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Junior Academic

Accounting & Finance
Salary:   £22,017 to £25,482
Closing Date:   Sunday 30 June 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  N1915

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications for a Junior Academic (PhD position) in Accounting from candidates who would like to pursue their PhD in Accounting at Lancaster University. The position combines enrolment into the full-time PhD Program in Accounting and Finance and teaching-related duties in academic programs offered by the Department. The purpose of the role is to undertake a PhD while gaining teaching-related experience. You will be working alongside world leading academics in a busy, exciting and innovative department. This post is part of LUMS efforts to further strengthen its academic standing as a world class business school. The role is equally suited to a recent Masters graduate or an experienced professional with a Masters-level qualification who is interested in transitioning into an academic career.

The department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, subscriptions to state-of-the-art databases, a strong seminar series, and a senior visitors program. 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 universities for nearly two decades. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK in research power and is one of few business schools whose programs are accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The department is 3rd in Europe by the number of publications in top-3 accounting journals. More information about the department can be found at:

The Department offers a PhD Program in Accounting and Finance. PhD students are required to complete a portfolio of PhD level courses and seminars covering accounting and finance theory, econometric and statistical methods and research methodology. Upon successfully completing the course work, you will work on your research as a part of your PhD dissertation. You will also have the opportunity to gain international experience by visiting a leading US school with expertise in a relevant research area. We offer an excellent environment for PhD studies, including dedicated office space, funding of conference and research visits, access to many specialised databases, as well as scientific computing facilities and IT support. More details about the program structure, requirements and how to apply can be found at:

You should be committed to completing your PhD degree in accounting or finance, and should meet the requirements for the enrolment into the PhD program. You should also be committed to pursuing an academic career. You should be able to pursue your own independent research programme under the supervision of a team of experienced supervisors. You should have competence to assess and potentially deliver material at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

You should submit your application online at The application package must contain a cover letter, CV, degree transcripts for Masters and undergraduate study, two letters of reference (at least one of which should be an academic reference), and examples of academic writing (e.g., research proposal, Master thesis). You are expected to meet the minimum entry requirements for the PhD program (see for a list of requirements).

We will start screening the applications as they arrive and continue looking for candidates until the position is filled. Early applications (April-May 2019) are strongly encouraged.

Start date: 1 October 2019 (earlier start is possible)

The position has a fixed duration of 5 years, and you are expected to complete your PhD by the end of year 5. 

For further information, please contact Professor Igor Goncharov by e-mail to or by calling +44 (0) 1524 593642.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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