PhD Positions in Accounting

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The Department of Business Studies , Aarhus School of Business (Aarhus University), invites applicants for a number of positions as Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and PhD scholars in accounting to take up appointment by 1st August or later.

The position as associate professor is a permanent position with an obligation to research and teach.

Applicants must hold a PhD and it is expected that the applicant can document scientific research in accounting at an international level as well as teaching skills in accounting.

The position as assistant professor is a three-year temporary position with an obligation to conduct research and teaching.

A strong research potential and good teaching skills are required.

Applicants must have completed their PhD before taking up the position.

A PhD student must complete an individually planned PhD course programme in accounting and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers.

The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another – often foreign – research institution.

The PhD student is employed on a full-time basis for three years, and the salary is enough to cover all necessary accommodation and living costs and to lead an active life.

The PhD student does not pay tuition fees.

General conditions:

  • Applicant must be able to teach in English.
  • Applicants with research and teaching focus in the traditional core areas of Management and Cost Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Auditing will be favored.
  • Priority will be given to those applicants that show the best research potential.

    Applications requirements:

    An application for an Assistant and Associate Professor position must contain:

  • Full CV
  • Copy of PhD certificate
  • Documented information on research and teaching qualifications
  • A complete numbered list of publications.
  • A brief statement of future research plans.

    The application and attachments must be submitted in sets in three copies by ordinary mail.

    An application for PhD Scholarship must contain:

  • Application form
  • Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach
  • Graduate diploma including a list of all grades (a relevant translation must be enclosed)
  • Full CV
  • Other material, if any (e.g. publications), which should be taken into account in the assessment

    All application materials including publications etc. must be submitted in English.

    The application and attachments must be submitted in sets (without binding) in three copies by ordinary mail or via e-mail to: PhD[at]

    Closing date for all applications is Monday, May 25th at 12 noon.

    For more information and application, visit: PhD Positions in Accounting
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