Welcome to Talent Workshop

The European Accounting Association is launching the ninth edition of its job market for accounting academics –Talent Workshop. The event will be held face-to-face during November 10-11, 2023 and it will be hosted by IE University.

We welcome institutions of higher learning searching for junior faculty as well as PhDs that have completed their degree or will to do it in the foreseeable future. The Talent Workshop will provide a venue where candidates can present their work as well as hold interviews with recruiters.


Anil Kshatriya


“The EAA Talent Workshop (TW) 2022 held at the IE University in Madrid was a valuable stepping stone for me as a job market candidate. I was successful in securing an academic position at ESSEC Business School (France) thanks to the coordinated efforts of the TW organizers. This state-of-the-art workshop brings together the recruiters and candidates in a setting which allows for both formal and informal interactions. Although the workshop schedule is extremely tight, all the social interactions bring a sense of comfort and confidence. I not only had the opportunity to meet several like-minded colleagues but also made many new friends! Overall, TW was a memorable experience filled with learning.”

Natalie Kim

TW 2020, IE University (Natalie participated in the 2020 online edition)

“The 2020 EAA Talent Workshop provided the best possible online solution to finding a job in a difficult and confusing job market. I was able to contact schools that were interested in my research and teaching profile. I was also able to make informed decisions even before formally applying to schools. Given that every job market candidate seems to be applying to every open position, the targeted interviews and informed decisions could not have been more valuable in finding my job.”

Cristina Grande

TW 2018, PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, at Cass Business School starting 2019

“My experience at the 2018 Talent Workshop held at IE was very positive and key to finding a job. I had the opportunity of being interviewed by universities not only from Europe but also from other parts of the world. The TW was the perfect setting to meet great scholars and job market candidates and make myself known.”

Facundo Mercado

TW 2017, PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, now at University of Warwick

“The IE/EAA Talent Workshop is a great initiative. It saves you time searching for job opportunities, increases your visibility, and gives you the opportunity to have interviews with many universities in the same venue. In my case it was very helpful for getting my current job as an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School. Bottom-line, the IE/EAA Talent Workshop makes the job market process much easier for PhD candidates.”

Giulia Redigolo

TW 2016, University of Padova and Venice, now at ESADE

“The Talent Workshop is a great opportunity for PhD rookies in Accounting t get exposure and establish the very first contact with European/international schools seeking to recruit new accounting faculty. The event brings together universities and PhD candidates in a very effective way through a matching mechanism. As a PhD candidate, you will have the unique opportunity to present your research in front of all interested recruiters and hold individual interviews with schools. In addition to being a bridge to your future academic career, the TW offers you the chance to learn more about schools and faculty that you might be interested in, as well as to expand your academic network. Definitely a precious and valuable experience!”

Cinthia Valle Ruiz

TW 2017, PhD from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, now at IESEG School of Management

“I attended the 3rd edition of the Talent Workshop in Madrid and thanks to that, I got an Assistant Professor position at IESEG School of Management. The Talent Workshop is a great place to get the first contact with Schools in which you are potentially interested. Having the opportunity to meet with some of the faculty members helps you to better understand whether the school might be a potential good match. Further, sometimes you get some additional information that is not contained in the job posting. Even though it lasts only 2 (very intense) days, is a very efficient event as you can meet with many Schools which helps with the first screening (for candidates and Universities). In my case, I had the opportunity to meet with most of the Universities I was interested in and during the interviews, I got valuable information about the School, faculty members and the expectations they have for junior faculty. Besides the benefits of getting to know better the Universities, the Talent Workshop is an excellent occasion to further develop (or to start building) our networking. I remember that during the Talent Workshop I had the first contact with some people in my research area with whom I am planning to have some projects in short-term (of course, after the event I took an active approach to keep in contact with them but it really helped to break the ice).”


Building Bridges between Young Talent and Academic Institutions.

