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Assistant Teaching Professor in Accounting

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Department: College of Business
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Business, Accounting

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University's College of Business invites applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Accounting.

The position requires the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting/taxation, as well as maintaining an active research agenda as a scholarly-academic (SA) per AACSB standards. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching experience and/or expertise in taxation. Teaching experience in financial statement analysis and some background in assessment of learning are also highly desirable. Candidates with a PhD, or JD with evidence of scholarship, and candidates near completion of their PhD (ABD) will be considered. A broad range of research interests will be considered, including pedagogical research in accounting/taxation. The ability to leverage research expertise in the classroom will be prioritized.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Teaching undergraduate and graduate accounting courses, maintaining an active research portfolio, and significant involvement with teaching-focused service, including the management of assessment of learning activities at the College and contributing to activities that support the mission of growing the program.

Employees are expected to integrate safety practices into daily activities and commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

PhD and/or JD

Required Experience (minimum requirements)


Desirable Education and/or Experience

Ph.D. in Accounting or a related field
CPA, CMA, and/or other professional certification
Two or more years of teaching experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Expertise in Tax

Ability to teach in both in-person and online modalities

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to teach in several areas of accounting and to leverage research expertise in the classroom

Demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining scholarly academic (SA) status per AACSB

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

College Dean

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents:
● Cover Letter
● Curriculum Vitae
● A one-page summary statement describing teaching and research philosophy.

Applicants will be asked for the names and contact information of three professional references as part of the application.

Please visit the following link to upload application materials:

Additional Information

The College of Business provides an AACSB-accredited curriculum in our undergraduate and graduate business programs. In alignment with the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan, the College of Business provides real-world business development experiences for our future business leaders. Please visit for more information about the College of Business.

The accounting program within the College of Business offers an undergraduate degree in Accounting with a concentration in Data Analytics, a master of science degree in Accounting, as well as graduate certificates in Accounting Analytics and Forensic Examination. Our accounting faculty focuses on creating a contemporary, applied learning environment which prepares our graduates to make immediate contributions in a professional work environment. Please visit for more information.

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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