Assistant Professor of Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Accounting, Lee Business School [R0132640] with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023.

This tenure-track, full-time position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conducting significant research leading to high-quality refereed publications, and performing appropriate internal and external service activities. The university's expectation is that, as Assistant Professor, you will teach a 2+1 course load for the first three years and 2+2 course load for the next three years until tenure. Maintenance of a 2/2 load once tenure is granted is contingent upon research productivity.

This position requires a doctoral degree from an AACSB-accredited college or university and an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ABDs may be considered, but credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching, as evidenced by a portfolio of high-quality published or ongoing research and effective teaching evaluations.

Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, CISA, CIA) is strongly preferred. All areas of accounting will be considered, with a preference for teaching interests in financial, managerial, or audit, with a willingness to integrate data analytics and technology in the classroom. Additionally, preference will be given to those with a demonstrated focus on performing behavioral research (e.g., experimental, qualitative) with the potential for publication in premier academic accounting journals.

Application Procedure

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Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, a summary of teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three professional references who may be contacted.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, full consideration will be given to materials submitted prior to September 30, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to Dr. Jason L. Smith, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday at, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

About the Organization

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

The Lee Business School, which is accredited by the AACSB, is home to approximately 85 faculty and 4,000 students, including 500 graduate students. The school offers ten bachelor's degrees and seven master’s degrees, including a Master of Accounting and MBA programs.

The Department of Accounting is individually accredited by the AACSB and is one of 33 U.S. universities to be endorsed by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The department has 16 full-time faculty members and offers both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting. Approximately 150 bachelor’s and 55 master’s students graduate from UNLV’s accounting programs each year. UNLV’s accounting faculty members strive to be excellent teachers whose research targets the highest-quality academic journals.

UNLV is located in the vibrant and growing city of Las Vegas, a metropolitan area that boasts one of the most connected airports in the world. Las Vegas hosts over 41 million tourists per year, accommodates over 22,000 conventions and is home to fifteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels. The Las Vegas Metropolitan area has a population of over 2.1 million people yet has a relatively low cost of living compared to other metropolitan areas of its size. With the additions of the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Raiders, the city is increasingly becoming a hub for professional sports. Referred to as the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, very few cities can compete with the number, size, and quality of conventions, events, concerts, and shows that Las Vegas hosts. With the opening of the Smith Center for Performing Arts, Las Vegas now offers some of the world’s finest Broadway shows and concerts. The Las Vegas dining culture is world-class, and includes restaurants run by well-known chefs such as Gordon Ramsey, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril Lagasse. Las Vegas also offers a shopping experience that rivals other destinations in the world.

Additional Information

The nine-month salary is $175,000 maximum, depending on education, qualifications, and experience. UNLV also provides Assistant Professors with support for faculty initial expenses and summer research activities.

- Excellent health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
- No state income tax
- Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
- Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
- Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

- Employee recognition and appreciation programs
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- UNLV athletics ticket discounts
- Employee discount at UNLV’s Student Wellness Recreation Center
- Statewide employee purchase program discounts
- RebelCard discounts on and off campus
- Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
- Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

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Job ID

ID: J11525