The Chair for Management Accounting & Control (Prof Dr Martin Artz) at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for the position of a

PhD Student/Research Assistant
(salary level 13 TV-L, 75%)
in Management Accounting & Control

he position will start on 1 September 2018 or the earliest date thereafter. The position initially restricted to three years but can be extended if required. Applicants can apply at any time, even several months before finishing their studies.

What to expect  
We offer the advantages of a young, dynamic, and internationally oriented team. We support students’ personal development by providing intensive supervision and support, including a structured PhD program. The goal is to allow students to submit their PhD thesis after 3.5 years.

We do empirical research in topics around management control, performance management, strategy implementation and execution. In these core areas, and considering the most recent trends such as digital transformation, we aim to gain state-of-the-art insights that will advance corporate practice.

Major tasks and responsibilities will be in teaching, academic consulting in our practitioner research network, and administrative duties. The successful applicant will have further opportunities to broaden their mindset through freelance activities in consulting and academic teaching, depending on their interests and stage in the PhD program.    Applicants should show excellent academic achievements in business, economics, or closely related fields (e.g., MS degree, Diplom, or similar) or should soon be finishing their studies. During their studies, applicants should have acquired substantial knowledge in statistical and empirical methods, econometrics, and applied data analyses.

What applicants should offer

Applicants should be interested in our core topics and in empirical research on an advanced international level. They should have excellent English language skills and excellent analytical skills. Further, they should enjoy working on a team, have a sense of humor, and show enthusiasm for expanding their horizons.

Applicants should enjoy working independently and in a structured and goal-oriented way. Even those who already have some experience in corporate practice should not hesitate to apply.     

In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact Prof Martin Artz by email ( Please submit your application (including CV, supporting documents, and a letter of motivation) via email by 09.03.2018 to and please also include the earliest possible start date.

Prof Dr Martin Artz
Chair of Management Accounting & Control | Accounting Center Münster
Universitätsstr. 14-16 | 48143 Münster
The University  of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.