Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Job Description & Qualification

We are looking for a assistant professor (tenure track) who conducts high quality research in management accounting with the potential to publish in the top-tier accounting journals. The candidate should have a clear focus on archival research methods. The candidate is expected to work on her*his own research projects and co-operate with our faculty and PhD-Students. Next to the research, the candidate will design and teach courses in management accounting in the bachelor, master, and PhD programs at WU Vienna, and engage in the institute’s third mission activities.

- A finished PhD in Accounting, Economics, or Management (or close to finishing soon);
- Candidates can be in the last phase of their PhD, have recently finished their PhD, or already have some experience as Assistant Professors/Post docs.
- Research expertise in Management Accounting and Control, or related fields (such as financial accounting, labor economics, management,…) proven through papers published in high quality journals or high quality working papers (e.g., presented at conferences, papers in the review process…).
- Strong expertise in archival research methods, including work with publicly available data or large proprietary datasets.
- Clear research agenda with a focus on archival research as method
- Proven international academic experience (i.e. a PhD from a non-Austrian university or at least three years of working experience on the postdoc level at a non-Austrian academic institution abroad)
- International research network
- A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, preferably in management accounting and control
- Ability to teach in English language (German is a plus, but not required)
- Ability to design and coordinate projects
- High ambition and motivation for an academic career
- Ability to work independently, but also being a good teamplayer!

Application Procedure

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About the Organization

Vienna University of Economics and Business is one of Europe’s largest and most modern business and economics universities. It offers:
- Inspiring campus life with over 2,400 employees in research, teaching, and administration and approximately 21,500 students
- A modern campus with spectacular architecture in the heart of Vienna
- Excellent accessibility by public transportation
- Meaningful work in an open-minded, inclusive, and family-friendly environment
- Flexible working hours

A wide range of benefits, from an in-house medical officer to athletic activities and a meal allowance to a variety of employee discounts

The opening is for the Institute for Strategy and Managerial Accounting.
The Institute for Strategy and Managerial Accounting has a long-standing tradition and excellent reputation in the international academic community and business practice. We have a diverse team consisting of senior and junior colleagues bringing together international and local expertise. What we have in common is that we all strive for excellence in all our research, teaching and third mission activities. For the third time in a row, we are ranked number 1 in Europe in terms of research output in management accounting (BYU accounting ranking 2021, 2022, 2023) and have won numerous teaching awards. We engage in various third mission activities, such as conducting company projects and organizing conferences and events, where we bring together international researchers, high profile practitioners, and ambitious students.

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Job ID

ID: J14378