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Assistant Professor (TE)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Documents REQUIRED to be attached electronically with this application: * Cover Letter * Curriculum Vitae * Statement of Research * Statement of Teaching Interests Applications will be considered confidential and no references will be contacted without prior authorization by candidates.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor (TE)
Department Accounting (3007)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Department of Accounting in the Eller College of Management invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. This position is open to candidates whose primary research and teaching interests are in the area of Healthcare or Healthcare Organizations. The faculty member will conduct state of the art research; teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels; and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. The Department is seeking strong scholars who are able to work with diverse students and colleagues, and who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. In addition to being a member of the Department of Accounting, the selected candidate will also be engaged in and contribute to the college-wide Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare. To learn more about the Accounting Department, please visit our website at https://accounting.eller.arizona.edu.


According to the 2014 BYU Research Rankings, the Accounting Department ranks #1 in tax and #2 in audit for research generated by graduates of our PhD program. The Department also ranks #5 in tax for research generated by our faculty. The Accounting Department continues to grow the Master of Science (MSA) in Accounting program. The program is geared towards students with flexible needs and helping students obtain their CPA license. College Choice ranked our Master of Accounting (MAcc) as the 29th best Master of Accounting program for 2015. Our Master of Accounting program offers students an option between two different tracks of study: Audit or Tax. The Department of Accounting continues to support students in achieving success both inside and outside the classroom.


The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, an innovative curriculum, and distinguished faculty. Research is at the heart of the College’s mission. With 130 doctoral students in residence across six academic departments, the College is among an elite group of AACSB-accredited business schools conducting research at the highest level. The College is also home to the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, which was among the first named entrepreneurship centers in the country at its founding in 1984. Current strategic initiatives in the College involve innovation and entrepreneurship, health-care management, and data analytics and decisions. This focus makes the Eller College uniquely positioned to predict changes in the global marketplace and to deliver a hands-on education across its undergraduate, MBA, professional master’s, and doctoral programs. The College supports 5,500 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and at a satellite campus in downtown Phoenix. For more information about the University of Arizona and the Eller College of Management, please see our website, https://eller.arizona.edu.


Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.


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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach various undergraduate and graduate accounting classes and contribute to mentoring students
  • Be actively involved in research; research standards are high and the emphasis is on continuing research. Preference will be given to research or teaching in accounting that is related to health care or health care organizations.
  • Contribute on the service dimension, meeting the needs of both the department and college and to enhance external stature.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position are expected to have completed their doctoral degree requirements (in Accounting or related field) before starting the beginning of the contract period.

Preferred Qualifications
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay Depends on Experience
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21161
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Bacon, Business Manager
lisabacon@email.arizona.edu
(520)621-2366

Open Date 10/17/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/01/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Documents REQUIRED to be attached electronically with this application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching Interests

Applications will be considered confidential and no references will be contacted without prior authorization by candidates.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. The candidate is expected to support and advance Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Upon hire, will you have a PhD in Accounting or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents