Faculty: Clinical Assistant Professor, Accounting & Information Systems

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty: Clinical Assistant Professor, Accounting & Information Systems


About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu

Job Description:

Sacred Heart University's Accounting & IS Department invites applications for a non-tenure-track position, with a path to become tenure track qualified,  in the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology for the academic year 2021-2022. Qualified individuals in all specialty areas of accounting will be considered; preference will be given to those with an ability to teach in multiple areas. Candidates must already be enrolled or plan to enroll in a doctoral degree program within twelve months.  Professional certification in accounting is required. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, using technology and analytics tools in the classroom, scholarly research, and service to the department, school and university. The appointment requires flexibility in teaching day, evening and weekend courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.



  • Focus on teaching load of seven/eight courses (commensurate with experience/degree) including undergraduate and graduate-level accounting and accounting analytics courses
  • Academic and Career advising of accounting students
  • Developing an active research agenda
  • Service to the Department, College and University by serving on committees
  • Department representation at on-campus events



  • DBA or equivalent doctorate in Accounting, from an AACSB accredited institution, preferred; degree in progress or an imminent plan to enroll/complete is required
  • Professional designation as a CPA required
  • Current experience working in the field of accounting required
  • Ability to develop and grow traditional and online academic programs preferred
  • Background in accounting analytics including certifications preferred

Additional Information:

About the Welch College of Business and Technology

SHU's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) is AACSB-accredited and enrolls some 2,000 students. It is housed on Sacred Heart University's west campus, approximately one kilometer from main campus. Opened in Fall 2019, in the former world headquarters of General Electric, the west campus is focused on digital innovation and how it is transforming business in the 21st century.  The campus includes state-of-the art labs, equipment, and studios to support research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial computation, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, and e-game design.


The Jack Welch College of Business and Technology (WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Sports Management, and Fashion Merchandising. The School of Computer Science and Engineering (which is part of the WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science/Information Technology, Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The WCBT offers eight Master's programs: MS in Computer Science, MS Information Technology, MS Cybersecurity, MS Business Analytics, Masters in Business Administration, MS in Accounting, MS Finance and Investment Management, MS Human Resource Management, MS Digital Marketing, and the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA-Finance).


Nearly sixty full-time faculty and four staff members bring an impressive range of expertise to the WCBT with terminal degrees and advanced training from leading universities. The WCBT is committed to enhancing its reputation and its engagement with the business community while raising its scholarly profile, and supporting faculty research and development.

Application Instructions:

For additional information, please visit our website. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of publications or research papers or examples of professional contributions, student evaluations, and three letters of reference via this portal. Official transcripts will be required upon formal offer of employment.


Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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