Assistant Professor - Accounting

University of Wisconsin

Whitewater, WI

ID: 7087890
Posted: October 26, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Accounting in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2022. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting, conducting research, and providing service to the university and community.

The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of accounting courses as part of the undergraduate accounting program and graduate programs in the College of Business and Economics. The candidate may also occasionally teach in the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program. The candidate is expected to pursue an active research agenda that results in publications and contributes to advancing the department, university, the profession, and society. The candidate will also participate in service activities, and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Accounting or closely related field, DBA, or J.D. from an AACSB accredited institution is required.
Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in accounting. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first scheduled review.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community.
Preference will be given to applicants with CPA certification and practical experience in accounting.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Full-Time teaching responsibilities include:

Teaching undergraduate and graduate accounting courses, including some online teaching.
An active scholarly research portfolio is expected. In addition, faculty members are expected to help foster students’ personal and professional growth. Examples include student organizations and special events, collaboration on undergraduate research or other scholarly activities, and professional development activities.
Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community or professional organizations as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest.
The candidate is expected to help the department deliver on its mission:

We provide a comprehensive accounting education that prepares students for success by developing their technical and interpersonal skills. Faculty, employers and alumni provide a supportive community that fosters students’ personal and professional growth. We prepare our students to meet real-world challenges through transformational experiences in the classroom, internships, and community service, among others.

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in Wisconsin’s public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.