Postdoc Position in Accounting

Company:Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Location:Germany / Heilbronn


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Postdoc Position (m/f/x) in Accounting
(100%, TV-L E14)

The TUM School of Management invites applications for a postdoc position on the TV-L E14 level (m/f/x) of the public sector pay scale at the Professorship of Accounting. The Professorship of Accounting (Prof. Dr. Michael Stich) is an integral part of the Global Center for Family Enterprise at the TUM Campus Heilbronn. It contributes to a wide spectrum of challenges related to accounting, e.g., financial accounting, managerial accounting, sustainability accounting, and tax accounting. The expected starting date is April 01, 2022 or later by mutual agreement. The position is limited to 36 months. After a positive research and teaching evaluation, the position is extended for another 36 months.

About us

Founded in 2002, TUM School of Management is part of TUM, one of the leading technical universities in the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. With its strong research environment and close ties to industry, the school constantly scores well in research and practitioner rakings. The TUM Campus Heilbronn is a dynamic setting whose goal is to achieve excellence in research, teaching, and societal impact.

We offer …

  • young researchers the possibility to advance their personality and to position themselves in the research community,
  • a flexible, open, and research-focused working approach and freedom to conduct own open-minded original research embedded in the interdisciplinary environment of the TUM School of Management and the TUM Campus Heilbronn,
  • an active research environment, a broad variety of cooperation opportunities, access to all major databases in the field of finance and accounting, and financial, personal, and administrative support of all activities,
  • the opportunity to self-develop normative and research-oriented teaching formats on all levels, and the possibility to improve own competences to effectively communicate and discuss research outcomes, to acquire extramural funding, and to cooperate with the hidden champions of the Heilbronn-Franken region.

We look for a team player with …

  • open-minded thinking about global economic, environmental, and societal challenges,
  • completed doctoral degree (or close to completion) in accounting or in closely related subjects,
  • outstanding research skills proved by a publication in a leading scientific journal in the broader field of accounting (i.e., publication in a FT 50 journal and/or in an ”A” journal of the VHB Jourqual list),
  • international research experience (i.e., research stay of several months at a foreign university),
  • excellent competences in empirical research methods and skills in standard software packages (e.g., STATA), and
  • proved oral and written communication skills in English. German skills are highly welcome but not a must.


For your application, please send a (1) one-page cover letter, (2) one-page tabular CV, (3) relevant university and practitioner certificates, and (4) copies of two major research publications (e.g., working papers or articles in scientific journals with publication details) to Please submit your application via email in one single pdf document or by post to: Technical University of Munich, TUM Campus Heilbronn, Lena Vorsatz, Bildungscampus 9, 74076 Heilbronn. In the case of postal applications, please submit copies only, as we are unfortunately unable to return your application documents once the procedure has been completed. The closing date for applications is January 31, 2022. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Stich (

As an equal opportunity employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications. The position can also be filled as a part-time position.

As part of your application, you provide personal data to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Please view our privacy policy on collecting and processing personal data in the course of the application process pursuant to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) at By submitting your application, you confirm to have read and understood the data protection information provided by TUM.

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