Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Accountancy

University of Otago

New Zealand

July 4, 2021


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Accountancy-2101161


The University of Otago is New Zealand's first and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2.0 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Accounting at the University of Otago has a long history, and the Department includes some of the most outstanding teachers and researchers in the Business School and the University. We are AACSB, EQUIS, CA ANZ, CPA Aust. and ACCA accredited. Our students regularly make up more than half of the Dean's list of outstanding students in the School and are in demand by a wide range of leading employers.

Our Department is internationally-recognised for its scholarly contributions in the fields of: Accounting Education, Auditing, Capital Market Research, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting, Carbon and Environmental Reporting, and Performance Measurement and Management. We have excellent archival databases including WRDS, Audit Analytics, 12 Bloomberg terminals, Capital IQ, CRSP/Compustat, DataStream, Orbis, OptionMetrics and WINDS. Current faculty have published in leading accounting journals such as AAAJ, Abacus, Accounting and Finance, AJPT, BAR, CAR, IJA, JBE, JBFA, as well as staff who serve as ABDC A and B editors and editorial board members.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a full-time, confirmation path Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accountancy. We encourage applications from all accounting-related themes, including auditing and tax.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will have an excellent research and publication portfolio in accounting, a strong commitment to quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervisions, as well as: • A PhD in accounting or equivalent. • A comprehensive research agenda aimed at internationally-rated accounting journals. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • A collaborative and collegial approach to work. • Previous industrial experience and/or a professional accountancy qualification are desirable attributes, but not essential.

Please note that candidates nearing completion of the Ph.D. degree may be considered only for the Lecturer position. A high-quality publication, teaching and service record is needed to be considered for the Senior Lecturer role.

Further details

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for an energetic, creative and committed individual to make a significant impression and contribution in their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Department and University.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Recruitment Panel Prof David Lont, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following: • A CV • A cover letter • Four referee contact details

To submit your application, please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2101161 will close on Sunday, 04 July 2021.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor David Lont

Position details: Information Statement

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Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location


Employment Status

Permanent Full-time

Salary Level and Range

Lecturer / Research Fellow ($82,416 to $98,571) or Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow ($103,678 to $119,266)


Accountancy and Finance

Job Function

Research and Teaching

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