Assistant Professor of the Practice in Accountancy, Daniels College of Business

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the School of Accountancy starting September 1, 2021. The vision of the School of Accountancy is to be the School of choice for superior students seeking to obtain the accounting knowledge, ethical grounding, and professional, interpersonal and intercultural skills necessary to succeed as leaders in their chosen endeavors. DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Daniels College of Business is the one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of degree programs, including two bachelors degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized masters degrees and an Executive PhD degree. Founded in 1908 and continuously accredited by AACSB International since 1923, we transform lives, organizations and communities through educational experiences, outreach and knowledge creation. We are committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the top business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Poets and Quants, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, and Forbes.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the nations largest city park system, and a thriving and fast-growing business community, a Pew Research Study lists Denver as the #1 city in which people want to live. The School of Accountancy consists of 16 full-time faculty members and approximately 220 students (first year through masters level).

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor of the Practice in Accountancy is expected to teach 7-8 courses during the fall, winter and spring quarter in the areas of managerial or financial accounting, auditing, analytics, or systems. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night, and weekend classes. The Assistant Professor of the Practice will work collaboratively with the Director of the School of Accountancy to develop and deliver courses in alignment with college and school teaching needs. The University of Denver follows the quarter system, where classes meet for 10 weeks during the fall, winter, and spring quarters followed by a final exam period.

At the Assistant Professor of the Practice rank, the appointment is initially a one-year contract, renewable up to an additional two years pending satisfactory performance. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review. The position is expected to begin on September 1, 2021.

Faculty members are expected to participate in school and college faculty meetings and engage in service activities. Working effectively and collegially with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and/or community members is an integral part of the job responsibility

Essential Functions

Teaching Description
Expected to deliver 7-8 courses throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters. There may also be opportunities to teach during the 10-week summer quarter and/or online courses. Teachers are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and to be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications.

Research and Scholarship
As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Professor of the Practice is encouraged to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to maintain currency and represent the University and industry; for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications are highly valued. Our innovative environment nurtures many forms of creativity and inquiry.

Assistant Professors of the Practice help serve the college by advising students, serving on committees, designing curricula, participating in assurance of learning, engaging with students in and outside of class, potentially coaching student competition teams and advising student organizations, actively participating in departmental faculty meetings and other activities that support the School of Accountancy and the Daniels College of Business, and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

Assistant Professors of the Practice are also encouraged to be professionally engaged through either industry or academic affiliations related to the practice of accounting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and collegiality.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Accounting or a closely related field or Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field with 10 or more years of executive experience.
  • Demonstrated teaching, mentoring, or training excellence in an area of accounting or a closely related discipline.
  • Ability to appropriately write, speak, and perform within a diverse, global business environment.
  • Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and successes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DBA or PhD in Business, Accounting, or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS-accredited institution.
  • CPA or other professional certification in accounting or a related area of expertise.
  • Experience in team and experiential learning through class and work, and understand the transfer of classroom knowledge/skills to the workforce.
  • Experience working with real businesses and integrating their problems into class scenarios or projects.
  • Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
  • Recent relevant industry experience.
  • Experience learning and teaching others to use new technology.
  • Scholarly activities in the business community (e.g. consulting, presentations, publications, or conference proceedings).

Application Deadline
The application best consideration date is January 22, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For information about the position, please contact Suzette Loving at

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $120,000/annually. 

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Evaluations (optional)

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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