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Job ID: 141716

Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Professional Practice
Oklahoma State University

Date Posted May 5, 2020
Title Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Professional Practice
University Oklahoma State University
Tulsa, OK, United States
Department School of Accounting
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Accounting and/or Taxes


The School of Accounting at Oklahoma State University invites applications for one full-time (100% FTE) 9-month, not tenure eligible Professional Practice faculty position in Accounting. Rank will be based on experience and record of achievement. The appointment is renewable and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Summer teaching may be available, but is not required. The appointment will begin in August 2020. This position is benefits eligible. Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.
We are looking for candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our current group of accounting faculty. There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the Oklahoma State University campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect that represents the Spears School of Business’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of accounting courses, likely including some combination of Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Accounting Information Systems Auditing, or Tax, at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, depending on the needs of the program. This position is based at our Tulsa, OK campus, and the successful candidate will teach at both our Tulsa and Stillwater campuses, and may teach in both face-to-face and online formats.

This position will also involve some service engagement that could include accounting curriculum design, AACSB and other accreditation and assessment of learning procedures, alumni relations, student engagement, participation in Beta Alpha Psi and other external relationship building with the accounting profession and other employers.
The successful candidate will teach 18 to 21 semester hours per academic year, depending on other job duties.

A successful candidate will:

  • Possess, at minimum, a Master’s Degree in Accounting or related Field (or a foreign equivalent)
  • Provide a demonstrable record of teaching effectiveness and innovation
  • Have five years of industry experience in the accounting profession or a Doctorate in Accounting or a related field from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited university prior to start of the appointment
  • Have experience with technology currently used in the accounting profession, such as Excel, Tableau, Power BI
  • Maintain AACSB Instructional Practitioner qualifications through significant practice-related contributions
    Preferred qualifications include:
  • Significantly more than five years of experience and should have served as a senior professional (e.g., senior manager, partner, executive, etc.) for at least five years
  • Doctorate in Accounting or a related field from an AACSB (or equivalent) accredited university prior to start of the appointment
  • Be classified as Scholarly Academic or Practice Academic under AACSB standards – this could include recent publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or engagement in professional practice through outreach, consulting, or other activities consistent with AACSB standards.
  • Be committed to continued scholarly or professional engagement activity to maintain classification as Scholarly Academic or Practice Academic under AACSB standards


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Requisition number: req8063
Applicants should upload: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current vita, 3) a list of three references (applicants will be notified before we contact references), and 4) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a summary of prior teaching evaluations and past relevant experience.

Competitive and commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

OSU is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 45th-most populous city in the United States. The population is just over 400,000, and the metro area has more than 968,000 residents. Tulsa is home to a distinct culture comprised of the best characteristics of the South, Southwest and Midwest regions of the country, in addition to having a Native American and cowboy heritage. Tulsa has a relatively low cost of living. More than a quarter of Tulsa’s population is under 20 and the metro area has a fairly sizable millennial population. More than 130 parks exist in the metro area, including the popular River West Festival Park and Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. Approximately 50 miles of trails cross the Tulsa area, and the metro area is home to more than 20 golf courses.
Stillwater is about a 1-hour drive from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater is known as an academic and cultural center, with students and staff of Oklahoma State University comprising about half of the city’s population of around 50,000. Stillwater has been described as "America’s Friendliest College Town," and has been listed as one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. Stillwater has a historic downtown, a superb campus, a regional airport with direct flights to/from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), highly rated public schools, and the newly opened McKnight Center for the Performing Arts which brings a variety of world-class performances to Stillwater.

  • Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.

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Contact Information

  • Donita Raborg
    School of Accounting
    Oklahoma State University
    439 Business Building
    Stillwater, OK 74078


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