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About King’s
King's College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work, where staff
are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning, in the service of society. We are a multifaculty institution, providing high-quality teaching, research and innovation across the sciences,
humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and social sciences. As a member of the Russell Group, an
association of leading UK research-intensive universities, we are committed to maintaining the highest
standards in research and education. King's is the largest centre for the education of healthcare
professionals in Europe, and is home to five Medical Research Council Centres spread across its three
teaching hospitals.
King's is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2014/15 QS World University Rankings). We are
the fourth oldest university in England and based in the heart of London, King's has more than 26,000
students from nearly 140 countries, and more than 7,000 employees.
The UK higher education funding bodies allocate about £2 billion per year of research funding to UK
universities, based on the quality and volume of each university’s research. As well as informing
funding allocations, the REF provides accountability for public investment in research, demonstrates
its benefits, and provides important reputational yardsticks and benchmarking information about the
research performance of UK universities. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework
(REF) have confirmed King’s College London as a world-leading research university.
Top ten nationally for research ‘power’ and ‘quality’
King’s has risen to 6th position* nationally in the ‘power’ ranking – up from 11th in the Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. ‘Power’ takes into account both the quality and the quantity of
research activity. King’s has also risen to 7th position* for quality – up from 22nd in 2008. 84 per cent
of our research has been deemed 3* and 4* (up from 61 per cent in RAE 2008), meaning that it is
regarded as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The proportion of the university’s overall
submission classified as 4* has risen from 19 per cent in 2008 to 39 per cent in REF 2014. King’s
submitted 1,369 staff compared with 1,172 in RAE 2008, which represents an increase of 14 percent.
80 per cent of eligible staff were submitted to REF 2014 compared with 79 per cent last time.
Higher education sector comparisons
In terms of comparison across the sector, King’s has had some outstanding successes notably:
• Law is 1st in the country for quality of research and 7th for power (up from 19th and 14th
• Education is 2nd for quality and 4th for power;
• Clinical Medicine is 3rd for quality;
• General Engineering (Imaging Sciences) is 5th for quality and submitted twice the number of
staff compared with 2008;
• Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience is 2nd in the country for power and achieved 100
percent 4* ranking for research ‘environment’;
• Politics and International Studies is 1st for power*;
• History is 5th for quality and 7th for power;
• Philosophy is 3rd for quality and 3rd for power;
• Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (Culture, Media and Creative Industries and
Digital Humanities) are 1st for power and 8th for quality and scored 100% at 4* for research
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Based on proportions of research at 3* and 4*, 19 of our 27 submissions rank in the top quartile
nationally. Outstanding performances include: General Engineering (Imaging Sciences) with a total of
99 per cent, putting us in first position nationally in terms of proportion of submissions ranked at
4*/3*; Clinical Medicine with 93 percent, also in first position nationally in terms of proportion of
submissions ranked at 4*/3*; and the three submissions to Subjects Allied to Medicine (Dentistry;
Nursing & Midwifery and Palliative Care; and Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences and Women’s Health),
which also achieved scores in the 90s.
Research outputs
For research outputs, 15 of 27 Units of Assessment have achieved an upper quartile ranking based on
3* and 4* classifications. Particularly strong performances have been seen for General Engineering
(Imaging Sciences), Clinical Medicine, Dentistry and Mathematics.
The ‘impact’ of research was introduced as a new metric in the REF and represents 20 percent of the
overall submission. Eighteen of King’s 27 submissions have upper quartile status based on 3* and 4*
quality ratings. In particular the areas of Education; Culture, Media and Creative Industries/Digital
Humanities; Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care; Public Health; General Engineering and Law
scored highly for impact. Furthermore, measured against other multi-disciplinary universities, rather
than specialist higher education institutions, King’s is ranked 4th in the country for research impact.
*Times Higher Education REF rankings
University fundraising: World questions|King’s answers
Our fundraising campaign World questions|King’s answers was launched publicly in 2010 with a goal
to raise £500 million by 2015 and to answer urgent global questions focusing on cancer, children’s
health, neuroscience, mental health, understanding shifts in global power and supporting the next
generation of global leaders.
