Two Ph.D. Or Postdoc Positions With A Tentative Specialization In Economics Of Accounting

Country: Switzerland;

City: Basel

Vacancy added: 22.01.2019

Employer: University of Basel

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


The Accounting Section of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel invites applications to fill two vacant positions for Postdoc or Doctoral Students with a specialization in Economics of Accounting, each with a 60% appointment. 

Does generating high quality research output that meets international standards sound appealing to you? Then this might be just the thing for you. 

Start date: by agreement

Your position
As a member of the Analytical Accounting Group in Basel, you will benefit from the doctoral education program of our university and its partners (for more information visit; postdocs will be associate members). You will get the opportunity to present your work in internal workshops on a regular basis. The position also involves a limited amount of teaching and providing teaching assistance.

Your profile
Having earned either a Doctor's or a Master's Degree with a focus on Accounting, Economics, or Finance, you should also have a background in analytical methods (mathematics, game theory, and/or contract theory). Excellent writing and communication skills in both English and German are a further requirement.

As a small team of dedicated academics, we foster a feedback culture that is both considerate and straightforward. Achieving the quality levels we aim for requires persistency as well as being able to deal with setbacks and to work well under pressure.

We offer you
We offer the opportunity to conduct high-quality research in a dynamic, innovative scientific working environment. Conditions of employment and salary are governed by the personnel and salary regulations of the University of Basel.

Application / Contact
For further information, please contact Ms. Stefanie Waldburger, administrative assistant of Prof. Schiller:
We look forward to receipt of your complete online application. Your application should include:

  • a letter of motivation
  • your CV
  • your diplomas
  • a sample of academic writing (e.g., master thesis, term paper, research paper)

In addition, a letter of reference from a Professor or Tutor must be sent to us directly by the referee either by mail or by email (as pdf file): 

The application will remain open until January 31, or until suitable candidates are found.  

Where to send resume: