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Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting

Apply now Job no: 492410
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Teaching and Research, Accounting

The University of Canberra is seeking an experienced Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law to contribute to the research and teaching efforts in financial accounting. As an experienced Assistant Professor, your success in the role is underpinned by your passion in promoting student learning, as well as developing an active research program, including seeking funding, conducting research, and publishing.

The Faculty of Business, Government & Law is the largest faculty in the University, with a vibrant teaching and research environment. The Faculty is committed to its three core principles of enterprise and innovation, social value and responsibility and sustainability and aims to lead multi-disciplinary research and teaching in these areas.  The neXus Research Centre ( is central to the Faculty’s research profile.   It is home to over 4,000 students, including more than 150 registered higher degree by research students, located in four schools: Government and Policy; Accounting and Finance; Law and Justice; and Management. Central to our research agenda is an inclusive, stakeholder-focused and engaged research community.

Reporting to the Head of School, School of Accounting and Finance, you will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching efforts in financial accounting. You will have experience in teaching in areas such as Accounting Information Systems and Auditing is desirable. You will be committed to student learning, through coordination and delivery of units, and supervision of honours, masters, and PhD-level research projects.  In addition, you will have the ability to contribute to cross-disciplinary research as promoted by the neXus Research Centre in the Faculty (e.g., accounting, law, management and public administration). Working closely with the Head of School, you will be expected to contribute to the scholarly and collegial community within the School, the Faculty, and beyond. Essentially, you will have a PhD in Financial Accounting or a related discipline where you have a demonstrated record in research and publication in Financial Accounting. As an experienced Assistant Professor in Financial Accounting, your ability to lead bids for external, competitive research funding from schemes listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register[1] to convert these into commercial outcomes for the Faculty and University will be instrumental to your success within the role.

In return, you will be part of a dynamic world class University that values teaching, innovation and collaboration, a University with a Global focus and strong international links, including partnerships with Universities around the World.  You will have the opportunity to work with a university named in the World’s Top 100 Young Universities ranking for 2017 by The Times Higher Education. Less than 50 years-old, the University of Canberra is now ranked in the top 5% of universities in the world and is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years of age.

The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, on site medical services supermarket and childcare facilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Working Rights: Applicants for this position should ideally have valid working rights for Australia. However, the University will consider visa sponsorship for international applicants on a case-by-case basis


To be considered for this position your application must include a cover letter, your resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria provided in the position description briefly outlining your skills and experience that will add value to this role.”


For Job- specific information:  please contact Professor Monir Mir on on (02) (02) 6201 5841.

For Recruitment and application questions: please contact Connie Ng, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6201 5185 or email quoting ref No. 492410





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