Assistant Professor of Management Accounting & Control (f/m/d)

in the Management Group of WHU.

Starting: April 1, 2023
Locations: WHU Campus Vallendar
Previous degree: Ph.D. or an equivalent academic qualification

Job Description

  • Performing research in the field of empirical, qualitative management accounting
  • Collaborating closely with other researchers at the institute
  • Conducting teaching across the various WHU degree programs in English
  • Mentoring final theses (Bachelor, Master, MBA) and doctoral students

Job Qualifications

  • A completed or nearly completed PhD in accounting, management, sociology or closely related disciplines with a qualitative research orientation
  • Trajectory of research with potential for leading publications in accounting
  • Interests in critical, interdisciplinary, or sociological research in accounting
  • Desirably previous teaching experience, especially in English
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Academic Environment

WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, accounting and finance, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU adheres to three research principles: quality, internationality, as well as practical and academic relevance. WHU faculty consistently publish their research in the most prestigious journals. The position at hand will be part of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control. Under the joint directorship of Professor Marko Reimer and Professor Utz Schäffer, the institute bundles the numerous teaching and research activities of the associated professors and doctoral students.

What we offer

WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a research budget and a mentoring program for Assistant Professors. The appointment is for six years. WHU offers the opportunity for tenure-track if the WHU requirements for a tenure-track are met (e.g., excellence in research). Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with a high-quality research and teaching infrastructure. WHU is an equal opportunity employer and thus welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. We believe in the benefits of diversity and therefore foster an international, inclusive, and inspiring working environment. We also offer opportunities for personal development, including language courses as well as integration assistance for new faculty members.

Our campus in Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km stretch of the 1,230 km long Rhine River. With its castles, historic towns, towering vineyards, and steep slopes, this section of the river is a UNESCO world heritage site. Major cities are dotted along the banks of the river and within easy travel distance. Koblenz marks the meeting point of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area is never short of things to see and do.

Join a top European business school and become part of a strong faculty team committed to excellence in management education!


Do you want to be a part of WHU?
Come join our team!

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, full publication list, teaching evaluations, and names of up to three references via Interfolio following this link:

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact:

Professor Utz Schäffer

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If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please feel free to contact:

Project Manager Dean's Office

Cindy Berdou

+49 (0)261 6509 155
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