Assistant Professor of Accounting

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

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Beacom School of Business

The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Accounting with a Fall 2021 start date. The Accounting Department has experienced significant enrollment growth, offering its undergraduate major to over 180 students on its Vermillion and Sioux Falls campuses, making it the School’s largest major. At the graduate level, over 100 students take classes on its main campus or through its online Master of Professional Accountancy programs. The online program, now in its fifth 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 a high placement rate (over 93%) of its graduates, and consistently places over 40 students each year in internships with Big Four, national, regional public accounting firms and industry. The eight member department is actively engaged with the profession and works closely with its Advisory Council. Faculty are recognized as outstanding teachers and researchers.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach financial accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant Professor is expected to bring a unique and innovative educational experience to students through classroom teaching, academic advising, and mentorship. As such, there is opportunity for student engagement through academic advising and mentoring student activities outside the classroom. The applicant must be willing to teach courses in both the traditional and online environments. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes on the main campus in Vermillion, SD, online, and in Sioux Falls, SD. Contribution to the scholarship of accounting is also required. Service for the Department includes mentoring and advising students interested in accounting, working with student organizations, and assisting with Beacom School of Business events.

REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. in Accounting from an AACSB-International accredited business school is required. Additionally, candidates must have a record of or potential for contribution to the scholarship of accounting. Other requirements are prior accounting work experience, proficiency in oral and written communication, and enthusiasm for engagement, service, and the public good.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ability to teach advanced accounting and principles of accounting is preferred. An interest in environmental, social and governance risks for analyst’s decision making, audit quality, or related area is preferred. Candidates with experience working with diverse student, staff, and faculty are preferred.

CLOSING DATE: Evaluation of applications will begin November 30, 2020 and 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). For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671. EEO/AA