Reader in Accounting Ref 10078

School/department: Business School/ Accounting and Finance
Hours: full time considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract:   permanent 
Reference:  10078
Salary: starting at £53,353 to £61,823 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on:  10 November 2022
Closing date: 10 February 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 28 February 2023
Expected start date: no later than Sepetember 2023  

Job description

  • The Department of Accounting and Finance is looking to hire a full-time, permanent faculty member at the Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) level in the area of Accounting. We are looking for an individual with an exciting research agenda and evidence of publication potential in the top journals in Accounting. A specialism in any of the following areas would be desirable, but not essential: sustainable accounting and finance, data analytics, AI applications in accounting, and advanced financial reporting.
  • The Accounting Group has a vibrant team of research-active academics who frequently organise research seminars, research collaboratively, and provide a supportive and friendly research culture. The group is embedded in the wider University of Sussex Business School and benefits from the expertise from other research groups in the School, notably around sustainability, economic development, and artificial intelligence.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that their research has publication potential in top level journals. The Department values ‘quality over quantity’ and considers the FT50 list and the CABS journal list as indicative for the quality of the journals. The successful candidate will be an engaged academic who enjoys working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment and shows enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues within the department and across disciplines.
  • They should have experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, as well as a preparedness to teach specialist and core subjects.
  • For details of the members of the Accounting and Finance Department see:

Please contact Prof. Radu Tunaru ( or Prof. Hans van der Heijden  ( for informal enquiries

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