Full or Associate Professor in Accounting

The Faculty of Economics and Management of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen is seeking excellent candidates to fill the following academic position

Full / Associate Professor in


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

Bolzano Campus


Candidates should have a PhD in Accounting or a related discipline and possess significant experience in research and teaching in the area of financial accounting and financial market-based research at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate should have a consolidated experience in teaching to warrant appointment as a full or associate professor. The ideal candidate will teach some courses in German and has a portfolio of courses that may include Intermediate and Advanced IFRS accounting.

Candidates must have an excellent record of scientific publications with high impact factor and number of citations consistent with type “A” publications as indicated by the Italian National Research Agency ANVUR-GEV13 (P07). The successful candidate will join the Research Cluster in Financial Markets and Regulation and take part in leading the development of research initiatives in her/his areas of expertise. The Research Cluster is specifically interested in appointing candidates who are interested in developing research and innovative teaching on the role and effect of financial reporting in private firms and the banking industry.


The position offered is at the Full or Associate Professor Level in Accounting (Professore Ordinario o Associato in the scientific sector SECS-P/07 under the Italian academic system). The position is tenured, full-time, and with a minimum teaching load of 120 hours per academic year.

The position compensation structure is competitive with that of top European universities and, depending on individual circumstances, may give rise to substantial fiscal advantages for up to 13 years. Expected appointment date is September 2022.

For further information, please contact Prof. Massimiliano Bonacchi – massimiliano.bonacchi@unibz.it. For general information about the position, terms and conditions of working at the Faculty of Economics and Management please contact the Dean Prof. Marjaana Gunkel – marjaana.gunkel@unibz.it.


According to Italian legislation, only candidates already holding an equivalent academic position of Full or Associate Professor at their current foreign university (a university outside Italy) are eligible to take part in this application process of a “direct call from abroad”. Application that do not satisfy this requirement will not be short-listed.

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

  1. evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring through student or department evaluations;
  2. significant level of service to the department, the university and the profession;
  3. evidence of ability to raise external funds for research;
  4. knowledge of at least two of the three official teaching languages at the Faculty of Economics and Management (English, German, Italian).

The Faculty of Economics and Management has a strong interest to appoint a successful candidate who can contribute to its solid cross-disciplinary international research, as well as to its multilingual teaching culture.

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore specifically encourages female scientists to submit their expression of interest.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Economics and Management was founded in 1998 and currently counts over 1200 students and more than 50 faculty members who study and work in three languages: English, German, and Italian. Through academic excellence in research and teaching, the Faculty contributes to the development of the South-Tyrolean economy while being solidly connected to international scientific networks. 

Research carried out in our faculty has been ranked no 2 in the ANVUR Research Quality Assessment in Italy in 2017 and the University is among the top 250 in the 2021 Times Higher Education Business and economics subject ranking. The working language of the Faculty of Economics and Management is English, though class teaching is also in German and Italian. More information is available on the Faculty’s website:


Application procedure

Please send your expression of interest, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, an indication of your research focus, a short description of courses taught, your teaching evaluations, as well as a statement of your current academic position. We recommend the use of the form “Attachment A – University Academic CV” available on:


Your application, duly signed and dated on the last page, must be sent via e-mail to: recruitment_economics@unibz.it, attn. Mrs. Monika Bauer

Deadline and Important Dates

Expressions of interest will be accepted until Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a preliminary skype interview and subsequently the Selection Committee will invite the continuing successful candidates for a personal interview at the Bolzano-Bozen campus of the Faculty of Economics and Management (sanitary situation permitting).


Application Deadline:
Monday, Nov 29, 2021
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Faculty of Economics and Management