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Senior Lecturer in Accounting (Teaching and Research) - QMUL25674

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL25674
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 23-Jul-2021
Closing date: 20-Aug-2021

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About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Senior Lectureship in Accounting. This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of accounting research and teaching in a rapidly growing and distinctive management school.

The role of Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Financial Management includes both teaching and research objectives: (i) to make important research contributions to the field; (ii) to advance the research subject through publications; (iii) to deliver quality teaching including making innovations in key aspects of teaching and learning; (iv) to contribute to the administration of the Department/School; (v) to maximise opportunities for public engagement in the subject; (vi) to foster the development of junior colleagues.

About You

Candidates will be established academics with a strong publication record and will have demonstrated potential to publish at the world-leading level. They should also demonstrate willingness to undertake (and preferably have experience of) major administrative roles in the Department or School. Applicants will be expected to show how their research interests complement those within the Department and how they can contribute to the development of accounting programmes within the accounting teaching group. Whilst we welcome applications from all areas of the discipline, we are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in critical scholarship and/or have expertise in Financial Reporting and can teach the subject at MSc level. The School is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching, research and administrative skills.

The School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 90 academic staff. We have over 1,600 undergraduate business studies students plus approximately 800 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have approximately 800 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship, and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Accounting and Financial Management is research-led, and our academics publish in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Critical Perspectives in Accounting; Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal; Accounting Forum; Human Resource Management Journal; Journal of Corporate Finance; British Journal of Management; Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; European Journal of Finance and Journal of Applied Finance. We focus on excellence in teaching and the Department is rapidly expanding as student numbers rise. The Department is home to two undergraduate and three postgraduate programmes: BSc Accounting and Finance; BSc Accounting and Management; MSc Accounting and Finance; MSc Accounting and Management and International Financial Management. A further undergraduate accountancy programme, in partnership with PwC, will launch in 2022.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st January 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a focused CV of no more than ten pages, to include up to one page of evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition),
  • a brief (one page) outline of your research plans for the next three years.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Accounting and Financial Management on your research and teaching. Please do not send research papers or evidence of qualifications with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants who are currently underrepresented in the School at this level.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to:

Dr Suki Sian, Head of Department: Accounting and Financial Management

Information about the School can be found at and about the Department of Accounting and Financial Management at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 20 August 2021

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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