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  • Ref no: RGU03156
  • Published: 14/5/2020
  • Closes: 21/6/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,533.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Summary

Our portfolio of courses provide vocationally-relevant theory and develop applied accounting and finance skills. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records.

Your responsibilities will involve teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You might currently be in an academic or professional role, but either way you will need teaching/training experience, in addition to relevant accounting and finance knowledge. You will be educated to Degree Level with membership of a professional accounting body. A PhD in an accounting related area would be advantageous.

Research within this area of Aberdeen Business School includes: accounting education; gender and emancipatory issues related to accounting practice and the profession; accountability and transparency in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors; accounting history; and market-based accounting research. Staff have received funding from various sources, including: ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA, IFAC, FRC. Research is disseminated at academic and business events and published in high profile journals and professional monographs. Several research areas are highly regarded for evidenced impact on: international standard setting agendas, international professional accounting education, and informing contemporary debates about audit skills and transparency reporting.

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Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

Closing Date: 21 June 2020


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO:Academic Strategic Lead - Accounting & Finance

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST:To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses.  This post is to fulfil teaching duties within areas such as financial and management accounting, business ethics and taxation.


*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree

Chartered Membership of professional body such as ICAS, ICAEW, ACCA or CIMA


Knowledge of accounting related areas.


Experience of accounting and finance.

Teaching or training experience either in an academic setting or commercial environment.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in accounting related area.


Supervision of students at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.


Behaviour 1: Communication- Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare- Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those inconsiderable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support  - Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery- Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation


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