Postdoc in Sustainability Accounting - HEC University of Lausanne


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The Department of Accounting and Control (DAC) invites applications for a

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Accounting

Job information

Date of start:                     01.01.2022 or to be agreed

Duration of contract: 2 years (for the duration of the funding)
Employment rate: 100%
Work location: HEC Lausanne-UNIL, Anthropole Building

Your responsibilities

70% of the time will be allocated to research and teaching activities linked to the research project granted by the Sandoz Family Foundation – Monique de Meuron programme to the supervisor, Professor Gaia Melloni.
The specific research programme that Prof. Gaia Melloni was awarded is in the field of sustainability accounting and looks at the incorporation of social and environmental information into traditional financial reports and approaches that make possible to track organizations’ financial performance alongside their environmental and societal impacts.
A second main area of investigation explores whether businesses that have adopted sustainable behaviours have been more resilient during the Covid-19 crisis.
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30% of the time will be allocated to research and/or other related activities.

Your qualifications

• PhD degree (or near to completion) with excellent skills of quantitative data collection and analysis;
• Strong interest for research in the fields of Sustainability accounting, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) disclosure and/or performance measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS).
• Skills in textual analysis, coding and programming language (e.g. Python) and/or data mining, machine learning.
• Fluency in English and strong academic writing skills.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Gaia Melloni. E-mail

Your application

Deadline : 30.09.2021

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, two letters of recommendation, university transcripts, job market paper and/or other working papers.

Applications should be sent only through the UNIL website, position no. 17302. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered.

Additional information

University of Lausanne

HEC Lausanne

Department of Accounting and Control

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

UNIL supports early career researchers.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its saff, the University encourages applications from women.