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Assistant Professor of Accounting

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Position Number:


Requisition Number:


Position Type:

Faculty 9-10 Months

Time-limited through:


Type of Appointment:

Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Faculty Position Sub-Type:


Length of Appointment:


Internal Recruitment?:


Working Hours:



Accounting & Finance




Academic Affairs - DIV


Coggin College of Business

Approved Hiring Salary Range:


Pay Basis:


Equal Opportunity:

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The appointment involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as conducting research and engaging in service activities. The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in Accounting. The Ph.D must be completed by the date of appointment.

Job Function:

The appointment involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as conducting research and engaging in service activities. The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in Accounting. The Ph.D must be completed by the date of appointment.

Marginal Functions:


Faculty Position Required Qualifications:

The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in Accounting. The Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment.

Departmental Requirements:

Professional certification such as C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A. is preferred.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
Foreign Influence Review : Pursuant to Florida Statute 1010.35, this position requires additional information from all applicants seeking research or research related positions prior to an interview or offer of employment. Applicants must fully complete the Foreign Influence Review section of their application. Additional documents (e.g., passport) may be required based on form responses.
Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification:


Machines/Equipment used regularly:


Anticipated Start Date:


Job Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Point of Contact Information:

Joslyn Simmons

Hiring Official:

Dean RIchard Buttimer

Location if not Jacksonville:


Special Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete an online application at and must attach all required documents in order to be considered for the position. Applicants who do not apply online or do not provide all of the required documentation will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records.The confirmation number means that your application online was processed through the system. Emailed applications will not be considered.

Applicants must upload the following required documents online:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial graduate transcript(s)
  4. Teaching Evaluations (as Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness)
  5. Samples of Research (as Writing Sample)
  6. Names and contact information for three (3) professional references. (as List of Professional References) Note: Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be required to provide three signed Letters of Recommendation.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents if they answer “Yes” to Question 1/Section A within the Foreign Influence Review Section of their application: Foreign Passport (all pages, even blank), DS-160

If you have any questions, please contact Joslyn Simmons at or (904) 620-1540. Review of applications is ongoing, and this position is open until filled.



Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.


We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.


Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.


Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.


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