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Head of Department for Accounting, Finance & Economics

Key information

Salary: See details below

Date advertised: Monday, June 3, 2019

Closing date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 - midnight

Please quote reference: FOM148

Interview date: Monday, September 2, 2019

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

The Faculty of Management is a vibrant and innovative environment containing four academic departments: People & Organisations; Marketing, Strategy & Innovation; Accounting, Finance and Economics; and, Sport and Event Management, a number of research centres; including Disaster Management; the Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre; the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research, and the AACSB accredited Business School. We are investing in some exciting new positions to further align our teaching and research portfolio toward BU’s 2025 strategic plan, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and AACSB’s future vision, and to position the faculty as a driver of social and economic change.

We are looking for a Head of Department in Accounting, Finance & Economics, who will drive performance and resilience, further develop and build critical mass, and deliver on the primary indicators of the BU2025 strategy – inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.

The Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics brings together academic leadership and strengths that provide for interdisciplinary teams and capacity in focussed areas of work. There exist strong research leadership and concentrations in: economic modelling, capital and emergent markets, energy and environmental economics, economic governance, taxation, corporate governance, and the resilience of financial systems. The Department is home to a dynamic portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes in Accounting, International Finance & Economics, Sustainable Economic Development & Emerging Markets and Corporate Governance.

We require a Head of Department with a strong future vision for the Department and who will enable the department to grow education provision, research programmes (through the further development of capacity and critical mass in focussed areas), enhance professional practice and with it secure economic and societal impact. 

Further, the Head of Department will be expected to ensure alignment to the future vision of BU, ensure staff are leaders in their disciplines and professions, and create an environment that enables the success of high performing teams.

A bespoke and comprehensive programme of development and support will be available for successful appointees. The programme will be framed in the context of the University’s strategic plan, BU2025.

Starting salary from £58,089- £61,618 per annum with further progression opportunities to £71,437 

Professorial appointment may be available for suitable candidates- Starting salary from £63,153 to £69,695 per annum with further progression opportunities to £86,512

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or equivalent in a relevant field. You will have demonstrated global research leadership and you will be committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.