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International Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Teaching Associate in Accounting

Accounting & Finance
Salary:   £41,526 to £49,553
+ a discipline supplement of £10,515
Closing Date:   Thursday 06 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2943

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for an International Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Teaching Associate position in Accounting, to begin in spring/early summer 2020. The Department particularly welcomes applications from candidates with teaching interests in the broad areas of financial accounting and auditing. 

Lancaster University has established a joint institute with its highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). The campus, called Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University, is located in Weihai in the Shandong province in China. The post involves direct collaboration with our key strategic partner in China. Key responsibilities will include:

  1. Complementing the internationally-leading research output of the Department (Lecturer) or its scholarship activity (Senior Teaching Associate); 

  2. Undertaking visits (one or two) of at least 10 weeks annually in total to teach on the undergraduate programme at the Weihai campus;

  3. Engaging with the administration and day-to-day running of the Department.

Members of academic staff are entitled to paid accommodation in Weihai, travel allowances and medical insurance in accordance with Lancaster University’s International (short term) Assignment policy.

You will have completed a PhD. Candidates for a Lecturer post will have a pipeline of research papers suitable for targeting high quality journals or a record of high quality research outputs. For a Senior Teaching Associate post you will have a demonstrated record of undergraduate teaching or/and module design. Please state in your application which of the two roles (Lecturer/Senior Teaching Associate) you are applying for.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: You should have a PhD in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline, or expect to complete your PhD in the near future. You should be able to deliver excellent teaching at the undergraduate level and pursue either your own independent research, and develop publications in high quality Accounting and Finance journals (Lecturer), or scholarship activities that contribute to the teaching excellence of the Department (Senior Teaching Associate).

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Accounting and Finance is one of the largest departments within LUMS - a world-ranked international business school that has consistently ranked among the UK's top ten for nearly two decades with its programs being accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The Department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, generous research budgets, and subscriptions to state-of-the-art databases, a strong seminar series, and a senior visitors program. More information about the Department can be found at:

ABOUT LANCASTER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT BEIJING JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (LUC@BJTU): The International Lecturer (Assistant Professor)/Senior Teaching Associate in Accounting will deliver teaching at the Joint Institute in Weihai, China as part of the international strategic partnership between Beijing-Jiaotong University and Lancaster University. Located in the east end of Shandong Province, Weihai is surrounded by the Yellow Sea in the north, east and south with a 986 kilometers (613 miles) coastline in total. It neighbours Yantai in the west and is separated from the Korean Peninsula and Japanese chain islands by the sea in the east. Weihai is located in an undulant hilly area featuring gentle slopes and broad valleys. Apart from the major hilly areas, it has broad areas of littoral and mountain foot plains. The terrain of the city slopes gently, and most of the hills are less than 300 meters (984 feet) high. Its seashore area is winding with numerous interleaving headland bays, harbours and islets. More information about LUC@BJTU can be found at:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must contain a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, a job market paper and abstracts for working papers (for applicants completing their PhD who wish to be considered for a Lecturer position), description of courses taught, and teaching evaluations (where available). 

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Greg Pawlina (Head of Department)

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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