Assistant/Associate Professor of Business in Accounting

Montana State University

Job Description

The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship invites applications for two tenure-track positions to join the college’s Accounting Option. We seek candidates who are excellent in imparting state-of-the-art accounting knowledge to a socioeconomically, geographically, and increasingly ethnically diverse student body. Candidates with experience, interests, and scholarship in financial accounting, taxation, and accounting data analytics are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates who are passionate about delivering excellence in the classroom, producing exciting and impactful research and who will thrive in our rich, mountainous environment.

Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse university community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. In support of our strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities
The new faculty member will teach required and elective courses in the undergraduate business major with specialty emphasis in accounting, and graduate courses in the Master of Professional Accountancy program, advise students, conduct scholarly research, and provide college and university service and engagement. Candidates are expected to publish in top and impactful journals related to the accounting field. The accounting program offers an accounting undergraduate concentration as part of the BS in Business degree, and a Master of Professional Accountancy program. Therefore, a successful candidate must be able to teach with high quality across a variety of accounting courses and topics at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, carrying a normal teaching load of 15 credit hours per year.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Ph.D. or D.B.A. degree with emphasis in Accounting or a closely related field by start.
Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting supporting the business major.
For assistant professor rank, potential to carry on a successful program of scholarly research resulting in publication in respected peer-reviewed journals. For associate professor rank, demonstrated success publishing in respected peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Demonstrated experience teaching upper level and graduate courses.
Ability to teach in more than one accounting area.
Record of refereed publications.
Professional experience and/or certifications.

The Successful Candidate Will
Be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Conduct interesting, thoughtful, relevant and impactful scholarly research that results in publications in respected peer-reviewed outlets.
Have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with colleagues, students, and business professionals.
Be committed to service and engagement in the College, the University, the profession and the community.
Be dedicated to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program
The Department
The College
The Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship offers a B.S. in Business with options in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing, an M.S. in Innovation and Management, and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree. The College has 28 tenure-track faculty that are augmented by an experienced group of professionally qualified instructors. Faculty members enjoy a highly collegial environment and are committed to excellence in business education. The combination of a positive professional work environment and outstanding recreational opportunities offer a uniquely satisfying lifestyle.
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date January or August 2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date

Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on 10/15/2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions
To apply, please upload your current CV, a document outlining how you meet each individual required and preferred qualification, your teaching philosophy, and your research philosophy.

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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