Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting

South Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 29, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting
Beacom School of Business

The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business seeks applications for a Senior Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenure-track or tenured) in accounting for a position beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. The Beacom School of Business is the flagship business school in South Dakota and the region with its programs consistently receiving high national rankings from institutions such as U.S. News and World Report, Princeton Review and others. The Accounting Department has experienced significant enrollment growth, offering its undergraduate major on its Vermillion and Sioux Falls campuses, making it the School’s largest major. At the graduate level, students take classes on its main campus or through its online Master of Professional Accountancy programs, including its Accounting Analytics certificate. The online program, now in its eighth year, is nationally ranked due to its affordability and high CPA exam pass rate. Through the efforts of the School’s Career Success Center, the program has an exceptionally high placement rate and consistently places students each year in internships with Big Four, national, regional public accounting firms and industry. The department is actively engaged with the profession and works closely with its Advisory Council. Faculty are recognized as outstanding teachers and researchers.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in accounting, accounting analytics, and/or tax. The faculty member is expected to bring a unique and innovative educational experience to students through classroom teaching and mentorship. As such, there is opportunity for student engagement through mentoring student activities outside the classroom. Duties include teaching, engaging in related scholarly research, and service for the Department, profession, and broader community. Service for the Department includes mentoring students interested in accounting, working with student organizations, and assisting with Beacom School of Business events.

Required: A Ph.D. in an accounting or closely related field from an AACSB-International accredited business school is required, although candidates with successful defense by start date will be considered. In the alternative, also considered are candidates with a J.D., LLM in Taxation, or Master of Taxation. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record or potential to contribute to the scholarship of accounting and/or tax. Proficiency in oral and written communication, and dedication to engagement, service and the public good is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Candidates with expertise in one or more of the teaching fields in accounting and experience working with diverse student, staff, and faculty are preferred.

 CLOSING DATE: Evaluation of applications will continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Applicants MUST complete application through the University of South Dakota’s on-line application process found at:

Applicants are required to provide: (1) letter of application, (2) vitae, (3) college transcripts (copies accepted) showing highest degree earned, (4) writing sample, and (5) contact information for three references (please include e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For application assistance or accommodation, please call 605-658-3660. EEO/AA