Assistant Professor in Accounting

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 08, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 01, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Closing date: 1 December 2019
Level of education: PhD
Hours: 38 hours per week
Salary indication: €4,274 to €4,978 gross per month

The University of Amsterdam invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in accounting. Successful candidates will work as Assistant Professor at the Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School (ABS). Candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of accounting (including accounting information systems, auditing, financial accounting, and management accounting) will be considered. The starting date will be 1 September 2020.

The University of Amsterdam is one of Europe’s major comprehensive universities and is consistently ranked among the best research universities on the continent. The Amsterdam Business School is part of the University’s Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) and is located in the city center of Amsterdam.

The Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School is involved in teaching in undergraduate and master level programs, as well as in executive education.

The Amsterdam Business School provides an inspiring and truly international research environment. Accounting, finance, and data science 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.

Job description

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 Ph.D., or expect to complete a Ph.D. in the near future, and should demonstrate potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

All applicants are expected to teach in English. The teaching load is moderate. The compensation package is competitive relative to European salaries and includes several secondary benefits (such as a pension plan that is partially funded by the university). Favorable tax agreements apply to most non-Dutch applicants.


You hold or should be close to completing a PhD in Accounting. We are welcoming candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of accounting. We will evaluate candidates on their potential for and/or record of excellence in research and teaching.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from

  • prof. Jan Bouwens, Accounting section Chair and Head of the Recruitment Committee
    T: +31 (0)20 525 765

Information on the Amsterdam Business School Accounting section can be found at our website.


We offer a six year tenure track position as Assistant professor. Upon meeting the criteria for tenure, we will offer a permanent contract as Associate professor. The gross monthly salary during the first three years will be, depending on experience, between €4,274 and €4,978 (salary scale 11) based on 38 hours per week (+ 16.3% holiday and end-year payments). After a positive evaluation the maximum salary becomes €5,656 (salary scale 12). This is based on 38 hours per week and in accordance with the salary scales and the Collective Labour Agreement regulating employment conditions at Dutch universities. A substantial temporary reduction in income tax (equal to 30% of taxable salary) may apply to non-Dutch candidates. The UvA offers a very attractive pension scheme.

Job application

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise 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.

Candidates should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, sample copies of their research (published papers or working papers) and two reference letters (all PDF files) before 2 December 2019 to the link below mentioning the vacancy number in the subject line. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the closing date of 1 December 2019.

Delegates of the recruitment committee will attend the 2019 EAA Talent Workshop in Madrid, Spain on November 8-9.

No agencies please