Assistant Professor of Accounting

Assistant Professor of Accounting with a focus on accounting, environmental accounting, management control, and/or audit.

Vos missions

MBS invites applications for 1 permanent, full-time position of Assistant Professor of Accounting. The appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2022, and the selected candidate is expected to relocate to Montpellier or nearby area.

The position is opened to candidates whose research and teaching interests lie in accounting, environmental accounting, management control, and/or audit. A focus on sustainability, CSR, and/or ethics is a plus.

The candidates will be expected to:

  • Publish regularly in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals (e.g., journals listed in the FT50 or classified in category 4*, 4, or 3 in the ABS List)
  • Teach high-quality courses at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • Participate actively in service activities (e.g., supervise master theses, participate in student selection and recruitment, service in committees), in proportion with the academic rank
  • Take part in the department's activities (e.g., research workshops, friendly reviews)
Votre profil

MBS offers salaries and conditions that are competitive and in line with national standards (e.g., relocation policy to support the moving process, French language courses for faculty members and their families, health insurance, benefits package, and a complementary pension scheme). The research environment is vibrant and teaching loads are attractive. A high level of research support is provided, including a generous individual budget for conducting research and attending conferences.

MBS is looking for candidates who:

  • Hold a PhD in Accounting or a closely related field from a recognized institution (or will complete their PhD before September 2022)
  • Conduct research consistent with the interests of MBS faculty members. Conducting research in areas consistent with the core values of the school is an asset
  • Can show evidence of their ability to publish high-quality research in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Have teaching experience and show awareness of teaching and learning innovation
  • Are able to teach in English (being able to teach in French is not required but is an asset)
Conditions proposées


When applying, candidates will be asked to upload 3 separate documents:

  1. A cover letter
  2. In one single file: (a) a CV that includes a list of publications (clearly indicating their ranking in the ABS list) and the names and contacts of at least 2 referees, (b) a research statement that details research interests and pipeline, (c) a teaching statement that includes a list of courses taught as well as recent teaching evaluations (if available for the last 2 academic years)
  3. A work-in-progress manuscript

The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2021. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible because screening of applications will start in a timely manner and will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary job interview via video conference. Following these pre-interviews, some of the candidates will be invited for a formal campus visit.

Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor can be considered but must contact before applying.

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Equal employer opportunity statement:

MBS is an equal opportunity employer who seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status. MBS has been awarded the DIVERSITY® and PROFESSIONAL EQUALITY® labels from AFNOR for more than 10 years.



Founded in 1897, Montpellier Business School (MBS) is a vibrant, innovative, and dynamic business school. It is triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs including BBA, Master’s, MSc, Executive MBA, and DBA programs, as well as tailor-made executive programs. In 2021, the BBA was the second-best bachelor’s degree in France according to “L’Etudiant” ranking and the Master’s in Management was ranked 56th in the world by the Financial Times. MBS welcomes approximately 4,000 students every year. Its main campus is ideally located in the south of France, in the city of Montpellier, which is one of the most attractive and fastest-growing cities in France.

MBS’ vision is to actively participate in the construction of a sustainable economy and society. This vision is shared and fulfilled by our 100+ faculty members (international faculty: 65% - 30 nationalities) who are dedicated to developing excellence both in teaching and research. MBS’ teaching and research activities cover all traditional areas of management science. Every year, our faculty members publish over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals listed in the CNRS, FNEGE, ABS, and FT50 rankings. 25% of these articles focus on societal themes that fit with the school’s core values of ethics, openness, diversity, global performance, and social responsibility.



Members of the accounting and finance department have varied methodological approaches and research interests including contract theory, corporate governance, cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurial finance, financial inclusion, herding behaviors, information asymmetry, international financial reporting standards, microfinance, as well as sustainable finance and social and environmental accounting. Their publications have appeared in premier journals such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Comptabilité Contrôle Audit (CCA) / Accounting Auditing Control (AAC), Critical Perspectives on Accounting, European Economic Review, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of Finance, and Small Business Economics.


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