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Faculty Position, Professor of Public Management with a focus in Public budgeting, accounting and financial control 80 – 100 %

The ZHAW School of Management and Law invites applications for a senior faculty position, to take a leading role in developing the field of public management with a focus in public budgeting, accounting and financial control; in research, teaching and outreach.

School: School of Management and Law
Starting date: 01.12.2023 (or by mutual agreement)

Your role

  • Shaping the agenda for third party funded research, teaching and outreach, with a focus in Public budgeting, accounting and financial control
  • Enhancing the pipeline of third party funding (e.g. grants and endowments) with academic research funding institutions (e.g., Swiss National Science Foundation, Innosuisse, European Union) and national or international practice partners (e.g., International Monetary Fund, Federal Offices)
  • Engaging in educational agenda (teaching at Bachelor, Master, and Executive Education levels)
  • Contributing to culture and people development within the team and the department, actively participating in shaping and cultivating the academic environment of the school

Your profile

  • PhD in the field
  • Proven track record in the acquisition of third party funded projects with academic research funding institutions and with practice partners, with the results published in relevant scholarly academic journals
  • High level of knowledge of the Swiss economy and institutions, and a strong academic and business network in Switzerland and internationally
  • Experience in teaching to different audiences, manifested through evaluations with consistently high ratings
  • Leadership skills, communication skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German are essential; other languages might be a plus

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland with internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, as well as cooperative PhD programs and well-established life-long learning programs. As the first business school at a Swiss university of applied sciences, the SML meets the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since 2020, the SML has been included in the Financial Times Ranking of the best European business schools. Our main principle, “Building Competence. Crossing Borders." underpins the high quality of our educational programs and research and reflects our global mindset and aspirations.

We offer an inspiring, dynamic, and collegial environment with a high degree of independence and many possibilities for creativity. In addition to competitive salary conditions, the department offers an excellent location on our Winterthur campus in the canton of Zurich, a “green garden" environment with high living standards and good connections.

If the requirements are met, the title of Professor may be awarded through the Fachhochschulrat (Council of the Universities of Applied Sciences of the canton of Zurich).

ZHAW School of Management and Law is committed to increase diversity and encourages explicitly applications by female and/or diverse candidates.

Das dürfen Sie erwarten

Wir bieten hochschulgerechte Arbeits- und Anstellungsbedingungen und fördern aktiv die Personalentwicklung unserer Mitarbeitenden und Führungspersonen. Eine detaillierte Beschreibung der Vorteile finden Sie auf der Seite «Arbeiten an der ZHAW». Hier die wichtigsten Eckpunkte:


Professor Dr. Andreas Bergmann
Director of Department, Director Public Sector


Philippe Zbinden
Recruiting Manager


Permanent employment
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Winterthur/Schaffhausen 8401