Institutions of higher learning witness increasing mobility of PhD students and faculty. In addition, to short-term initiatives aiming at providing placement for PhD students and faculty for one semester and/or an academic year, a growing number of universities and business schools enforce non-inbreeding policies on their PhD students. In turn, the wide implementation of these policies has brought about significant increases in the long-term mobility rate of faculty across countries and regions.

Drawing on the strengths of the past editions, the Management Committee of the EAA agreed to launch the eighth edition of its job market, the Talent Workshop for accounting academics, on a face-to-face format.
During the event, institutions and candidates will have the opportunity to meet both through public presentations of candidates’ job market papers and private interviews. The event will be held in Madrid during November 10-11, 2023; the hosting institution is IE University in its new location, IE Tower (Paseo de la Castellana 259E).

As in previous editions of the EAA Talent Workshop, recruiters will have the initiative to schedule interviews with candidates of their interest. During the event, the IE University staff will provide support to candidates and recruiters to ensure the viability of their meetings and interviews.

Opening Session

IE University
F2F, November 10th, 2023

The Opening, Face to face Session of the EAA Talent Workshop will be held on November 10th, 2023. The leadership of the EAA and the local organizers will address candidates and recruiters to let them know about the specifics of this edition.

Institutions Participating in the Talent Workshop

The Talent Workshop held editions during 2015-2022. The following institutions have supported/participated in the event:

  • Aalborg University Business School
  • Aalto University School of Business,
  • Aarhus University,
  • Adam Smith Business School – University of Glasgow,
  • BI Norwegian Business School,
  • Bocconi University,
  • Cass Business School – City University London,
  • Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics,
  • China Europe International Business School,
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong,
  • Concordia University,
  • Copenhagen Business School,
  • Cornell University,
  • CUNEF,
  • EDHEC,
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam,
  • ESADE,
  • ESCP Business School,
  • ESSEC Business School,
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management,
  • Fucape Business School – FBS, Brazil,
  • Ghent University,
  • Hanken School of Economics,
  • HEC Lausanne – University of Lausanne,
  • HEC Paris,
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
  • IE Business School / IE University,
  • IESE Business School,
  • IESEG School of Management,
  • IULM,
  • KU Leuven,
  • Lancaster University,

  • London School of Economics and Political Science,
  • Ludwig- Maximilians Universitat,
  • LUISS University,
  • Monash University,
  • Nazarbayev University,
  • National University of Singapore,
  • Neoma Business School,
  • Nord University,
  • Norwegian School of Economics,
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,
  • Queen Mary University,
  • Radboud University,
  • Rennes School of Business,
  • RSM Erasmus University,
  • SKEMA Business School,
  • SolBridge International School of Business,
  • Stockholm School of Economics,
  • TBS Business School,
  • The American University in Cairo,
  • The University of Queensland Business School,
  • The University of Sydney,
  • Tilburg University,
  • Toulouse Business School,
  • Trinity College Dublin,
  • UEA,
  • Umeå University (Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics),
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid,
  • Universidad de Navarra,
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas,
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears,
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra,

  • Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain School of Management),
  • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole,
  • University College Dublin,
  • University of Amsterdam,
  • University of Antwerp,
  • University of Bern,
  • University of Bolzano,
  • University of Bristol,
  • University of Cambridge,
  • University of Cyprus,
  • University of East Anglia,
  • University of Exeter Business School,
  • University of Glasgow,
  • University of Groningen,
  • University of Innsbruck,
  • University of Manchester,
  • University of Mannheim,
  • University of Melbourne,
  • University of North Texas,
  • University of Notre Dame,
  • University of Oxford,
  • University of Padova,
  • University of Southern Denmark,
  • University of Strathclyde,
  • University of Sussex,
  • University of Waterloo,
  • University of Washington,
  • University of Zurich,
  • UNL – NovaSBE,
  • UNSW Sydney,
  • Vienna University of Economics and Business,
  • Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam,
  • Warwick Business School and
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Institutions interested in supporting the initiative and participating in the job market, please, email:


By supporting this EAA initiative, universities and business schools commit themselves to attend the Talent Workshop if they have vacancies for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Face-to-face edition – Dates

The European Accounting Association organizes the 2023 edition of its EAA Talent Workshop as a F2F event. It will be held during November 10-11, 2023, and it will be organized by IE University.


