Reader/Professor in Accounting

Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management

Reader or Professor in Accounting (T&R)

Department: School of Business & Management
Reference: QMUL32027
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 9 March 2023
Closing date: 6 April 2023

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About the Role

The Department of Accounting and Financial Management at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) invites applications from outstanding candidates for the post of Reader or Professor in Accounting. We are seeking applications from ambitious, dynamic and engaged individuals with a distinguished publication record to join an innovative and progressive institution. The Department of Accounting and Financial Management has recently launched a new, prestigious undergraduate programme, BSc Accountancy - Flying Start, in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). This post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated and talented leader to make a major contribution to our suite of programmes and to the continuing development of internationally excellent research at QMUL.

About You

Candidates will be established or emerging academic leaders with strong international networks and a clearly defined research programme. They will have a strong publication record and will have demonstrated an ability to publish at the world-leading level. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have experience of applying for and securing external research funding, with ambitions to build and lead a research team focused on their specialism and to provide intellectual direction. In addition, applicants should outline their previous leadership experience and indicate their willingness to take on academic leadership roles. The School of Business and Management is located in close proximity to the City of London and already has some prestigious external partnerships. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they might maximise opportunities for public engagement/income generation and help to develop new alliances with external partners and stakeholders. All senior colleagues in the Department are expected to engage with and mentor junior colleagues in developing their research, publications and career opportunities. The School values inclusivity, collegiality and diversity and the applicant appointed to the post will need to demonstrate a shared affinity for these important values.

Whilst we will welcome applications from all areas of the discipline, applicants will need to demonstrate how their research interests complement those within the Department or School and how they can contribute to the development of accounting programmes. The School is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching, research and administrative skills.

About the School of Business and Management and the Department of Accounting and Financial Management

The School of Business and Management (SBM) is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 121 academic staff and a large team of teaching fellows and TAs. We have over 2,000 undergraduate business studies students and, at the post-graduate level, approximately 1,000 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship, including interdisciplinarity and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Accounting and Financial Management is research-led. Our academics publish in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance; British Journal of Management; Journal of Applied Finance; Accounting, Organizations and Society; Critical Perspectives in Accounting; Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal; The British Accounting Review and Accounting Forum; Human Resource Management Journal. We focus on excellence in research and teaching. The Department is rapidly expanding and is currently home to three undergraduate and three postgraduate programmes: BA Accounting and Finance; BSc Accounting and Management; BSc Accountancy (Flying Start); MSc Accounting and Finance; MSc Accounting and Management and MSc International Financial Management.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with a start date as soon as feasible for the successful candidate. The salary will be off scale for professor and grade 7, £60,128 - £67,139 per annum for Reader.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a focused CV of no more than 20 pages, to include up to one page of evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition),
  • a brief outline (no more than 2 pages) of your research plans for the next three years.
  • A brief cover letter (no more than 1 page) making clear whether you are applying for the Reader or Professor post and identifying any previous leadership experience you have had.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Accounting and Financial Management on your research and teaching. Please do not send research papers or certificates with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

At the Professor level, we particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants who are currently under-represented in the School at this level.

Enquiries can be addressed to Professor Suki Sian, Head of Department AFM;    

Information about the School can be found at and about the Department of Accounting and Financial Management at

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The closing date for applications is 06 April 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply