Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business

University of Montana

United States

February 6, 2022


The College of Business at University of Montana is seeking to fill a tenure- track position in accounting at the assistant or associate professor level, with a fall 2022 start date. Applicants will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and master's levels, maintain an active research agenda, and engage in professional and service activities.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Accounting or Business (with accounting major/emphasis) from a school accredited by AACSB International prior to the starting date of employment. ABD will be considered if the degree will be completed within one year of hire.
  • Demonstrated potential to publish or recent peer-reviewed journal publications in fields of expertise and an active, ongoing research agenda.
  • Teaching quality demonstrated by recent teaching evaluations and/or awards.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience and desire to teach in two or more of the following areas: tax, financial, and AIS/analytics
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, non-traditional aged students, military veterans)
  • CPA or relevant professional certification
  • Demonstrated ability to engage the accounting profession.
  • Position Details

    Appointment to the rank of associate professor requires research publications and years of teaching service at an AACSB-accredited institution commensurate with the rank of associate professor. Salary is dependent on qualifications and is comparable with peer universities in the region. This position is a full-time, 1.0 FTE, Faculty position and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

    The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

    About the Accounting Programs and College of Business

    The accounting programs hold separate AACSB accreditation and are highly regarded by national recruiters. The accounting faculty take a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students. In 2019, the Public Accounting Report 's 38th Annual Professors Survey ranked University of Montana accounting programs 12th and 14th in the country for undergraduate and master's programs, respectively, amongst schools with less than 16 full-time accounting faculty members. UM's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs ranked 21st and 20th, respectively, when compared to programs of all sizes in the West, one of four regions the survey ranked.

    The College of Business creates transformative, integrated, and student- centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students' innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff. The College is one of the largest professional academic units on campus and is accredited by the AACSB at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    About UM and Missoula

    The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

    Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl. Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock-climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan's Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there's the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.

    To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

  • University of Montana
  • College of Business
  • How to Apply

    Priority Application Date: February 6, 2022

    Applications must be submitted through the University of Montana Jobs website at https: // For best consideration, applications should be received by February 6, 2022. Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the position. Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications, including a brief statement of research and teaching interests
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Summary of recent teaching evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • Graduate transcripts (required prior to site visit, if selected)
  • Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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