Post-doctoral scholarships (3 years) in Accounting and Finance

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Post-doctoral scholarship
The Department of Business Administration at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, is looking for a researcher that will strengthen our research about individuals’ and companies’ financial decisions from a behavioral perspective.
The post-doctoral scholarship is financed by Tore Browaldh’s Foundation, Handelsbanken. The scholarship will support full time research activity and is limited to three years. A review of the research contribution after three years will then determine whether the scholarship is extended for an additional three years.
The post doc is entitled to teach up to 30% at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics. Compensation for teaching is paid in addition to the scholarship.
The post doc will be placed at the Accounting and Finance section. The faculty consists of 10 assistant, associate or full professors and a number of PhD students and lecturers. Our key research areas are individuals’ and companies’ financial decisions from a behavioral perspective and auditing. However, our research also focuses on initial public offerings, bankruptcy, corporate governance, real estate management and financial accounting. We do mainly “archival” based research using various data-sources.
As a post doc at our accredited school you will have an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your career and pursue research that makes a difference. We offer a stimulating research environment with experienced faculty. The position is based in Umeå with ample opportunities for building an international research network during the length of the scholarship.
Starting Date
March 1, 2021, or later by agreement.
Eligibility requirements
Applicants must have obtained their PhD degree no more than three years before the application deadline.
Assessment criteria
• Quality of the doctoral dissertation. The dissertation should deal with a topic in accounting or finance.
• Quality and number of articles in academic journals and working papers.
• Ability to conduct high quality empirical research.
• Teaching experience in accounting or finance.
• Willingness to collaborate on research activities with the business school’s faculty and internationally.
• Potential ability to attract external research funding.
The primary basis for selection will be the ability to carry out and publish high quality research and to contribute to the research environment of the Accounting and Finance section.
For more information and to indicate your interest in the post-doctoral scholarship, please contact: Professor Stefan Sundgren,, telephone +46 (0)90 786 79 31.
We will be present at the European Accounting Association’s talent workshop for accounting academics November 3-6 2020. The talent workshop provides an online venue where candidates can present their work as well as hold interviews with recruiters.
A complete application must be submitted no later than January 15, 2021. To be eligible for the position, the applicants should have obtained their PhD at this date.
The application should be written in English and include the following components:
1. Cover sheet with contact information;
2. Curriculum Vitae;
3. Copies of original degree certificates;
4. Description of previous research experience (1-2 pages);
5. Description of future research plans, (1-2 pages);
6. Names and contact details of at least two personal references;
7. Publication list;
8. Selected research articles (maximum 5).
Application marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1707-20, should be sent in electronic format (pdf), as one pdf document for point 1-8 and publications as separate pdf files, to
More about USBE
As an internationally respected, nationally influential, and regionally rooted part of Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics (USBE) contributes to societal development through education and research of a high international standard.
Through interplay with surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to the understanding, ability, and responsibility of individuals in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development.
The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and the USBE office form USBE, with about 150 employees. About 3000 students study in our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.
The Department of Business Administration has about 60 members of staff. We pursue research within four sections Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing and Accounting/Finance.
USBE is an AACSB and ISO 14001 accredited business school. Read more about USBE here:
Application Deadline:
Thursday, Jan 14, 2021
Umeå University
Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (Department of Business Administration)