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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor, Accounting

UW Tacoma
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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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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The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position, with a 9-month service period that is eligible for a multi-year appointment. The teaching course load is 8 classes with September 16, 2022 as the start date.  

The successful applicant will be expected to teach a variety of courses including AIS, accounting analytics, auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, and other advanced accounting courses. This position will explore teaching interests that strengthen and complement the Milgard School’s core values of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in pedagogy, teaching, and practice. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in an urban-serving campus environment with a diverse student body, many of whom are first generation college students.

University and School Background

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers a range of academic programs focused on sustainability including environmental sciences and sustainable urban development. It is also home to the Centers for Urban Waters and Leadership & Social Responsibility. Situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma offers views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. The School’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and Center for Business Analytics offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to its mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 777 students in its undergraduate, MBA, Master of Science in Accounting (MSAcc), Masters in Business Analytics (MSBA), and Masters in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at


At a minimum, candidates must have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Accounting or a related field and at least one year of experience in teaching accounting. A PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Accounting or a related field is also acceptable.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a record of involvement, participation, and/or leadership within their pedagogical or practitioner communities that maintains qualification required for accreditation (AACSB) purposes.

In addition, minimum qualifications include expertise in curriculum development and teaching in multiple modalities, including online, hybrid and in-person.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio at as pdf documents. The application deadline is November 30, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Required materials include:

  1. A cover letter describing academic qualifications relating to your experience and teaching effectiveness for this position. Applicants are also encouraged to highlight ways in which they might contribute to the urban-serving mission of the campus.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A diversity statement that should detail their approach to integrating the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their curriculum and how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (max 500 words).
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., copies of student evaluations)
  5. At least three letters of reference

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Daniel Bryan, at


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 University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in 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 (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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