In June 2014 we announced that we had reached our target 18 months early and committed to raise
another £100 million by the end of the campaign. The campaign is the largest UK higher education
fundraising campaign other than Cambridge and Oxford. For more information, please visit the
campaign website:
King’s Health Partners
King’s Health Partners is one of the UK’s five Academic Health
Sciences Centres. It brings together a world leading research led
university (King’s College London) and three successful NHS
Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College
Hospital and South London and Maudsley).
Our aim is to create a centre where world-class research, teaching and clinical practice are brought
together for the benefit of patients. We want to make sure that the lessons from research are used more
swiftly, effectively and systematically to improve healthcare services for people with physical and
mental health care problems. This integrated organisation serves more than 1.5 million patients every
year, has approximately 25,000 employees and has a combined annual turnover of £2 billion. For more
information, visit:
Hospital fundraising: together we can…
together we can... is the fundraising partnership for Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital,
South London and Maudsley, with academic partner King’s College London. For more information,
The Faculty
The Faculty consists of the following departments:
Defence Studies
Education & Professional Studies
Global Institutes
Institute of Contemporary British History
Management and Business
Policy Institute @ King's
Political Economy
Social Science, Health and Medicine
War Studies
The Faculty is committed to advancing social science scholarship to help tackle some of the most
important social, political and ethical issues of our time. Our excellence is consistently recognised in
national and international league tables and research awards, and in the appointment of staff to
influential positions within their wider international scholarly communities, e.g. as editors of some of
the major social science journals and members of Research Council review panels.
The variety of disciplines represented amongst the Faculty's staff goes well beyond the social sciences
into the physical sciences and humanities, which provides close links with colleagues in fields such as
Humanities, the Life Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery and Physical Sciences & Engineering. The policyorientation that characterises so much of our work is associated with significant government contracts
and close working relationships with many departments in Whitehall and with government agencies
elsewhere as well as Non-Governmental Organisations nationally and internationally. Public policy
interests within the Faculty are local, national and international in their emphasis and the Faculty is
home to an interdisciplinary Public Policy programme.
As part of our longstanding commitment to influential, policy relevant scholarship the Faculty
maintains close and productive links with key national and international policy, practitioner and
activist communities. The Faculty’s London-based departments are on the Waterloo and Strand
campuses of the university, both of which are in the heart of London with easy access to the policy
community and the cultural and intellectual heart of the city. The Faculty’s Defence Studies
Department is based in Shrivenham, Wiltshire.
The Faculty currently has gross revenues from all sources of £62 million and a net annual Faculty
surplus of £5 million. It has approximately 245 (full time equivalent HEFCE funded) academic staff
and approximately 1900 undergraduate, 1750 postgraduate taught, and 550 postgraduate research
students. The Faculty comprises ten departments. The Faculty is led by an Executive Board which
consists of the heads of the departments together with the Dean of the Faculty and the head of
professional services in the Faculty.
The School of Management and Business
The School of Management and Business at King’s College has expanded rapidly in the last few years
and with the benefit of recent recruitment there are now 71 academic faculty and 15 professional
services staff in the department. There are three thriving undergraduate programmes; the BSc in
Business Management, which currently recruits approximately 180 high quality students each year; a
BSc in Economics and Management which commenced in September 2014 and which recruits
approximately 100 students and an intercalated BSc in Health Care Management. A new BSc in
International Management will commence in September 2016 with approximately 50 students. The
School is arguably the principal suppliers of undergraduate teaching in Business and Management
Studies in the University of London.
In recent years the School has developed a portfolio of advanced MSc programmes that build upon and
reflect its research strengths. These include the MSc in Accounting Accountability & Financial
Management, MSc in International Management, the MSc in Human Resource Management and
Organisational Analysis (with CIPD accreditation), the MSc in Public Policy Management, and the MSc
in International Marketing (with CIM accreditation). Recruitment to all programmes is strong and the
School currently has 380 postgraduate students. New MSc programmes in Banking and Finance and a
part-time MSc in International Marketing will commence in September 2016. There is also a growing
doctoral programme with a cohort of approximately 70 students, including an ESRC funded
Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre. The School prides itself on its commitment
to high quality in both its teaching and research and on its friendly atmosphere between staff and
The School of Management and Business is located in the Waterloo campus and plans to move into
new accommodation in Bush House during 2017. This location means it is well located for contacts
with business, the City, public sector organisations, government, the arts and other organisations and
colleges in central London. It sees itself as a research intensive school which has the benefit of being
located in a world-leading multi-faculty institution.
