Tenure Track Position as Junior Professor of Data-Related Financial Accounting and Assurance Services

School of Business and Economics
Institute for Business Administration

Tenure Track Position as Junior Professor of Data-Related Financial Accounting and Assurance Services
Salary grade: W1; after evaluation W 2 with tenure
Reference code: WE1TT1/20

This tenure-track professor position is supported financially through the German federal and state governments’ tenure-track program to promote the careers of researchers early on. Applications from researchers who have just completed their doctoral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encouraged.

The successful applicant will assume research and teaching responsibilities in the above field.

Appointment requirements are governed by Section 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Ber­liner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG).

Candidates must have a research focus in data-related financial accounting and/or assurance services. They must demonstrate excellent knowledge of quantitative empirical, or qualitative empirical, or experimental methods. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a successful teaching record at the university level as well as a history of excellent research activities, preferably in an inter­national context. Candidates must also be able to teach in German and English and they have to demonstrate experience with third-party funding.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:

The junior professor will be expected to contribute to the business administration bachelor’s degree program and to the FACTS master’s degree program in business administration, as well as supervising and training doctoral candidates. They will carry out teaching across the field of financial accounting and its regulation at national and international level.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to enhancing the profile of courses in the department in the area of digitalization and to research in the area of corporate accountability. They will work jointly with other researchers both within the FACTS department and with other departments at the university, especially the Department of Law. They will also work within interdisciplinary research partnerships and collaborative projects/initiatives. Interdisciplinary work should be something the appointee is good at and is eager to do. Additionally, we expect the junior professor to publish their research in internationally recognized professional journals. They are expected to engage in the acquisition of third-party funding and address gender and diversity issues as part of their research and teaching.

The position entails a three-year appointment as a civil servant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beam-tin auf Zeit”). Following a successful midterm review (“Zwischenevaluation”), the position can be extended for another three years. If the appointee then successfully passes their tenure review, they will be appointed to a permanent professorship through a streamlined appointment procedure (i.e., the permanent appointment will not be advertised as a separate position). As part of this process, performance goals will be negotiated at the time the junior professor is hired. The fulfillment of those goals will be assessed as part of the tenure review (Section 102c of the Berlin Higher Edu-cation Act, § 102c BerlHG).

The performance goals will cover (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Promoting early-career researchers
  • Academic committee work
  • Leadership and management
  • Language proficiency

At the time of appointment to the permanent professorship, all general regulations and conditions regarding public sector employment must be fulfilled.

In addition, any candidates who are employed at Freie Universität Berlin as their main employer must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Section 102c, paragraph 3.

Applications should be accompanied by the usual documents, including a CV with information pursuant to Section 102.a.1.4 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz), copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English, a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involve-ment in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects and, if applicable, language certificates. If applicable, please give information on teaching experience, partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spinoffs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by No­vember 4th, 2021. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes, (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the email address below:

Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
z. Hd. Marion Kallmann
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Email: personal@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de

Application documents will be deleted from our servers after the legal retention period has lapsed.

Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c Ber-lHG) can be found online: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/berufungen/index.html