Assistant Professor of Accounting
Atkinson Graduate School of Management
Attention Current Willamette University Employees: In order to apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the Career worklet.
Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process.
To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying for. If there is an application deadline, please ensure that your application is submitted by the deadline. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.
Do you feel that your unique experience is undervalued in traditional academic departments? Would you enjoy the freedom to design your own courses and conduct research that cuts across disciplines and sectors? What about working and living in one of the nicest locations in the world?
With the continuing success and growth in its MBA programs and the addition of a new Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program, Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Accounting to begin in August 2023.
Candidates from all accounting disciplines will be considered, though we are especially interested in candidates whose research has clear managerial and/or policy implications. Applicants should be able and willing to teach an introductory accounting course at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We also welcome candidates with innovative course ideas for graduate elective courses that they would like to propose and develop. The teaching load will be 2/2.
Diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities. Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Our University and its Atkinson Graduate School of Management:
Willamette University is a top-ranked, private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon, with additional programs offered in Portland Oregon. As the first university founded west of the Mississippi River, Willamette University has a long history of cultivating civic-minded leaders of business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law, the recently-acquired Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, provide students and faculty with the opportunity to fuse theoretical insight with practical application in a distinctive, collaborative setting—namely, an integrated, liberal arts university.
Widely recognized for excellence in preparing managers to lead across sectors, the Atkinson Graduate School of Management (http://www.willamette.edu/mba) offers one of only two MBA degrees worldwide accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The Atkinson Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked as the top MBA program in Oregon according to Bloomberg’s Businessweek’s “Best Business Schools.”
The Willamette MBA is offered in several full-time formats on the Salem campus and in an evening format, both in Salem and from our downtown Portland Center. Situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon’s capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location adjacent to the Oregon State Capitol affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem’s local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural, and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene.
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. In addition to new doctoral graduates, applications are also encouraged from current Assistant Professors with full-time teaching and research experience. The salary is competitive with similar AACSB accredited institutions and commensurate with experience, teaching, and research record.
This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, annual retirement contributions, and moving expense allowance (full details regarding benefit offerings may be found on the Human Resources website).
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a relevant area from an AACSB accredited institution. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate the ability to develop and teach MBA and undergraduate coursework and the motivation to pursue scholarly work, independently and collaboratively. The most competitive candidates will have earned a professional certification such as a CPA or CMA and/or have practical experience in business, government, or not-for-profit organizations
All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
• Cover letter indicating the applicant’s interest and addressing the degree of fit between the applicant’s qualifications and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management
• Current Curriculum Vitae, including names and contact information of three academic references
• Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., recent syllabi and accompanying teaching evaluations and/or peer review reports)
• Evidence of continuing scholarly achievement (i.e., copies of three most recent peer reviewed journal publications or work in progress, uploaded as a single document, up to 9MB)
If you need to upload a peer reviewed journal publication separately or evidence of teaching excellence, you may email the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue to be considered until a candidate has been identified. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Romana Autrey (email@example.com), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Accounting.