Chair of Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and Auditing (pay grade W3)

open until filled
Social Sciences, Business studies, Finance, Accounting, Auditing of Accounts
Universität Passau
Passau, Germany

The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 12,000 students and more than 1,100 staff study and work on our University campus, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Old T own of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work.

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems at the University of Passau invites applications for the tenured civil-service post of:

Chair of Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and Auditing (pay grade W3)

The Chair is concerned with accountancy for the purpose of providing business information to external recipients (shareholders, lenders, suppliers, customers, the state etc.), but also for managerial purposes as well as questions related to corporate governance.

Applicants are expected to have placed the focus of their work on the empirical study of normative and institutional accounting principles according to German and international standards as well their impact on the preparation, analysis and auditing of annual financial statements and on farther-reaching business decisions. The successful candidate will have a distinguished, internationally competitive research track record, as demonstrated by publications in the leading academic journals for their academic discipline. Potential linkages of their work to the guiding themes of the University of Passau – such as digitalisation and sustainability – as well as experience in the acquisition of external funds would be a distinct advantage.

It is expected that the applicant be able to offer competent teaching on the full range of subjects in the accounting and auditing field at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, using both German and English as the language of instruction. He or she should be keen to take an active approach to the faculty's international exchange programmes and employ innovative forms of teaching and learning.

Research and teaching at the University of Passau are focused on the guiding themes of Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures; Europe and Global Transformation; and Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order. As a forward-looking, internationally visible and attractive university for Europe, the University of Passau seeks to make a significant contribution towards solving Europe's current and future challenges. Members of all faculties are in the process of establishing a unique, internationally-orientated forum for ground-breaking interdisciplinary research on one of the greatest challenges of our time: the societal implications of digitalisation. A willingness to co-operate on this interdisciplinary and cross-faculty project is expected of all future colleagues.

The School of Business, Economics and Information Systems is a young and particularly innovative faculty with dynamic drive. Economic and societal relevance, a drive for innovation and an interdisciplinary approach are the pillars of our research activities, which comprise both basic and applied research as well as knowledge transfer. Our focus areas are Accounting, Finance and Taxation (AFT), Economics (ECON), Management, Innovation, Marketing (MIM), Information Systems (WINFO) and Quantitative Methods.

The successful candidate will be educated to doctoral level and either possess a formal postdoctoral qualification, such as the German 'Habilitation', or equivalent academic achievements, garnered within or outside the higher education system or as part of a prior assistant professor or comparable role (e.g. German 'Juniorprofessur'). He or she will have demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, the latter being generally established on the basis of the quality of his/her doctoral research and subsequent achievements, as applicable. In accordance with art. 10(3)(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG), candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment.

The University of Passau actively promotes equal opportunities for all genders as well as diversity in the workforce; therefore, applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the requisite qualifications, without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. As the University of Passau wishes to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching, female academics are expressly encouraged to apply. This post may be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a work-share basis. Furthermore, this post is suitable for those with severe disabilities. Registered disabled persons are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.

To be considered, your application must reach the University by 10 August 2020. Your full application should include all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publi- cations with information on currently submitted manuscripts, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) and should preferably be sent by e-mail to It should be addressed to the Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Information Systems of the University of Passau, Professor Michael Grimm, University of Passau, 94030 Passau, Germany. When e-mailing your application, all application documents should be attached as a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems. Please visit for our data privacy statement.

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