Assistant Professor of Accountancy

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Salary based upon experience.

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Teacher / Professor
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Job Details

Position Information:

The Department of Accountancy & Information Systems invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accountancy to begin August 16, 2023, contingent on available funding.

The Department of Accountancy & Information Systems within the Nistler College of Business & Administration offers undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, undergraduate information systems programs, and support's the Master of Business Administration program. Accountancy programs are offered face-to-face and online. The Accountancy programs at UND have a strong tradition of success in preparing students for the CPA exam, placing graduates in leading public accounting firms and corporations, and ongoing alumni engagement. Experiential learning is a priority for these programs, and the department has a robust internship program. UND's Master of Accountancy program is growing, and is the largest in the state.

The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration is housed in a state of the art $70 million building opened in the Fall of 2022. The Nistler College is the largest school of business in North Dakota, accredited by the AACSB, and dedicated to excellence in learning and discovery. Find out more about the college, its mission and values here.

Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state's flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state's only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public-school system, high quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks' advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns and America's Best Hockey Town. With a strong public school system, Grand Forks offers quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, and retirement plans with generous employer contributions.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits here!

Duties & Responsibilities

Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and ability to successfully develop rigorous courses that inspire students and prepare graduates for success in professional careers. Typical course loads will be 4 to 5 courses each academic year. Teaching assignments are expected to include courses in financial accounting, but may include courses in other areas of accounting. Data analytics and high-impact teaching practices are incorporated across the accounting curriculum.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to establish a productive research agenda and potentially contribute to the University's Grand Challenges (see Topics related to this Grand Challenge can be broadly considered.

All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community. The Department of Accountancy & Information Systems emphasizes alumni engagement, professional involvement, and activities that enrich student experiences and career opportunities. UND and the Nistler College value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

Required Competencies
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • Appropriate proficiency in computer-based work and related software applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to inspire and mentor students.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the program.
  • Ability to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery modalities.

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Accounting or a closely related discipline (ABD with anticipated graduation within 6 months of initial start date is acceptable).
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of teaching competence
  • Potential for publication in high quality accounting/business journals
  • Professional accounting experience and/or certification
  • Interest/ability in data analytics and other high impact teaching practices

Minimum Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Contract Period/Start Date

Position is full-time (9-month contract), benefitted and exempt. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.

To Apply

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2023, and include the following materials:
    • Cover letter addressing qualifications and interest in position
    • Curriculum vitae
    • List of at least three references (including contact information)
    • Unofficial transcripts. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.

Position is open until filled.

Questions can be directed to the Department of Accountancy & Information Systems Faculty Recruiting Committee Chair, Dr. Matt Notbohm, at

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran's Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

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