Assistant Professor: Financial Accounting

San Diego, California
Jun 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy (School) at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position beginning Fall 2018. This position is contingent upon state funding. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. or DBA in accounting or business administration before August 2018. We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated research agenda, strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and professional accounting experience (professional certification is desirable).

The School expects applicants to:

  • Perform high quality academic research in the areas of taxation, managerial, or financial accounting.
  • Engage in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Participate in service to SDSU and the accounting profession, including interacting effectively with the business community.

San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego and among the oldest in California. SDSU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University with high research activity," and has been ranked the number one small (14 PhD programs or less) research university in the United States. The SDSU College of Business Administration is AACSB accredited with approximately 4,000 undergraduate business majors and over 500 graduate students. Its accomplished faculty and highly ranked academic programs provide an exceptional foundation for an institution with significant regional, national, and international impact.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy is separately accredited by the AACSB with approximately 900 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. The School’s academic programs are a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – Accounting Major, Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), and a combined 4+1 degree program (BMACC). The School’s faculty includes 16 tenure-track faculty as well as several full- and part-time lecturers.  Support for research includes access to databases (e.g., WRDS), funding for approved projects through grant programs, and graduate student research assistants.

Consideration of applicants will begin on July 10, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants must apply via Interfolio at

The contact person for this position is:

Damon M. Fleming, Ph.D., CMA, CFA

Professor and The William E. Cole Director

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-8221

Phone:  (619) 594-3735 (direct)

Fax:  (619) 594-3675


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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