Professor in Business Administration / Financial Accounting

Company:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Location:Germany / Kaiserslautern

Discipline:Business Administration / Financial Accounting

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) is a research university with a focus on engineering and natural sciences and an international profile. In the field of basic research, it is particularly active in six collaborative research centres (CRCs) and transregio-CRCs. Important subject areas of application-oriented research are dealt with in close cooperation with the ten research institutes in the vicinity. TUK is a campus university characterised by short distances and cooperative partnership among all its members.

Within the TU Kaiserslautern, the Department of Business Studies and Economics represents an important pillar in research and teaching and cooperates in partnership with the other faculties. The department sees its future field of research in the engineering and management of Smart Sustainable Cyber-Physical Social Systems.

In the framework of the Programme for the Promotion of Early Career Researchers by the German Federal and State Governments (WISNA) the position of tenure track professor is to be filled as soon as possible. The programme’s target group are scientists at an early stage of their careers. We therefore explicitly invite people to apply shortly after finishing their doctorate. The filling of the professorship requires eligibility according to WISNA. The prerequisite for employment is a short period of scientific work following the doctorate.

W 2 Professor with W 3 Tenure for ‘Business Administration / Financial Accounting’

The holder of the position must represent the field of financial accounting in research and teaching. Teaching is expected to include courses at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level in German and English in our business degree programs (industrial engineering and management, business administration and business administration with technical qualification) as well as for students of other disciplines. This includes, in particular, the Financial Reporting and Taxes course in the Bachelor's program. The course content should be concept-guided, incorporate current scientific findings and have a high practical relevance. In research, we expect that the professorship contributes to the department’s future field of research. Furthermore, a focus on compatible areas is desirable, such as digital transformation in accounting as well as behavioral-oriented accounting research.

In addition to didactic skills and experience, especially in the use of innovative teaching concepts, an internationally competitive research profile is expected, documented by first relevant publications in leading international journals and by participation in top international conferences.

The professorship shall initially be occupied as a W 2 position in civil service for a period of six years. In addition to a mid-term evaluation, a tenure evaluation shall be conducted prior to completion of the period based on clearly defined and transparent criteria. These criteria will be established at the time of appointment together with the future appointee. Following the successful completion of the tenure evaluation the appointment shall take place for the civil service post for life in the salary grade W 3, insofar as the general staff regulations are met. The procedures are set forth in the TUK Statutes on Quality Assurance for Appointments.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and TUK represent a support concept in which a high attendance of the professors at the university is expected. The willingness to participate in the academic self-administration of the university is required.
Besides the general staff regulations, the appointment requirements stipulated in the University Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate apply. The text is available on the homepage of TU Kaiserslautern.

TUK strives to promote an increase in the representation of women in research and teaching, and thus emphatically invites qualified female academics to apply. Applicants with disabilities will receive preferential treatment in the event of equal suitability (please enclose evidence).

TUK is a family-friendly university; it values the diversity of its members and enables equality of opportunity for all. Applications by scientists from abroad are particularly welcome.

By submitting your application form, you agree to the internal processing of your data for official purposes in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Applications including three selected publications as well as a short outline of possible Bachelor's and Master's courses are to be submitted in preferably a PDF file with the documents listed at by May 15, 2021 to the Dekan des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Prof. Dr. Jan Wenzelburger (

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