Assistant Professor Accounting and Auditing with focus on Digitalization and AI

 


Within the Department of Accounting and Auditing (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands), a full-time position (0.8-1.0 FTE) is vacant for a career track Assistant Professor in Accounting and Auditing, with a focus on the theme Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. We aim to appoint an engaged and promising scholar who is interested in multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary work.

This position is part of an ambitious government investment initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities (www.sectorplan-ssh.nl), translated within FEB into the thematic interdisciplinary area of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, as outlined in the Faculty’s Strategic Plan for 2021-2026.

The University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with a rich heritage and an academic tradition dating back to 1614. The University is an academic community with a strong sense of belonging, and a culture of innovative education and research, counting among its alumni the first female student in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut, and various Nobel Prize winners.

Geographically, the university is rooted in the northern part of the Netherlands. The University connects education and research with sustainable and economic processes within society, reflected in focus areas such as Digitalization, Energy, Healthy Ageing, and Sustainable Society.

Faculty of Economics and Business
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the University of Groningen (UG) empowers and connects students, academics, and external stakeholders to have a joint positive impact on regional, national, and global economic and business challenges in science and society. It is our mission to offer excellent education and to execute excellent and impactful research.

Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence theme
FEB has recognized five societally relevant and strategic themes in research and education, and for creating impact. One of these themes is “Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence”, coordinated by the Groningen Digital Business Centre (https://www.rug.nl/gdbc/). This theme aligns with the UG-level interdisciplinary Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology, and AI (https://www.rug.nl/jantina-tammes-school/).

Department of Accounting and Auditing
The department of Accounting and Auditing is a medium-sized group of around 60 academics coming from a variety of countries and disciplines. The department brings together academics and practitioners active in the field of accounting, auditing, and control. We are active in areas like auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, financial accounting and reporting, management accounting and control, tax, and corporate law.

We teach accounting, auditing, and control in several bachelor programs as well as in the master programs in Accountancy and Controlling and in Business Administration. We also have a strong footing in executive master programs, like the Executive Master in Accountancy and the Executive Master of Finance and Control. Besides, the department participates in the Research Master program, a challenging 2-year program intended for students aiming at a Ph.D.

Our research is concentrated in the FEB Research Institute (FEBRI). Within FEBRI, we conduct high-quality research and highly value multidisciplinary. We have our own research program in accounting (for more information, please see https://www.rug.nl/research/accounting/). We aim to publish our results in premier, peer-reviewed international journals and have published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, British Journal of Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Management Accounting Research, and Strategic Management Journal. We also reach out to the business community by communicating our research findings in executive programs and professional journals.

Job description
The new Assistant Professor is expected to strengthen the position of the Department of Accounting and Auditing and the theme of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. We are looking for candidates with an interest in (interdisciplinary) research related to digitalization and artificial intelligence in the broadest sense, such as the role of the chief digital officer, knowledge and expertise on digitalization and digital innovations in TMTs and the board of directors, IT Governance, the role of artificial intelligence or data analytics in accounting and/or auditing, the role of human-technology interaction in accounting and/or auditing, and the like.

In general, we seek candidates who are committed to excellence in both research and education. You have a proven ability (or potential) to conduct high-quality, original research in areas of interest to the department, and you aim to publish your work in international top journals in the field of economics and business. With your excellent teaching, you will participate in and contribute to the educational programs of the Department of Accounting and Auditing and those on the theme of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence. Specific educational tasks, which may involve executive teaching, will depend on the expertise and experience of the candidate.

Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you ...

• have a PhD degree in Accounting or Auditing or a related discipline
• work on topics related to the theme of digitalization and artificial intelligence
• are willing to engage with the Groningen Digital Business Centre and the Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology, and AI
• have the ability or potential to publish in top-tier international academic peer-reviewed journals
• have a relevant international academic network
• have excellent teaching skills: you are an enthusiastic and effective lecturer, have knowledge of empirical methods, didactics, and understanding of teaching and assessment methods
• have a University Teaching Qualification or are willing to obtain this qualification
• have organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
• have good interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully work both individually and in a team.

Organisation

Conditions of employment

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary depending on qualifications and work experience, starting from a minimum of € 3,974 gross per month (salary scale 11) to a maximum of € 6,181 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full-time position
• a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance, as well as participation in a solid state pension scheme. Non-Dutch applicants may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. A full-time position entitles you to 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment.

Career track positions at the Faculty of Economics and Business are permanent positions subject to a tenure decision after 18 months. Research time is 50% during the first six years, and promotion is conditional on the pre-specified set of criteria documented for the career track. Afterwards, it is allocated according to regular faculty procedures (comparable to US research schools). The vacancy comprises a full-time position at the level of Assistant Professor, but an 0.8 or 0.9 FTE appointment is possible as well, based on the preferences of the candidate.

Starting date of the position is negotiable but preferably by December 1, 2023 at the latest.

Application

Interested applicants should submit:

1. A motivation letter
2. A curriculum vitae
3. Two letters of recommendation (to be sent by email to Reggy Hooghiemstra)
4. Samples of relevant work.

You may apply for this position until 14 May 11:59pm / before 15 May 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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