Assistant Professor in Management Control

Company:NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Location:Norway / Bergen

Discipline:Management Control

Employment Type:Temporary position for four years


Assistant Professor in Management Control

About NHH

NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. The school has an internationally recognised research environment and educates the leaders of the future. As such, NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. NHH has about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. Our vision is based on the core values committed, open and ambitious. Employees, students and alumni are passionate about contributing to positive change in society.

NHH is the workplace for those who aspire to more.

About the position

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Management Control at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law. The position will be related to the Centre for Digital Business and Audit.

The centre addresses and investigates the potential and consequences of digitalization for organizations. For this position we are especially interested in how digitalization interacts with issues of control. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of researchers with a background from both accounting and information system. The duration of the contract for this position is four years.

We are seeking early career candidates with a PhD in accounting or a related social science, preferably with qualitative method background and on a theme linked to the research centre’s topics (e.g. information and knowledge systems, performance evaluation and control, or digital eco-systems). Candidates with papers that are published or near publication in accounting journals will be given priority.

The candidate will be given the opportunity to become an active citizen of the Centre for Digital Business and Audit, for instance, by taking a role in the organization of workshops and seminars or participating in public outreach.

The Department offers a stimulating research environment with internationally renowned research groups in a wide range of fields, providing high quality research and teaching. For more information, please visit our webpage.

The applicants will be assessed based on an overall evaluation of documented professional competence and a doctoral degree from an accredited institution is required. Scientific competence will be evaluated in terms of the amount and quality of research and the ability to publish in leading academic journals.

Faculty members at NHH are expected to be good teachers. Candidates must be fluent in English, and preferably, also in a Scandinavian language. The appointee is expected to be involved in teaching on average of one course per year and do some student supervision in degree programs at bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Formal pedagogical education and practical experience with teaching will count positively for the job.

NHH offers

Salary is negotiable according to Norwegian State Salary Scale for Assistant Professor. External research grants and teaching in executive programs offer opportunities for supplementing this salary.

In Norway, health care for all individuals, schooling for children and most other public services are free. NHH offers a favorable arrangement with membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, generous research funds for traveling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publication in top international journals. The city of Bergen has a mild and coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities as well as a family-friendly environment (explore

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

For the sake of gender balance at NHH, female applicants will be given preference in the event of equivalent qualifications among candidates. Experience with teaching and international research cooperation will be given weight as well. Candidates who are fluent in a Scandinavian language will be given preference.

The application should contain details of the applicant's scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. In addition, the applicant should provide an overview and assessment of his/her teaching experience and confirmation of teaching quality. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a maximum of 5 published or unpublished research papers, and a complete list of published papers, should be submitted online as part of the application. To open the application, please click 'Apply for this job'. For English version, go to the menu at the top right side.

At least two reference letters should be submitted by e-mail directly to NHH ( from the referees, within 22 April 2021.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Further inquiry regarding the position should be directed to Vice Head of Department Katarina Kaarbøe by email:

Deadline for applications is 22 April 2021. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

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