Assistant Professor of Accounting

Lexington, Kentucky
Nov 16, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Transylvania University (, a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Accounting/Instructor of Accounting beginning on September 1, 2021. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, this could be a tenure-track position (at the rank of Assistant Professor) or a three-year, non-tenure-track position (at the rank of Instructor) with the possibility of renewal. Transylvania University recognizes that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission as a liberal arts institution. To that end, we seek to attract a diverse faculty skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research and mentorship of students from a variety of backgrounds. Candidates are encouraged, in their cover letter, to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching a range of courses in Accounting that may include Audit, Corporate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Income Taxation, Governmental Accounting, Data Analytics, Managerial Accounting and Principles of Accounting. Service as an academic adviser is also expected. The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, plus one short-term course (3-3-1) in May that offers additional opportunities for travel courses, team-taught courses and other more experimental classroom endeavors.


Preference will be given to candidates with a Doctoral degree in Accounting, Business or a related field, a CPA and undergraduate teaching experience. Strong candidates with a Masters in Accounting and a CPA are also encouraged to apply; tenure-track status is contingent on completion of the Ph.D.

To begin the application process, submit a PDF that contains your cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy, by following the job openings link at Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community. If you are selected to move forward in the application process, you will be asked to provide official graduate transcripts and letters of recommendation at a later date. Send questions specific to this search to Dr. Jeff Hopper, search committee chair, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and continue until an appointment is made.

Transylvania University is ranked in the top 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges by The Princeton Review, which cites its community-driven, personalized approach to a liberal arts education through 46 majors and 39 minors. Founded in 1780, it is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the country, with approximately 1,000 students.

Transylvania University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the university community. In support of this goal, we seek qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.