Assistant Professor of Financial Accounting

Company:WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

Location:Germany / Vallendar

Discipline:Financial Accounting

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is a leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. On WHU’s two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and a high commitment to excellence.

WHU invites applications for the position of

Assistant Professor of Financial Accounting (m/f/d)

located at WHU Campus Vallendar, starting October 1, 2019.

Academic Environment

WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, finance and accounting, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU aims to adhere to three principles: quality, internationality, and relevance to business practice.

Job Description

  • The position is supposed to strengthen the research profile of the WHU Financial Accounting and Tax Center in financial accounting and/or tax research.
  • Candidates should contribute to research activities of the WHU Financial Accounting and Tax Center.
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach in the various WHU degree programs (in English). The amount of required teaching will be limited to 72 hours per year.

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant Ph.D. degree or equivalent academic qualification which has been recently obtained or which is obtained until taking the position.
  • Candidates should demonstrate the potential to publish in top international peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • We expect a commitment to high-quality research and the contribution to the research environment at the WHU Financial Accounting and Tax Center with broad interests in the research areas covering financial accounting and tax.
  • An empirical research orientation (e.g., empirical-archival or qualitative) would be welcome.
  • The candidate should have obtained teaching experience with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Outstanding English communication skills are a prerequisite.

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. WHU offers the opportunity for tenure track, if the WHU requirements for a tenure track are met. Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with 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 we foster a vibrant, international, and inspiring 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 65km stretch of the 1,230km international 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 thought-leading top European business school and become part of a strong faculty team committed to excellence in management education!

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Martin Jacob (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your application, including CV, full publication list, and teaching evaluations by email to:

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Attn.: Prof. Dr. Martin Jacob

Campus Vallendar, Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar, Germany

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