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Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting

Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Category:: Faculty
Department:: School of Business, Government, and Economics
Locations:: Seattle, WA
Posted:: Mar 16, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 248956
Position ID:: 144139

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email [email protected]. Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

About the School of Business, Government, and Economics

The School of Business, Government, and Economics (SBGE) at SPU has 28 faculty and nine staff serving about 655 undergraduate majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Global Development Studies, and Political Science, as well as approximately 100 graduate students in three master's level programs (MBA, MS-IS, and MA in Management). The school is committed to providing a high-quality education through the lens of Christian faith and values and is distinguished by its emphasis on applied learning. It was the first within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities membership to achieve secondary accreditation with the AACSB (in 2000), and successfully maintained accreditation in 2019. SPU is ranked 6th year in a row as "Best National University" by US News and World Report. In addition, the School of Business, Government, and Economics was the first adopter within the Northwest Region of the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is one of six PRME champion schools in North America. Beyond such quality indicators, the faculty and staff within the school are a supportive community marked by collaborative teaching, scholarship, and service and commitment to the school's perspective on the purpose and practice of business.

Job Description:

Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2023.


  • Teach regular nine-month load of about 35 quarter credits includes undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting (summer teaching possible).
  • Ongoing scholarly research and publication.
  • Advise undergraduates.
  • Collaborate with the Accounting faculty and the rest the SBGE faculty and staff.
  • Contribute service within the department, university, and professional organizations.


  • PhD in Accounting.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity required.
  • Capable of teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification and relevant experience desired.
  • Managerial accounting emphasis.
  • Experience with diverse populations and/or issues in equity.
  • Teaching and research interest in sustainability.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

Application Instructions:

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The online application includes an official SPU application form and a faith statement of approximately one page. Please also upload a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documents. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.

All inquiries should be addressed to:

Kimberly Sawers, Professor of Accounting and

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

3307 3rd Ave W Suite 201

Seattle WA 98119

206 281 2221

[email protected]

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