Assistant Professor

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Working Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting

Anticipated Start Date: 8/16/2015

Summary of Duties: Washington State University Vancouver and the College of Business invite applications for an assistant professor faculty position in Accounting.

One permanent, full-time (nine month), tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Accounting level is available beginning August 16, 2015 (however, alternate start dates will be considered) at the campus located in Vancouver, Washington. Associate and Full Professor of Accounting levels may be considered only if consistent with candidate’s research and teaching qualifications. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

Teaching two courses in financial, taxation, and/or cost/managerial per semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Service will be required as a member of the WSU community. The tenure-track faculty member must remain academically qualified (per AACSB standards for WSU).

Minimum requirements: 

Hold a doctorate in accounting from an AACSB accredited school by employment start date. ABD will be considered but must complete all PhD degree requirements prior to an offered being extended.

Have the ability to conduct a program of independent, collaborative, and/or cross-disciplinary research that targets peer-reviewed top quality academic accounting journals; and pursue internal and external grant funding.

Provide data supporting effective teaching of accounting courses at the university level at the undergraduate or graduate level and a willingness to interact with students and student groups, including Beta Alpha Psi.

Has an expressed sincere interest in providing service to the department, college, university, community and/or profession.

Preferred qualifications: 

Provide evidence of teaching interest in financial, taxation, and/or cost/managerial accounting.

Have professional accounting expertise, hold a professional accounting license or designation.

Demonstrate an ability and willingness to help develop ties with the region’s accounting community.

Of special interest are candidates who demonstrate knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse student and community populations, and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Salary and benefits are competitive
To apply: 

Please visit and on the upper left corner you will find “Search Postings”. Once you click that please select “Vancouver” for work location and search.

Screening begin date: 8/1/2014

The online application will require the following:
A cover letter addressing each of the minimum and each of the preferred qualifications

Curriculum vitae

Teaching evaluations for all courses taught over prior three years or teaching experience if less than three years

Three (3) letters of recommendation (written within one year)

For information regarding this position, contact Debra Sanders, Search Committee Chair at: 360-546-9147;


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