Assistant Professor in Finance or Accounting

Brno, Czech Republic
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department: Faculty of Economics and Administration
Deadline: 15 Apr 2023
Start date: September 1st. 2023
Job type: full-time
Job field: Economics and finance  |  Education and schooling


The Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, invites applications for the following position:

Assistant Professor in Finance or Accounting


The Department of Finance, Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Finance or Accounting. We seek candidates with a strong research potential in Finance or Accounting who must demonstrate the ability to publish in leading international journals. The duration of the initial contract is 3 years with possible extension and tenure-track. Applicants should have completed their PhD in Finance or a related area prior to starting.

What does the position entail?

publishing research in top-tier academic journals in the field of Finance or Accounting, contribution to the research and teaching activities at the department, participation and supervision of externally funded research projects (Czech Science Foundation, Technological Agency of the Czech Republic, etc.), teaching of bachelor and master courses in the Finance program with a workload of up to 6 teaching hours per week, supervision of bachelor and master theses. What do we require?

PhD in the field of Finance or related field, your previous research activities should demonstrate the publication potential in leading scientific journals, ability to teach and communicate in the English language (knowledge of Czech language is not required), the earliest starting date is September 1, 2023, later date can be negotiated. What do we offer?

Full-time (40 hours a week) Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position at one of the highest-ranked universities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, Flexible working hours and occasional home office, Initial 3-years contract that will be prolonged for another 3 years after the positive mid-assessment. In case of positive final tenure assessment, the candidate will be employed as   tenured associate professor, Relocation support and help from the International Staff Office (ISO), Support of the experienced Project Support Office, Opportunities for professional growth (e.g., university seminar series, internships, exchanges, participation in research projects, staff development programmes), Employee benefits (e.g., 8 weeks of paid vacation per year, contribution to meals and pension savings, language courses, university cinema, exclusive mobile tariff, sport activities, vaccination), Friendly and international working environment, Opportunity to work and live in a modern and dynamic university city. About the workplace

Masaryk University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 35,000 students and 5,500 employees. MUNI is located in the university city of Brno, Czech Republic. Proximity to nature and other historical cities (e.g., Prague, Vienna, Budapest), variety of cultural and entertainment attractions, and top personal safety, make Brno one of the top university cities in the world according to students. More details can be found here.

The Department of Finance offers undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of finance and accounting. The department aims to carry out research published in internationally distinguished journals and through presentations at top conferences. Faculty members conduct research in financial risk analysis and management, portfolio optimization and financial network analysis. The adjacent area of research focus is financial technologies and artificial intelligence in finance. The department provides a supportive research environment and any required facilities.

Application and selection procedure 

The application shall be submitted online by April, 15th, 2023 via an e-application (please, use the link in the e-application section below). Interviews for the position will be held online or in-person at Masaryk University. The hiring committee might request a presentation at the Department’s research seminar.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result. Leave to which the candidate is entitled by law or collective agreement shall be excluded when calculating the time since finishing the PhD.

Your application must include:

cover letter with a description of your research agenda in the desired area for the next three years, a CV including a summary of work experience, involvement in research projects and the bibliography of published works, a job market paper or recent publication, names and contact details of at least three referees that will provide recommendation letters upon request or a list of current international collaborations (names, institutions, type of collaboration) with a focus on collaborations with highly ranked universities. Workplace:

Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Type of Contract: 3-year contract with possible prolongation and tenure-track academic position

EU Researcher Profile: R2

Working Hours: 1 FTE (full-time employment of 40 hours per week)

Expected Start Date: September 1st, 2023

Number of Open Positions: 1

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2023

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Brno, March 14th, 2023

Prof. Jiří Špalek

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration

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