Assistant Professor of Accounting

University of Amsterdam


Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Economics and Business
Educational level:  PhD
Function type:  Academic Staff
Closing date:  1 December 2023
Vacancy number:  12269



Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? The Accounting section at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with focus on Sustainability/ESG Accounting to join our section.


The job entails a six-year tenure-track position. Conditional on meeting the tenure-track criteria, the school will offer a tenured position as Associate Professor. Candidates should have a PhD or expect to complete a PhD in the near future and should demonstrate potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching.


What are you going to do


You will focus on research, teaching and outreach activities within the school.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • You are expected perform research and teaching in the area of accounting with a preferred focus on sustainability and ESG topics;
  • you will present and publish your research to an international scientific audience;
  • you are active in the acquisition of research grants;
  • you seek (knowledge) exchange and (research) cooperation with professionals in your research area;
  • you contribute to the teaching programs. Your teaching load is moderate and all applicants are expected to teach in English;
  • you make a positive contribution to the organization and cooperation within the University.


The Amsterdam Business School provides an inspiring and truly international research environment. Accounting, finance, data science, and sustainability are key pillars of the school. Business school researchers have access to excellent facilities, including all major financial databases, an experimental economics lab, and a behavioral lab. The school has strong connections with the accounting profession, the Big Four audit firms, and the local business community. The accounting section has a clear focus on doing high quality research and fosters diversity in terms of research topics and methods. It hosts an international seminar series and has strong ties with accounting groups from universities around the globe.


Your profile


  • You have a research focus in any area of accounting (auditing, financial accounting or managerial accounting);
  • you conduct high-quality research and have the potential for and/or record of excellence in research;
  • you enjoy teaching and have demonstrated teaching ability, preferably holding a University Teaching Qualification or similar;
  • you hold or are close to holding a PhD in accounting (or a closely related field);
  • candidates with demonstrated expertise in sustainability and ESG accounting (both in terms of research and teaching) will be given preference.


Our offer


We offer full-time employment for the period of six years with a probationary period of two months, preferably starting from September 1, 2024, with the prospect of a permanent employment agreement.

The UFO profile universitair docent applies to this position. This position is classified in scale 11. This means a gross monthly salary between €4.332 and €5.929 for full-time employment (38 hours per week), excluding holiday allowance (8%) and year-end bonus (8.3%). The salary scale depends on competences and work experience. A temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates.


The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.


What else do we offer you?

  • 29 days' holiday with full employment & extra holidays between Christmas and the New Year;
  • excellent work (from home) facilities;
  • reimbursement of commuting expenses;
  • pension accrual with ABP;
  • in addition, the UvA offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages employees to continue their professional development.


About us


The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, offering the broadest range of degree programmes. An intellectual hub with 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates, all connected by a shared culture of intellectual curiosity.


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Job application


Studies show that women and members of underrepresented groups only apply for jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Do you meet the educational requirements but do not yet have all the required experience? Then the UvA encourages you to apply anyway.


Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 1 December, 2023. You may apply online by using the link below.


Applications in one pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a cover letter, including 3 names of references;
  • evidence of teaching quality (e.g., teaching philosophy and course evaluations);
  • Sample working paper(s)


The first round of interviews will take place in December 2023.



The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.


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