Assistant Professor - Accounting

Job description

Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Accounting

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

52.03 - Accounting & Related Services


Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:

100% during academic year

Salary / Wage Range:


Salary Information:

The expected salary upon hire is $130,896.

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:

9 months, mid-September through mid-June


Spokane Campus/Cheney Campus



Project Description:


Project Duration:


Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Amy Shadd

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Please note: this recruitment will be closed to further applications as of Wednesday, April 7th, 2021. To be considered for this position, your application must be complete no later than April 7th.

The Department of Accounting at Eastern Washington University’s College of Business invites applications to fill one tenure track faculty position to start Fall Quarter 2021. The selected candidate will be appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive institution where excellent teaching must be supplemented with an appropriate research program. The primary teaching area for this position will be accounting in the undergraduate and graduate programs. An ongoing research program and committee service to the university, college, and department is required for tenure track appointments. Advising students is also required by this position.

Faculty offices may be in the Catalyst building, adjacent to downtown Spokane in the University District, or on the Cheney campus, but all faculty are expected to be available to teach at both locations. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to teach online academic courses to a diverse college student body; experience with online teaching is preferred.

EWU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

About the College of Business
The College of Business is located in the Catalyst Building in the downtown Spokane University District, and maintains an administrative presence in EWU’s primary campus in Cheney, Washington. The business program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

Multiple work locations (main office located in the Catalyst Building in Spokane’s downtown University District, and a shared office at the EWU Cheney campus)

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2021. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2021.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands :

None anticipated

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Assistant Professor-Accounting Position

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or DBA in Accounting or closely related field from an AACSB Accredited University; ABD candidates close to degree completion will be considered, but PhD must be completed before September 1, 2021 to be appointed into this tenure track position
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a professional (not academic) accounting position with a firm required to follow generally accepted accounting practices and procedures (GAAP) as prescribed by the Accounting Standards Codification as maintained by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Public accounting experience strongly preferred.
    • There is no substitute for offering the required three years of experience as described herein.
  • Ability and potential of being able to publish a sustained stream of blind peer-review journal articles
  • Possess an active American Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license (international certification /licensure is not considered qualifying)
  • Ability to teach financial and managerial accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Willingness to teach in an online format

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities, which includes teaching day, night, and online classes. Additionally, appointments as Assistant Professor typically include up to 28 credits of teaching across the academic year (mid-September through mid-June) however, depending on AACSB qualification status and departmental needs, teaching load might be up to 36 credits. Workload also includes work effort devoted to research and service.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Closing Date:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin March 12, 2021. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample course syllabus
  • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.

    Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters at a future date, and/or to conduct reference calls to verify employment experience, and job-related skills and abilities. References are not contacted until candidates are notified, and the calls will focus on the reference contacts provided by the candidate. The search committee will not contact other parties for the purpose of obtaining an employment reference without first notifying the candidate(s).

    Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

    Questions? Please contact Lori Livingstone at [email protected], or via phone at 509-359-6931.

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Responsibility / Duty:

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Teaching: Teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include up to 28 credits of teaching across the academic year (mid-September through mid-June) however, teaching load might be up to 36 credits, subject to department needs and AACSB qualification status.

Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 4/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time