Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Washington

University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Economics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Recruiting for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Accounting

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves a diverse, multicultural population of more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing. 

We are driven by our purpose of fostering leaders, insights, and progress to better humanity.  The Department of Accounting, with its international reputation for its research productivity and teaching excellence, works together with other Foster School departments, UW schools and colleges, and community partners (e.g., Starbucks, Costco, Amazon, and Microsoft) to support top-ranked programs at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels. In accordance with our commitment to excellence and equity, the Foster School values contributions in research, teaching and service that address diversity and equal opportunity. We are currently engaged in several searches for faculty to join the Foster School with the aim of increasing thought leadership in these areas. For more information visit

Position Description 

The Accounting Department at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, is recruiting to hire one full-time tenure eligible Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year, with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2022.  Assistant Professors have an annual service period of nine months. The position is open to all teaching and research areas within accounting.  University of Washington faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service. Duties include conducting high-quality scholarly research in accounting or a related field, and effectively teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.


Candidates must have, or be nearing completion of, a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in accounting or related field. A qualified candidate may be considered for temporary appointment as an Acting Assistant Professor, pending PhD with conversion to appointment as an Assistant Professor after degree conferral if the terminal degree has not been conferred by the position start date. 

Application Procedure

 To apply please submit the following application materials to Interfolio:

Curriculum Vitae

Any published or unpublished research (including a research paper based on the candidate’s dissertation if a new entrant in the market),

Evidence of teaching experience (if any)

Three letters of reference

A cover letter that includes a statement of teaching preferences.

A statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Foster School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. Initial screening of experienced candidates will begin September 25th; screening of candidates newly entering the job market will begin November 1. All are encouraged to apply while the position is open. Please apply by accessing the following link:  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The Foster School of Business has established a strategic priority of incorporating an inclusion, diversity and equity focus into every decision that we make (see:  This is consistent with the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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