The University has earmarked Management and Business as an area of significant growth over the
coming years. Proposed new courses include a BSc programme in Economics, further growth in the
area of finance (building upon the MSc programme in Banking and Finance that starts in 2016), and
new MSc programmes in the area of entrepreneurship, which has been identified as an area of strategic
growth. These developments will increase the scale of our activities and further cement our position as
a leading provider of management teaching and research.
Research in the School of Management and Business
The School of Management and Business at King’s has been acknowledged by the Research Excellence
Framework (REF) 2014 as one of the best departments in the UK. In terms of its publications, when
ranked by the percentage of work that is 3* and 4*, the school ranks 8th in the UK; 82% of the published
research submitted for assessment was deemed to be world leading and internationally excellent, with
more than a third of that being rated as world leading.
Research within the School falls into nine research groups.
Accounting and Financial Management
Analysing the economic and organisational repercussions of different types of accounting and financial
management systems is the mainstay of the research of the Accounting and Financial Management
group. Members of the group specialise in a wide range of research areas but three particular themes
are prominent.
The first area of interest is financial management and market-based accounting research with a focus
on the role of information in company valuation, empirical analysis of accounting information, and the
role of real options in investment analysis. Accounting based research includes research on the capital
market consequences of international financial reporting standards (IFRS), and modelling the impact
of accounting and dividend information on equity valuation. Financial management research has a
strong focus on option pricing and the implications of managerial discretion for company performance
and valuation and for corporate risk analysis. Other related topics include research on modelling and
estimating the cost of capital and valuation and financial reporting issues related to company pension
The second area of interest focuses on corporate governance and accountability using a variety of
quantitative and qualitative research methods. This includes quantitative empirical analysis on
executive compensation and its impact on the quality of corporate governance and more qualitative
research on how corporate governance information is incorporated into the analysis of sell-side
financial analysts. The third area is the sociology of financial markets which has a major focus on trader
behaviour and the impact of technology and other related areas such as the use of accounting
information in the investment practices of private equity.
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
The School has one of the leading research groups in the world engaged in human resource
management, employment relations and organisational behaviour. The research on human resource
management addresses some of the major contemporary debates concerning the relationship between
human resource practices and outcomes such as performance and worker well-being. The research is
closely allied to work exploring the structure and contribution of human resource departments and
those responsible for the function: training and development and policies to limit bullying and
harassment in the workplace.
The research on employment relations has a strong international flavour. It explores the changing role
of trade unions in contemporary organisations and how they can maintain an effective influence. It
analyses the part played by employment relations in international mergers and acquisitions in different
countries. It examines the roles of partnership arrangements in the workplace and how these contribute
to trust relations. An allied body of research is exploring the role of the psychological contract as a
framework for considering contemporary employment relationships in both a national and
international comparative context.
Research on organisational behaviours covers a range of themes. The first is concerned with careers
and the role of contemporary careers. This includes the careers of professional workers and in
particular female professionals in areas such as law and pharmacy. The second is concerned with worklife balance and relates to issues of working hours and types of employment contract. The third explores
work in call centres and in particular its impact on well-being and commitment. A fourth body of
research focusses on the heath sector, applying theory and research to address current issues including
change management, the challenges of transfer from professional to managerial roles, the place of
network and other forms of organisation and migration of health workers. The fifth area concerns
issues of identification and employer branding in contexts ranging from recruitment to mergers and
International Business and Comparative Management (IBCM)
The international business and comparative management (IBCM) research group conducts interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical research on the nature and extent of international management
activities. Members of the group examine international aspects of key management and international
business issues such as entry strategies, corporate governance, consumer behaviour and strategy. Their
work has attracted numerous grants from bodies such as ESRC and the European Union.
The IBCM group approaches the international dimension to business from a comparative perspective.
Researchers explore how differences between countries and regions impact firm and human activities.
A shared feature of the research is an interest in how national institutions shape systems and outcomes.
One particular aspect of this is how national patterns of corporate governance are similar or different
across borders. The research in this area focuses on issues of decision-making among corporate
stakeholders. Particular emphasis is placed on how corporate governance is linked to related
management issues such as finance, business strategy, the business life cycle, human resource
management and the diversity of financial, legal and political institutions across countries. A second
aspect of the comparative approach concerns the nature of work across borders, including a focus on
how work differs across countries and how work practices are transferred across national borders.
