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Assistant Professor - Accounting

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting *before* you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process. Position is open until further notice; screening will begin 03/08/2018. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. 
 Required documentation includes all of the items listed below. # Cover letter: please describe how your background matches each of the qualifications and the key position responsibilities. # Curriculum Vitae # Teaching Philosophy – maximum of two pages – include a description of your teaching philosophy and a description of your teaching interests # Research Statement – maximum of two pages – include a description of your scholarly interests # Evidence – please attach evidence of successful teaching, such as summary evaluations or other evidence # List of References: Provide a list of at least three professional references including their name, title, organization, telephone, email, and their connection to you. Note: _Letters of Reference_ are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Assistant Professor - Accounting
Posting Number 2018004FP

Position Information

Classification Title Assistant Professor
Classification Code 8003
RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel
EWU Position Number F99598
CUPA Code 52.03 - Accounting & Related Services
FLSA Exempt - Teaching
Bargaining Unit UFE
% Full Time 100% during academic year
Salary / Wage Range CUPA
Salary Information

DOE/DOQ

Anticipated Start Date 09/14/2018 *Required Start Date*
Term of Appointment 9 months, mid-September through mid-June
Location Spokane Campus/Cheney Campus
County Spokane
Project Description

n/a

Project Duration n/a
Background Check Yes - Unsupervised access to developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16

Department Information

Level 1 User with Access Amy Shadd
Responsible HR User Lori Livingstone
Responsible HR User Email address llivingstone@ewu.edu (inquiries only)

Posting Text

Job Summary

The Department of Accounting at Eastern Washington University’s College of Business & Public Administration is currently inviting applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to start Fall 2018.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive institution where excellent teaching must be supplemented with an appropriate research program. The primary teaching area for this position will be accounting in the undergraduate and graduate programs. An ongoing research program and service to the university, college and department are also required. Faculty offices may be located on either Eastern’s Riverpoint campus, adjacent to downtown Spokane in the University District, or on the Cheney campus, but all faculty are expected to teach at both locations.

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university’s endeavors in those areas.

The College is located on Eastern’s Riverpoint Campus in Spokane, and maintains an administrative presence in Cheney, a residential suburb and the location of EWU’s residential campus. The business program is accredited by AACSB.Cheney and Spokane are 17 miles apart. Spokane and vicinity offers a wide range of cultural, recreational, dining, shopping, and entertainment alternatives as well as extensive affordable housing options.

Spokane is home to three universities and to health related, medical and other selective programs from the two state doctoral universities. Spokane offers a high quality network of public and private K-12 schools, an extensive community college system, and two major healthcare/hospital systems. Living costs are below the national average and Washington State does not levy an income tax. Spokane is located on a desert high plateau and enjoys over 220 days of sunshine per year, with average summer time temperatures in the upper 70’s and 80’s, fewer than 4 feet of snow per year and low humidity. Abundant outdoor recreational opportunities are available year round: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and more. The area offers a wholesome life-style for young families as well as for energetic empty nesters.

EWU offers programs at various locations throughout the state. EWU has an enrollment of over 12,000 students, offers over 100 degree programs, and the College has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. EWU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is open until further notice; screening will begin 03/08/2018. To be assured full consideration, your application must be complete and submitted through the online portal by the screening date. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified and agreed.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

Multiple work locations (Main Office located at EWU Riverpoint Campus, Spokane, and a shared office is at the EWU Cheney Campus)

The required start date for this position is 09/14/2018. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/14/2018.

Physical Demands

Contact the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381 to receive a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which describes the physical and mental demands expected for the position.

Pre-Placement Physical No
Hearing Test No
Medical Monitoring Post Hire No
Protective Equipment

None

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or DBA in Accounting or closely related field from an AACSB Accredited University; ABD candidates close to degree completion will be considered for lecturer positions only
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Willingness to teach in an online format
  • Promise of being able to publish a sustained stream of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Promise or demonstrated ability of being an excellent teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in professional accounting
  • Possesses an American Certified Public Accounting (C.P.A.) license.
Other Skills and Abilities
Work Schedule Type Other
Work Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities which includes teaching both day and night classes. Typical annual teaching schedule is 36 credit hours.

Posting Date 02/09/2018
Open Until Further Notice No
Closing Date
Screening to Begin 03/09/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin 03/08/2018. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. 


Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  1. Cover letter: please describe how your background matches each of the qualifications and the key position responsibilities.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy – maximum of two pages – include a description of your teaching philosophy and a description of your teaching interests
  4. Research Statement – maximum of two pages – include a description of your scholarly interests
  5. Evidence – please attach evidence of successful teaching, such as summary evaluations or other evidence
  6. List of References: Provide a list of at least three professional references including their name, title, organization, telephone, email, and their connection to you.

Note: Letters of Reference are not required at this time. We reserve the right to request letters of reference at a future date, such as once we have identified interview candidates.

Application Types Accepted Profile
If you plan to advertise externally, indicate the advertising sources American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, Asians in Higher Education, Blacks in Higher Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Diversity Media Package, HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, Higher Ed Jobs, Hispanics in Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Worksource Washington, Recruit Military, SREB - Southern Regional Education Board
If 'Other' was selected as an advertising source, please list details here
Index Number for Recruitment Advertising 100041

Job Duties

% of Time 100
Responsibility / Duty

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve 36 credits per academic year (80% of the workload), subject to department needs.

Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Essential Function Indicator Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  6. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form