Professor of Accounting

Ref: 6300

Aston University

Birmingham, UK

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Role Managed by:

Christina Mohan

Research Associate

t: 020 3928 7360


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: £62,883 - £127,821 per annum. Band 1-3

Closing Date: 24/03/2023

Formal Interview Date: April

Aston University aims to be the UK's leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact. We are an agile and innovative organisation that thrives on collaboration and partnerships with businesses and the community. Our integrated placement year, our applied high-impact research, and our commitment to enhancing employability and social mobility of our students, all help to make Aston University distinct both nationally and internationally.

The University has been recognised by a number of awards and rankings, including The Guardian 2020 University of the Year Award and Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award. We have also recently been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Award for 2021. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessments published in May 2022, ranked 79% of Aston University research as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). We are building on our world-class research capability to help transform industries, support economic growth and improve lives. Our research is organised within comprehensive interdisciplinary University Research Institutes and across a wide range of outstanding research centres and research groups.

Sitting within the College of Business and Social Sciences, Aston Business School (ABS) part of an elite group of global business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. ABS is one of the UK’s leading Business Schools for support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and helped to launch the national Help to Grow: Management programme. Our goal is to enhance enterprise and enterprises. We develop individuals to perform better within enterprises and the professions and to create successful new ventures. We support business leaders in enhancing their organisations’ performance and growth. We advise policy-makers on ways to improve society and the economy. Our impactful research creates new knowledge and skills that further these aspirations for business and policy-makers alike. To further strengthen our research and teaching portfolio, in line with our strategic objectives, ABS wishes to appoint a Professor of Accounting.

The Professor will lead research, scholarship or teaching activities of the School through professional practice and expertise. They will also foster internal and external collaboration with regional, UK and international businesses and other relevant bodies as appropriate to subject discipline and School strategy. In this instance, we are especially looking for candidates to assist in providing research leadership in the Department of Accounting in one of more areas related to the core research foci of the Department – audit, accounting governance and regulation, management accounting/the use of accounting information for decision making, accounting pedagogy and taxation. In particular, we would welcome applications in the areas of audit and management accounting to bolster our critical mass in those areas. This may be delivered in various ways but may include establishing and developing a thriving centre of excellence in one of these areas.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent track record of personal research achievement in a relevant area, together with experience of and commitment to delivering high quality, innovative teaching. They will have a proven record of success in securing competitive research funding and experience of successful PhD supervision. Candidates will also be able to show experience working of working with businesses and other relevant external bodies.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Christina Mohan at or +(44)20 7340 7360. To arrange to speak with Andy Lymer, Head of Accounting department, please contact To arrange to speak with Andy Lymer, Head of Accounting, please contact

Deadline for submission of applications is Friday 24th March 2023 at 09:00 GMT.

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