Tenure professorship position in the field of financial accounting

Professorship in Financial Accounting (W3) (f/m/d)
The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six Faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The position is based in the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, which is consistently ranked among the top schools in research and teaching.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research, teaching and academic administration of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences. The candidate should conduct high quality research in the field of financial accounting. Research topics could address all fields of financial accounting. The tasks of the professorship include the training of students and doctoral candidates. The candidate should teach financial accounting courses at the undergraduate level as well as in Master of Science programs and, ideally, MBA programs. Participation in joint research activities within the Faculty and the faculty’s key research initiatives or research centres is expected. The acquisition of third-party-funded projects is appreciated. The candidate should also contribute to discussions with the business community and standard setters.
We are seeking an outstanding researcher in the field of financial accounting. The successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to publish in top-tier accounting journals. The competence to teach financial accounting in all degree programs in business and management is required. The willingness to communicate with the business community and with regulatory institutions is expected.
The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.
The position is available as of 01.10.2021 or based on mutual agreement. Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW). As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 05.04.2021. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Science and include a CV, teaching evaluations and a full list of publications, and electronic copies of the three most important publications. For further information please contact Professor Michael Overesch (overesch@wiso.uni-koeln.de).
Application Deadline:
Monday, May 03, 2021
University of Cologne
Accounting and Taxation
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