Post-Doctoral Researcher or PhD-Student – Accounting

(full time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference No. 2022/219. The start date is November 1st, 2022, or by agreement. The position is available initially for three years, but can be extended for another 3 years after successful evaluation based on research and teaching performance. The position can be divided into two half time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Department of Economics at the University of Konstanz offers the position of a post-doctoral researcher or a PhD student in the area of Accounting. Since the research projects in Accounting and Auditing use behavioural experiments and / or analytical models as a basis, we encourage applications of candidates with a strong methods background and an interest in Accounting or Auditing research.

Your responsibilities

  • Research in the areas of Accounting and Auditing
  • Teaching of 4 hours per semester week, preparing and grading exams, and supervising a limited number of bachelor and master’s theses
  • Administrative duties (e.g., the coordination of teaching assistants)

Your competencies

  • Applicants for a post-doctoral position should have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Accounting or a related discipline, with a background in Financial Reporting, Management Accounting or Auditing
  • Applicants for a PhD-position should have (or be close to obtaining) a master’s degree in business economics or economics
  • Applicants should have a background in experimental and / or analytical methods

We offer

  • A collegial and dynamic research environment
  • Many opportunities for research collaborations and the development of an own research profile

Questions can be directed to Prof. Dr. Ulrike Stefani via e-mail: and by phone: + 49 (0)7531 / 88 – 5251.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents until September 30, 2022 via our Online application portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



Back to overview Online application