Assistant Professor of Accounting

Lexington, Virginia
Jul 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Accounting at Washington & Lee University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant level (experienced assistants also encouraged to apply) beginning in Fall 2019. Washington and Lee is a small, private, and highly selective university located in Lexington, Virginia. Its Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics has been AACSB accredited since 1927. One of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, W&L is unique in having accredited pre-professional undergraduate programs in business administration, journalism, and accounting, plus a graduate School of Law. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. Lexington, Virginia is located in the heart of the scenic Shenandoah Valley and is consistently recognized as one of the best small towns in the country.


Applicants should have a doctorate (or be close to completion) in Accounting or a related field from an AACSB accredited business school and have teaching interests in data analytics and/or information systems. In addition to requiring high quality teaching, applicants are expected to conduct research publishable in peer-reviewed journals in their area of interest. To support research, the School subscribes to several popular databases available through WRDS. In the application candidates should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly work, and a list of three references.

Application Instructions

We plan to conduct preliminary interviews at the 2018 AAA annual meeting in National Harbor, MD followed by campus visits in the fall. If you have questions about the position, please contact Colin Reid, Chair of the Search Committee, Accounting Department, [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

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