Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING or AUDITING


IÉSEG School of Management at the Catholic University of Lille invites applications for a full-time permanent position in Accounting with a specialization in FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING /AUDITIS at all levels (Assistant/Associate/Full) affiliated to the Department of Accounting. The appointment is expected to start in September 2022 in Paris or Lille.


·       IÉSEG holds the “triple crown” of international accreditations (AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS) and is a member of the “Conférence des Grandes Écoles”. The School offers Bachelor, Master and Post-Graduate Degrees as well as Executive Education programs.

·       IÉSEG is one of the leading French business schools in terms of research. The IÉSEG research center is accredited by the French CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). The school actively promotes research, provides resources for active scholars and offers financial bonuses for high quality international peer-reviewed research publications. Our permanent professors in the accounting field have recently published articles in top-journals including The Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting Horizons, Comptabilité, Contrôle Audit, Accounting & Business Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Long Range Planning, among others.  

·       IÉSEG offers a dynamic and international work environment with over 40 different nationalities represented. Crucial to the school are its core values: Accomplishment, Responsibility, Integrity, Solidarity and Engagement (ARISE). The school’s ambition is to empower changemakers for a better society. The school offers employees a competitive salary, a relocation allowance and housing search assistance, French social security benefits, complementary health insurance, meal vouchers, a profit-sharing plan, and a contributory pension scheme. Our satisfaction survey among new hires shows that 100% of the respondents were (very) satisfied with the organization of their arrival on campus.

·       Our Paris Campus is situated in the largest European business district of “La Défense”. The Lille Campus is in the heart of the Northern French city of Lille (within the triangle made up by London, Paris and Brussels), and both premises have an excellent classroom infrastructure as well as an energizing research environment.

More information about IÉSEG School of Management is available online at:


The department consists of 20+ academic staff members in the areas of Financial Accounting, Taxation and Management Control and faculty are represented on both campuses. Faculty members specializing in Financial Accounting have been successful in publishing their research papers in top-tier refereed international journals in areas of (amongst others): international accounting standards; accounting for intangibles; reporting quality in public and private firms; transfer pricing and income shifting; governance and financial reporting; corporate social responsibility.

The School provides ample resources to support a variety of both research interests and methods, and has comparative advantage in promoting cross-disciplinary research that is quintessential for the modern business world. The school is supportive for conducting an innovative research agenda that is relevant for both theoretical substance as well as practical business insights. In addition, the school also subscribes to several public data providers such as WRDS, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Datastream and Bloomberg among others. IESEG has built an excellent network with overseas institutions for collaborative work and exchanges. We offer a competitive salary, supportive research support, and housing assistance for international applicants. IESEG recognizes that a diverse faculty enriches the educational experience of the entire School and its stakeholder community.


The candidate is expected to show evidence of strong teaching skills and/or professional experience and a commitment to research excellence. He/she will teach at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and contribute to the design and development of the Department’s programs.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Accounting (or be near completion for the post of assistant professor) and be able to provide evidence of publication potential in reputable academic journals. Applicants should be completely fluent in English as all courses will be taught in this language. Prior knowledge of French is not required as the School will provide French courses to faculty members. In line with the School’s focus on sustainability at large, prior teaching or related experience with sustainability and leadership are greatly valued.

For appointment at the Associate/Full level, applicants are in addition required to have (a) extensive higher education teaching and relevant research experience; (b) a strong publication record in top-tier refereed journals; and (c) good networks in both academia and professional circles at regional and international levels. Candidates with less experience will be automatically considered for appointment at Assistant Professor level.


Interested applicants need to fill out the application form available at

When applying, you will be asked to upload merged into one single pdf file the following documents: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae (mentioning the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees), (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, and (5) teaching evaluations for the past year, and (6) a working paper.

Two recommendation letters should be sent separately by the referees to:

Professor Christof Beuselinck

Section Head, Department of Accounting



For any further questions, please contact us by e-mail at

The closing date for receipt of applications is January 7, 2022 (23.59 CET).  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to campus to give a presentation and meet with the faculty in the department as well as management team representatives. 

Application Deadline:
Thursday, Jan 06, 2022
IÉSEG School of Management
Accounting Department
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