Assistant Professor: Financial Accounting

Job description

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 2020.  This position is contingent upon state funding.  Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or DBA in accounting or business administration before August 2020.  Relevant professional certification is desirable.

Applicants should possess strong research interest and capability as evidenced by an appropriate history of, or potential for, professional growth activity.  This will include regular publication in quality, refereed journals and professional conference participation as well as demonstration of an innovative and active research agenda. Candidates must engage in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in the areas of financial accounting. In addition, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate an ability to interact effectively with members of the business and research community.

The SDSU Fowler College of Business is among the nation’s oldest and largest AACSB accredited business schools.  Its accomplished faculty and highly ranked academic programs provide an exceptional foundation for an institution with significant regional, national and international impact.  The Fowler College of Business enrolls approximately 5,500 undergraduate and about 500 graduate students. 

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy is AACSB Accounting accredited with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students and 100 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 13 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, graduate student assistants, and a research budget for conference travel and items/data supporting research.

SDSU is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California.  The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,800 faculty and staff.  SDSU is currently designated as a R2 doctoral university with higher research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.  See for more information.  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.

Consideration of applicants will begin on July 29, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.  Interested applicants must apply via Interfolio at

The contact person for this position is:

C. Janie Chang, Ph.D.

Vern Odmark Professor and William E. Cole Director

Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-8221

Phone:  (619) 594-3735 (direct)

Email: [email protected]

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 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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Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
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