Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Robert Gordon University
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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 levels and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records.

Your responsibilities will involves teaching and research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contributing to the research output of the department. To date, our research interests have been in the area of professional accounting education, audit skills, competency and quality and gender and diversity issues within the profession, however research within other accounting related areas is welcome.

You might currently be in an academic or professional role, but either way you will need teaching/training experience, in addition to Knowledge of accounting related areas in general and evidence of research output. You will be educated to Degree Level with membership of a professional accounting body. A PhD in an accounting related area would be advantageous.

There are two main strands of research within the Department of Accounting and Finance, namely (1) finance issues and (2) professional and education challenges within accountancy. Much of the work within the Department is applied research and the Department has been very successful bidding for research funding from a variety of sources such as ICAS, ACCA, IFAC and the FRC. The output from these research projects has influenced professional practice on a global stage and the Department is well regarded for the impact of its research.

The salary range on this job covers 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.

A Disclosure will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing date: 16 November 2017

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. This post is to fulfil teaching and research duties.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

*Carries out designated teaching (eg 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 Course Leadership responsibilities, if required, and carries out all duties associated with the management of the various courses offered by the Department.
*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (eg 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.
*Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local , national and international clientele (including student recruitment).
*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.
*Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.
*Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (eg writing for publication, developing own research, supervising writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc.)
*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 (eg engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).
*Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.
* 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

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 in general and evidence of research output
Previous teaching experience either in an academic setting or commercial environment

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in accounting related area. If you do not have a PhD, you will be encouraged to register for one upon appointment to the post.

Knowledge and Experience

Supervision of students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication
Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare
Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery
Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research
Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking
Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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