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Professor / Associate Professor in Accounting or Auditing

Skole - Universitet

BI Norwegian Business School invites applications for the position of Professor / Associate Professor in Accounting or Auditing at the Department of Accounting and Operations Management.

The Department has 45 employees of whom 40 % are international and covers education and research within the fields of financial accounting, auditing, financial management, management accounting, logistics, supply chain management, and operations analysis at bachelor, master, and executive levels. Starting from autumn 2024, the department also offers a specialization in accounting in BI's doctoral program. The department is currently looking for a Professor / Associate Professor to strengthen its capacity in teaching and research in accounting and/or auditing. Please see the Department’s website for further information.

BI Norwegian Business School is ranked among the top business schools in Europe combining internationally recognized research and a wide range of educational offerings from bachelor to master and doctoral degree programmes as well as executive programmes. BI’s mission is to build the knowledge economy by empowering people and improving business. BI has 20 000 students, more than 300 000 alumni, and a number of academic and business partnerships and networks both nationally and internationally. BI holds the three most prestigious international quality accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. BI is organised as an independent foundation whose purpose is teaching and research. All profits are used to strengthen BI's academic- and learning environment.


Job description

We are looking for candidates with strong archival and/or analytical research capabilities in Accounting or Auditing (candidates should have published articles in journals that are included in the Financial Times list or that are rated as 4* or 4 within the subject area of Accounting in the ABS list). The ideal candidate has focused her / his research on auditing or has experience teaching auditing. Successful candidates will join and strengthen an active and ambitious research group focusing on auditing, corporate governance, and financial accounting. They will further play an instrumental role in our professional master’s degree “Master of Accounting and Auditing” as well as the development of the PhD-specialization in Accounting. Qualified applicants will be invited for a seminar presentation and interviews.


Expectations and obligations 

Our faculty is expected to provide teaching and supervision of a high academic and pedagogical quality and is expected to continuously develop their teaching skills, e.g. by making use of new technology, new ways of learning and new forms of assessment. We focus on quality and competence development and pedagogical activities should be continuously documented, supporting the process for further academic career development to all positions.

Faculty in scientific positions is expected to present work at top international conferences and publish papers in top accounting journals or related fields. Senior faculty is expected to teach and supervise in the PhD specialization within accounting as well as in the Master of Accounting and Auditing.


Qualification Requirements

Scientific positions

  • PhD degree in Accounting or other relevant field
  • A significant academic production considerably above and beyond a Ph.D. is required.
  • Established track record in top quality outlets within the relevant discipline is required and according to the specific scientific level.

Other assessment criteria

  • Language skills; English written and oral.
  • Good communication skills
  • Previous experience with teaching auditing courses
  • Visibility within the international and national academic community is desirable.

The following qualifications will be also considered in the assessment of the applicants:

  • Documented experience with interactive and process-oriented teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of and interest in modern pedagogical approaches, as well as the development of study programs, will be appreciated.
  • Weight will also be given to experience from public sector, business and/or the public sector, including R&D work, research dissemination and research-based advisory services.


According to governmental provisions BI has decided on requirements concerning the educational qualifications of permanently employed academic staff. As a minimum such qualifications shall meet the learning outcome of BI‘s pedagogical basic qualification courses or equivalent at all times. To the position of Lecturer and Associate Professor, and in some rare instances for international professors, this specific competence may be obtained within two years after commencing the position.


What we can offer

The position normally offers membership in BIs collective pension scheme.

  • A strong research group within Financial Accounting and Auditing
  • Good research support and publication remuneration.
  • Relocation services for the applicant and her / his family.
  • A good working environment at one of Scandinavia's leading business schools.
  • Supportive professional environment.
  • Strong focus on professional career development.


Application procedure

Qualifications will be evaluated according to the usual rules for academic positions at universities and specialized university institutions, as well as BI provisions for appointment and promotion.

Candidates interested in this position must submit their application electronically through the “Send application” button, and upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV and publication list
  • Research and teaching statement
  • Certificate from the highest degree obtained
  • Scientific works and pedagogical dissemination articles (up to 15 works)
  • Documentation showing pedagogical qualifications
  • Other documentation that may be important for assessing the level of competence


Work may not be submitted after the deadline.


Women are encouraged to apply. BI Norwegian Business School is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants may be called in for an interview, trial lecture or seminar presentation. BI Norwegian Business School reserves the right not to appoint applicants who are academically qualified if they are found not to satisfy other explicit requirements with respect to pedagogical skills, teaching experience, work experience in or in cooperation with the business sector or inter-personal skills.


Further information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting John Christian Langli, Head of Department, +47 4641 0429, john.c.langli@bi.no.

For more information about the department and the school visit www.bi.no.


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