The board of the Faculty of Economics and Business wishes to appoint a Professor of Practice in Accountancy.

The Professor of Practice will be appointed in the Department of Accounting and Auditing in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. The Professor of Practice will work closely with the professors responsible for education in undergraduate and (executive) master programs, research, and societal impact with regards to the auditing profession – and more specifically with the Professor of Auditing & Assurance. The Department of Accounting and Auditing furthermore focuses on management accounting and control; corporate governance and law; corporate reporting (financial and non-financial); and internal control and risk management.

The area of expertise of the Professor of Practice includes the practice of accountancy in general and that of the auditing profession more specifically. In addition to each of the subject areas of management accounting and control, financial accounting and reporting, internal control, and auditing and assurance, the teaching and research of the department focuses on ESG reporting & assurance, as well as on key areas of the Faculty of Economics and Business’ strategic plan (Strategic Plan 2021-2026) “Leadership and Governance,” “Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence,” and “Future Prosperity and Sustainability.”

Because teaching and research in the Department of Accounting and Auditing are to a certain extent professional- and practice-oriented, the Faculty of Economics and Business considers it important that its faculty represents Professors of Practice in each of the main areas of accountancy. The Professor of Practice forms a bridge between science and practice. The Professor of Practice is expected to maintain a close relationship with the professional field and oversight bodies and to have a key role in the further development of the range of (executive) education, in knowledge exchange, and in the public debate in the field of accountancy.

Responsibilities and duties
The position encompasses the regular duties of a Professor of Practice in the areas of teaching, and research.

The Professor of Practice is expected to contribute to education in the field of accountancy in Bachelor’s, Master’s and (especially) executive programs (including Post-master education). In this regard, the professor has an important role to play in initiating and implementing education in which students are introduced to the practice of accountancy and the auditing profession.

The Professor of Practice conducts applied research in the field of the practice of accountancy with a Dutch focus. The Professor of Practice facilitates existing research projects of the Department of Accounting and Auditing.

The duties thus include:

  • contributing to education at the level of Bachelor, Master, (and more specifically) Executive Master and other executive programs
  • contributing to the national reputation and societal network of the University of Groningen with regard to the auditing profession
  • connecting and driving knowledge exchange between science and practice with regard to research, education, and the public debate in the field of accountancy
  • initiate research collaborations and / or raise external funds with professional practice to enable research in accounting, controlling, and auditing within the department.


The Professor of Practice has a proven track record in and in-depth experience with the practice of the (Dutch) auditing profession. The Professor of Practice is able to apply this knowledge and experience in both research and education. The qualities of the professor are evidenced by, among other things, a PhD on a relevant accountancy research topic and extensive experience with enthusiastic teaching within academic education in the field of accountancy.

The candidate has:

  • a PhD in the area of accountancy in general and the auditing profession more specifically
  • excellent teaching abilities and experience in the area of accountancy
  • an enduring involvement in academic research in the area of accountancy, shown by a track record of sound practice oriented national publication
  • a clear and sound vision on the relevancy of the accountancy domain in a fast changing working environment and society
  • demonstrable management qualities, a collegial attitude, and good communication skills
  • a strong track record within their own professional network in the auditing profession, and a demonstrated willingness to involve this network into the curricula
  • the capability to successfully link the business world with academic research and education in relation to accountancy.


Conditions of employment

The Professor of Practice is a part-time position (0.2-0.3 FTE). We offer a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from € 6,099 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 8,881 gross salary per month for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favorable tax treatment may apply to Non-Dutch applicants.


Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include:

  • a full curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications
  • a letter of motivation.

You can submit your application until 11 May 11:59pm / before 12 May 2023 Dutch local time (CEST) 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:…)rsity-and-inclusion/

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