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Chair in Accounting

Accounting & Finance
Salary:   Professorial
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3708

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications from accomplished researchers for a Professorship in Accounting. Applications are welcomed in all fields of accounting, although preference will be given to applicants with research interests in one of the department’s core research areas. This post is part of LUMS efforts to further strengthen its academic standing as a world class business school. 

The department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, generous research budgets, subscriptions to state-of-the-art databases, a strong seminar series, a senior visitors program, and strong links to world-leading textual analysis/linguistics groups at Lancaster University. The Department has been recently ranked as one of the top 3 research groups in Europe based on publications in the leading accounting journals (see UT-Dallas Research Rankings over 2015-2020).  More information about the department can be found at:

LUMS is a leading UK management school. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK for research power and joint-first for our research environment. We are one of a select group of management schools accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.  As an influential management school, we recognise that we have a responsibility to help make the world a better place through our research, and to transform the lives of our students. Join us as we fulfil our responsibility to deliver research, teaching and engagement that makes a positive impact on society. Become part of a community using academic excellence to respond to societal needs, find solutions to research grand challenges, and help develop the responsible managers of the future.

Find out more about our responsible approach, and what it is like to work in a place where you have the support and academic freedom you need for a successful career:  

Applicants for the post should have a distinguished international research profile in Accounting as attested by quality of publications in top 3 accounting journals, citations, a track-record of securing external funding and managing research projects, engagement with international research networks, and other strong evidence of esteem indicators such as editorships of journals, membership of editorial review boards, and invitations to address international or national conferences. All applicants must have a PhD in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline and a track record of competent teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of institution building and experience of supporting the development of junior faculty and PhD students. The successful candidates will be expected to play an immediate leadership role in the development of the accounting and finance group at LUMS. The Department offers a competitive package at European level and the applicant will be able to work with a large group of talented junior staff members. The successful candidate for this Chair position will have the opportunity to build a research team through the appointment of a linked lectureship and PhD student, or through an equivalent research development package.

Lancaster University and the Department of Accounting and Finance is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential, and is expressed by initiatives linked with recognising and supporting protected characteristics including age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and sex and sexual orientation in alignment with the Equality Act 2010. 

 For informal inquiries please contact:

 Prof Igor Goncharov

Professor of Accounting & Recruitment Co-ordinator

 Dr Sandra Nolte

Senior Lecturer in Finance 

Head of Department & Recruitment Co-ordinator 

  Further details about the Department can be found at: 

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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