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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Taxation (A211-17CA)

School of Accountancy, Massey Business School

Seeking applications from people who hold a PhD in Accountancy and academic leadership to contribute toward the teaching, research and administrative activities of the School as a senior staff member.

Grade:Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Prof
Applications close:11:45 p.m. on 27 August 2017

Position overview

Massey University has an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. Our University is a single, unified institution comprising three differentiated campuses and distance delivery that positively impacting on the creative, economic, social, scientific, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Our research is inspired by real world applications and Massey University has continued to be rated as one of New Zealand’s most attractive employer in the education sector.

Massey Business School (MBS) has a proud foundation of academic and administrative excellence, teaching business studies since 1972. The Massey Business School and the School of Accountancy are AACSB accredited. We are benchmarked by the AACSB as among the top five per cent of business schools globally. We offer world leading, relevant, flexible, research-led tertiary education combined with internationally renowned professional development, entrepreneurial start-up support and in-depth consultancy services that are relevant to business needs today.

This position is based on the Albany campus. Our Albany campus is located in Albany, a northern suburb of Auckland. The campus has state-of-the-art academic and recreational facilities. If you have not been to Auckland, imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, our largest and most diverse city.

The successful candidate will:
- possess a Doctoral degree and a good record of internationally refereed research and publications in one or more of the core disciplinary areas of the School.
- be expected to provide leadership in research by conducting, and participating in research activities leading to scholarly publications, and by attracting internal/external funding.
- have demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, evidence of quality teaching and research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University will offer a competitive salary for suitably qualified appointments in the Accountancy field. Please indicate the position you are applying for Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor.

Enquiries with regard to the nature of the position may be addressed to: Professor Fawzi Laswad, Head of School, School of Accountancy, Email:, Ph. +64 6 356 9099 Ext 83064.

Job description

Purpose statement

Lecture/Senior Lecturer: to enhance the learning and qualification outcomes of Massey's students and the scholarly outputs of the University by undertaking an effective programme of teaching; undertaking research including research supervision of students; mentoring and motivating other staff, particularly junior staff in teaching and research activities; engaging in the pursuit of external funding; providing administrative and professional services to the University and broader academic or professional communities.

Associate Professor: in addition to the above, mentor and motivate other staff (particularly junior staff in teaching and research activities), and be required to lead, teach and co-ordinate courses.

Responsible to

Head of School for teaching, research and administrative duties within the School of Accountancy.

Key accountabilities

- Prepare, present and examine courses offered by the School at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This involves conducting lectures, tutorials and seminars in courses that have been assigned by the Head of School.
- Develop, coordinate and teach major curriculum components of courses.
- Provide students with consultation time on course related matters as appropriate.
- Supervise postgraduate students at levels up to and including doctoral study and participate in supervision of postgraduate research activities.

- Develop a personal research programme, and undertake research activities, which lead to publications in international refereed journals, presentations of papers at international and regional conferences and presentations at appropriate seminars.
- Publish scholarly works in academic journals, and present research papers at academic conferences.
- Attract research funding from external and internal sources.
- Participate in the School of Accountancy research seminar programme.

Service to the Community:
- Assist the School in developing its relationships with the business community and the profession.
- Contribute where possible to the community at large in terms of providing input on accounting issues.
- Participate in community service activities that further advance the professional/discipline, consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.

University Responsibilities:
- Serve on University and/or School committees where appropriate.
- Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
- Be expected to contribute toward the School’s administrative activities.
- Other duties as directed by the Head of School.

Person specification


  • Possess a Doctoral degree and an appropriate record of research.
  • Good record of internationally refereed publications in one or more of the core disciplinary areas of the School.


  • Demonstrated evidence of quality teaching and research supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Evidence of progress in the area of research.
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership in research by conducting, and participating in, research activities leading to scholarly publications, and by attracting internal/external funding.

Personal attributes and behaviours

  • An international scholarly reputation.
  • Demonstrated abilities in academic leadership.
  • Commitment to fostering the success of junior staff.
  • Skills in tertiary teaching and research.
  • Skill in engaging relevant businesses in promoting university interests.
  • Willingness to assist with administrative functions of the University.
  • Willingness to pursue external research income.
  • A commitment to collegial interactions within the University.

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