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Associate Professorial Lecturer role

The Role

Associate Professorial Lecturer

The London School of Economics has introduced a new career track for academic staff whose primary responsibility is for education. The Department of Accounting is seeking an experienced Accounting academic to oversee the leadership of its MSc Accounting & Finance and MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions programmes. This role carries the title of Associate Professorial Lecturer in recognition of the programme-level responsibilities and the excellent educational track record of the post holder. The role anticipates an experienced Accounting educator who can bring academic leadership to the design and delivery of the taught provision, as well as someone who will have the necessary expertise to innovate and develop the provision of world-leading Accounting education.

Working closely with course leaders and teachers, the post-holder will be responsible for student tutoring, programme development, quality assurance and careers advice as well as being allocated teaching on accounting courses. In addition s/he will work with the respective Programme Manager on all aspects of student service delivery, marketing, alumni engagement and external relations, and will have a leading role in the development of student services offered by the Department. The post-holder will also contribute to the development of an effective learning community in the department, in line with the ambitions outlined in the School’s Education Strategy.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of excellence in teaching Accounting, degree programme leadership and curriculum development. In addition, candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of Accounting in both the private and public sector and an up-to-date knowledge of accounting education in leading UK and international institutions, as well as UK higher education policy and developments.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Expertise in the field of Accounting, to a demonstrably high level
  • Experience of degree programme leadership and curriculum development
  • Up-to-date knowledge of UK higher education policies and programmes
  • Evidence of a strong track record in teaching
  • A commitment to high-quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students, including pastoral care
  • Evidence of innovation or creativity in teaching
  • A commitment to working as part of a team and assisting in the smooth running of the Department and its teaching programmes
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills that enable the development of external networks, alumni relationships and professional connections
  • Ability to communicate a clear vision to individuals in order to encourage collective contribution to a common goal
  • Proven ability to develop options and make decisions affecting the Department as a whole, taking appropriate information into account and consulting as necessary
  • Ability to resolve complex problems where there are diverse and conflicting issues, in particular those that may impact upon the Department
  • Experience of supervising the teaching of more junior colleagues
  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Practical accounting experience in either the private or public sector
  • Appointment

    We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

    Salary is competitive with departments at our peer institutions worldwide. The minimum salary for Associate Professorial Lecturers at the LSE is £63,201 pa inclusive.

    Application process

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