Get ready to teach and research all things accounting at a well-regarded international business school.

  • Position

    Scientific staff | Wetenschappelijk personeel - RSM

  • Visible since

    Tuesday, 24 October 2023

  • Deadline

    Friday, 15 December 2023

  • FTE

    1 fte

  • Reference



Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is looking for a new colleague to strengthen its department of Accounting and Control. We invite you to send in your application for the position of assistant professor in all areas of accounting.

RSM’s department of Accounting and Control has a strong research tradition with an international focus, as evidenced by our top publications, research collaboration with academics at leading schools in the USA, editorial positions, an international seminar series, several annual conferences and a USA style PhD programme. Our areas of research span financial and managerial accounting, auditing and taxation, and we employ archival and experimental methods. While offering separate teaching programmes at the bachelor, master and executive level, we have formed the Erasmus Accounting Research Group, a joint research group with the accounting department of Erasmus School of Economics (ESE). The Erasmus Accounting Research Group has established itself as one of the leading and most diverse accounting groups in Europe, with close to 40 research-active members. 

Job description

As an assistant professor, your main tasks are to conduct high-quality research and to teach. You have the freedom to develop your own innovative research line within the field of accounting. We also value and encourage your collaboration within the research group. Furthermore, you teach the bachelor and/or master programme cohorts and supervise student theses.

Your core tasks:

  • Conduct impactful academic research aimed at top-tier academic journals – independently and in collaboration with others
  • Teach accounting courses (in English) at the bachelor and master level
  • Contribute to the further development of the RSM Erasmus Accounting Research Group.

Job requirements

As our enthusiastic colleague, you:

  • Have or are close to obtaining a PhD in an accounting or related relevant discipline;
  • Can demonstrate the potential for outstanding achievements in research and teaching in the fields of accounting, auditing, management control and/or taxation;
  • Are committed to contributing to the research and teaching programmes of RSM and the Erasmus Accounting Research Group;
  • Are a conscious team player who contributes to the development of the research group; and
  • Have excellent proficiency in English. Dutch language skills are not necessary but are valued.

Employment conditions and benefits

You work in an internationally oriented environment within a large and enthusiastic research group. The working conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Assistant professor positions involve a six-year tenure and promotion track, with generous extensions for parenthood. Tenure and promotion decisions are based on individual performance, principally in research and teaching. Early tenure opportunities are available when you’re on track to meet the tenure and promotion criteria at the end of the tenure track. As a tenured assistant professor, you also qualify for generous additional research funding to support you in reaching your tenure and promotion goals.

We offer you a moderate teaching load. Teaching takes place in English. For Dutch-speaking candidates, there may be opportunities to teach in Dutch. The compensation package is competitive relative to European salaries and includes several secondary benefits, such as a pension plan that is partially funded by the university. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in the Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

EUR aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to reach their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.

Erasmus University offers excellent research facilities, including major databases (WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Capital IQ, Datastream, Bloomberg, I/B/E/S, TAQ, etc.) and a state-of-the-art behavioural experimental lab. Our research institute ERIM provides additional funding (e.g., for data, research assistance or research visits) in addition to a personal research budget.


Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

RSM is a faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). EUR is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global, social challenges, inspired by the always dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Our mission is therefore "Creating positive societal impact". Our academic education is intensive, active and application-oriented. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. The Erasmian values function as our internal compass and make Erasmus University recognizable to the outside world: engaged with society, world citizen, connecting, entrepreneurial and open-minded.

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Please ensure that your application includes:

- Motivation letter

- Curriculum vitae

- Sample copies of your research (published or working papers)

- Concise research and teaching statements

- Recent teaching evaluations, if available.

Please also provide the contact details of two academic references, who will be asked to upload their reference letters.

We are reviewing applications immediately, but the formal application deadline is 15 December 2023 and the position starts in September 2024. We are also conducting interviews at the 2023 EAA Talent Workshop in Madrid from 10-11 November.

Do you have any questions regarding this assistant professor position? Please contact Erik Peek, head of RSM’s department of Accounting and Control, at