Research/Teaching Assistant (m/f/x) for the Institute of Accounting, Auditing and Analysis

Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management - The Institute of Accounting, Auditing and Analysis (Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn) of the Munich School of Management
Start date
December 2021
Application deadline
31 Oct 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E 13
Contract duration
The position is initially limited to three years but includes an option for contract extension.
Part time
75 %

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) is one of the most prestigious and largest universities in Germany. Located in the vibrant capital of Bavaria, the Munich School of Management belongs to the leading business schools in research and teaching in the German-speaking world.

We are a motivated team researching and teaching in the areas of financial accounting and reporting (primarily IFRS), auditing and corporate governance, M&A, as well as business analysis and valuation. Our recent areas of focus are transparency, sustainability reporting and digital transformation. We want to achieve an outstanding position in this area and pursue these goals:

1. In research, we want to produce new scientific knowledge that addresses the challenges and problems of businesses and society. Our areas of research are described here.

2. In teaching, we aim to fascinate our students at all levels for our topics and help them with acquire key financial competencies that will enable rewarding careers in practice or academia. Our range of teaching activities is described here.

Tasks and responsibilities

As a research and teaching assistant, you will support the Institute in our research, teaching and admin tasks, and supervise student assistants. Your research is expected to contribute to the DFG-funded TRR 266 Accounting for Transparency, of which our Institute is a part (projects A07 and B04).


  • Are you fascinated by current developments in corporate reporting?
  • Are you excited about learning to work scientifically in the field of business administration and applying these skills at the highest level?
  • Are you motivated to make your own scientific contributions, to attend conferences, to interact with other researchers, and to obtain scientific publications?
  • Do you have initial experiences with empirical methods, data analysis, programming languages (e.g. Stata, R, Python), machine learning, text mining, survey or interview research?
  • Have your prior studies equipped you with excellent technical and theoretical knowledge?
  • Are you fluent in the English language and a motivated team player?


You will work in the center of Munich, easily reached by public transportation. We offer you an interesting occupation with outstanding possibilities of further training and development. Severely disabled persons with the same qualifications will be preferred. The application of women is welcome. Your employment is expected to start as of December 2021; contract preparation and approval takes approximately six weeks.

This is a part-time job

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your electronic application (in a single PDF) to Mrs. Claudia Haimerl by 31 October 2021 at the latest.

For inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Sellhorn.
Telephone: +49 89 2180-6323

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