Visiting Assistant Professor - Accounting

  • Central Washington University
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Apr 23, 2021
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance

Job Description

 Job ID: 4016

Job Summary

Central Washington University (CWU), Department of Accounting invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Accounting position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Accounting beginning in September 2021. Preference will be given to those applicants with an interest or experience in teaching Cost Accounting and/or Governmental Accounting, although candidates with teaching interests in all areas of accounting will be considered.

The Department of Accounting has 10 full-time faculty members and offers an attractive teaching load with small classes and a close-knit teaching environment. The Department hosts the second largest undergraduate accounting program in the State of Washington using live classroom, blended, televised and online formats. CWU offers the undergraduate accounting major and graduate specializations in Financial Accounting and Taxation. CWU's College of Business is accredited by AACSB-International.

*This is a one year appointment with the possibility that the candidate could apply for a permanent position. This is not a guarantee and would be based upon availability and budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in accounting or related field from an AACSB accredited institution . Strong candidates who are ABD and nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered.
  • Established or potential record for research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Candidates should be willing to teach in both face to face and distance education formats.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, etc.) is preferred
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses
  • Research, teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.


  • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
  • Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create an environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay & Work Schedule

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience,   in accordance with the minimum salaries set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Appointment:   Non-Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment.   Central Washington University is on the quarter system.

Benefits:   CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.

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How To Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (recent teaching evaluations, if available);
  • Complete contact information for three references;
  • Copy of a recent research paper (published or unpublished); and
  • Copies of transcripts for highest degree held.

Screening Begins: May 10, 2021 and will be open until filled

**NOTE:   Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Name: Han Donker, Ph.D.
Title: Department Chair and Professor of Accounting
Phone: 509-963-1954
Mobile: 509-306-3328
Website: Accounting Department

Please contact Human Resources at or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080 and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: .

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