KU Leuven

Doctoral researcher Auditing and Corporate Governance

2024-08-30 (Europe/Brussels)
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We are the research units in Accounting, Finance and Insurance at KU Leuven. Our staff strives for high quality research and education in audit, (management) accounting, tax, banking, investments and actuarial science.
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The Research Unit Accountancy, Finance and Insurance of the Faculty Economics and Business is looking for a doctoral researcher to investigate relevant topics within the field of external auditing and corporate governance.

The candidate is expected to:
  • Conduct in-depth research on topics related to external auditing and/or corporate governance.
  • Collaborate with faculty members and other researchers on various research projects.
  • Participate in academic and departmental activities, including seminars, workshops, and (inter)national conferences.
  • Publish research findings in high-quality academic journals.
  • Assist in teaching undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses as required by the department.
  • Assist in bachelor and/or master thesis guidance at campus Brussels.


  • You have a master's degree in Business Administration, (Applied) Economic Sciences, Business Engineering or an equivalent degree with good academic standing and a successful master thesis. You also need to meet the conditions described in sub-section 3 of the doctoral programme regulation available at the following link: https://admin.kuleuven.be/rd/doctoraatsreglement/en/phdregulation-feb#section-3. Note: we also consider candidates with a master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, IT, or a similar field, who demonstrate a strong interest in accounting and finance.
  • You have a great interest in scientific research and good statistical skills.
  • You are proficient in English and possess fluent writing skills.
  • You are capable of critically examining scientific literature.
  • You do not shy away from presenting and discussing research findings in public (e.g. scientific conference, seminars).
  • You are eager to learn and highly motivated to follow methodological courses.


A full time employment for 1 year, which can be extended to a maximum period of 4 years pending positive yearly evaluations. The candidate will be employed at Campus Brussels of the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Ines Simac, tel.: +32 16 37 90 52, mail: ines.simac@kuleuven.be or Prof. dr. Skrälan Vergauwe, tel.: +32 2 447 53 80, mail: skralan.vergauwe@kuleuven.be.

KU Leuven strives for an inclusive, respectful and socially safe environment. We embrace diversity among individuals and groups as an asset. Open dialogue and differences in perspective are essential for an ambitious research and educational environment. In our commitment to equal opportunity, we recognize the consequences of historical inequalities. We do not accept any form of discrimination based on, but not limited to, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnic or national background, skin colour, religious and philosophical diversity, neurodivergence, employment disability, health, or socioeconomic status. For questions about accessibility or support offered, we are happy to assist you at this email address.

Dettagli del lavoro

Doctoral researcher Auditing and Corporate Governance
Datore di lavoro
Oude Markt 13 Lovanio, Belgio
Scadenza candidatura
2024-08-30 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-08-30 23:59 (CET)
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KU Leuven is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born of and has grown within the Catholic tradition.

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