Assistant Professor - Accounting

Eastern Washington University

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Assistant Professor - Accounting

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
The School of Professional Accounting, in the College of Professional Programs at Eastern Washington University, invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor for the School of Professional Accounting, to begin mid-September 2022.

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.

Position is open until October 22, 2021, screening will begin October 25, 2021.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD or DBA in Accounting or closely related field from an Accredited University; ABD candidates close to degree completion will be considered; PhD completed by September 16, 2022 would result in a tenure track appointment for current academic year. Otherwise, lecturer appointment. Then if PhD completed after September 16th and before June 15th would result in tenure track position in the following year.
  • Ability and potential of being able to publish a sustained stream of blind peer-review journal articles.
  • Confirmed experience or 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
  • Professional accounting experience or publications in accounting journals

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
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, and service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department. Teaching workload for Assistant Professors typically include: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 Eastern Washington University Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 7.8.2(a) Teaching. 
  • All faculty are expected to be current in their field or discipline and maintain methods of professional practice or performance. 
  • Each faculty member is responsible for meeting all scheduled classes.
  • Each faculty member is also responsible for planning, organizing and informing students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales. 
  • Faculty are required to provide textbook and other course material adoption information to the EWU bookstore on the timeline established by the bookstore under the authority of RCW 28B.10.590. Faculty are responsible for scheduling and attending office hours to meet the needs of students as identified in department plans. 
  • They are also responsible for turning in grades according to the deadline established by the registrar’s office. 
  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to advise students who are declared majors in their department on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities in their disciplines.

 Additional Responsibilities/Duties
  • Contribute to program, college, and university committees. 
  • Participate in the leadership of local, state, and regional professional organizations.
  • Collect, retain, and disseminate course and program data for accrediting bodies and to maintain professional standards.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.
  • Pursue productive research, scholarship and/or creative activities, including professional activities leading to publication, performance, and/or formal presentation in the field.
  • Pursue research funding through grant development.
  • Mentor student portfolio development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in utilization of creativity and best practice knowledge in curriculum development, classroom instruction, and student supervision.
  • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
The required start date for this position is Sept 16, 2022. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than Sept 16, 2022. 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.
All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. Note: Interviews might be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2022-23, 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.
Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is $130,896.

Posting Date: 09/22/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 10/22/2021
Screening to Begin: 10/25/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

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.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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