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Tenure Track Faculty, Accounting

Villanova School of Business
Villanova, Pennsylvania

Position Summary: The Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the Villanova School of Business is seeking applications for a tenure-track position. Our primary recruiting is at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, if your current rank is higher than Assistant Professor, then the candidate can apply for a rank commensurate to their current rank. This faculty member will primarily teach classes in tax at the undergraduate and graduate level but may also be asked to teach outside of tax. The faculty member is expected to publish high quality research in any area of accounting although a preference will be given to those publishing in taxation. This person will report to the Chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department and will begin in Fall 2024.


The Villanova School of Business was ranked #1 in Undergraduate Business Education by Bloomberg Business week. The Department of Accounting was ranked #1 for Undergraduate Accounting Professionals by LinkedIn University Ratings.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach classes in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Be willing to incorporate data, analytics, and technology into the classroom. Publish high quality research in any area of accounting primarily targeting top peer-reviewed academic journals. We offer competitive teaching loads associated with research output. Perform service commensurate with the hiring level including outreach with the major accounting firms. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. with teaching in tax, potential to publish in high quality journals, and willingness to work in a collegial environment.

Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. with teaching in tax and other areas of accounting with an ability to integrate data, analytics, and technology into the classroom. CPA plus related work experience. Someone that can work with other faculty and contribute to a collegial environment.

Special Message to Applicants: 

Applicants must apply online at

Review of applications begins in Fall 2023 and continues until position is filled. All initial applications are to include:

• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
• Sample of working papers
• Names of three references

Other information will be required if the candidate makes it into the interview round.

For technical assistance, please contact us at 610-519-7900, 610-519-7616, or

Application related questions may be sent to Dr. Denise Hanes Downey, Associate Chair and KPMG Endowed Professor in Accounting (

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