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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Accounting

UC Business School
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems invites applications for a continuing/tenured position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Accounting (equivalent to Assistant Professor/ Seasoned Assistant Professor). 

What You Will Do
The position will involve teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, undertaking postgraduate research supervision, and contributing actively and positively to the research profile of the Department and School and to university service.

Who You Are
Candidates should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in accounting. Academics with speciality teaching interests in Financial or Management Accounting are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to demonstrate very good written and oral communication skills.  Successful candidates for the position of lecturer should have the potential to publish in high-quality, internationally recognized academic journals. Candidates for the position of senior lecturer should have a proven record of publications in such journals.

All candidates should have outstanding teaching skills and a commitment to quality teaching delivery; and be able and willing to contribute to School, College, and professional service activities. Candidates with experience in teaching larger undergraduate classes are particularly encouraged to apply.

Who You Will Work With
The University of Canterbury is ranked in the world's top 200 universities for accounting & finance, based on the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject. UC Business School has Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), placing it in the top 1% of business schools in the world. The Department of Accounting and Information Systems is one of three departments in the UC Business School.  Its accounting programmes are accredited by international accounting bodies, including CA ANZ, CPA Australia and ACCA. The Department comprises about 20 highly motivated, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable staff. They perform cutting-edge research, engage in other aspects of scholarship, and carry out curriculum design and evaluation work, alongside their teaching. The Department and School provide a collegial environment, and academic staff have access to generous internal research funding, sabbatical leave, and the world-renowned Erskine fellowship programme. 

For more information about our team, please visit us at UC Business School

Why UC
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference".  You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

Located in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha) (UC) offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, modern facilities and a vibrant campus environment. The Canterbury Region is a magnet for growth and innovation; it is Aotearoa New Zealand's fastest growing regional economy and is rapidly transforming its economic base to meet the future needs of business. Canterbury is home to some of Aotearoa New Zealand's most innovative businesses, including high-tech producers and manufacturers, global exporters, and specialised professional services and tourism providers. Within this setting, UC has undergone a period of renewal and regeneration to create a strong and sustainable tertiary institution. UC's extensive capital works programme has transformed campus spaces into a learning environment that is innovative and engaging, and one that will continue to support 21st century research-intensive higher education.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has described Canterbury as an incubator for those with big aspirations. With its picture-perfect scenery, numerous parks, outdoor recreational activities, and first-rate health and educational facilities, the Canterbury region offers unmatched quality of life.

For information about the range of benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:   

The closing date for this position is: Monday, 3rd February 2020 (midnight, NZ time) 

How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 'cover letter' including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful Accounting team, and
  • a 'curriculum vitae' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

Unfortunately we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to 

For further information about this role please contact Associate Professor Richard Fisher,


Job Details

Reference # 1753
Posted on 07 Jan 2020
Closes on 03 Feb 2020 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Lecturer, Senior Lecturer
Job level(s) Academic
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document)
Position description 1 Position Description_Lecturer.pdf
Position description 2 Position Description_Senior Lecturer.pdf
Position description 3
Position description 4
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