Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting (July 2021)

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Type
Full Time

The Washington and Lee University Accounting and Finance Department invites applications for up to two tenure-track positions in Accounting at the rank of assistant or associate professor (without tenure). The area of research specialty is open. We welcome applications from all fields and are particularly interested in candidates with teaching interests in financial accounting and/or taxation. The appointment begins July 1, 2022. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory accounting and an upper-level elective.

This position requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and values interdisciplinary approaches to pedagogy. The school calendar consists of two 12-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, and a 4-week spring term. The teaching load is 5.5 courses per year, with the half course most often taught every other year in our unique spring term. Faculty are also expected to have an active research program. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a summer research grant program, a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program. The university subscribes to various databases including Bloomberg, Factset and several databases accessible within WRDS amongst various others.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Applicants should have a doctorate (or be close to completion) in Accounting or a related field from an AACSB accredited business school.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until positions are filled. Please submit:
  • a letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • a CV
  • names and contact information for three professional references
  • a sample of scholarly work
Semifinalists will be contacted in the fall semester and asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation. For more information, please email .

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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