Job offer available in Scotland Chair in Accountancy and Director of the Postgraduate Taught Programme at University of Aberdeen

The Business School is seeking to recruit a Chair in Accountancy who can make a significant contribution to leadership in both research and teaching, as well as working to take forward the development of the postgraduate taught programmes across the Business School.

The Business School is in an exciting and ambitious phase of its development. While proud of the University’s 500-year history, the Business School is a core part of the University’s plans for the future and is committed to increasing its profile. In order to facilitate its further growth and development, the Business School is now a stand-alone unit within the University. As an integral part of its growth strategy, the School has initiated a plan to earn accreditation of the School from the three main international accrediting agencies in the coming years. The Business School comprises several related disciplines: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management, and Real Estate.

The successful applicant will have a strong, internationally recognised publication record, as well as demonstrable success in peer-rated grant applications and postgraduate research supervision. An enthusiasm to encourage and support research capacity building within the School are also important requirements for this post.

As Director of Graduate Studies, the successful applicant will assume responsibility for the direction of postgraduate taught programmes across the school, therefore, a track record of the management of academic programmes in a business school environment is essential.

Effective and innovative teaching and teaching leadership are key aspects of the post and we seek candidates who can cover one or more core teaching areas in Accountancy such as Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Audit, or Tax.

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered for appointment at Professorial level and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualifications and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones ( for further information

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 02 June 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact:

Professor Keith Bender, Interim Head of School

Tel: +44-(0)1224 273411, email:


Dr Bill Jackson, Head of Accountancy

Tel: +44-(0)1224 273147; email:   

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Bender or Dr Jackson.

Please quote reference number BUS105A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.


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