Switzerland: Ph.D. position in Accounting & Finance

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The Faculty of Economics of the University of Lugano, Switzerland, opens an assistant position in Accounting & Financial Management, starting in Fall 2008. The main responsibility will be to support the teaching of accounting and valuation courses and to assist empirical research projects particularly in the field of corporate governance. It is encouraged that the candidate will begin a Ph.D. at the Swiss Finance Institute or at the Faculty of Economics in Lugano.

The successful candidate will be integrated in a young, strongly research oriented team. For further information on research activity, please visit the web-site: http://www.istfin.eco.unisi.ch and links therein.

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications:

Master in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related discipline, with strong foundation in quantitative methods
Excellent knowledge in accounting (particularly IFRS and European GAAP)
Interest in Empirical Accounting & Finance, particularly Event Study Analysis
Econometric proficiency is a plus, e.g., Time Series Analysis
Programming and database experience is a plus as well as familiarity and experience in gathering and processing accounting and financial data
Excellent command of English and either Italian or German
Closing date for applications is October 30, 2008, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The position starts as soon as possible.

Please submit your application with a complete CV (email preferred) to:
Prof. Dr. Eric Nowak
Chair of Financial Management and Accounting
Swiss Finance Institute
University of Lugano
Via Guiseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
Phone +41-58-666-4637
Fax +41-58-666-4647
email nowake[a-t]lu.unisi.ch
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