Assistant / Associate Professor in Auditing & Assurance


Nyenrode Business University enjoys a good national and international reputation and is a highly ranked European business school. Education and research in Accounting, Auditing & Control is a core area in Nyenrode’s activities. The university intends to strengthen its important academic position by appointing an assistant or associate professor to the Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control, with a primary focus on research and education in the field of Auditing & Assurance. 

The ideal candidate will have a background in accountancy, assurance services, or related fields, along with a familiarity with business disciplines. We are looking for a candidate who is curious, creative, and eager to pursue interdisciplinary research that is aligned with Nyenrode’s core values of leadership, entrepreneurship, and stewardship.

Center of Accounting, Auditing & Control (AAC)

The field of Auditing & Assurance focuses on the independent and professional auditing of financial statements, the broader assurance and risk reporting role of the auditor, and the raison d'être of the accounting profession. Research focuses on topics such as drivers for audit quality, assurance on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information, fraud, and corporate governance. These topics are studied at Nyenrode from a variety of academic disciplines and different perspectives. The Center's various members work from these diverse disciplines, and their work is published in highly rated international journals. The Center collaborates nationally and internationally with other universities and with external and visiting professors in research projects.

Purpose and Positioning

The candidate is expected to:

  • conduct research in Auditing & Assurance:
  • collaborate in (interdisciplinary) research projects in close cooperation with the accounting profession and practice.
  • translate scientific research into the improvement of education; and
  • represent the Center and Nyenrode Business University at (inter)national meetings, boards, and committees.
  • actively contribute to the public and professional debate that touches the field of the research domain.
  • participate in the educational programs of AAC by:
  • taking responsibility for educational activities in Auditing & Assurance and related fields; and
  • teaching within the AAC undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs.

Who are you?

We are looking for a creative and inspiring researcher with good leadership qualities, leadership skills, and a strong professional network. He/she should have a clear vision for addressing current scientific challenges in the field of Auditing & Assurance. The candidate will collaborate with national and international research institutes, universities, and companies - including accounting firms - to further fulfill the research ambitions of Nyenrode Business University. Having an affinity with the trusted advisor role of auditors is an advantage, given that Nyenrode is the market leader in auditor education in the Netherlands.

The following job requirements are relevant:

  • a PhD in auditing, accounting, or related fields (to support interdisciplinary research).
  • a demonstrated research ability, as evidenced by published work in peer-reviewed journals (or a pipeline of work in progress).
  • a demonstrated capability to successfully teach and supervise undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.
  • a familiarity with business disciplines and an ability to integrate multiple disciplines in teaching and research.
  • strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • strong English speaking and writing skills are essential, while familiarity with the Dutch language is preferred but not required.

Who are we?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit offers a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance, and personal development. Thanks to this combination, Nyenrode develops sustainable added value for companies and for society. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation.

Nyenrode offers degree and executive education programs in business, management, accountancy, and controlling, and conducts research in these disciplines. The mission of Nyenrode is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders.’ Central to everything we do are our core values of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Stewardship. Do you recognize yourself in these core values?

The university is located in Breukelen and Amsterdam.

What do we have to offer?

Nyenrode Business Universiteit can be characterized by a combination of a prominent level of professionalism and an informal atmosphere. Salary will depend on position and qualifications. Tax benefits may apply. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with a possibility for a permanent position.

The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to maintaining an intellectually and culturally diverse faculty. Internationals, minorities, women, and personas with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Nyenrode offers a competitive salary with attractive secondary benefits. For more information on Nyenrode visit


Interested candidates are invited to forward their application (a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one or two recently published papers, present research activities and pipeline, recent teaching evaluations, and three references) to Please put reference ch110523 in the subject of your email.

Should you have any questions about this vacancy you can contact Cokky Hilhorst, Director Center for Accounting, Auditing & Control:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Prof. dr. Cokky Hilhorst


+31 346 295 406

Nyenrode Business Universiteit

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Location: Netherlands, Breukelen
Categories: Accounting, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, control engineering,


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