Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Accounting

University of San Diego
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Accounting

Department Description:
About the USD School of Business

The University of San Diego School of Business embraces a stewardship approach to business education. Stewardship requires businesses to protect and care for society in pursuit of a greater good. The USD School of Business community of faculty, staff, students and graduates, embrace stewardship by applying values-driven, free-enterprise skills to improve businesses, industries, and the lives of people in our community and around the world. We provide academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research. Degree programs in the School of Business are AACSB accredited, with the undergraduate and MBA programs being highly ranked both domestically and internationally.

Looking forward, the Knauss Center for Business Education will be the physical home for the USD School of Business, and more important, the mortar that binds us together is our unique competitive advantage as we deliver a rich, holistic student experience, crafted with a higher purpose in mind, for all the greater good. See our progress:

USD School of Business Diversity Statement

The University of San Diego School of Business strives to create a welcoming environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusiveness (DEI) and ethics, commensurate with our Catholic mission. We value students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds, demographics, experiences, perspectives and faiths.

These differences broaden our understanding of the world, and by extension, our ability to excel in learning, teaching, scholarship and service. We view the promotion of DEI as inexorably tied to the maintenance and enhancement of academic excellence, our development as civic and campus citizens, and the realization of compassionate service.

We are committed to achieving a more diverse campus community. This improves our ability to identify challenges, propose innovative solutions and implement more considerate policies. We greatly value all efforts to remove prejudices from academic and business environments, to promote social justice through scholarship and service, and to attract and increase retention of underrepresented groups.

To this end, the Diversity 2024 committee and the Building Inclusive Excellence Council (BIEC) are dedicated to providing recommendations to promote DEI at the USD School of Business. These include faculty climate surveys, implicit bias training, reflections on and the standardization of hiring practices, seminars or search committees, as well as other workshops on prejudice and discrimination.

About the Accountancy Department

The accountancy program, with approximately 200 undergraduate and 35 graduate students, is fully accredited by AACSB International. USD is a target recruiting school for all the large accounting firms and a number of major corporations. There are currently 10 full-time faculty members, 2 faculty members on phased retirement, and several adjunct professors. The program provides a Bachelors of Accountancy, a Masters of Accountancy, and a Masters of Taxation. The Masters of Accountancy offers a track in Business Reporting and Analysis and a track in Business Analytics. Our Beta Alpha Psi chapter is consistently rated superior and coordinates student activities with an active student Accounting Society.

The accounting program is highly ranked:

#16 in “College Factual” 2021 rankings of Best Colleges for Accounting
#32 in “Niche” 2021 rankings of Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in America
#3 in the “Accounting Degree Review” 2021 listing of the Top 5 Undergraduate Accounting Programs in California

San Diego is a major city approximately 100 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of the U.S. - Mexican border. San Diego has a temperate Mediterranean climate with highs averaging 65 degrees in December through February and 76 in August and September. On average, San Diego has only 41 days a year with measurable rainfall.

Detailed Description:
We are seeking individuals at all levels and for a variety of accounting topics. We are especially interested in individuals with experience or interest in teaching accounting ethics and/or accounting information systems. We are looking for individuals who are interested in a balance between teaching, research and service.

The standard teaching load is three sections per semester (six per academic year).

Job Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or ABD near completion) in accounting from an AACSB accredited program prior to the start of appointment and is expected to maintain a record of scholarly achievement in field-specific, peer-reviewed outlets as well as dedication to teaching excellence and service in a liberal arts environment

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
To apply, click Apply Now and ensure all applicable sections are completed.

Application must include:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s ability to meet the position qualifications and highlighting relevant aspects of (a) research, (b) teaching, and (c) your specific interest in the University of San Diego School of Business.
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three references.
  • All candidates must also submit a statement demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to their teaching, research, and professional service.

Interview preference will be given to applicants who apply by August 1, 2021, but the application process will be open until the positions are filled.

Contact: Johan Perols, [email protected]

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

Additional Details:
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the campus is a community treasure, with Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. In less than 60 years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence.

USD offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university adds depth to education by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. The breadth of programs and depth of facilities means that students can easily find a course of study that ignites their intellectual fire. In the classroom, coursework across disciplines encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills.

Small class size means the instructors know their students and can stimulate curious minds with anything from participation in a research project to an after-class discussion on topic. Instructors welcome the free exchange of complex ideas in an environment of tolerance and civility. In this environment, students begin a lifelong habit of appreciating and cultivating their individual gifts.

To complement this instruction, the university's Honors program provides a challenging curriculum for USD's uniquely motivated students. The university also holds memberships in several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

While intellectual growth is key, USD adds depth to the education experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. An active faith community invites widespread student participation. In the classroom, study is accompanied by an examination of ethics and values University of San Diego students inquire freely and challenge ideas, exercise moral, spiritual and social judgment, serve others, and contemplate social justice in their lives and in their chosen fields. These students are truly educated. These students achieve excellence.

Students, faculty and staff are active members of the community, volunteering time and expertise, fostering friendships, and working to preserve the region’s unique character. With a population of more than 7,500 students and approximately 2,000 employees, the university impacts the life of the area economically, politically and socially. In turn, the university welcomes the community to participate in campus life, through classes, special events, sports, forums and tours.

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