Assistant Professor in Accounting (Tenure Track)

Job Description & Qualification

The Accounting section at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with focus on Sustainability/ESG Accounting.

The job entails a six-year tenure-track position. Conditional on meeting the tenure-track criteria, the school will offer a tenured position as Associate Professor. Candidates should have a PhD or expect to complete a PhD in the near future and should demonstrate potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

Tasks and responsibilities:

- You are expected perform research and teaching in the area of accounting with a preferred focus on sustainability and ESG topics;
- you will present and publish your research to an international scientific audience;
- you are active in the acquisition of research grants;
- you seek (knowledge) exchange and (research) cooperation with professionals in your research area;
- you contribute to the teaching programs. Your teaching load is moderate and all applicants are expected to teach in English;
- you make a positive contribution to the organization and cooperation within the University.

Your profile

- You have a research focus in any area of accounting (auditing, financial accounting or managerial accounting);
- you conduct high-quality research and have the potential for and/or record of excellence in research;
- you enjoy teaching and have demonstrated teaching ability, preferably holding a University Teaching Qualification or similar;
- you hold or are close to holding a PhD in accounting (or a closely related field);
- candidates with demonstrated expertise in sustainability and ESG accounting (both in terms of research and teaching) will be given preference.

Our offer

We offer full-time employment for the period of six years with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting from September 1, 2024, with the prospect of a permanent employment agreement.

The UFO profile universitair docent applies to this position. This position is classified in scale 11. This means a gross monthly salary between €4.332 and €5.929 for full-time employment (38 hours per week), excluding holiday allowance (8%) and year-end bonus (8.3%). The salary scale depends on competences and work experience. A temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

What else do we offer you?

- 29 days' holiday with full employment & extra holidays between Christmas and the New Year;
- excellent work (from home) facilities;
- reimbursement of commuting expenses;
- pension accrual with ABP;
- in addition, the UvA offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages employees to continue their professional development.

Application Procedure

We look forward to receiving your application by 1 December, 2023. You may apply online by using the following link:

Applications in one pdf should include:

- a curriculum vitae;
- a cover letter, including 3 names of references;
- evidence of teaching quality (e.g., teaching philosophy and course evaluations);
- Sample working paper(s)

The first round of interviews will take place in December 2023.

About the Organization

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, offering the broadest range of degree programmes. An intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates, all connected by a shared culture of intellectual curiosity.

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The Amsterdam Business School provides an inspiring and truly international research environment. Accounting, finance, data science, and sustainability are key pillars of the school. Business school researchers have access to excellent facilities, including all major financial databases, an experimental economics lab, and a behavioral lab. The school has strong connections with the accounting profession, the Big Four audit firms, and the local business community. The accounting section has a clear focus on doing high quality research and fosters diversity in terms of research topics and methods. It hosts an international seminar series and has strong ties with accounting groups from universities around the globe.

The Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School ( focuses on research in a wide range of topical areas and methods in accounting. The members of the department have published their research in the top academic accounting journals, such as the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. Members of the department are also involved in teaching in undergraduate and master level programs, as well as in executive education. The section hosts an international seminar series and has strong ties with accounting groups from universities around the globe.

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Job ID

ID: J14212