The research into multinational enterprises emphasizes how various elements of firms’
internationalisation strategies (entry-exit, global value chains, mergers / acquisitions, human resource
management and the transfer of practices) are shaped by host and home country settings and the sociopolitical environment. It includes issues such as selecting a market to enter, entry mode and forms of
integration across borders. One emphasis is on foreign direct investment choices and how diverse
socio-political networks influence access to foreign markets, entrepreneurial opportunities and
resources. Another emphasis is on the role of ‘globalizing actors’ in establishing and disseminating new
norms across borders within multinationals, for which the group has recently been awarded a large
ESRC grant.
The Marketing Subject Group sees marketing as an essential element of organizational growth and
long-term viability through an understanding of consumer and market environments in the for-profit
or not-for-profit sectors. Marketing is essential for crafting attractive market offerings, conveying value
to target consumers, supplying consumers and capturing that value from consumers. Consequently the
Group’s research encapsulates the theoretical boundaries of marketing thought as well as rigorously
testing new ways of conceptualizing marketing. Consumer behaviour, quantitative and qualitative
marketing and marketing strategy are all crossed by the Group to address important questions about
practice and theory. Research interests include: advertising and marketing communications, consumer
privacy and surveillance policy, creativity and risk, cross-national and cross-cultural marketing, digital
marketing, decision-making, export and international marketing, innovation and crowdsourcing and
service provision strategy. The Group’s members actively collaborate with research colleagues in North
America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. Their work has been published widely in marketing and
management journals in North America, Europe and Australasia.
Public Services Management
The cross-disciplinary Public Services Management Group is responsible for a strong and growing
cluster of health, education and public sector management research with a high level of funding from
such sources as ESRC and National Institute of Health Research. Much of this research is applied and
involves working closely with national and local policy makers and practitioners. Current health
management research in the department is examining networks in health care, knowledge mobilisation
in health care, the visible and invisible effects of medical regulation and the enactment of management
knowledge by general and clinical managers. There is also an ongoing research stream on the structure
and management of the health and social care workforce, in particular examining the development of
new roles and ways of working. There are good links with research being undertaken in the Medical
School in the areas of implementation science, public health and primary care. Work on education
concentrates on post-compulsory structures and funding, including work on the responses of higher
education institutions to funding changes, and the implications of different apprenticeship delivery
This group has grown over the past few years and contains a growing cluster of economists who are
highly active in a number of research areas. One stream is concerned with microeconomic issues
focusing on the analysis of labour markets and education. This includes the measurement of human
capital and its impact on comparative growth in industrial countries, the mechanisms that underpin
the growth in postgraduate study, and the relationship between the supply of skills and changing
employer demand for skills, in the context of changing technology and globalization. Research in this
stream also covers the economics of inequality and disadvantage, the economics of migration, hours of
work and employment protection legislation. A second research stream is in macroeconomics,
monetary policy and international finance. This includes fiscal & monetary policy, central banking,
monetary policy and financial markets, exchange rate fluctuations, capital flows, portfolio choice and
current accounts. Members of staff have also an active research agenda on housing markets.
Health economics is also an area of strength involving research on the performance of the healthcare
sector across European countries, pharmaceutical competition, pricing and reimbursement, the link
between health and recessions, the economics of preventative healthcare, and risky behaviours in the
context of health. Members of this group also research in the areas of industrial organization;
organizational economics; the methodology of economics; public private partnerships, corporate
governance and political economy including research on public service delivery and participatory
democracy in Brazil, as well as between media and political accountability.
This group has links with other economists in the Faculty (e.g. Department of Political Economy, IOPP)
and has strong links with external bodies such as the National Institute of Economic and Social
Research. There are strong links with many national and international economics groups such as the
Royal Economic Society, the Society of Labor Economists, the European Association of Labour
Economists, the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group and the International Association for
Research on Income and Wealth.
Centre for Work, Interaction and Technology
The Work, Interaction and Technology group specialises in video-based field studies of social
interaction in work and organisational settings. These studies draw from analytic developments in the
social sciences, namely ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, and address the multimodal,
situated character of social action. Current projects include studies of health care, including optometry,
dentistry and surgical operations, of command and control, auctions, markets, stores, and museums
and galleries. Many of the studies have a particular focus on the ways in which tools and technologies
feature in work and interaction. Projects are funded by the UK research councils including the EPSRC,
ESRC and AHRC, the EU IST programmes and a number of other public and private sector institutions.
Many of the projects are undertaken in close cooperation with industry and the services, including
leading industrial research laboratories, and involve collaboration with academic partners in the UK,
mainland Europe and the Far East.
Entrepreneurship research within the school has grown considerably in the last two years, taking
in topics such as the psychology of entrepreneurs, strategic entrepreneurship, financing
entrepreneurial ventures, social entrepreneurship as well as entrepreneurial family firms and serial
entrepreneurs, employing classical methodologies from management science, whether quantitative or
qualitative. Future entrepreneurship research seems set to become more interdisciplinary in the sense
of integrating knowledge from technical areas as well as from natural sciences and political and social
sciences. The recently launched Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will contribute to our
understanding of how businesses build sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing problems
around the world, such as access to fresh water, healthy food, education and by that to help to build a
better world. At the same time, it will also study so-called ‘intrapreneurship’, innovating within existing
organizations and initiating and growing within organization projects that foster new solutions.
Banking and Finance
The banking and finance group is a new group in the school that has been set up at the start of this
academic year to support the development of research and new postgraduate programmes in finance.
At the moment it is made up of three academics who work in the interface of banking, finance,
economics and econometrics. There are ambitious plans to more than double the group, to support its
teaching and research activities.
In terms of research, the academics in the group have been working in a variety of topics that have in
the past been supported by bodies such as ESRC, the Bank of England and Eurostat. These topics
include banking efficiency, timely detection of financial crises, forecasting financial and economic
variables in a changing world after the great financial crisis, the effects of unconventional monetary
policies, such as quantitative easing, on the financial system and the macro-economy, and the statistical
underpinnings of portfolio management in the presence of large datasets. The latest topic is an example
of a broader research agenda of the group, on the use of Big Data to aid financial and economic analysis.
Further details of the research groups and the activities of specific staff can be found on the department
web site at:
Staff in the School of Management and Business
The School of Management and Business currently comprises just over seventy full or part-time
academic staff, as well as a growing number of research staff and a strong administrative support team.
Academic Staff (February 2016)
Sam Aryee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Stephen Bach, Professor Human Resource Management
Keith Brouthers, Professor of Business Strategy
Georgios Chortareas, Professor of Applied Economics
Colin Clubb, Professor of Accounting and Financial Management
Stephen Deery, Professor of Human Resource and Public Sector Management
Tony Edwards, Professor of Comparative Management and Industrial Relations (Head of School)
Ewan Ferlie, Professor of Public Services Management
David Guest, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management
Christian Heath, Professor of Work and Organisation
Jon Hindmarsh, Professor of Work and Interaction
George Kapetanios, Professor of Finance and Econometrics
Ian Kessler, Professor of Public Service Policy and Management
Paul Luff, Professor of Organisation and Technology
Mary O’Mahony, Professor of Economics
Riccardo Peccei, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Alex Preda, Professor of Accounting, Accountability and Financial Management
Sabine Rau, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lenos Trigeorgis, Professor of Finance
Janet Walsh, Professor of Human Resource Management
Douglas West, Professor of Marketing
Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management
Tarik Driouchi, Reader in Finance
Annita Florou, Reader in Accounting and Financial Management
Martin Edwards, Reader in Human Resource Management
Jo Lindley, Reader in Economics
Jane Sturges, Reader in Organisational Behaviour
Catherine Chen, Senior Lecturer in Finance
Michael Clinton, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Augustin De Coulon, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Kristina Dahlin, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Andreas Kornelakis, Senior Lecturer in International Management
Neophytos Lamnbertides, Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Dirk vom Lehn, Senior Lecturer in Work, Interaction, and Technology
Leone Leonida, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Graeme Lockwood, Senior Lecturer in Law
Stephen Pratten, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Thomas Roulet, Senior Lecturer in International Management
Filipa Sa, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Gerhard Schnyder, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Management
Matt Vidal, Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisations
Oguz Ali Acar, Lecturer in Marketing
Juan Baeza, Lecturer in Health Policy
Joel Bothello, Teaching Fellow in International Management
Alexandra Budjanovcanin, Lecturer in Work Psychology and Public Sector Management
Trevor Colling, Director of Studies
Evangelos Diokitopoulos, Lecturer in Economics
Sonia Goncalves, Lecturer in Economics
Aditi Gupta, Lecturer in Accounting
Gabriella Gutierrez, Teaching Fellow in Human Resource Management
Amanada Jones, Teaching Fellow in Human Resource Management
