Assistant Professor of Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

The AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration at Winthrop University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Accounting position to begin in August 2023. Winthrop University, located in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan region, is a liberal arts, masters-granting state university. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a strong commitment to student learning and development, and the ability to establish an independent research program that leads to high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. This 9-month tenure-track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D. in Accounting or a closely-related field (ABDs will be considered). The standard teaching load is three courses (9 credit hours) per semester. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position is pending funding availability.

- Ph.D. in Accounting or a closely-related field (ABDs will be considered)
- Candidates with teaching interests in tax or financial accounting are preferred
- Evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels
- Evidence of research potential and willingness to provide service
- Ability to engage effectively with a diverse student body
- Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, alumni, and the local business community

Application Procedure

Application Instructions
All materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio.
For questions about the position, contact Dr. Hannah Richards at

Applications for this position should consist of:
- A letter of application that describes the candidate’s teaching interests, qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy,
and research agenda
- A current curriculum vitae
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations)
- Recently published research article or a current working paper
- Three letters of recommendation
- A terminal degree transcript or latest transcript available (an unofficial transcript is acceptable for interview consideration)

About the Organization

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 5,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success.

Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or a driving history check.

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Job ID

ID: J12077