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Visiting Assistant Professor in Accounting, Renewable 2024-26

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor in Accounting, Renewable 2024-26
Job ID: 6780
Location: Business & Leadership
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Tempoary: Regular

Faculty Posting Details

Appointment: Visiting assistant professor in accounting, renewable 2024-26.


Expected teaching obligation is three classes each semester, to include undergraduate courses in accounting. The faculty member hired in this position will have primary responsibility for teaching the introductory accounting course (approximately four sections per year) and for offering at least one upper division accounting elective per year, and one additional elective per year in accounting or other business-related discipline, depending on the candidate's qualifications. Accounting must be taught from a liberal arts perspective, and faculty members are strongly encouraged to make use of written assignments, case studies, or other methods. Case analysis and projects that stimulate independent critical thinking and promote effective written and oral communication skills and problem solving should be important components of these classes.


A doctoral degree (ABD considered) in accounting and a commitment to liberal arts education are required. Will consider Ph.D. in disciplines related to accounting. For those candidates whose doctoral degrees are in non-business disciplines, relevant work experience in the area of accounting and the possession of a Masters in Accounting, CPA, or CMA are required.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and continue until position is filled.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

    Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest Teaching Statement, including why you wish to teach at this university Diversity Statement (see prompt below) Contact Information for 3 References. You will be prompted to enter the contact
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Applicant's Diversity Statement:

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:
  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Professor

Faculty salaries at the University of Puget Sound are based on a common salary scale based on experience. Assistant Professor salaries in 2022-2023 begin at $69,074 for an assistant professor in their first year of full-time post-doctorate teaching. Faculty in Business and Leadership receive an over-scale payment of $10,000 per year in the assistant professor rank.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About the School of Business and Leadership: The School of Business and Leadership provides its students with an innovative business education that prepares them for success as leaders in a complex and dynamic global environment.

The School fulfills its mission by:
    teaching business fundamentals in a program strongly embedded in the Liberal Arts. offering a core curriculum that focuses on management, marketing, finance, accounting, law, ethics, and international business. emphasizing critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, insightful problem solving, thorough case analysis, and sound research methods. offering majors in business administration and the Business Leadership Program, with concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, legal studies, and sustainable business. promoting off-campus experiences including internships, mentoring, international work and study abroad, field research and experiential learning. striving for faculty excellence in teaching, advising, professional development, and University and community service.

By executing its mission, the School strengthens its ties to other academic units on campus, and helps to fulfill the overall mission of the university.

About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy. More information on faculty resources can be found here:

University Diversity Statement
  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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