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The Role

In our continued investment in world leading research, we are now seeking to appoint 2 Professors in Accounting and Finance to build the school’s reputation as a centre for excellence in
their specific areas of expertise. We are especially looking for candidates that are able to demonstrate a desire and capability to lead multi-disciplinary research groups. Research leaders with ambition to develop a strong research agenda with an impact on practice, will find Nottingham Business School the ideal space to develop their profile.

About NBS

Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB and listed as a Top 95 European Business School in the
FT ranking. NBS was recently shortlisted for the coming THE Business School of the Year award and is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading business schools, providing education and research that combines academic excellence with impact on business and society.

Working For Us

As a thought-leader, the successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to shape the school’s research agenda, to build a dynamic research team or a research centre, and to
collaborate on cross-disciplinary research in a supportive environment. As a leading business school, we are able and committed to giving motivated, collegiate individuals the support and facilities they need to flourish.


SearchHigher has been exclusively retained by Nottingham Trent University as the executive search firm for this appointment and welcome your application and enquiries.
Closing date for all applications: 6th January 2019

The Roles

Professor in Accounting and Finance

Job purpose

To develop, lead and inspire relevant academic activities within the discipline, enhancing the profile and standing of the University and School by way of their research, and contribution to the Academic Team and School’s activities.

Principal duties and responsibilities


  • Undertake sustained high quality research activity, consistent with the research priorities of the School, which creates demonstrable impact upon the University, the external academic and/or professional communities and/or wider society;
  • Actively lead the development of quality research within a discipline field, including (where relevant to discipline) the development of a research group/centre/institute. This may also involve the active leadership, management and mentoring of research students and staff and early career researchers;
  • Maintain an international reputation for excellence within the discipline;
  • Maintain a sustained level of high quality research outputs in prominent peer-reviewed academic journals, books or other relevant fora;
  • Disseminate the results of research and scholarly activity in academic and professional conferences, and contribute to the visibility of the University and School;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other academic institutions, relevant professional bodies, or commercial/industrial organisations to facilitate the development of research within the discipline;
  • Active membership of significant organisations, expert committees, boards and other bodies related to the discipline;
  • Provide expert opinion to external organisations and audiences;
  • As PI or Co-PI successfully apply for, negotiate, and manage, high quality bids to secure research income at a level commensurate with the discipline and our Band level of Professor;
  • Initiate, lead and collaborate in research activities with other Universities and relevant non-academic partners;
  • Successfully supervise and manage research projects within the School;
  • Contribute significantly to the development and implementation of research strategy within the School, which results in demonstrable, measureable enhancements in research capability, capacity and quality;
  • Attract, recruit and supervise postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Make a significant, sustained, contribution to the University as a teacher, tutor and facilitator of student learning;
  • Develop and deliver inspirational, research-led teaching that creates a stimulating environment for student learning;
  • Achieve consistently high student satisfaction, and a consistent number of successful research completions and Masters student dissertations/research projects;
  • Achieve HEA, or equivalent, accreditation.

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About NBS

With a 230-strong faculty and 6000 students, covering Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral, and Executive Education, NBS works closely with private and public organisations, professional bodies, and global business education networks to create and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge that has a positive influence and impact on business practice and society in general.

  • Our Mission

    Our mission is to provide education and research that combines academic excellence with impact upon business and society. The purpose of that work is to improve business and organisational practice through knowledge and people. NBS is known as the business school for business. Our philosophy is to maximise the intersection of research, teaching and engagement with a strong emphasise on experiential learning and personalisation. As ‘The Business School for business’, we work closely with hundreds of commercial, academic and community-based partners around the globe. These ties provide a global mix of opportunity and initiative including professional and academic mobility, international collaborations and the support to develop a world leading team.

  • An evolving institution

    NBS has made a step change in research intesity, infrasturcture and power over the last 4 years, since the REF2014 recognised 95% of the School’s research as world-leading and internationally excellent with 100% of the impact score rated as 3* and 4*, confirmed by by our EQUIS accreditation in 2017. Our ongoing programme of strategic investment has created a highly attractive and vibrant research community and environment at NBS.

  • Research with Purpose and Impact

    NBS has strong and purposeful research culture that combines world leading research with impact on policy and practice with extensive international connections and partnerships in academia and business. We also have a global reputation as a leader in experiential and personalised learning with state of the art facilities at the centre of Nottingham. NBS is one of the largest business schools in the UK with resources to invest to distinguish us as a major international force in global business and management research and education.

Working at NBS

Nottingham Business School is an innovative, vibrant university and a great place to work. Our staff help us deliver education and research that shapes lives and delivers an outstanding student experience. We invest in our employees and offer an excellent range of staff benefits. NTU has been awarded a gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for our outstanding learning and teaching, which is amongst the highest quality to be found in the UK.

Annual Leave

Annual holiday entitlement of 35 days + 5 University closure days.

Additional Death in Service Benefit

In addition to the Death in Service Benefit provided through the pension scheme, the University also provides an Additional Death in Service Benefit Scheme at two times the basic annual salary.

Health Cover

Eligible to choose between either an Annual Health Assessment


Individual Private Medical Insurance (PMI), provided through Aviva.

Relocation Assistance

Up to £8000 – this amount may be extended in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Head of HR Operations, in consultation with the relevant recruiting manager.

Application process

SearchHigher has been exclusively retained by Nottingham Trent University as the executive search firm for this appointment.
Apply for this role below by email, please provide a CV and supporting statement:

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To make an informal enquiry or for further information, please contact Paula Keville-Spain

Or call Paula Keville-Spain on +44 (0)2476 575129


Closing date for all applications: Midnight on 6th January 2019