Assistant Professor of Management Accounting & Control (f/m/d)

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. On WHU’s two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and diversity and a high commitment to excellence.

WHU invites applications for the position of

Assistant Professor of Management Accounting & Control (f/m/d)

located at WHU Campus Vallendar, starting April 1, 2023 or later.

Academic Environment
WHU has more than 50 faculty members in the fields of management, accounting and finance, economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, marketing and sales, and supply chain management. Research at WHU adheres to three research principles: quality, internationality, as well as practical and academic relevance. WHU faculty consistently publish their research in the most prestigious journals. The position at hand will be part of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control. Under the joint directorship of Professor Marko Reimer and Professor Utz Schäffer, the institute bundles the numerous teaching and research activities of the associated professors and doctoral students.

Job Description
▪ Performing research in the field of empirical, qualitative management accounting
▪ Collaborating closely with other researchers at the institute
▪ Conducting teaching across the various WHU degree programs in English
▪ Mentoring final theses (Bachelor, Master, MBA) and doctoral students

Job Qualifications
▪ A completed or nearly-completed PhD in accounting, management, sociology or closely related disciplines with a qualitative research orientation
▪ Trajectory of research with potential for leading publications in accounting
▪ Interests in critical, interdisciplinary or sociological research in accounting
▪ Desirably previous teaching experience, especially in English
▪ Good verbal and written communication skills

What we offer
WHU offers a competitive salary as well as an attractive package consisting of a research budget and a mentoring program for Assistant Professors. The appointment is for six years. WHU offers the opportunity for tenure-track if the WHU requirements for a tenure-track are met (e.g., excellence in research). Moreover, our modern campuses provide faculty with a high-quality research and teaching infrastructure. WHU is an equal opportunity employer and thus welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds. We believe in the benefits of diversity and therefore foster an international, inclusive, and inspiring working environment. We also offer opportunities for personal development, including language courses as well as integration assistance for new faculty members.

Our campus in Vallendar is located in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km stretch of the 1,230 km long Rhine River. With its castles, historic towns, towering vineyards, and steep slopes, this section of the river is a UNESCO world heritage site. Major cities are dotted along the banks of the river and within easy travel distance. Koblenz marks the meeting point of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Perfectly placed, Vallendar and its surrounding area is never short of things to see and do.

Join a top European business school and become part of a strong faculty team committed to excellence in management education!

For informal inquiries about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Utz Schäffer (

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send your application, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, job market paper, full publication list, teaching evaluations, and names of up to three references via Interfolio following this link:
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Cindy Berdou (
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Campus Vallendar, Burgplatz 2, D-56179 Vallendar

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023
Otto Beisheim School of Management
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