PhD in Accounting

Faculteit/Dienst:  Faculteit Economie & Bedrijfskunde
Opleidingsniveau:  Master
Functie type:  Wetenschappelijk Personeel
Sluitingsdatum:  1 April 2024
Vacaturenummer:  12297

 

 

Join the Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for a fully-funded PhD position to conduct impactful accounting research, together with internationally renowned experts. We are seeking ambitious and enthusiastic PhD candidates to join us on September 1st, 2024.

Description

Accounting research deals with a variety of questions in the areas of financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and increasingly, sustainability/ESG accounting. Broadly, accounting research addresses how (accounting) information is created, disseminated and used, and how this information affects the world around us (e.g., capital market participants, employees, other internal and external stakeholders).

 

This PhD position is a full-time position for a period of four years. The first year will consist of PhD-level coursework, after which the candidate will start working on his or her own research agenda under the supervision and with the support of the senior professors within the department. The research projects will be shaped by the candidate’s ideas, interests and capabilities. We especially welcome candidates with a strong interest in the intersection of accounting and sustainability/ESG, and candidates who are interested in primarily conducting quantitative empirical research (archival or experimental). The fourth year of the PhD position typically involves a half- to full-year visit at another internationally renowned school.

 

During your PhD trajectory, you will become an active member of the accounting section and will benefit from and contribute to our broader research agenda. You will be offered other support (e.g., research funding for data collection and conference travel).

 

PhD candidates are expected to do a limited amount of teaching-related activities, including undergraduate tutorials and the supervision of MSc and/or BSc thesis projects.

 

Your tasks

 

  • Develop innovative research ideas;
  • conduct research (including the design of the studies, and the collection and analysis of empirical data);
  • write up findings for publication in prestigious accounting journals;
  • present research findings at leading international conferences;
  • attend courses and seminars to develop research skills;
  • participate in and contribute to research activities within the section (e.g., research seminars);
  • contribute to teaching activities (e.g., conduct tutorials) and supervise thesis students (20 percent of the task).

 

Expected outcome

  • Research skills and an in-depth understanding of accounting research;
  • at least 3 manuscripts ready for submission to top academic journals (adequate collegial support and supervision will be provided);
  • placement at a research university in a tenure track position.

 

Requirements

  • Master’s or Research Master’s degree in business administration/management, economics, or a related discipline (expected to finish by September 2024);
  • If the Master’s degree is obtained from a non-European university, we require a GMAT or GRE score no older than five years;
  • strong demonstrated interest in pursuing an academic career;
  • strong interest in accounting research and the intersection with sustainability/ESG;
  • strong quantitative skills or background in empirical research. Knowledge of programming (e.g., stata/Python/R/textual analysis/machine learning) is a plus.
  • excellent communication, presentation and writing skills. An excellent command of English is a must We may require a TOEFL or IETLS;
  • curious, collaborative nature with a desire to learn.

 

Our offer

 

The compensation package is competitive at the European level and includes several secondary benefits. Favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. To know more about working at the University of Amsterdam, please check uva.nl/working-at-eb.

 

The employment contract will be for 38 hours a week four years with an initial period of 18 months, with an intermediate evaluation after 18 months and a possibility to extend it for 30 months (in total four years). End-result should be a PhD thesis. An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) conferences.

 

The gross monthly salary will range from €2.770 in the first year to €3.539 (based on 38 hours per week) in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities is applicable.

 

Additionally, the University of Amsterdam offers excellent benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • A maximum of 29 days of annual leave based on full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • contribution to commuting expenses, an internet and homework allowance.

 

What else do we offer

  • A function in which your own initiative and input are strongly valued;
  • collaboration opportunities in an active and diverse research group;
  • a challenging workplace with varied tasks and plenty of room for personal initiative and development in an inspiring organization.

 

Employer 

 

Department

The Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School (www.abs.uva.nl/accounting) focuses on research in a wide range of topical areas and methods in accounting. The members of the department have published their research in the top academic accounting journals, such as the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. Members of the department are also involved in teaching in undergraduate and master level programs, as well as in executive education. The section hosts an international seminar series and has strong ties with accounting groups from universities around the globe.

 

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.

 

About UvA Economics and Business

Education and research at UvA Economics and Business (EB) cover a wide range of fields that includes economics, data science, business administration, business analytics, accountancy, control, econometrics, finance, and entrepreneurship. This is organized in 2 Schools: the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) and the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE). Over 7,000 students are enrolled in our UvA Economics and Business programs, and around 500 employees provide education and support. You will primarily work in the Amsterdam Business School that acquired the triple-crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), which is awarded to only 1% of business schools worldwide.

 

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

 

Interested about what your potential colleagues have to say about working at UvA Amsterdam Business School?

Please check this link PhD to watch a short video about working as a PhD at UvA Amsterdam Business School. 

 

Find more information about Economics and Business on uva.nl/eb.

Find more information about the Amsterdam Business School on abs.uva.nl.

 

Questions

 

Do you have any questions, or do you require additional information? Please contact:

  • Dr. Sander van Triest, Head of Accounting Section (s.p.vantriest@uva.nl)
  • Dr. Ulrike Thuerheimer, UvA Sustainability Accounting Center (u.thuerheimer@uva.nl) 

 

Job application

 

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. The position will remain open until April 1st, 2024, unless filled earlier.

 

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A letter of motivation including a description of the candidate’s primary research interests and ambitions.
  • A grade list for the most recently completed degree.
  • Recent test scores (GMAT/GRE, TOEFL/IELTS) if applicable.

 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a job interview and may be asked to present their (thesis) research work. First ideas for the PhD project are welcome, but this is not obligatory. Shortlisted candidates may also be asked to provide two reference letters.

 

 

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