KBS-099-22-R-R - Professor of Accounting

University of Kent

United Kingdom

October 31, 2022

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Professor of Accounting Kent Business School Location: Canterbury

Salary: £69,725 to £105,572 Grade: Professorial Pay Scale - ­Adjusted Scale Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 07 September 2022 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 31 October 2022 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: KBS-099-22-R-R

With more than 19,000 students and over 3,000 staff, the University of Kent is one of the country's leading academic institutions producing world-class research, delivering outstanding teaching and serving the communities of which we are proud to be a part. We are a dynamic, creative and inclusive institution, committed to the transformative power of education and research and to the development and support of our students and staff. We address regional, national and global challenges in an environment in which knowledge is created, shared and applied in ways that transform lives.

At Kent we are committed to supporting outstanding research and innovation across the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences. We strive to achieve an inclusive, people-centred research culture for our community of researchers. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 has confirmed Kent as a leading research university, with an overall GPA ranking us 44th in the country.

Kent Business School combines high-quality research and rigorous teaching with real-world relevance. The School has the aspiration to become a leader in sustainable innovation, and our research in innovation and entrepreneurship is widely recognised for its contributions. We are a proudly international Department which benefits from extensive collaborative networks. Academics in the Department have won several international prizes for their work and engage regularly with organisations such as the World Bank, Oxfam and the Walton Foundation.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Professor of Accounting to join our triple crown Business School, based within the Department of Accounting and Finance at our Canterbury campus. The post holder will play a central role in meeting the Division's aspiration to become internationally recognised for its work in sustainable innovation through leadership in research and education. They will proactively engage with and contribute to the academic life of the Department, they will enjoy working in teams and across disciplines, mentor junior colleagues, and supervise research students.

Although all cognate areas of Accounting will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in areas that the Department of Accounting and Finance is looking to grow, including (but not limited to) sustainability accounting and reporting, critical accounting, and accountability. Applicants who are keen to contribute to the development of key research themes within the Division, including healthcare, sustainability and UN Sustainable Development Goals are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have an emergent 4 research profile, strong international networks, a clear vision of their research agenda, and the ability to act as a senior leader within the Department, building bridges between academic areas and to industry partners. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about research, who identify with the vision and values of our School and University, and who will contribute to an inclusive environment which enables everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact our search advisor, Alex Albone, at Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson company) via alex.albone@berwickpartners.co.uk. Further information, including a candidate brochure, can be found at www. berwickpartners.co.uk/86107.

Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications and experience, full employment history and achievements. CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefing how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Specification, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest, and what you'd like to achieve in the role.

Further details: Candidate Pack

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The University of Kent (formerly referred to as the University of Kent at Canterbury) is a well-known semi-collegiate public research university which is based in Kent in the United Kingdom. It was established in the year 1965 and is recognized...