Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Accounting

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua is seeking excellent candidates to fill the academic position of:


Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Accounting

(13/B1 – SECS-P/07 Economia Aziendale)




Preferred candidates should have a PhD in Management, Accounting, Finance or Economics, or related disciplines and showcase an experience in teaching courses in accounting (e.g. Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, Corporate Governance, Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis) at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels both in Italian and English language. Teaching at recognized international institutions is particularly valued.

Candidates must display an ability to publish in recognized scientific journals, and a pipeline of working papers with a potential to reach high quality field outlets or generalist journals. Publications in ‘A’ ranked journals according to the ANVUR and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) are especially valued. The successful candidate must display an ability to work within national and international networks of scholars within their respective research clusters.

The Department particularly values the ability in securing research funding through competitive bids both at the national or international level. Last, candidates should demonstrate a willingness in taking up service and leadership position at the Department level.


Job Description and Position

The position offered is at the Assistant Professor Level in Accounting (RTD-A – scientific sector SECS-P/07 according to the Italian academic system). The position is tenured, full time, with a minimum teaching load of 90 contact hours per academic year.

The contract offered is 3-years – with a possible addition of 2 years. After the three years, the expectation is to be eligible for a 3-year tenure-track assistant professorship. A Departmental mentoring programme aims at offering support to the junior faculty.

The annual gross salary – net of employer-paid social security contributions – is € 36,000. Whilst this is not negotiable, the faculty member will enjoy bi or tri-annual increases upon meeting nationwide targes as defined by the Ministry. The salary is subject to employee-paid social security contributions and Italian income tax. Depending on individual circumstances (e.g. being non-Italian resident for the past two years), the successful candidate may be may qualify for generous tax exemption.


Qualifications and Requirements

According to Italian legislation, eligible candidates must have held at least 3 years of experience as post-doc, assistant professor, or equivalent position since the award of their PhD.

Furthermore, the Selection Committee will consider applicants meeting the following conditions:

a) evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring through student or peer evaluations;

b) evidence of the ability in securing research funds for research at the Department or University levels;

c) evidence of a consolidated experience in working with international scholars and activism in widely recognized academic societies (e.g. EAA, AAA, AFAANZ, etc..)

d) fluency in English is extremely valued although not a necessary pre-requisite.


The Department is particularly interested in candidates willing to develop innovative teaching and research with a focus on innovative technology and data analytics tools.


About the Department

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova was founded in 1989 and counts over 2000 students and more than 65 faculty members conducting research in economics or business fields. Since 2012 the University guide 'Grande Guida' ranks the Department among the top three institutions for teaching quality in the areas of Economics and Statistics.

The Department ranked fourth in Italy in terms of research quality and productivity. Research carried out in accounting has been ranked third in Italy by the National independent agency (ANVUR).

Out of 850 assessed Universities, our Department is also at the top of the U-Multirank international ranking.  The working language of the Department of Economics and Management is Italian, whereas teaching is done mainly in English across the Masters, and PhD levels. More information is available on the website.


Selection Process 

Interested candidates must apply according to the official call for applications at the website of the Department.

Additional enquiries can be made at the Head of the Department (Prof Giulio Cainelli) at



All expressions of interests will be treated as strictly confidential.




Application Deadline:
Monday, Aug 30, 2021
University of Padua
Department of Economics and Management
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