Three Academic positions in Accounting

Three Academic positions in Accounting

(ref. ZAP-2022-54)

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the KU Leuven has three vacancies for a full-time academic position in the field of Accounting. We look for motivated candidates with an excellent or promising track record in research and demonstrable teaching skills in Accounting. One position is open for candidates in all domains of Accounting; the two other positions are for candidates with an Auditing & Governance profile.

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You are an ambitious, internationally oriented researcher in the domain of Accounting. You publish in international top journals within the field, attract external research funding, develop international research projects, and advise doctoral students. You strive for excellence in research and as such contribute to the reputation of the Faculty of Economics and Business. You have an outspoken interest in fundamental scientific research and also perceive opportunities for valorization of research findings and applied research.


  • You will teach courses in the field of Accounting at the campuses of KU Leuven. Specific courses will be assigned to you upon mutual agreement, depending on your profile and experience. You also contribute to the continuing development of the educational programs of the research unit of Accountancy, and you supervise master and/or bachelor theses. Tenure track candidates start with limited teaching duties.
  • You develop teaching methods in line with the KU Leuven approach of research-based education with an emphasis on activating students (see You take advantage of the opportunities offered by the faculty and the university to further develop your teaching skills. You contribute to the educational philosophy of the university, and you show commitment to uphold the high standards of its programs.


You show a willingness to take up internal service duties. You put teaching and research activities at the service of society and aim to contribute to the broader social debate. Tenure track candidates start with limited service duties.


  • You have a PhD in Economics or Business with an emphasis on Accounting or a PhD in a related domain with evidence of expertise in this field of research.
  • You have excellent research potential. The quality of your research is demonstrated by the quality of your PhD dissertation, promising research projects and papers, publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and/or international research experience. Junior applicants are expected to show research excellence through a pipeline of promising research projects, papers and academic references. Experience in writing grant proposals and a strong international network are recommended.
  • You can show evidence of strong didactical skills and preferably have teaching experience in the field of Accounting. Your written and spoken English is excellent. The official administrative language at KU Leuven is Dutch. If you do not speak Dutch (or do not speak it well) at the start of employment, you can follow language training provided by KU Leuven to enable you to take part in administrative meetings. Before teaching courses in Dutch or English, you will be given the opportunity to learn Dutch, respectively English, to the required standard.


  • The vacancy is open to both junior and senior researchers. PhD students in the final phase of their studies may also apply. The successful candidate will be hired in the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or (Full) Professor depending on your qualifications and academic experience. Junior researchers will be appointed as assistant professor in tenure track for a period of 5 years, which in case of a positive evaluation is followed by an appointment as a tenured associate professor.
  • You will join a dynamic and internationally oriented research and teaching environment with frequent collaboration across the Leuven, Brussels and Antwerp campuses of the FEB . For more information on the research environment, please consult:
  • The Faculty of Economics and Business has systematically been ranked highly by several independent accreditation committees regarding the quality of its research and teaching programs. The FEB has recently acquired the renowned EQUIS accreditation and benefits from an extensive national and international network, both in academia and in the business world.
  • KU Leuven is well set to welcome foreign professors and their family and provides practical support with regard to immigration & administration, housing, childcare, learning Dutch, and partner career coaching, among others. To facilitate scientific onboarding and accelerate research in the first phase a starting grant of 100 000 euro is offered to new professors without substantial other funding, appointed for at least 50%.
  • The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity and explicitly encourages underrepresented groups at the university to apply. For more information, please consult: and


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Alexandra Van den Abbeele, Chair of the search committee, Faculty of Economics and Business, mail: or Prof. dr. Wilfried Lemahieu, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business, mail:

Candidates should enclose their biosketch (including teaching and research statement), 5 most important publications, extensive CV, and teaching evaluations (if available).

External Reference letters (required for junior applicants) can be sent directly to

For more detailed information, check the job application procedure on the following website:

Applications must be received no later than August 15,2022,‘midnight CET’.

You can apply for this job no later than August 15, 2022 via the online application tool

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Application Deadline:
Monday, Aug 15, 2022
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