Professor of Accounting or Finance

WorkplaceBath, South West England, UK


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We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Accounting or Finance to sit within the Accounting, Finance and Law Division. Applications are welcome from outstanding candidates with research interests in Finance (not limited to any particular field), or Accounting, and a genuine interest in passing on knowledge to students. Candidates must also be able to lead pedagogical thinking and deliver inspiring teaching to students at the undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience levels.

The AFL Division is well-balanced in teaching and research activities, recognising the duty to achieve excellent outcomes for our students while simultaneously pushing for the highest levels of research output and international recognition. Read more about our current members and their activities within the School.

We seek a new colleague with research interests in finance (not limited to any particular field), or accounting, and a genuine interest in passing on knowledge to our students at undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Applicants should be collegial, with balanced portfolios of activities, and must have track records of publishing in top-tier international journals – several publications at ABS4 level or higher is essential; publication at ABS4* level is desirable.

In addition to the research role, you would contribute to our range of highly-rated undergraduate and postgraduate offerings. The Division’s teaching portfolio includes MSc programmes in Finance, Accounting and Finance, Finance with Banking, and Finance with Risk, as well as a range of specialist and non-specialist undergraduate units.

The School of Management is a vibrant and productive community and is ranked as one of the UK's leading business schools. Our courses are regularly ranked amongst the best in the UK and worldwide. We are currently 1st for Marketing (The Complete University Guide, 2019), 1st Accounting and Finance (The Guardian, 2019) and 3rd for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times, 2019). Our MSc in Management programme has been ranked 15th in the world in the Times Higher Education ranking. Both our MSc in Finance and MSc in Management also continue to feature within the Financial Times 2018 Global Top 100 and UK Top 10. The Full-time MBA programme is ranked 47th in world and listed 4th in the UK (The Economist’s Which? MBA 2018 global ranking). Our MBA has also been recognised for its focus on sustainability, we are ranked 15th in the world in The Better World MBA Ranking, Corporate Knights (2018).

The University of Bath is situated on a modern campus surrounded by attractive countryside overlooking the centre of Bath, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage City, famous for its Georgian architecture and its cultural festivals. It is a safe and friendly campus with excellent sports facilities. Bath is located only 100 miles west of London and is easily accessible by air, road and rail.

We encourage the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer excellent benefits, with options for flexible working. Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time post with a start date by agreement.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

Professor David Newton (Head of Division): D.P.Newton [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk

Professor Brian Squire (Deputy Dean): mnpbcs [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 176837.

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