Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting

Salisbury, Maryland, United States

Job description

The Department of Accounting & Legal Studies at Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury Maryland, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (strongly preferred) level to start fall 2019. Highly qualified applicants will be considered for the RSM Faculty Fellowship in Accounting. The Vision, Mission, and Shared Values of the Department can be viewed at: The accounting program is AACSB-accredited.

Primary Job Duties: Teaching at the undergraduate and possibly the graduate level. Teaching financial accounting through the advanced level and a least one secondary area with a strong preference given to candidates qualified to teach fraud/forensic accounting. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours per semester, but a six credit hour per semester teaching load will be granted for the first academic year. Publishing scholarly research, and providing service to the department, school, and university. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications:
Assistant Professor – 1) Ph.D. degree or ABD in Accounting from an AACSB accredited institution. If ABD, doctoral degree must be completed before date of hire; 2) Potential or demonstrated ability to be an excellent teacher; 3) Potential or demonstrated ability to publish a steady stream of peer-reviewed scholarly research; 4) Interest in teaching in a hybrid or online format; and, 5) Professional certification or commitment to attain certification within two years of starting date of employment.

Associate Professor – 1) Ph.D. or DBA in Accounting from and AACSB accredited institution; 2) Documented record of teaching excellence; 3) Demonstrated ability to publish an ongoing stream of publications in legitimate peer-reviewed outlets (no fewer than 3 in the most recent five-year period); 4) Documented record of service to the department, institution, and profession; 5) Interest in teaching in a hybrid or online format; and, 5) Professional certification or commitment to attain certification within two years of starting date of employment.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; and, 4) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Kenneth Smith at . Dr. Smith and other members of the search committee will be attending the AAA annual meeting in Washington, DC and will meet with interested applicants in the Interview Hall on Monday and Tuesday. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail.

Applications submitted by August 15, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2019.

This position is based in Salisbury Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s magazine. SU has 380 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 56 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.