Philipp Kern, Teaching Fellow in International Management
Evangelia Katsikea, Lecturer in Marketing
Neil Lambert, Teaching Fellow in Strategy and International Business
Jean Ledger, Teaching Fellow in Management
Yong Li, Lecturer in Financial Management
Victor Martin-Sanchez, Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship
Frauke Mattison Thompson, Lecturer in Marketing
Andrew McFaull, Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance
Prokriti Mukherji, Lecturer in Marketing
Yeswanth Nama Venkatswwaralu, Lecturer in Accounting
Vandana Nath, Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Evagelos Pafilis, Lecturer in Public Sector Organisations
Sarah Park, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Kirk Plangger, Lecturer in Marketing
Riccardo Rodrigues, Lecturer in Human Resource Management
Nikoletta Siamagka, Lecturer in Marketing
Simon Tan, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Emre Tarim, Teaching Fellow in Behavioural Finance
Sotiris Vandoros, Lecturer in Health Economics
Alexia Ventouri, Lecturer in Economics and Finance
Fatima Wang, Lecturer in Marketing
Mingzhu Wang, Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Ling Zhang, Teaching Fellow in International HRM
Research Staff and Visiting Fellows
John Edmonds, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Industrial Relations
Howard Gospel, Professor (Emeritus) of Management and Senior Research Fellow in Human
Resource Management
Richard Laughlin, Professor (Emeritus) of Accounting
Pat Oakley, Visiting Research Fellow, Human Resource Management
Professional Services Staff
Flores Anderson, Graduate Programme Officer
Akash Chohan, UG Programme Officer
Cathy Barlow, School Manager
Ewa Dorobek, Graduate Programme Officer
Simon Halpenny, Senior Research Officer
Sarah Luo, School Administrative Assistant
Gillian McAnuff, UG Programme Officer (Year 3)
Will McGeough, Graduate Programme Officer
Runa Rahman, UG Programme Officer (Assessment)
Charlotte Woodward, UG Programme Officer (Years 1 &2)
Eleanor Walkington-Ellis, UG Programme Officer (Ec&Mgt)
Eve Zawadzki, Teaching Support Manager
The Post
The School of Management and Business is seeking to recruit a Professor in Accounting and/or Finance
with a specialism in corporate finance, financial management, or financial reporting. Applications are
sought from distinguished scholars with an outstanding international profile in the field.
The successful candidate will have a publication record that includes peer reviewed articles published
in leading accounting and/or finance journals. The post-holder will be expected to make a major
contribution to the development of the teaching of accounting and finance particularly at postgraduate
level. In addition, applicants must have substantial experience in supervising doctoral research
students. Finally, the person sought must have a proven ability to initiate and lead research projects.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Colin Clubb at [email protected] or 0207 848 3699
or Professor Tony Edwards, Head of the School at [email protected] 020 7848 4092 or
This post is based in the Franklin-Wilkins Building of the Waterloo campus.
Job description
Post title
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Department/Division/Directorate School of Management and Business
Responsible for
Responsible to
Head of School
Role purpose
To take a lead role in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate
To undertake high-quality research in the subject area, to publish the findings in highly-rated
internationally recognised journals, and to participate in the major internationally recognised
academic networks
To carry out administration as requested by the Head of School
Role outline
Key responsibilities and objectives of the job.
 To take a lead role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the School
in accordance with established school practice
 Contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a
research-led approach to student learning
 Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School, Faculty and College,
including establishing a track record of high quality publications
 Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in subject related areas
 Supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development
 Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of School and assist with difficulties, e.g.
learning support problems
 Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods
and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their
 Engage in professional development as appropriate
 Attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences within subject related areas
 Accept academic responsibility within the School and Faculty, involving school administrative
responsibilities in respect of student services, student recruitment and advice as well as participating
in aspects of Faculty governance on Faculty committees
 Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of School
Decision making, planning & problem solving:
 Identify programme development needs and propose how these should be achieved
 Develop ideas for generating income, promoting the subject, disseminating and applying the results
of scholarship
 Seek to secure impact for research findings
 Design, deliver and assess modules through conventional means and through e-learning
 Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures
 Advise on strategic issues such as student recruitment and marketing
 Contribute to accreditation and quality control processes
 Ensure student needs and expectations are met
 Manage projects relating to own area of research
 Take responsibility for administrative duties such as admissions, time-tabling, examinations,
attendance, etc.
