Assistant Professor in Accounting (RTDa) (13/B1 – SECS-P/07 Economia Aziendale)

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua is seeking excellent candidates to fill the academic position of:
Assistant Professor in Accounting (RTDa) (13/B1 – SECS-P/07 Economia Aziendale)
Field(s) of specialization: financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance.
Position type(s): Assistant Professor (Ricercatore Non-Tenure-Track)
Location of job: Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua, Padua (Italy)
Qualifications and Requirements: According to the Italian legislation, eligible candidates must have obtained a PhD at the application date.
Job starting date: from December 2024 with flexibility depending on individual circumstances.
Job duration: the position entails a 3-year full-time contract. This can be extended, depending on performance for additional 2 years.
Salary and Workload: The annual gross salary - net of employer-paid social security contributions – is approx. €37.000 corresponding to a monthly net (13 instalments) of approx. €1.950. Whilst this is not negotiable, faculty members can obtain bi-annual increases upon meeting targets as defined by the University of Padua.
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 1 July 2024, midnight UTC (accepting applications)

The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua invites applications for an Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) in Accounting starting at the end of 2024/beginning of 2025. Applications by candidates of any nationality are welcome. Knowledge of English is a necessary requisite.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, or siblings’ disciplines obtained in Italy or abroad and preferably with relevant experience in prior positions making her/him eligible to apply for an ERC Starting Grant.
Applicants should provide evidence of a potential ability to publish in high quality scientific journals in the areas of accounting. Publications in journals ranked above ‘3’ according to the AJG of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS) and those ranked ‘A’ according to the Italian Agency for the Assessment of Research Quality (ANVUR) are especially valued.
It will be preferred a teaching focus in financial or managerial accounting at the Bachelor, Master, or PhD levels either in Italian or English.  Teaching at recognized international institutions is particularly valued. Most of the teaching with be delivered at the Department of Economics.
The successful candidate must display an ability to work within national and international networks of scholars within their respective research clusters.

Job Description and Position
The position offered is Assistant Professor in Accounting (scientific sector SECS-P/07 according to the Italian academic system). The position is non tenure-track, full time, with a maximum teaching load of 90 contact hours per academic year. The dSEA has an implicit agreement that RTDa do not teach more than 62-72 hours per year, all in the same term, if possible.
The annual gross salary - net of employer-paid social security contributions – is in approx. €37.000, depending on seniority. The salary is subject to employee-paid social security contributions and Italian income tax. Depending on individual circumstances (e.g., being non-Italian resident for the past two years), the successful candidate may qualify for generous tax exemption: here the official guide from the University of Padua and an unofficial yet very reliable source of information here.

About the Department
The Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padua was founded in 1989 and counts over 2000 students and more than 75 faculty members conducting research in economics or business fields.
In 2023 the dSEA was granted the EQUIS Accreditation.
Since 2012 the University guide 'Grande Guida' ranks the Department among the top three institutions for teaching quality in the areas of Economics and Statistics. 
The Department ranked fourth in Italy in terms of research quality and productivity. Research carried out in accounting has been ranked third in Italy by the National independent agency (ANVUR).
Out of 850 assessed Universities, our Department is also at the top of the U-Multirank international ranking.  The working language of the Department of Economics and Management is Italian, whereas teaching is done mainly in English across the Masters, and PhD levels. More information is available on the website
Application Process
Applications should be received by 1 July 2024. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and either indicate two referees or attaching two reference letters to
Please indicate in the subject of the email SURNAME_POSITION_FIELD (SURNAME_RTDa_ACCOUNTING)
The Scouting and Recruitment Committee will consider applicants meeting the following conditions:
a) evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring through student or peer evaluations.
b) evidence of the ability in securing research funds at the Department or University levels.
c) evidence of a consolidated experience in working with international scholars and activism in widely recognized academic societies (e.g. AAA, EAA, APIRA, SIDREA, AIDEA etc..)
d) fluency in English is extremely valued.

Additional enquiries can be addressed to the Head of the Department (Prof Paola Valbonesi) at following email address:
All expressions of interest will be treated as strictly confidential.