Teaching Assistant Professor | University of Denver | Accountancy

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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 bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, seven specialized master’s 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 nation’s 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 20 full-time faculty members and approximately 300 students (first year through master’s level).

Position Summary

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy starting January 1, 2023.

The Teaching Assistant Professor in Accountancy is expected to teach nine core courses throughout the academic year. 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 Teaching Assistant Professor 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. The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach nine sections during the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Specific duties will likely include teaching financial and managerial accounting.

At the Assistant Teaching Professor 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. Position is expected to begin on January 1, 2023.

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


Expected to deliver nine courses throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters. 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. There may also be opportunities to teach during the 10-week summer quarter and/or courses in the college’s online MBA Program. Professors 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, Scholarship, and Creative Work:

As part of maintaining faculty qualifications for accreditation, the Assistant Teaching Professor is encouraged to engage in professional and/or academic efforts to represent the University and industry; for example, research efforts, speaking engagements, professional memberships, etc. Publications are not a requirement but would be highly valued.


Teaching Professors help serve the college by advising students, serving on committees, designing curricula, participating in assurance of learning, and assuming other duties as assigned and/or needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
Outstanding teaching skills.
Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.
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. Know how to appropriately write, speak, and perform within a diverse, global business environment. Proven portfolio of business skills, developmental experiences, and successes.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with 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.
Preferred Qualifications

DBA or PhD in Business, Accounting, or a closely related field.
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 integrate their problems into class scenarios or projects.
Experience teaching at an AACSB accredited institution with excellent teaching evaluations.
Recent relevant industry experience.
Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 23, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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

Salary Range:
The salary rate for this position is $70,000.

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. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
Advertised: August 19, 2022
Applications close:

To apply for this job email your details to Lisa.Victoravich@du.edu