City University London, Faculty of Finance
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer & Teaching Fellow in Accounting

The Faculty of Finance at City University London invites applications for a Faculty Position in Finance (ref. #60014181/2), reporting to the Head of the Faculty of Finance, to conduct high quality research, and provide effective teaching of Cass students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: City University London is an international University committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

The University is in the top 5% of world universities according to the times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010 and attracts over 22,000 students from around 160 countries.

As one of Europe's leading business schools, Cass Business School is known as the intellectual resource of the City of London.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Main duties and responsibilities include:
1. Research (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer only)
- To contribute to the research activity of the Business School by:
(i) publishing new ideas and findings;
(ii) seeking funds to support research initiatives;
(iii) contributing to research activities such as conferences, seminars etc.
- To pursue research in accounting.
- To help maintain and enhance a research culture by contributing to the development, coordination and leadership of research activities and research training.

2. Teaching
- To support and develop the teaching of the School in a relevant area of accounting.
- To use teaching methods which foster an effective learning environment for students.
- To work proactively with Course and Programme Directors in improving existing courses and developing new courses.
- To offer specialist supervision to research students.

3. Good Citizenship
- To play an appropriate role in the administration and management of the Business School when asked to do so.
- To contribute enthusiastically to the running of the Business School's present activities through ad hoc committees, open days etc.
- To be prepared to contribute proactively to formal and informal committees and teams that plan future Business School activities.

4. Scholarship (Teaching Fellow only)
- To maintain a degree of scholarship in areas of accounting relevant to teaching assignments consistent with ensuring high quality teaching informed by current theory and practice.

RELATIONSHIPS:
External:
- To liaise and interact with the accounting profession.
- To raise the external profile of Cass by establishing contacts with target companies and organisations.
- To represent the School externally in the media, academia and in policy circles. Staff are also encouraged to engage in external consultancy assignments that increase analytical and practical skills.

Teaching Fellow: We will consider the possibility of fractional part-time appointments.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: For appointment as Lecturer the following criteria will be considered in the shortlisting and interview process:
-Evidence of a completed doctorate in a relevant subject area.
- Strong evidence of capabilities in accounting research, and an ability to teach some of the core accounting courses on our BSc and MSc degrees involving Accounting would be essential.
- Must have ready for publication or submission a body of papers that shows evidence of world-class research capability. Existing publications in international journals are desirable.
- Evidence of research co-operation and teamwork.
- Evidence of ability to lecture effectively in a co-operative manner.
- Evidence of willingness to contribute to the on-going development of the School as a team player.
- Evidence of good interpersonal, persuasion and communication skills.
- Evidence of willingness actively to supervise research students.
- Evidence of willingness to contribute to the management and running of the School at some time in the future.

In addition to the above criteria, for appointment as Senior Lecturer we also require:
- Evidence of a continuing stream of papers that demonstrates world-class research ability. These may include working or conference papers but some publications in internationally ranked banking or accounting journals are essential.
- Evidence and willingness to initiate and execute research activities funded by outside bodies.
- Evidence of ability and willingness to represent the School externally at the highest levels.
- Evidence of ability to manage complex tasks associated with the running of the Business School.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE FOR A TEACHING FELLOW:
- Evidence of a Masters degree in a relevant subject area and/or professional accounting qualification.
- Strong evidence of an ability to teach some of the core accounting courses on our BSc and MSc degrees involving Accounting would be essential.
- Evidence of co-operation and teamwork.
- Evidence of ability to lecture effectively in a co-operative manner.
- Evidence of willingness to contribute to the on-going development of the School and the Accounting Group as a team player.
- Evidence of good interpersonal, persuasion and communication skills.
- Evidence of willingness to contribute to the management and running of the School.
- Evidence of ability and willingness to represent the School externally at the highest levels.
- Evidence of ability to manage complex tasks associated with the running of the Business School.

NOTES: The post holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the University's Equal Opportunities Statement. The post holder must accept responsibility for ensuring that the policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety in the workplace are adhered to at all times. The post holder must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act. The post holder must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to the non-smoking environment of the University.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The University is committed to a policy of best practice to assist in building a sustainable way of life by taking a positive, solutions-orientated approach. All post holders are encouraged to contribute through their roles to improving the environment, for the University and the wider community. This is promoted via The Forum for the Future ­ Higher Education Project. Details of policy, information and the staff development supporting the policy on the environment will be promoted through the website and various University communication channels.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible in line with the needs of the post, Department, School and the University.

Job descriptions should be regularly reviewed and at least prior to the annual appraisal, if applicable or on a regular basis to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.

SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: The salient features of Conditions for Academic are as follows:
- The salary will be in the range of British Pound 40,430 to 55,908 per annum. This is on Grade 7/8 of the salary scales.
- The starting salary will be related to experience and qualifications at an appropriate point on the University's published scales for Academic staff. Additional remuneration may be paid to candidates willing and capable of undertaking specialist activities and management responsibilities.
- Annual Leave is 30 days per annum, plus 8 statutory and 4 additional days during the Christmas holiday period.
- You will have the option to join the Pension Plus Scheme.
- All offers of appointment are subject to the University receiving satisfactory references and medical clearance.
- All posts at City University are subject to reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
- All appointments at City University are subject to a one year probationary period.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: When preparing your application, you should address carefully the post details enclosed and in particular the qualities outlined in the Person Specification. Please include examples where appropriate.

Closing date: 7th October 2012

FURTHER INFORMATION:
- We operate a no smoking policy.
- The University offers an excellent pension scheme, generous leave allowance, season ticket loan, a good working environment, and access to our student fitness and social facilities.
- If you would be moving to the UK, please visit http://www.internationalstaff.ac.uk. This one-stop shop of information is designed to assist and support your move to live in the UK and work at a UK University and includes information specific to City University London.
- City University confirms its commitment to equal opportunities in all its activities. It is intended that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of political belief, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. Selection and promotion criteria will be kept under review to ensure that individuals are treated on the basis of the job requirements and on their relevant personal merits, and are not disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

If you have a disability and are interested in this post, your application is welcome.



Posted 9/16/12