Professor in Accounting – London School of Economics (LSE)

Applications are invited for the post of Professor in Accounting at Department of Accounting, London School of Economics (LSE).

The Department of Accounting, London School of Economics aims to deliver rigorous research and state-of-the-art education and to engage with relevant Publics in Accounting. In an intellectually pluralistic context, the faculty pursue research and education across diverse areas of accounting often at the interface with other disciplines, including Economics, Finance, Law, Management, Organization Studies, History, Sociology, and Psychology. Therefore, the Department’s approach to research, education and public engagement builds on the faculty’s expertise across these multiple areas. Achieving balance in the diversity of its scholarship at the senior level is a key objective of the Department.

The successful applicant will be expected to uphold the tradition of intellectual diversity in the Department and provide research leadership to a variety of faculty and doctoral students as well as engage in teaching and other departmental administrative and leadership responsibilities, including the role of Head or Deputy Head of Department consistent with the Department’s succession and leadership plans.


  • Have a PhD in Accounting or a related discipline
  • Applicants should havea strong record of excellence in teaching Accounting at all levels (Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral)
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students, including pastoral care
  • Proven record of excellence in research, having publications of the highest quality regularly inleading international journals that makefundamental contributions to the discipline
  • Able to articulate aclear, well developed and sustainable strategy for future research that will result in further leading publications
  • Track record of providing leadership at a Departmental or higher level, as well as in the field, and contributing to strategic decision-making in the organization and to the development of the field, is essential
  • Expertise primarily in quantitative empirical research preferably in the capital markets financial accounting area
  • Have links to the accounting profession or who are professionally qualified

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the Person Specification, which is attached to this vacancy on LSE’s online recruitment system.


  • The annual salary for this position will be £86,195 pa inclusive
  • In addition this post will attract a significant market salary supplement which reflects current market conditions
  • Other benefits include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, a collegial faculty environment, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, and excellent support, training and development opportunities

For further information about the post, please see the How-To-Apply documentJob Description, and Person Specification.

If you have queries about the role, please email Yvonne Guthrie,



Publish Date:
Institute Name: The Department of Accounting, London School of Economics
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Country: United Kingdom
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