Associate Professor / Professor
UFS, Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein, ZA
3d ago

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.
  • Professor :

  • 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.

  • Leading :
  • 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.
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