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Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting- Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice of Accounting

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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University of South Dakota

Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting or Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice of Accounting

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USD-School of Business

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The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business seeks applications for 2 or more positions in accounting at either the assistant/associate professor, or assistant/associate professor of practice. The positions begin in the 2024-25 academic year.

The Beacom School of Business is the flagship business school in South Dakota with programs consistently receiving high national rankings from U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and others. The Accounting department has experience significant enrollment growth, offering its undergraduate major on its Vermillion and Sioux Falls campuses, making it the school’s largest major. At the graduate level, students take classes on its main campus or through its online Master of Accountancy program, including its specializations in Accounting Analytics, Leadership, Business Management, and Finance. The online program, now in its 11th year, is nationally ranked due to its affordability and high CPA exam pass rate. Through the efforts of the School’s Career Success Center, the program has an exceptionally high placement rate and consistently places students each year in internships with Big Four, national, and regional public accounting firms and industry. The department is actively engaged with the profession and works closely with its Advisory Council. Faculty are recognized as outstanding teachers.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in accounting. We have a particular need in the fields of Auditing, Managerial Accounting, and Accounting Analytics. The faculty member is expected to provide an outstanding educational experience to students through classroom teaching, mentorship, and student activities outside the classroom. Duties include outstanding teaching, scholarly research, and service for the Department, University, profession, and broader community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant or Associate Professor: A Ph.D. in an accounting or closely related field from an AACSB-International accredited business school, but candidates with a successful defense by start date will also be considered. Candidates must have the ability or potential for effective teaching, service, and scholarly productivity.Proficiency in oral and written communication is required.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice: Masters in Accounting or related field, and relevant professional experience. Candidates must have the ability or potential for effective teaching, service, and scholarly productivity.Proficiency in oral and written communication is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience and/or teaching experience are also highly valued. CPA certification is preferred.

Closing Date: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Applicants MUST complete the application through the University of South Dakota’s online application process found at:

Applicants are required to provide: (1) letter of application, (2) vita, (3) college transcripts (copies accepted) showing highest degree earned, (4) writing sample, (5) evidence of excellent teaching, and (6) contact information for three references (please include e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-677-5671.

Department Description and Cultural Expectations

The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive, liberal-arts-based state institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. Basic and professional programs are available in the Beacom School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Education, College of Fine Arts, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Beacom School of Business is the leading business school in South Dakota and the region offering students a quality business education that goes beyond expectations. Our alumni have become global leaders in such fields as accounting, finance, economics, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, business analytics and health services administration. The school offers multiple undergraduate majors in both Vermillion and Sioux Falls, including marketing, finance, accounting, management, human resources, health services administration, business administration, business analytics, innovation and entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and economics, as well as Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Science in Business Analytics degrees in Vermillion as well as online. Excellence in teaching is our expectation, both in the classroom and in mentoring and advising students outside of class. The Accounting Department expects strong faculty involvement outside the classroom through interaction with its Beta Alpha Psi chapter and nationally-recognized internship program.

The Beacom School of Business boasts:

  • accreditation by the AACSB International, placing Beacom School of Business among 5% of business schools similarly accredited worldwide.
  • an online MBA program ranked #23 in the “Top 25” programs by Princeton Review
  • more than $400,000 in scholarships to business students awarded each year
  • strong corporate relationships providing excellent career opportunities for our graduates
  • Please visit our website at more information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

Contact Information

Applicants MUST complete application through the University of South Dakota’s on-line application process found at:


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