Assistant Professor of Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

ESMT Berlin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of accounting. Applicants should hold a PhD in Accounting or Finance or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for research excellence, including publications in top general and field journals, as well as the potential for teaching excellence. The position offers teaching opportunities in Master’s, MBA, PhD, and executive education programs.

ESMT Berlin is a leading global business school with its campus in the heart of Berlin. Located at the heart of Berlin in Germany, focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, both its faculty and student body are diverse and international. ESMT’s mission is to create and impart new knowledge to advance business and society.

Please send application materials, including a cover letter describing present and future research and teaching plans, copies of selected recent publications, and an up-to-date detailed résumé with the names and contacts of three academic references to:

Professor Per Olsson, PhD | Dean of Faculty and Research
ESMT Berlin | Schlossplatz 1 | 10178 Berlin | Germany
via e-mail to:

We especially encourage applications from female candidates.

The position will remain open until it is filled, but early applications are encouraged. The start date is fall 2024, with some flexibility.

ESMT Berlin offers compensation packages that are competitive at international levels. Research support and teaching activities are also comparable to leading global business schools. Advice and support for dual careers and transition for partner/family is provided. Overall, ESMT offers excellent working conditions in the international, multicultural, and dynamic capital city of Berlin.

ESMT Berlin is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic intellectual community.

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Founders and benefactors of ESMT Berlin Airbus Group, Allianz SE, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce e.V. (DIHK e.V.), Axel Springer SE, Bayer AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V., Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Arbeitgeberverbände e.V., Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, DHL Group, Deutsche Telekom AG, E.ON SE, HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG, KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, RWE AG, SAP SE, Siemens AG, The Boston Consulting Group, thyssenkrupp AG, TRATON AG.

About the Organization

Founded in 2002 by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education across its campus in Berlin, various locations around the world, online, and in an online blended format.

Focusing on leadership, innovation, and analytics, its diverse faculty publishes outstanding research in top academic journals. Additionally, the international business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is a non-profit private institution of higher education, accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and FIBAA, and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all its activities and communities.

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Job ID

ID: J15124