NHH Norwegian School of Economics is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We are internationally recognised for our research environment, and we educate the leaders of the future. NHH is the first choice for students who want to study economics and business administration in Norway. We have about 3,600 students and 450 employees.

At NHH we work together for sustainable value creation. High quality, solid ethic standards and efforts for common goals characterise all our activities. Our core values committed, open and ambitious are central for employees and students.

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About the position

NHH in Bergen, Norway, invites applications for a position as Professor in Financial Accounting and Auditing at the Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law. The Department offers a stimulating research environment with internationally renowned research groups in a wide range of fields, providing high quality research and teaching. For more information, please visit our webpage.

The Department has an active research environment and a broad international research network in Financial Accounting and Auditing. According to the BYLJ Accounting Research Rankings (2021), NHH is ranked highest among the Nordic business schools in accounting research (NHH’s Accounting Research Ranking at byuaccounting.net).

We seek to fill the position with an experienced researcher with emphasis on empirical financial accounting and auditing research. Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in accounting or closely related field from an internationally accredited institution and have an excellent academic record in both research and teaching. Successful candidates must have an outstanding publication record and an active research program with the demonstrated ability or clear potential to be published in highly ranked academic journals (such as ABS level 4 * or 4 journals). International research experience and collaboration are highly valued.

In addition to research activities, the position involves teaching, supervision and some administrative work. Candidates will be evaluated based on their documented professional competence overall, including their past academic record, current work in process and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates that cannot document at least 200 hours of pedagogical coursework when hired must complete the NHH programme on basic pedagogical competence within two years. Appointees who are not fluent in a Scandinavian language will be offered Norwegian language classes.

We will be available to meet up for a chat about the position at the EAA Annual Congress on May 11-13, 2022, which NHH will host in Bergen, Norway (EAA 2022 at eaacongress.org). Interested candidates are welcome to schedule a meeting with us through email.

Start date for the position will be agreed upon with the candidate.

NHH offers

Salary is negotiable according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale for Professor. External research grants and teaching in executive programs offer opportunities for supplementing this salary.

In Norway, health care for all individuals, schooling for children and most other public services are free. NHH offers a favorable arrangement with membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, generous research funds for traveling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publication in top international journals. The city of Bergen has a mild and coastal climate and offers rich opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities as well as a family-friendly environment (visitnorway.com).

General information

The appointee must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabillities are encouraged to apply for the position. In the assessment of applicants, international experience and qualifications will be emphasised. In the event of equivalent qualifications, female applicants will be given preference.

The application should contain details of the applicant’s scientific and pedagogical education and work experience. In addition, the applicant should provide an overview and assessment of the applicant’s teaching experience, documentation of teaching quality and a working paper for the job talk. The application and enclosed documentation, including a CV, a teaching portfolio, a list of publications, certificates with grades, and any other relevant documentation should be sent online. A maximum of fifteen publications and working papers should also be attached for evaluation. Best-qualified candidate(s) will be invited for an on-campus interview. To open the application, please click ‘Apply for this job’. For English version, please go to the menu at the top right corner.

Two or three reference letters must be submitted by the referees directly to NHH at hr-references@nhh.no within 15 September 2022.

In accordance with §25 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his/her name entered on the list of applicants. The applicant will be notified if his/her request is not respected.

Further inquiry regarding the position should be directed to:

Deadline for applications is 15 September 2022. This date also applies to the submission of publications/written work.

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