Career Opportunities: Graduate Assistant (PhD) in Accounting and Control (21581)


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The Department of Accounting and Control of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne invites applications for a

Graduate Assistant (PhD) in Accounting and Control


Job information

Starting date:           September 1st, 2024
Contract duration:    The initial contract is 1 year. The contract can be renewed twice for two years. The total maximum duration is five years.
Location:                  University of Lausanne, Faculty for Business and Economics. The research activities will be carried out in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the candidate should take residence.
Employment rate:    80% the 1st year, then 100% from the 2nd year
Salary:                     67’165 CHF (first year) – 78’324 CHF (fifth year) at 100%
Supervisor:              The supervisor will be Professor Gaia Melloni


Your responsibilities

•    A minimum of 50% of the regular working hours will be dedicated to the completion of doctoral studies and realisation of a doctoral thesis;

•    A maximum of 50% of the regular working hours will be spent assisting with teaching and research tasks (teaching activities under a professor’s responsibility; research work that is not linked to personal research and technical or administrative tasks that pertain the department’s teaching or research activities).


Your qualifications

•    A master’s degree in Management or a closely related discipline;
•    Fluency in English;
•    A passion for research;
•    Ability to work independently;
•    An interest in the topics on which Professor Melloni does research (e.g., sustainability accounting, disclosure and/or corporate social responsibility);
•    Eligible to enter the PhD program of the Faculty of Business and Economics;
•    Willing to complete a doctoral thesis in the area of Accounting and Control.


What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Inquiries about the position should be sent to Professor Gaia Melloni (

Your application

Deadline : 12.05.2024

Please submit the following documents (in English) through this job application platform by 12.05.2024:

•    Curriculum Vitae;
•    Statement of purpose (Cover letter);
•    Research Proposal (please follow the guidelines:;
•    All the grade reports of your MA and BA degrees;
•    At least one reference letter from a professor;
•    If available, a pdf copy of your thesis or other research output.

Applications should be sent only through the Unil website  position 21581.

Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.


The Department of Accounting and Control

The Department of Accounting and Control of the Faculty for Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne provides a stimulating, interdisciplinary research environment. The Department of Accounting and Control is involved in pedagogic research, publishes research papers and develops numerous scientific relations with accounting specialists from companies and professional associations.
Information on the Department of Accounting and Control is available at
Information on Professor Gaia Melloni’s work and publication can be found at


Additional information

Located at Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the French Alps, Lausanne is a beautiful and cosmopolitan spot to live and work.
Information on HEC Lausanne is available at:
Information on the doctoral program in Management is available at:

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

UNIL supports early career researchers.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the University encourages applications from women.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, May 12, 2024
HEC University of Lausanne
Department of Accounting
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