The event will be held on face-to-face mode during November 10-11, 2023. The hosting institution is IE University. During the event, recruiters and candidates will have the opportunity to meet during social events, presentation of job market papers and private interviews. The hosting institution will provide the logistics and necessary resources to ensure a successful event to candidates and recruiters.


Several number of rooms are reserved with a special price. For more info please click here

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PhD students interested in participating in the job market as candidates are asked to submit the following materials before October 2, 2023:

      • their job market paper
      • resume
      • brief research statement.

at the following email address: eaa-jobmarket@ie.edu.

Participation in the Talent Workshop is free for accepted candidates. Upon acceptance to the Talent Workshop, candidates will be asked to complete the registration form, which will be available to recruiters on the website.

Accepted candidates will get access to vacancies posted by recruiting institutions.

Recruiting institutions are asked to complete the registration form that is available on registration. The institutional fee for recruiters is 450 euros; it covers for the participation of one member of the recruiting institution as well as the use of a meeting place to interview candidates. The registration fee for further members of the same institution, who share the same meeting place, is 350 euros. Please note that to benefit from this special fee, ALL members have to register AT THE SAME TIME. This means that if an institution registers several members but does so at different times, the special fee CANNOT apply. The recruiting institutions’ deadline is: October 23, 2023. Registration fee after the deadline is 500 euros, subject to availability.

Recruiting institutions may post their vacancies on the EAA Talent Workshop’s website.

Deadline for registration

October 23th, 2023



The Talent Workshop is organized around three main activities:

  1. Examination of candidates’ documents: CVs, research statements and job market papers.
  2. Participation in the presentation of job-market papers by candidates.
  3. Interviews between recruiters and candidates, which will be held face to face. Recruiters have the initiative to schedule the interviews. If necessary, technical support will be provided by IE University staff during the Workshop.

As an institution, please, register on: Registration

The deadline for doctoral students to submit their applications is October 2, 2023. We expect to produce a list of admitted candidates in the following week. Right after that, we will produce an easy-to-handle software packet that will contain:

  1. Information about each of the admitted candidates.
  2. A link (one click), where you can express your interest in holding an interview with the candidate. The candidate will automatically receive information about your interest in proceeding with an interview.


At the same time, candidates receive a similar software packet, which contains the list of recruiters. They will be asked to click on the link of those institutions they are interested in.


In case of common interest, recruiters have the initiative to schedule an interview.

After your registration, we will email you a scanned version of the invoice. Please, make sure that you provide us with all relevant information (e.g., name, tax number)

Institutions should name one faculty member as contact. We will provide this person with access to the candidates’ materials. Then, please, share such the PIN and password with your colleagues so that your institution may use as many recruiters as necessary.

Available information on the Cloud is the same for all recruiters. Please, do not delete/add files. We suggest you download these files and work with them.


PhD students who are about to complete their doctoral degree; PhDs; accounting scholars searching for placement.

Recruiters expect to review working papers or manuscripts that are under review in a journal. They do not expect to review/watch presentations of a ‘final’ paper.

1) Scheduling your interviews: try to stick to the schedule. Please, make sure that you are available some minutes before the scheduled time for the interview.

2) You will have to prepare your job market paper:

– Make sure the content is efficient and concise.
– Take into account the time constraints.
– Practice: Go prepared to the interviews

3) Ask questions: ask recruiters what you’re curious about! Don’t be shy.

You will assigned a time slot to make a presentation of your job-market papers. There will be not Q&A. Interested recruiters will certainly hold a Q&A with yourself during the interviews.

Talent Workshop

EAA Job Market For Accounting Academics