Full 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 the 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 diversity and a high commitment to excellence.

WHU invites applications for the position of

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

located at WHU Campus Vallendar, starting September 1, 2020 or later.

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.

The position is based in the Finance & Accounting Group. The Finance & Accounting Group consists of international senior and junior scholars. It is dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and executive education. Faculty members regularly publish research in leading international journals.

Job Description

  • The position aims to strengthen the Group’s research profile and the focus will be on research.
  • Candidates should contribute to research activities of the WHU Financial Accounting and Tax Center.
  • Teaching in the various WHU degree programs (in English).

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant Ph.D. degree or equivalent academic qualification,
  • Excellence in research as documented by an outstanding publication record in international peer-reviewed academic journals such as Top 3 Accounting journals and Financial Times 50 journals as well as a strong research pipeline,
  • Contribution to the research environment at the WHU Finance & Accounting Group with broad interests in the group’s research area, e.g., financial accounting, finance and banking, taxation,
  • A strong record in teaching, and a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation,
  • International experience, and
  • Outstanding English communication skills.

What we offer

WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a research and travel budget, a Ph.D. position, and administrative assistance. 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 and research!

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Martin Jacob (martin.jacob@whu.edu).

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. Jürgen Weigand

Campus Vallendar, Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar, Germany



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