Communication & networking:
 Communicate conceptual and complex ideas to a variety of audiences using appropriate media and
 Lead and develop internal networks
 Participate in and develop external networks
 Communicate with students through the e-learning platform
Service delivery:
 Provide specialist or professional advice to students
 Independently provide advice and deal with queries of a specialist nature, interpret student
Give support to colleagues in dealing with queries and monitoring service objectives an standards
Set the required levels of service
Analysis & research:
 Develop research objectives, projects and proposals
 Conduct individual or collaborative research projects
 Identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds
 Extend, transform and apply knowledge required from scholarship to teaching, research and
appropriate external activities
 Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research finding using other appropriate media
 Make presentations at conferences
 Provide expert opinion to the public media where appropriate
Team work, teaching & learning support:
 Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and developing productive working
relationship with others
 Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to student needs both on campus and in the elearning environment
 Collaborate with colleagues across departments to deliver programmes
 Design teaching material and deliver across a range of modules within subject area
 Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods
 Supervise student projects
 Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material
 Identify areas of current provision in need of revision or improvement
 Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students
Specific Aspects - indicate frequency D (daily), W (weekly), M (monthly) where applicable:
Intensive Display Screen Equipment work
(eg. data entry or digital microscopy):
Direct patient contact involving exposure prone
procedures (EPP):
Heavy manual handling:
Direct patient contact, no EPP
Highly repetitive tasks (eg. pipetting or reshelving books):
Work with patient specimens (eg. blood or tissue
Shift work, night work or call-out duties:
Work with GM organisms or biological agents
that may pose a hazard to human health:
Work involving risk of exposure to
environmental or human pathogens (eg. in
waste streams or soils):
Hazards which require health surveillance eg.
respiratory sensitisers (allergens, substances with
risk phrase R42, wood dust etc) or loud noise:
Driving vehicles on College business:
Food handling or preparation:
Work at height (eg. ladders, scaffolds etc)
Work in confined spaces (eg. sump rooms, etc)
Organisational chart
Executive Dean - - Head of School – Chair of Accounting and Finance
Additional Requirements
 All employees are expected to adhere to King’s policies and procedures which are published on the
HR webpages.
 Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work
of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
 This post may be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role.
 For Arts & Sciences only (delete if not applicable) You will be expected to teach and/or assist, as
appropriate, using both traditional and innovative methods in such areas as eLearning, short courses,
blended learning, summer courses, distance learning, multi-media learning, this list is not exhaustive
but to give an indication of the type of areas currently offered.
Occupational Health Clearance
As part of our pre employment checks the successful applicant will be sent a ‘Health and Capability
Declaration Form’ and if they declare that they do have a health condition or disability that may require
accommodation measures so that they are able to carry out their work comfortably and efficiently, they
will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire to determine whether any reasonable
accommodation measures are required for the candidate to take up the post.
Please note
This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the university and the post-holder
develop there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post-holder
recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training.
If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by the postholder and line manager. The Human Resources department should then be consulted as to the
implications of the proposed changes.
In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which must not
be disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your duties or with
specific permission from your Dean of Faculty/ Division /Department. (In particular if your work
involves the handling of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the maintenance of
security and confidentiality of NHS systems and data must be observed). Breaches in confidentiality
may lead to disciplinary action.
No Smoking Policy
King’s College London is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for staff, students and
visitors. Therefore, please note that smoking is not permitted in any of the university buildings or in
university vehicles. Smoking is also not permitted immediately outside the entrances to university
buildings or near to windows and air intake units. Staff working at associated NHS trust sites or other
premises should adhere to whatever policy is in place at these locations. NB. This information is
provided as guidance only, and does not form part of the employment contract.
Person Specification
Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom
Applications are welcomed from international candidates. The recruitment of this post meets Home Office
advertising requirements that qualify the role for sponsorship under Tier 2. Consequently, if required, the
university could potentially sponsor the successful candidate in applying for a visa under Tier 2 of the points
based immigration system, providing all other requirements are met.
