Chair of Excellence in Financial Reporting

Company:ESSEC Business School

Location:United Kingdom / Paris

Discipline:Financial Reporting

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


As part of its growth strategy, the Department of Accounting and Management Control at ESSEC Business School invites applications for a newly created Chair of Excellence in Financial Reporting based at the Cergy-Pontoise campus in Greater Paris for a starting date of September 1, 2020 or upon agreement. The chair is expected to assume a leadership position in consolidating and developing the reputation and expertise of the existing research team in the Department. Potential to apply for European Research Council (ERC), E.U., and French research grants is expected.

Your Profile

  • Candidates should have an exceptionally strong and recognized research record with publications in top-tier journals.
  • Research expertise may include (but is not limited to) empirical capital markets/auditing/corporate governance.
  • Past records of leadership experience at national or international accounting associations and/or editorial boards of top-ranked accounting journals are preferable.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a successful record in supervising and placing PhD students and a history of conducting research with junior faculty.
  • Candidates must be able to teach in English.

Our Offer

  • Being part of a truly international business school with campuses in Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • Being part of a young and dynamic research team.
  • Competitive salary at international level.
  • A substantial research budget and reduced teaching load (50 hours/year).

The Department places a strong emphasis on high-quality, high-impact research and  attracts renowned researchers to visit and engage with its faculty members. Its PhD students are placed at top international research institutions in Europe, North America and Australia.

ESSEC Business School is one of Europe’s leading business schools with campuses in Greater Paris, Singapore, and Rabat (Morocco). Being the first AACSB accredited business school outside the United States and Canada, it offers BBA, MSc, Advanced Masters, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs in business administration. Its Master in Management program has been for several years among the top five programs in the Financial Times ranking. The school has developed a number of strategic alliances and many academic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

Candidates should send a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae outlining their publications and teaching experiences, sample copies of their research, course evaluations (if available) and names and contacts of three references. Applications are considered on an ongoing/rolling basis until the position is filled. ESSEC is an equal opportunity employer.

More information on the School and our Department is available at and or from Department chair Prof. Carlos Ramirez ( Application packages should be addressed to  Prof. Carlos Ramirez, ESSEC Business School, 3 Avenue Bernard Hirsch, BP 50105, 95021 Cergy-Pontoise cedex / FRANCE and sent, preferably via email, to Mrs. Sylvie Heumez (

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