:
Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
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