Information on Tier 2 sponsorship can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration website:
Education/qualification and training
Appropriate list of relevant publications
Evidence of world-class research capacity
AP, AS, I, P, R
Evidence in developing research projects and collaborative funding bids
AP, AS, I, P, R
PhD in relevant subject area
Teaching Skills
I, P, R
Good research skills
AP, I, R
Good presentational skills
P, I
Good administrative skills
I, R
Ability to be innovative in teaching and curriculum design
P, I, R
Experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students
Research experience
Administrative experience
Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers,
workshops, memberships)
Personal characteristics/other requirements
Temperament suitable to teaching and research
Team player
Desire to promote the subject at all levels
Willingness to contribute to the pastoral care of students
Willingness to collaborate with colleagues on courses
There are two classifications – Tier 1 (Post study work) and Tier 2 (General). Highly skilled migrants are encouraged to
apply under the Tier 2 route, however this is dependent on King’s College London at its sole discretion issuing you with a
Certificate of Sponsorship.
Summary of Terms and Conditions of Service
This appointment is made under the King’s College London Terms and Conditions of Service for
Academic staff, a copy of which is available from the Recruitment Team upon request.
Period of Appointment:
Indefinite Contract
The competitive salary will be a minimum of £60,000 plus £2,323 London Allowance, per annum.
To be confirmed upon appointment
Annual Leave:
27 working days per annum pro rata (please note the annual leave year runs from January-December)
bank holidays and customary closure days in are in addition to the annual leave entitlement. Staff
receive four additional customary closure days in December. Notification as to how these days are taken
is circulated at the start of the academic year.
This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme. In accordance with recent
legislation, we automatically enrol our staff in a pension scheme if they meet certain age and earning
criteria. This is known as auto-enrolment. The university collects pension contributions via a salary
sacrifice method called PensionsPlus. These deductions are made before the calculation of tax and
national insurance is calculated; therefore reducing the amount you pay.
Staff already superannuated under the NHS Superannuation Scheme may opt to remain in that scheme
provided an application to do so is received by the NHS scheme trustees within three months of
appointment to King’s College London. Please note that NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical
Schools are classed as “Direction Employers” and some benefits of the NHS Scheme are not available
to Direction members.
Alternatively staff may opt to take out a personal pension. Please note that the university does not
provide an employer's contribution towards a private pension plan.
Training and Education:
King’s College London recognises the importance of training in achieving its objective of pursuing
excellence in teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its staff. We are
committed to providing training for all members of staff so that they can perform their jobs effectively
and offering them opportunities for further development. Most training and development will occur
"on the job" and formal training opportunities are also available within King’s College London
associated hospitals trusts and through other external organisations.
Staff Benefits:
King’s College London offers a wide range of staff benefits. For the full comprehensive list of staff
benefits please refer to our website: Staff Benefits
Equal opportunities:
King’s College London recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of
diversity are integral to its academic and economic strengths. The following principles apply in respect
of the university’s commitment to equality and diversity:
 To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;
 To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;
 To ensure that all university members and prospective members are treated solely on the basis of
their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable
treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or
belief, sex, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;
 To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from
prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
 To foster good relations between individuals from different groups and tackle prejudice and promote
King’s has been a member of the Athena SWAN Charter since 2007 and gained its Bronze institutional
award in 2008. Our award was successfully renewed in September 2013 for a further three years. The
Athena SWAN agenda forms part of a wider suite of diversity and inclusion work streams. Working
with the Charter is helping King’s to identify best practice for the working environment of all staff
working in science disciplines.
Applying for the Post:
At the bottom of the HireWire advert you will be directed to download and complete the required
application form. Please then upload your application form via your profile into the HireWire system.
We will not accept Curriculum Vitae in isolation and you must complete the required application form
for your application to be considered.
Applicants with disabilities:
King’s College London is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore
encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the
post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact the Recruitment
Coordinator responsible for the administration of the post on [email protected]
Response and Feedback
Unfortunately we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for the role.
We are only able to provide feedback to interviewed candidates upon request. We would like to assure
you, however, that every application we receive is considered in detail and a shortlist only drawn up
after careful reference to a detailed person specification.
If therefore, your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still
apply for other suitable vacancies at King’s College London as and when they are advertised.