Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting



Job description

Job ID: 4287
Location: Business & Leadership

Faculty Posting Details
 School of Business and Leadership, full-time tenure-line position; begins Fall Term 2019


  • Teach undergraduate courses in accounting. The faculty hired in this position will have primary responsibility for teaching the introductory accounting course (Financial Accounting) and for offering at least two accounting electives per year. The ability to teach the introductory course from an international and global perspective is essential. The faculty hired will have opportunities to develop new elective courses.
  • Case analysis and projects that stimulate independent critical thinking and promote effective written and oral communication skills and problem solving should be important components of these classes.
  • Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester.
  • Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.

The University of Puget Sound is an undergraduate liberal arts college with class sizes between 10-25 students.


  • Ph.D. (ABD considered) in accounting and commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.
  • Will consider Ph.D. in appropriate liberal arts disciplines related to accounting.
  • For those candidates whose doctoral degrees are in non-business disciplines, relevant work experience in the area of accounting and the possession of a Masters in Accounting, CPA, or CMA are required.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy,

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within and near Tacoma, there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State

The School of Business and Leadership at the University of Puget Sound provides our students with an innovative business education that prepares them for success as leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment.

The School fulfills its mission by:

  • teaching business fundamentals in a program embedded in the Liberal Arts.
  • offering a core curriculum that focuses on management, marketing, finance, accounting, law, and ethics.
  • emphasizing effective writing, speaking, problem solving, case analysis, and research methods.
  • offering majors in business administration, international business, and the Business Leadership Program.
  • promoting off-campus experiences including internships, mentoring, international work and study abroad, field research and problem solving projects.
  • striving for faculty excellence in teaching, advising, professional development, and University and community service.

By executing its mission, the School strengthens its ties to other academic units on campus, and helps to fulfill the overall mission of the university.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than September 15, 2018 to ensure full consideration.

Diversity Statement

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
    • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
      • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

How to apply

To apply, click here: S=Applicant&SiteId=3&JobOpeningId=4287&PostingSeq=1
Please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without the documents listed below will not be considered:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement- including a list of core accounting courses and special topics courses you would be eager to teach, and your relevant background.
  • Statement of proposed research interests/projects with undergraduates
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
  • Teaching Evaluations
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Candidate’s Diversity Statement As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements.