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Institution Faculty of Business Administration - Munich School of Management - Institute for Accounting and Control (Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann)
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (75%)
Start date October 17, 2022 (or later)
Application deadline 2022-08-29

About us:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is one of the most renowned and largest universities in Germany. LMU Munich School of Management is a leading faculty of business research and teaching. The Institute for Accounting and Control (Prof. Dr. Christian Hofmann) is part of LMU’s Accounting Cluster. Being employed at our Institute provides you with excellent training and development opportunities. We are strongly connected with practice via joint research projects as well as lectures.
We are excited to be part of the trans-regional Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 266 “Accounting for Transparency” funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG). As a team of more than 80 senior and junior researchers, we conduct a broad and ambitious research program into the determinants and consequences of corporate transparency in markets and society.

Your Team at LMU
We are a highly motivated team conducting research on sustainability, incentives, and control problems within firms. To analyze our research questions we apply analytical approaches relying on agency theory as well as empirical approaches, including archival work, field studies, and surveys. We set high standards for ourselves in research as well as in teaching: We intend to present our research on international conferences and workshops and publish our papers in leading scientific journals in order to advance our knowledge in research and practice. In our lectures, we aim at inspiring our students for our subject and provide them with the best education for their future professional objectives. Your employment offers you the opportunity to work on a broad range of topics and methodologies, which optimally prepares you for a scientific career.

We are looking for you:

Research and Teaching Assistant (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • You will contribute to a new research field at the Accounting Cluster exploring sustainability reporting and management. The research field is jointly developed by the Institute for Accounting and Control and the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Analysis. In particular, we will explore how firms respond to new sustainability-related disclosure regulations in terms of their disclosure behavior and management control. As part of the network, you will be building your research portfolio and working towards high-impact publications.

  • You conduct research at the highest level, which is strongly interrelated with the research fields of the Institute. You will have the opportunity to study towards a PhD. To obtain a doctorate degree from LMU Munich School of Management you need to complete Master of Business Research (MBR) and submit your doctoral dissertation. During your time at the Institute, you cooperate with Professor Hofmann and the Institute team.

  • You present your research on international conferences and workshops.

  • You are responsible for 3.75 teaching hours per week.

Your qualifications:

  • You have an interest in the research fields of the Institute for Accounting and Control as well as for the Institute for Accounting, Auditing, and Analysis
  • You have very good English language skills.
  • You have the ability to independently work on your research and on a joint research project as a team player.
  • You show a high level of commitment.
  • You are looking forward to a collaboration in a creative environment.
  • You have an excellent Master degree in Business Administration or Economics.


  • Your salary will be based on the TV-L scheme (TV-L 13 75% position).

  • The position is limited to 2 years, with the option of an extension.

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


Have we inspired your interest?

Please send your application documents (one-page letter of motivation, CV, Bachelor’s and/or Master’s diploma, and transcripts of records) in electronic form (pdf document) with the subject “Application Research Assistant” to The application deadline is August 29, 2022. The application of women is welcome.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hoa Ho, Dr. Nina Schwaiger, or Dr. Katharina Weiß.

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