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Professor/Associate Professor in Management Accounting and Financial Management

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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) enjoys national and international acclaim for its continuing contribution to democratic change in South Africa and for making quality education accessible to all South Africans and developing centres of excellence of national importance. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive Faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as to overall student development. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and willing to make a significant contribution to the development of the Faculty.

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that educates the students across academic units including Accounting, Economics, Industrial Psychology (Human Resources Management), Information Systems, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), Institute for Social Development, Political Studies, School of Business & Finance, School of Government (including Public Administration) and the Academic Literacies Programme.

The Department of Accounting has accreditation with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). The Department offers a three-year undergraduate degree and a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA) towards SAICA's Initial Test of Competence (ITC). The Department also offers an alternative three-year degree in Accounting, which is accredited by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).

The successful candidate for Professor/Associate Professor in Management Accounting and Financial Management will be responsible for the following key performance areas:
  • Facilitate learning and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Conduct research and publish in Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate supervision
  • Provide academic leadership and administration
  • Undertake curriculum development and assessment
  • Participate in community engagement and outreach
Minimum Requirements - Professor
  • PhD or equivalent, preferably in the field of Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and teaching, preferably in the field of Management Accounting and Financial Management.
  • A record of quality peer reviewed publications, preferably in the field of Management Accounting and Financial Management
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision
  • Evidence of expertise, national standing, and definite international presence in his/her discipline.
  • The integration of community engagement with learning and teaching and/or research
  • Experience in generating research grants.
Minimum requirements - Associate Professor
  •  PhD or equivalent in the field of Management Accounting or Financial Management
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating learning and teaching in the field of Management Accounting or Financial Management
  • A track record of quality peer reviewed publications
  • A record of successful postgraduate supervision
  • Evidence of expertise, national standing, and preferably an international presence in his/her
Key Competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Adaptability and the ability to operate in a diverse environment
  • Student focused approach
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Computer literacy and e-learning skills
  • Technical professional knowledge and skills in the discipline and in the core strategic areas, namely learning and teaching, research and scholarship, community engagement as well as professional leadership

Closing Date: 29 June 2022

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at

https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll. For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University's commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.

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