Duties and responsibilities :
Facilitate and assess student learning and development in under- and / or postgraduate modules in the field of Accountancy (e.
g. Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting and Finance; Taxation; and / or Accounting Information Systems).
Take a leadership role in the recurriculation of the Accountancy modules / programmes to respond to the requirements of professional accountancy bodies (e.
g. SAICA’s CA2025 Competency Framework) and the changing world of work (e.g. due to the Fourth Industrial Revolution).
Contribute to the advancement of the pedagogical practices followed in the School of Accountancy.
Supervise postgraduate students with their Honours, Masters or PhD theses or research projects.
Conduct research and publish in accredited journals.
Attend and speak at conferences, research colloquia, workshops, and seminars in order to disseminate research and discipline knowledge.
Develop and maintain relationships with relevant research community, the accountancy profession, and professional bodies to establish collaborations and partnerships.
Contribute to the coordination and management of the academic, research and engagement activities of the School.
Mentor junior staff to achieve their academic / career goals.
Serve on School, Faculty and University-wide structures.
Inherent requirements :
Associate Professor :
A relevant Doctoral degree on NQF level 10 OR a Chartered Accountant (SA) holding a Masters in Accountancy and possessing an excellent track record of academic leadership in professional programmes;
Has a national reputation as an active researcher in accountancy;
Regularly makes quality contributions to the advancement of knowledge; and
Has successfully supervised and examined the research undertaken by postgraduate students.
A relevant Doctoral degree on NQF level 10;
Has a national / international reputation as a leading researcher in accountancy;
Is making sustained, major contributions to knowledge of outstanding quality; and
Has successfully supervised and examined the research undertaken by Masters and Doctoral students.
Results Orientated :
o The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
o The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
Strategic Thinking :
o The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.
o The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
o The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
Building Coalitions :
o The ability to negotiate, sell, influence and to persuade others.
o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
Extensive experience in the facilitation of student learning in a professional accountancy education environment.
Possess a NRF rating of C3 or equivalent.
Is willing to contribute in a proactive and collegial manner to the strategic projects of the School of Accountancy.
Is willing to be a member of the management team of the School of Accountancy.
Associate Professor : Demonstrates excellent potential to obtain a PhD if not already obtained.