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Lecturer of Accounting

University of Houston

Job Description

The Marilyn Davies College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown (MDCOB – UHD) seeks candidates for a Lecturer (masters level) position in the Department of Accounting & International Business This is a full-time, 36-week, non-tenure line, limited-term, one-year appointment with excellent potential for re-appointment. UHD is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MDCOB – UHD enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate and more than 1,100 graduate students and employs 18 full-time accounting faculty members. The home campus for this position is the Downtown Houston campus but may comprise teaching assignments on UHD’s Northeast and Northwest campuses.

Lecturers in this position will teach courses each semester using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include introductory courses in Accounting and potentially upper-level undergraduate and graduate accounting courses. Teaching assignments may require teaching courses scheduled during the daytime, evening, and weekend hours; in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats. Lecturers in this position will engage in activities to stay current in the discipline; participate in the course, curriculum, and program development; advise students and provide career guidance; participate in campus, university, and community service activities; engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Candidate must demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, high-quality teaching. The position is a full-time 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment which requires teaching undergraduate and graduate accounting courses.


  • Minimum of an MBA or other business-related master's degree from an AACSB accredited institution is required to be considered for the rank of Lecturer.
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is required.
  • Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage.
  • All areas in accounting are considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates are preferred that demonstrate commitment to pedagogical best practice initiatives and instructional excellence in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate accounting courses in face-to-face, hybrid, fully online, and flipped classroom delivery models.
  • Previous experience in teaching graduate courses or teaching in the areas of internal audit, audit, and data analytics are preferable qualifications.
  • Candidates with demonstrated willingness to participate in business, industry, and student activities are preferred.
  • Candidates who have a commitment to working with a diverse student body are preferred.

About University of Houston Downtown

The second-largest university in Houston, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is a comprehensive, four-year, urban university in the heart of downtown. Led by President Loren J. Blanchard, UHD is a community of diverse faculty, staff, students, and regional partners dedicated to nurturing talent, generating knowledge, and driving socioeconomic mobility for a just and sustainable future.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in size, scope, and service, now offering 46 bachelor’s and 11 master’s degree programs and 17 fully online programs within its four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.

UHD educates approximately 15,000 students annually. With more than 77% of UHD’s students coming directly from Harris County, UHD is not just a university in Houston, but Houston’s University and an Anchor Institution for the region.

UHD is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military-Friendly School. While the student population is largely Hispanic at 53% and African-American at 20%, more than 64 countries are represented. Furthermore, UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston, and its graduates have the lowest student loan debt in the state. Importantly, 70% of UHD freshman students are the first in their families to attend college.

UHD is one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, which also includes the University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and University of Houston-Victoria. Instructional Sites operated by UHD are University of Houston-Downtown Northwest, University of Houston-Downtown at Lone Star College-Kingwood, and University of Houston-Downtown at Lone Star College-Woodlands.

The University of Houston-Downtown is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UHD is committed to equal opportunity and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, genetic information, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, except where such distinction is required by law.

Required Attachments by Candidate : Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy or Statement


Schedule : Full-time
Employee Status : Regular/Benefits
Job Posting : May 18, 2023, 4:45:43 PM
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

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