PhD Position in Financial Accounting

University of Zurich Department of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration
Chair for Financial Accounting

PhD position
70-100 %

The research of the Chair for Financial Accounting at the Department of Business Administration focuses on empirical research with an emphasis on disclosure decisions of companies and on corporate governance structures.

Your responsibilities

Applicants for this PhD position should have a strong interest in these topics of the chair and ideally possess a background in these fields (accounting, corporate finance, economics). The position also involves teaching and research assistance. To this end, a fluent command of the German language is an advantage but not necessary.

Your profile

Applicants should hold an excellent master's degree specializing in accounting, economics or finance. In addition, the position requires advanced writing and communication skills in English. Applicants should submit the following documents:
  • CV
  • Statement of motivation
  • Diploma certificates, including academic records and transcripts
  • Writing sample if available (e.g. Master's thesis)

What we offer

The position offers attractive working conditions including a competitive salary. Successful candidates will become part of the Swiss Doctoral Program Network in Accounting Research (DAR-CH), jointly organized by the Universities of Basel, Bern, Neuch√Ętel and Zurich. DAR-CH offers a highly competitive doctoral study program that provides its participants with the relevant knowledge and skills to conduct scholarly accounting research. Courses are held by faculty members from the participating institutions as well as renowned professors from leading universities in the U.S. and Europe. The program offers excellent opportunities for international network building within the international academic accounting community. Program details and further information are available at: Swiss Doctoral Program Network in Accounting Research.

Place of work

Plattenstrasse 14, 8032 Zurich

Start of employment

The starting date for the position is flexible. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Further information

Prof. Dr. David Oesch

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