Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Accounting and Finance


Staffordshire Business School

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Possession of a PhD or equivalent professional standing in a relevant subject area E A
2 Membership of the HE Academy or other equivalent teaching qualification, or willingness to achieve this within 12 months E A/I
3 Previous experience of teaching in HE and developing specialist teaching materials. With working knowledge of UK HE (TEF, NSS, REF) and developed specialist teaching materials (essential for Senior Lecturer) D A/I
4 Previous experience and expertise in cognate areas including Accounting Theory, Financial reporting, Taxation, Strategic Management Accounting and Financial Management (essential for Senior Lecturer) D A/I
5 Significant experience of leading the development, design, delivery and assessment of modules at various levels (essential for Senior Lecturer) D A/I
6 Experience in effectively managing the day-to-day operations of an allocated academic area, working with and leading colleagues as appropriate to ensure the smooth running of awards and modules and achievement of School and University deadlines (essential for Senior Lecturer) D I
7 A successful track record of enterprise, consultancy or research activities which enhance external revenue within area of specialism (essential for senior lecturer) D I
8 A demonstrable record of engagement in research and/or scholarship as evidenced by publication in peer reviewed journals within area of specialism (please provide in your applications suitable online profiles to eg Researchgate, Google Scholar profile, ORCID)(essential for Senior Lecturer) D A/I
9 Previous experience of and demonstrable ability to supervise at PhD/DBA level D A/I
10 An understanding of the key issues and challenges in the HE environment with an ability to articulate a vision for the future development within area of specialism ( essential for senior lecturer) D I
11 A creative, innovative and flexible approach to facilitating learning, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience E I
12 An effective team player who is self-motivated and with good organisational skills and able to work on own initiative E I
13 A commitment to scholarship, learning and teaching, and delivering graduate employability skills through curriculum content. E I
14 Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage a diverse audience E A/I
15 A proven track record of achieving targets and/ Key Performance Indicators in a competitive environment E I
16 A successful track record of enterprise and research activities which enhance external revenue within area of specialism. E I
17 The ability to contribute and influence decision making during internal and external meetings, acting as a University representative and a champion of the subject specialism E I
18 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview