Assistant Professor of Accounting

Job Description & Qualification

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Accounting, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2019. Experienced assistant professors are encouraged to apply. Candidates in all areas of accounting research and teaching interest will be considered, especially those with a teaching/research emphasis in financial accounting and/or auditing.

Candidates must have completed or nearly completed a doctoral degree in accounting, exhibit potential for publishing in top academic journals, and provide evidence of effective teaching. Professional certification is desirable. Participation in the Ph.D. program will be part of the faculty member’s responsibilities.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least one working paper, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the contact information of three references. Applicants should apply online at and submit the application materials described above for job number 990060.

Any questions about this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Rini Laksmana,

About the Organization

Kent State University is one of the largest universities in the state of Ohio and is located on an attractive, suburban campus within close driving distance to the cities of Akron and Cleveland. The area is known for its low cost of living and a quality of life. Kent, Ohio is a short drive from of the Cuyahoga National Park and other area attractions such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, professional sports teams, and concert venues. The residential campus is one of the safest in the nation and draws a large student population (approximately 28,000), while the Kent State eight-campus system serves more than 38,000 students. This position will be located on the Kent campus only.

Kent State University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer. The College of Business Administration is currently engaged in the design phase for a new, state-of-the-art building to house its academic programs and support its faculty research, teaching, and outreach goals. The College of Business Administration has been accredited by AACSB International since 1964 and holds both business and accounting accreditation. The college is designated as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review and ranked by U. S. News and World Report. The Department of Accounting offers an undergraduate accounting major and minor, a Master of Science in Accounting and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting; as well as accounting courses in the MBA programs.

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Job ID

ID: J4505