We seek applicants who want to join our accounting team and contribute to research and teaching in the field of accounting. Our accounting program includes courses at bachelor level, a master of accounting and control, and a variety of postgraduate programs. Our research covers all aspects of accounting in the broadest meaning, such as financial accounting, auditing, management accounting, control, taxation, and compliance. We have a preference to strengthen the group especially in the financial accounting specialization.  

Your duties

  • doing innovative research and developing an original research agenda resulting in publications in leading international academic journals
  • contribute to the design and delivery of courses across undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs
  • creating a stimulating learning environment for students at all levels (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.)
  • being active in acquiring research funds, individually and in collaboration with colleagues


  • a PhD degree, specializing in accounting or finance
  • a good track record in Accounting education, as evidenced by excellent course evaluations
  • a strong research potential, preferably evidenced by publications in leading academic journals and by a pipeline of high-quality working papers and projects
  • fluency in English


We offer an inspiring position in an international and ambitious research group. Depending on the candidate’s merits and career stage, the position may be filled as assistant professor (tenure track) or (tenured) associate professor. The initial employment contract for an assistant professor will be for a period of 6 years, with the possibility of obtaining a permanent position (tenure). In case of excellent performance, earlier tenure decisions are possible. For a position of associate professor, a tailored contract will be agreed upon.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package



The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.


We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.

At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.


About the department
The department of Accounting is a group of around 60 academics. We are active in areas like auditing, accounting information systems, financial accounting, management accounting, management control, regulation, compliance, tax, and corporate law. We teach in all SBE bachelor programs, and in the master programs Accounting and Control and Business Administration. Our research is concentrated in the Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting (ARCA). At ARCA, we conduct high-quality fundamental research as well as applied research. We aim to publish our results in premier peer-reviewed international journals. We also reach out actively to the business community in conducting research and in communicating research findings such as through executive programs and publications in professional journals.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until December, 6 2021.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Prof. dr. H.C. Dekker

Position: Head of department


Application Deadline:
Sunday, Dec 05, 2021
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Accounting Department at the School of Business and Economics (SBE)
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