Assistant Professor - Accounting

  • Central Washington University
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

 Job ID: 5045

Job Summary

Central Washington University (CWU), Department of Accounting invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Accounting beginning in September 2023. Candidates with teaching interests in all areas of accounting will be considered. The College of Business provides excellent resources for research. CWU has access to WRDS and has the following subscriptions: CRSP, Compustat, Capital IQ, BoardEx, FISD, and ISS (Carbon emissions, Voting analysis, ESG data, Director data, Corporate Governance scores). In addition, CWU has excellent library resources.

CWU is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply. The selected candidate will demonstrate a commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment that includes teaching, advising, and mentoring first generation and BIPOC students.

The Department of Accounting has 9 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Please address in your cover letter:

  • Ph.D. in accounting or related field. Strong candidates who are ABD and nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered.
  • Established or potential record for research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Willingness to teach in person and distance education formats.
  • Research, teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU's commitment to inclusion and diversity.
  • Experience working with first generation and BIPOC students in mentoring and advising.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, etc.) is preferred
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Experience or interest in developing and teaching online courses
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available. 
Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June.

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

Additional Information:  For  additional information about the University, visit :
For additional information about Ellensburg, visit:  

How To Apply

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

  • A detailed cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position, and detail how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
  • 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 Augst 1, 2022 and will be open until filled

**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

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

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

Conditions of Employment

Per Governor Inslee's  Proclamation 21.14.1 , CWU employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 2021. Your vaccination status will be verified if/when a job offer is made. Information about how to apply for medical and religious accommodations are available here: . Failure to meet the vaccination policy (or approval of a medical or religious accommodation) will result in revocation of the offer.

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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