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Assistant Professor of Accounting

Heidelberg University

Job Description

The Assistant Professor of Accounting provides instruction to undergraduate and graduate students. This faculty appointment includes a full-time teaching load (24 credit hours per year). This is a multi-year position beginning August 2023 with the possibility of applying for a multi-year extension.

Reports directly to the Dean of the School of Business.

The Assistant Professor of Accounting may supervise teaching assistants and student research conducted in the department.

The Assistant Professor of Accounting will:
Teach a full-time teaching load (24 credit hours per year) to include courses such as Principles of Accounting, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Accounting. The successful candidate may also teach MBA courses including courses such as Accounting for Managers and others in the candidate’s field of expertise.
Utilize innovative and collaborative teaching methods in support of the School of Business’ mission and learning objectives
Attend school and university faculty meetings.
Contribute to School and interdisciplinary initiatives, including recruitment and retention efforts and curriculum development.
Participate in University activities including but not limited to: extra- and co-curricular activities supporting student success and achievement in alignment with a liberal arts tradition, academic advising, institutional and departmental service, and professional development activities which personally and academically enhance a professional academic career.
Perform other essential duties as assigned/as outlined in the Faculty Manual.




  • Core values – models leadership values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty and accountability in all work.
  • Intellectual dynamism – demonstrates mental sharpness, capability and agility.
  • Self-knowledge – gains insight from successes and mistakes.
  • Personal learning – seeks feedback and counsel to improve managerial behavior.
  • Peer relationships – encourages collaboration and cooperation across the organization.
  • Teamwork – performs most effectively as a hard-working member of a team.
  • Constituency focus – completes work to meet constituencies’ expectations and requirements.
  • Community focus – brings a spirit of enthusiasm and energy to the campus and town.

Education and Professional Experience:
(A) MAcc
(B) College-level teaching experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:
(A) ABD or PhD in Accounting.
(B) Two years college level teaching experience, including teaching at the graduate level.
(C) Ability to perform research with undergraduates.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to relate to a diverse cross-section of individuals.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to student centered active learning and student engagement activities.
  • Willingness to participate in campus responsibilities and activities during the day, evenings, and /or weekends at both on-campus and off-campus locations.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and appreciation for a liberal arts tradition.
  • Commitment and a demonstrated record of academic excellence with professional and personal integrity.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem- solving skills.
  • A demonstrated work ethic that promotes teamwork, enhances creativity and motivation, and builds consensus in a high-energy and high-task environment.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Knowledge of operation and use of various office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software, integrated database software, fax machine, copier, telephone, scanner, and printers. A valid driver’s license may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use arms, hands and fingers to operate and manipulate equipment generally found in an office setting. The employee may be frequently required to be mobile, communicate, and hear. The employee may occasionally be subject to a variety of outdoor environmental conditions including heat, cold, and precipitation.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Mental demands include varied degrees of occasional stress while performing job duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in an office setting, and educational facilities including laboratories, all of which may be indoor or outdoor. The noise level in the work environment will range from moderately quiet to occasionally loud.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: The Assistant Professor of Accounting will be selected after a formal application procedure, education and experience rating, oral interview, and reference check. All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background screen, motor vehicle record search, drug and alcohol screen, and/or physical examination at the University’s discretion.

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