Assistant Professor in Accounting

Assistant Professor in Accounting

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26 Jan 11 Mar Utrecht

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Are you an expert in financial and/or management accounting? Join Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) as an Assistant Professor!

Job description

Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor in Accounting, with expertise in financial accounting or management accounting. Of the position, 60% of the time is reserved for teaching activities and 40% is dedicated to research. Candidates are expected to teach in our Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.

Your job
You will do research and teach courses at Bachelor's and Master's level offered by U.S.E.’s Finance section – which is the home to our school’s researchers in Finance and Accounting. We are seeking candidates who can contribute in the areas of financial management, specifically in the area of accounting. Given the developments in our section (both in terms of research and education), candidates with knowledge (or a willingness to develop this knowledge) in the area of sustainability accounting are preferred. As an Assistant Professor in Accounting, you will play a crucial role in advancing the department's research agenda, contributing to impactful scholarly publications, and inspiring the next generation of financial management professionals. We are looking for a colleague who is passionate about pushing the boundaries of financial management knowledge, committed to excellence in teaching, and eager to contribute to the collegial and collaborative environment of our department.

You will spend 40% of your time on research, to be published in high-quality academic journals. The U.S.E. research institute encourages collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, and research activities that address societally relevant issues (specifically sustainability). You are encouraged to indicate how you can collaborate with the current staff at our section.

You will take care of good teaching in accordance with our academic and departmental guidelines. You should be able to teach in (some of) the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, and financial management. Furthermore, you will supervise Bachelor's and Master's theses and other research projects by students.


Utrecht University


Do you have what it takes to excel in this role? We are in search of a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • a PhD degree in accounting or a closely related field from an accredited institution;
  • a strong track record (or clear potential for, in case of early-career candidates) of impactful research (as demonstrated among others by publications and citations in international recognised journals);
  • preferably strong quantitative skills in econometrics, social sciences and/or data science;
  • demonstrated excellence in teaching, with (some) teaching experience in an international academic environment and proven ability to inspire students from undergraduate to graduate levels (as demonstrated from positive assessments by students);
  • effective communication, interpersonal and coordination skills;
  • a collaborative and collegial approach to working with colleagues and students;
  • strong command of spoken and written English;
  • preferred: ability to teach in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

We offer:
  • an employment contract for 18 months with the prospect of a permanent employment contract;
  • a working week of 38 hours and a gross monthly salary between € 4.332,- and € 5.929,- in the case of full-time employment (salary scale 11 under the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU));
  • 8% holiday pay and 8.3% year-end bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible terms of employment based on the CAO NU.

In addition to the terms of employment laid down in the CAO NU, Utrecht University has a number of schemes and facilities of its own for employees. This includes schemes facilitating professional development, leave schemes and schemes for sports and cultural activities, as well as discounts on software and other IT products. We also offer access to additional employee benefits through our Terms of Employment Options Model. In this way, we encourage our employees to continue to invest in their growth. For more information, please visit Working at Utrecht University.


Universiteit Utrecht

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow.

The Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance is a faculty at the heart of society, with a strong focus on social issues. Our subjects of Law, Economics and Governance give us a strong mix of academic disciplines that complement and enhance each other. This is a unique combination and a mark of our faculty's strength.

The Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E) is part of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at Utrecht University. U.S.E. aims to contribute to an economy where people flourish by taking a broad view on welfare and its causes. We aspire to be an internationally renowned school of economics with scientifically rigorous and socially relevant research and education. We enrich economics with other disciplines to better solve problems and identify opportunities, from a business as well as government perspective.

U.S.E.’s Bachelor’s programme Economics & Business Economics offers students a solid foundation in economic theory and methods, combined with insights from business economics, finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, ethics and sustainability. The programme has about 1,500 students from various backgrounds and nationalities and is completely taught in English.


  • Education; Lecturer; Assistant professor; Associate professor; Professor
  • Economics; Law
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3559



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