PhD Candidate s and Research/Teaching Assistants (f/m/d)

Join us as
PhD Candidates and Research/Teaching Assistants

About us:

Our team of highly motivated and aspiring researchers, led by Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn is part of the transregional DFG project TRR 266 Accounting for Transparency and the Sustainability Reporting Navigator (SRN). We explore research questions related to financial and sustainability reporting:
• The TRR 266 is a trans-regional Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Our team of more than 100 dedicated researchers examines how accounting and sustainability reporting affect firm and regulatory transparency, and how regulation and transparency im-pact our economy and society.
• The SRN provides an open-science resource that enables firms, their stakeholders, and the general public to navigate the evolving field of sustainability reporting.
• Other areas of teaching and research focus on international and national (group) accounting as well as issues of company analysis, auditing and valuation.

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Your tasks and responsibilities:

• You will explore research questions related to financial and sustainability reporting.
• In this area, you will focus on empirical work related to corporate mandatory and voluntary reporting practices as well as the role of regulation and learning.
• As a teaching assistant, you will conduct tutorials in our Institute’s Bachelor- and Master-level courses as well as supervise students’ theses.
• As a PhD candidate and research assistant, you will present your work at international conferences, aspire to publish in leading international journals, and contribute as a team member to the activities of our institute and the Accounting & Taxation cluster.


Your qualifications:

• You have completed a Master’s degree in business administration, economics, information systems, or a related field of study – ideally with a specialization in accounting, finance, data science and/or sustainability management and reporting.
• You are interested in and motivated by the research areas mentioned above.
• You have acquired empirical and data analytical skills as well as content-related knowledge in the theory and practice of accounting, either through specialization in Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree programs or thematically or methodologically relevant theses and internships.
• You have very good analytical skills and English language skills, the ability to work in a team, an independent way of working and a high level of commitment.


What we offer:

• Working at our institute offers you an interesting and responsible job with excellent opportunities for further training and development.
• Your workplace is centrally located in Munich at LMU’s main campus. Our Accounting & Taxation cluster works internationally in an open, and cooperative working atmosphere.
• We offer payment according to TV-L E 13. There is the possibility of part-time employment and partly working from home. The application of women is welcome. People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your documents as a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn (, with a copy to (Evelyn Pachta) no later than 15.03.2024.

Beteiligte Institutionen

Die Hauptstandorte vom TRR 266 sind die Universität Paderborn (Sprecherhochschule), die HU Berlin und die Universität Mannheim. Alle drei Standorte sind seit vielen Jahren Zentren für Rechnungswesen- und Steuerforschung. Hinzu kommen Wissenschaftler der LMU München, der Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, der Universität zu Köln und der Leibniz Universität Hannover, die die gleiche Forschungsagenda verfolgen.