Job offer available in Scotland Ad-Hoc Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Robert Gordon University

Location: RGU Garthdee

Hours: Variable

Job Summary

Our portfolio of courses provide vocationally-relevant theory and develop applied accounting and finance skills. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK’s best graduate employment records.

Your responsibilities will involve teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You might currently be in an academic or professional role, but either way you will need teaching/training experience, in addition to relevant accounting and finance knowledge. You will be educated to Degree Level with membership of a professional accounting body. A PhD in an accounting related area would be advantageous.

The advertised salary for this role spans two salary bands. Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

Maximum hours for the 6 month period is 420. However, there is a good deal of flexibility as this could be split between two or more candidates. 

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Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead – Accounting & Finance

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility 

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School’s portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have general knowledge and experience of accounting and finance. This post is to fulfil teaching duties.


  • Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.
  • Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.
  • Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.
  • Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.
  • Participates in subject and course development.
  • Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.
  • Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).
  • Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.
  • Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.
  • Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.
  • Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School’s course (e.g. engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).
  • Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

***Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF***

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree 
Chartered Membership of professional body such as ICAS, ACCA or CIMA

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of accounting related areas 
Previous teaching or training experience either in an academic setting or commercial environment


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in accounting related area.

Knowledge and Experience

Supervision of students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.