Assistant Professor in Management Accounting

Company:Aarhus University

Location:Denmark / Aarhus

Discipline:Management Accounting

Employment Type:Full-time and fixed-term three-year position


Assistant Professor in Management Accounting or related field

The Department of Management at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of Management Accounting or related field.

The Assistant Professorship is a full-time and fixed-term three-year position starting on 01-08-2023 or as soon as possible subject to mutual agreement.

Job description

The successful applicant is expected to contribute significantly to the department’s research and teaching environment and activities.

The applicant may conduct research on own ongoing projects, yet the position also offers to be part of a larger research project with survey data and large unique register databases related to management accounting.  Therefore, the Assistant Professor may also be part of strong ongoing research activities that can further advance the career.

We expect you to teach and supervise students at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and to carry out individual and group-based research of the highest international standard contributing to the development of the academic field in question.

The department especially welcomes applicants who can teach in the following areas:

  • Management Accounting or related fields


To qualify for the position as Assistant Professor in Management Accounting, you must hold a relevant PhD or have equivalent qualifications. It is preferable if the candidate has quantitative skills, yet not a requirement.

Who we are

The Department of Management is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the research fields of business and social sciences bringing them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top-100 university, Aarhus BSS, and specifically the Department of Management, has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and Equis accreditations.

The department’s research and teaching environment is highly international and culturally diverse with a mix of Danish and international academic staff members and PhD students. We employ more than 160 academic staff including researchers, PhD students, research associates and cover a broad range of disciplines within management, e.g. marketing, international business, organization, HR, strategy, management accounting, innovation management, entrepreneurship, digitalisation, and information systems. We aim to conduct high-quality research, and we give high priority to publishing our research in leading academic journals and presenting it at recognised conferences. In addition, we have a dynamic exchange of international researchers, who stay at the department for short or long periods of time. 

For more information about the Department of Management, please visit:

Further information

For further information about the position and the department, please contact Head of Department Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Tel.: +45 3160 8100, Email: or Professor Thomas Borup Kristensen, email:

If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR-supporter, Maria Grauert Bodin, Tel.: +45 8715 3445, email:

Place of work

Aarhus BSS
Department of Management
Fuglesangs Allé 4
DK-8210 Aarhus V


All applications must be made online and received by 15-05-2023.

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Terms of employment

The appointment is made in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State (in Danish).
The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of  Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure

When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
  • Education (diploma for master's, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
  • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
  • Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant's share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template
  • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials that cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.
Read more about how to apply for an academic position at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Questions about the position?

Thomas Kristensen Professor, Department of Management +4551907360

Questions about application and proces?

Aarhus BSS Administrative Centre - Aarhus BSS HR and PhD Administration

Deadline: Monday 15 May 2023 at 23:59 CEST

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.


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