Assistant Professor, Accounting

Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting
Tenure/Tenure Track

The Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting fall 2021. Candidates must have a doctorate in the field of accounting (or allied discipline) as well as a commitment to research, teaching, and engagement with students, faculty, the profession, and community. We prefer a strong research interest with demonstrated capacity to publish in high-quality journals in the relevant disciplines and a broader portfolio of teaching interests and capabilities. Candidates with a background in managerial accounting, auditing, data analytics/information systems will be given priority. Relevant professional experience and certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CIA) will be favorably considered.

About Wayne State University, Mike Ilitch School of Business, and the Department of Accounting
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. It offers nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students. Its deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Wayne State University accounting graduates are employed as interns, executives, and everything in between at national corporations, the big four accounting firms and regional public accounting firms. The Mike Ilitch School of Business accounting programs meet Michigan's requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam and the educational requirements of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Essential Functions:
Candidates will be expected to conduct research suitable for publication in top tier journals, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, participate in department and school governance activities, and perform related duties as assigned. We expect the candidate to be a fully engaged participant in the life of the Mike Ilitch School of Business. A typical teaching load is 2+2 (fall and winter).

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Accounting or a Ph.D. in a related field from an AACSB accredited program;
Evidence of potential to publish in leading journals;
Strong teaching skills;
Commitment to engagement with students, faculty, profession, and community;
Background in managerial accounting, auditing, and data analytics/information systems is preferred;
Relevant professional experience and certification (e.g. CPA, CMA, CIA) will be considered favorably.

Application Procedures:
Final applications will be submitted online and will require a CV, cover letter, teaching evaluations, research statement, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendations. Interested candidates should apply online at (Refer to posting 045471).

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Professor Santanu Mitra at, Chair, Accounting Position Search Committee, Wayne State University