Full Professor IT in Accounting

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam School of Business and Economics offers the position of Full Professor IT in Accounting
FTE: 0.8- 1
Job description
In order to further strengthen our research and teaching in IT and digitization in our accounting programmes we are seeking a new talented Full Professor.
The Chair will be located within the Accounting department, with close connections with the master and post-graduate accounting programmes offered by the School of Accounting. The Chair is responsible for developing a common body of knowledge on IT in Accounting that is not only coherent across successive accounting programmes (BSc, MSc, Postgraduate) but also addresses the IT and digitization specifics of the variety of accounting functions for which we educate our students (for example [IT]Auditor, [Public]Controller, Compliance & Integrity Manager). The Chair is expected to address topics like the use of data analytics for decision making and control, the physical/virtual IT and data infrastructure, the role of big data in auditing financial and nonfinancial information, and internal controls to safeguard data security and data integrity.
Your duties
  • develop an original research agenda within the area of IT in Accounting motivated by and applied to the development of accounting in organizations
  • lead and work in a multi-disciplinary high performing research group
  • contribute to the design and delivery of teaching across undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes
  • engage in setting up collaborations with other departments and faculties, especially computer and data science, at the VU as well as with other universities in the Netherlands and abroad, both with respect to new teaching programmes and to research initiatives and grant applications
The candidate
has a PhD and a strong track record in IT-focused accounting research (for instance big data and accounting approach, automated audit evidence collection etc), proven by recent publications in leading international scientific journals, professional publications, and in authored or edited books with established academic publishers
is able to lead independent original research and contribute significantly to the Department’s research programme. Specifically, the candidate should have the ability to work as part of a team, mentor junior researchers, apply for research grants, and supervise PhD students
is an inspiring teacher with experience in both large- and small-group teaching. He/she should be able to teach students with various backgrounds, like MSc, MBA, MPhil, PhD, and BSc
is able to relate effectively with practitioners, both in teaching as well as through research. He/she should be able to translate insights from research into recommendations and applications for practitioners and in executive teaching
has a strong national and international network, evident in joint work, invitations to address conferences, editorial work, and participation in international workshops or conferences
For full information, please see the document.
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
School of Business and Economics
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