Research and Teaching Assistant (f/m/d)

The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Paderborn University, has a vacancy at the Professorship of Business Administration, esp. Financial Accounting and Auditing (Prof. Dr. Urska Kosi) from September 2023:


Your activities:

Your tasks will primarily include development, implementation and publication of research projects. We are excited to be part of the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 266 „Accounting for Transparency“, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). You will be integrated into the TRR 266 and able to benefit from its numerous resources (e.g., databases, career planning, skills-enhancement workshops, international conferences, contacts with practitioners). In addition, you will conduct courses in English and German, help with development of new courses (teaching responsibility is 3-4 SWS) and support the organisation of the professorship.

Requirements for employment:

  • A successfully completed master degree in the field of business or economics, preferably with a focus on accounting,
  • Sound knowledge of and strong interest in empirical research, ideally related to the research focus of the professorship (e.g., financial accounting, corporate reporting, sustainability reporting),
  • Very good German and English skills (written and spoken),
  • Strong communication skills, organisational skills and passion for research.

Our offer:

  • Integration into our dedicated team, into a comprehensive network of international researchers and practitioners at the professorship, in the Department of Taxation, Accounting & Finance and in the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 266 „Accounting for Transparency“,
  • Extensive access to internationally relevant databases in our research field,
  • Diverse and interesting teaching activities, Structured doctoral programme and individual supervision on your way to the doctoral degree.


Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, transcript of records, qualification certificates) by August 15, 2023 using the reference number 5983 to Melanie Fetting (

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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 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management und der Universität zu Köln, die die gleiche Forschungsagenda verfolgen.