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Lecturer in Accounting


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £48,677 Pro rata per annum (Level 4 to Level 5)
Full Time and Part Time* Permanent
Closing Date:  Saturday 27 April 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 14 May 2019
Reference:  1125619TR

Southampton Business School has an ambitious quality driven strategy which will see us strengthen our position as a world-class business school in research, education and enterprise.

As part of a world-renowned Top 100 QS ranked Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff. The Business School has recently secured AACSB accreditation as well as having AMBA for our MBA and is aiming for EQUIS accreditation within the next 18 months. Our CORMSIS research centre has been ranked within the QS world top 50 for Statistics and Operational Research and ranked 7th in the UK. The Business School’s placements team were 2019 winners of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. We are now seeking to recruit a number of outstanding individuals for a key research and teaching positions in a number of disciplines as outlined below to play a crucial role in the School achieving its vision.

The Department of Accounting brings together internationally renowned academics that research on, and teach in, a wide range of accounting, accountability, finance and governance topics with an increasing and unique emphasis on corporate governance, financial reporting, social and environmental accounting, taxation and contemporary accounting issues. We have a mix of highly qualified professional and academic colleagues, who have strong links with the professions, industry and academia, including holding major leadership roles in academic bodies, academic journals, industry and the professions. The Department is one of the largest in the School with highly successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in accounting and finance that have distinctive focus on employability and interdisciplinarity, including offering joint programmes with other disciplines, such as economics, management and history, which are able to attract high-quality students. Colleagues in the Department have published in leading journals, such as the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Journal of Management, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Management Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of World Business amongst others. Our programmes are recognised by all the relevant major professional accounting bodies, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA), the CPA Australia (CPA), and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). 

We would like to hear from applicants with a relevant PhD/DBA (or equivalent degree/professional qualifications and experience) in accounting and finance, along with evidence of research outputs through a track record of high-quality publications and research grant income.  You will have strong potential leadership skills and clear plans for current and future research and teaching in any area of accounting, including, but not limited to auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and taxation. Research interests in auditing, corporate governance, corporate finance, financial reporting and disclosure, financial management, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, and taxation with potential for collaboration with colleagues in the School are particularly encouraged. 

You will also demonstrate a strong interest in innovative approaches to teaching and be expected to provide research support (as appropriate) and mentoring to others in the group.

*Applications will also be considered from candidates interested in part time hours of 0.6FTE and above. You will be asked to give details of your preferred working hours at the application stage. For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: This role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Tier 2 visa to work in the UK).

Interviews will be held between 9th and 17th May 2019.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Ven Tauringana, Head of Department of Accounting, on +44 (0)23 8059 1843 | E-mail:

Please see the attached job descriptions for further information on the two level of Lecturer positions available (Level 4 and Level 5).

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1125619TR on all correspondence.

We currently have a number of other vacancies available within the Business School at the University of Southampton. Please visit our central Business School recruitment page to see a list of other available vacancies:

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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