Advertiser: Department of Economics and Business Economics, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University

Field(s) of specialization: Finance - Accounting

Position type(s): Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Scholar

Location of job: Fuglesangs Allé 4, Aarhus, Midtjylland, 8210, Denmark (map)

Degree required: Doctorate

Job start date: Flexible

Job duration: 5 years

Letters of reference required: 3

Target date for applications: 30 Nov 2020

Application deadline: 15 Jan 2021 (accepting applications)

Posting end date: 15 Jan 2021

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020.

Ad text:

The Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University invites applications for an assistant professor/ postdoctoral fellow position starting in the fall of 2021.

Research Fields: (i) Financial intermediation, Banking, Corporate Finance, General Finance; (ii) Accounting: Financial accounting and auditing.

The duration of assistant professorships is 3-5 years and different schemes for fixed term and tenure track can be offered. Post doc positions are typically 2-3 years and can be combined with assistant professor positions and thus yielding extra research time. We offer favourable conditions regarding research facilities, data access, time devoted to research, travel support, etc. The remuneration package is competitive at the European level and includes a fixed-term stipend to qualified candidates and substantial publication bonuses funded by the newly established Danish Finance Institute. For non-Danish researchers, a favourable tax-scheme exists.

The Department of Economics and Business Economics has around 160 faculty members covering the fields of Accounting, Finance, Logistics and Operations Research, Economics, Econometrics, Business Analytics and other fields. The department faculty is international and the working language is English. The department hosts several research centers providing an active research environment and the department has several seminar series with ample influx of visiting researchers. The Department of Economics and Business Economics services several undergraduate and master-level programmes. The PhD programme has an annual intake of around 20 students. More information is available at

Application Procedure: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2020 and candidates may subsequently be invited to give a job talk at Aarhus University. Your application should include cover letter (stating the motivation for the application), CV, publication list, names of 3 referees and your job market paper. We also ask candidates to write in their cover letter whether assistant professor, post-doc or both positions are of interest. Optionally, you may submit additional papers and research and teaching statements. Applicants should have a PhD degree before taking up the position. All candidates must apply online at

Deadline: The search amongst applicants will start November 30 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Further information: Please address inquiries to Recruitment Officer, Professor Valerie Smeets (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!) or Head of Department, Professor Niels Haldrup (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

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Submission materials required

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Contact information for references
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3