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Assistant professor of Finance and Accounting

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26 februari 2019
30 mei 2019

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The department of Business Studies of Leiden University invites applications for the position of

Assistant Professor of Finance and Accounting (1.0 FTE)  

Key responsibilities


  • To publish research in outlets of international standing in the field of finance;
  • To develop and collaborate in academic and professional networks in the field of (behavioural) finance and actively participate in international academic conferences;
  • To engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within the law school for a part of the research activities (e.g., linking behavioural finance insights to empirical legal studies such as on new regulations, directives, and legal policy);
  • To actively seek and secure external research funding;
  • To (co-)supervise doctoral research.


  • To teach non-specialist courses at the undergraduate level in the general area of financial accounting, management accounting, or (entrepreneurial) finance. An ability to teach more than one field is required;
  • To contribute to the further development of courses. The position involves overall course design and leadership;
  • To supervise bachelor theses.

Selection criteria

  • The department seeks to employ a highly motivated and proactive candidate who can work independently as well as part of a team;
  • You have strong communication and teaching skills in Dutch and English;
  • You have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline or a PhD near completion;
  • You have demonstrated to have knowledge of modern quantitative methods and techniques;
  • You have a passion for research – as is evident from your list of publications;
  • You are willing and keen to engage and collaborate with legal scholars to apply insights from (behavioural) finance to legal matters;
  • You are able to make links between the profession, legal policy, research, and education.
  • Areas of research include (but are not limited to) behavioural finance, entrepreneurial finance, management accounting, financial management, finance in relation to entry, exit and turnaround strategies.   

Our organization
With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law.

The department of Business Studies is part of the Institute of Tax Law and Economics which is part of the Leiden Law School. The department is located in a beautifully renovated national monument in the historic heart of Leiden. It was founded to offer high quality business education to all students at Leiden University majoring in a specific discipline and seeking to supplement their studies with a minor in business studies. Each year more than 200 students combine their studies with business-related courses in areas such as strategy, marketing, human resource management, organizational behaviour, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship.

The research carried out in the department of Business Studies is very diverse, ranging from organisational behaviour, (economic) psychology, entrepreneurship, applied economics, operations research, consumer behaviour, revenue management, management studies, and insolvency law. The minor program provides general business skills relevant for the academic development and future careers of students across the whole university. It allows students in specialist studies (e.g., law, psychology, medicine) to get acquainted with the organization and market environment of companies in preparation for a social career or other positions where a broad business orientation is desired. Students are encouraged to think in terms of stakeholders interests and learn how to stimulate the innovative potential of organizations. They distinguish themselves by their entrepreneurial attitude and way of responding to turbulent market conditions. In its teaching and research the department is behaviourally oriented.

Terms and conditions
We offer a one-year fixed term position, with the possibility of renewal/promotion based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €3,637 to €5,656.- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 11 or 12, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.
The department has sufficient financial resources to fund software, data, and travel.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification. If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Professor Jean-Pierre van der Rest, Deputy Head of Department / Dean of PhD Studies, email j.i.van.der.rest@law.leidenuniv.nl, telephone  +31 6 15 15 43 80. 

Please submit online no later than May 30, 2019 your application via the blue button of our application system. Applicants should submit online the following documents:

  • A cover letter (max 2 pages) stating how your skills and experience relate to the vacancy;
  • Your CV;
  • Your dissertation or published articles;
  • Copies of your academic transcripts (i.e. B.A./B.Sc., M.A./M.Sc.);
  • The names and contact details (with emails) of three academic referees who know you(r work) well; one should be your doctoral thesis supervisor.

 Selected candidates will be invited for an interview (in person or over Skype).

You can apply via the application button; no applications will be processed on the email addresses.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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