Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), and contact information for three references merged into a single PDF/Word document as an attachment to an email directed to The subject line of the email should state the name of the position to which candidates are applying. Review of applications will start immediately, and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Resumption Date: 1st July 2024.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – Accounting (Auditing and Forensic Accounting)

Position type: Full-Time

About JHBS

At James Hope Business School, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares our students to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of business and finance. Our commitment to innovation, research, and industry relevance sets us apart as a leading institution in business education.

About the Position

James Hope University is seeking dynamic and accomplished individuals to join our faculty as a Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors of Accounting in our esteemed Business School (JHBS). The successful candidates will be responsible for conducting innovative research, delivering high-quality teaching, and contributing to the academic and intellectual life of the institution. These role offers an exciting opportunity to engage with students, collaborate with colleagues, and make meaningful contributions to the field of accounting.

The Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Accounting will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional and commercial sectors. More specifically, the Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor is responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the Department’s programs and for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to the discipline at a national and international level.

As the Professor in Accounting, you will develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the Department and University’s research focus areas. This includes engagement with the relevant industry stakeholders, attracting competitive grants, publications in high impact journals and effective supervision of postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff.

As a Professor in James Hope Business School, you may be appointed as Deputy Dean for a specific discipline or to provide strategic leadership for learning and teaching or research and scholarship.

The teaching areas of priorities include, but are not limited to:

  • Auditing and Forensic Accounting: Specialization in auditing principles, techniques, and standards, audit planning, risk assessment, internal controls, audit evidence, professional ethics, and audit reporting. To also teach courses that focus on detecting and investigating financial fraud and misconduct. Cover topics such as fraud examination techniques, forensic accounting procedures, litigation support, and expert witness testimony.


  • Ph.D. in Accounting
  • Ability to develop and deliver high-quality curriculum and program materials, direct an award program/s and implement program improvements and innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement programs.
  • Extensive experience in supervising higher-degree research candidates to maximize research performance.
  • Ability and willingness to teach online, in global locations, and in multi-cultural environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.
  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor, based on qualifications and experience.