Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting
About the Job
Interview Date: 29 April 2021
The Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) is seeking to appoint a specialist in financial accounting with expertise in financial reporting, auditing and/or governance to join the Accounting and Finance subject group. The subject group’s portfolio currently includes undergraduate programmes in Accounting & Finance and Banking & Financial Planning. Postgraduate programmes in Accounting & Finance, Corporate Governance and International Banking & Finance contribute significantly to the subject group’s profile. In addition to onsite delivery, many of the group’s programmes and modules are offered through franchise and other Education with Others arrangements in the UK and internationally. It is highly likely that this post will involve collaboration with international partners and/or international travel.
This post may be considered on a full time or fractional basis.
A Master’s qualification in a relevant discipline is essential, whilst a PhD and relevant industry experience are welcome. Experience of module leadership, distance and blended learning and learning technologies is important. The successful candidate will have a track record of teaching in Higher Education in this subject area and experience of facilitating technology enhanced learning. This post requires excellent communication and organisational skills, and a genuine commitment to continually improving the student experience.
- Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- Master’s degree in a relevant subject (this criterion becomes desirable if a completed Doctorate is held).
- Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale.
- Doctorate in a relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion.
- Relevant professional qualification.
The Faculty of Business and Law is the largest in the University of Northampton with around 200 academic staff and 5600 students. Led by a Dean, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, we offer a broad portfolio of programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. We also maintain a number of successful academic partnerships in the UK and internationally through which several of our programmes are delivered.
An ambitious plan to replace the majority of our existing programme portfolio over the next 2-4 years whilst developing programmes in new and innovative disciplines offers an exciting opportunity for individuals that share our ambitions to make a direct contribution to our continuing success.
The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.
Right to Work
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.
We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.