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Chair in Accounting

Accounting & Finance
Salary:   Professorial
Closing Date:   Tuesday 28 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3708

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) invites applications from accomplished researchers for a Professorship in Accounting. Applications are welcomed in all fields of accounting, although preference will be given to applicants with research interests in one of the department’s core research areas. This post is part of LUMS efforts to further strengthen its academic standing as a world class business school. 

The department offers an excellent research environment, with a high level of collegiality, generous research budgets, subscriptions to state-of-the-art databases, a strong seminar series, a senior visitors program, and strong links to world-leading textual analysis/linguistics groups at Lancaster University.  The Department of Accounting and Finance is one of the largest departments within LUMS – a world-ranked international business school that has consistently ranked among the UK's top ten universities for nearly two decades.  In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, LUMS was ranked first in the UK in research power and is one of few business schools whose programs are accredited by all three international business school accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The Department has been recently ranked as one of the top 3 research groups in Europe based on publications in the leading accounting journals (see UT-Dallas Research Rankings over 2015-2020).  More information about the department can be found at:

You should have a distinguished international research profile in Accounting as attested by quality of publications in top 3 accounting journals, citations, a track-record of securing external funding and managing research projects, engagement with international research networks, and other strong evidence of esteem indicators such as editorships of journals, membership of editorial review boards, and invitations to address international or national conferences. You must have a PhD in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline and a track record of competent teaching. Preference will be given to applicants with a track record of institution building and experience of supporting the development of junior faculty and PhD students. You will be expected to play an immediate leadership role in the development of the accounting and finance group at LUMS. The Department offers a competitive package at European level and you will be able to work with a large group of talented junior staff members. 

Lancaster University and the Department of Accounting and Finance is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential, and is expressed by initiatives linked with recognising and supporting protected characteristics including age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and sex and sexual orientation in alignment with the Equality Act 2010. 

For informal enquiries please contact:

Prof Igor Goncharov, Professor of Accounting & Recruitment Co-ordinator

Dr Sandra Nolte, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Head of Department & Recruitment Co-ordinator 

Further details about the Department can be found at:    

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


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We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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