Associate / Assistant Professor in Strategy / Accounting / Finance / Management Science and Information Systems

Company:Católica Porto Business School - Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Location:Portugal / Porto

Discipline:Strategy / Accounting / Finance / Management Science and Information Systems

Employment Type:5-year full-time contract, leading to a permanent contract conditional on performance




Strategy / Accounting / Finance / Management Science and Information Systems

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Católica Porto Business School

Starting September 2023

Job Summary

Scientific Fields: Strategy, Accounting, Finance, Management Science & IS

Position: Associate or Assistant Professor

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 3rd March 2023

Interviews and job talks: 20th March to 5th April 2023

Start Date: 1st September 2023

Job description

Católica Porto Business School (CPBS) invites applications for a position of Associate/Assistant Professor level (depending on qualifications), to start September 1, 2023. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in the scientific field (or related) and have significant international experience.

At the Assistant Professor level, we are looking for applicants with strong potential or track record of prestigious publications, and the ability to teach successfully at the undergraduate, MSc and executive education levels. At the Associate Professor level, candidates are expected to show a strong research track record in prestigious management journals, excellence in teaching, and the ability to add to the research reputation and productivity of the School. Compensation and teaching load are competitive with other prestigious European schools.

We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in candidates with expert knowledge in the following topics:

  • Strategy: sustainability, business strategy, corporate strategy, external growth options, and international management;
  • Accounting: financial accounting; international accounting; auditing; public accounting; impact accounting; management accounting and control.
  • Finance: corporate finance; capital markets; financial management; sustainable finance; banking; investment; valuation; risk management; corporate governance
  • Management Science and Information Systems: supply chain management; business analytics; business intelligence.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Research-based tenure requirements for Assistant Professor positions, to be assessed regularly during the contractual period.
  • Teaching load reductions: i) reduction in the first year of the contract for country/institution adaptation; ii) significant yearly reductions based on research productivity in the previous 5-year period.
  • Competitive salary at the European level: The nominal salaries at CPBS are equivalent to significantly higher nominal salaries in most European cities. The cost of living in Porto is substantially lower than that of other European cities and also lower than in Lisbon. As per the Cost of Living Plus Rent Index, consumer prices including rent are 49.02% and 25.88% higher in Berlin and Madrid, respectively, than in Porto.
  • Tax reduction benefits for non-residents for a period of 10 years (see NHR Portugal - The complete guide to the non-habitual resident regime (
  • Moving allowance: a one-off stipend to support the expenses of moving to Porto.
  • Generous monetary prizes for high-quality publications and competitive research projects.
  • Additional benefits: annual research allowance, private health insurance (basic) fully covered by the University; scholarships for children attending degree programmes at the University.

Católica Porto Business School

Católica Porto Business School ( is a school of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, renowned for the development of professionals for a sustainable and global society, and for advancing knowledge in Management and Economics.

The School is part of a select group of three schools in Portugal that boast EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. Its programmes are also included under Universidade Católica Portuguesa’s AACSB accreditation scope. These recognitions assert the excellence of all our activities, including Teaching, Research and Societal Impact. Research at Católica Porto Business School combines the highest standards of scientific rigor with impact on businesses and society.

Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.

Living in Portugal and Porto

Portugal is one of the top 3 safest countries to live in the world (by 2020 Global Peace Index) and the cost of living is substantially lower than in other European countries (by 2020 Cost of Living Index). The country is mostly known by its 850km of world-class sandy beaches, among the best weather in Europe, sports and culture, and is the 2nd best country for immigrants’ integration in the world. Public transportation is good and there is a public healthcare system. Portuguese is usually listed as the 5th most spoken language in the world and the 3rd most spoken European language in terms of native speakers.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, and one of the Iberian Peninsula's major urban areas. Located along the Douro River where it flows into the Atlantic, Porto has a rich history and culture, and its core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Home of the Port wine, Porto combines a small city’s feel and friendliness with a vibrant and increasingly cosmopolitan atmosphere for the enjoyment of life’s greatest things.

Application Procedure

The application should be sent by email to and should include the following:

  • Cover Letter;
  • Detailed academic and scientific curriculum vitae, in English;
  • Scanned copy of the doctoral degree certificate;
  • 2 reference letters (Optional);
  • 1 current paper;
  • 1 most significant publication;
  • A teaching statement that describes your previous teaching experience (with evidence of teaching scores, where available) and future pedagogical development plans;
  • A research statement that describes your previous research contributions and future research plans (Optional);

The applications, along with the documents mentioned above, must be delivered by the 3rd of March. The absence of any documentation which cannot be internally obtained will result in the rejection of the application. Applications that do not meet the requirements or which are submitted after the deadline will also be rejected.

Selection Method

  • Stage 1: Assessment of curriculum and other application documents;
  • Stage 2: Interviews and research seminar for shortlisted candidates.

All candidates will be contacted after the shortlisting of applications is completed.

Should you have any queries regarding administrative procedures of this vacancy please contact Carolina Horta ( For other questions, please contact Professor Jorge Julião (

Further information:

Contact Person:Carolina Horta

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