1496-Assistant Professor of Accounting

Job #:  1496

The College of Business at Pacific University, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, renewable, multi-year contract Assistant Professor of Accounting.

Teaching may include financial and managerial accounting, tax, auditing, as well as other courses within the candidate’s area of interest and the college’s needs. Pacific’s College of Business offers accounting classes at both the undergraduate and master’s levels. Our faculty teach 5-6 courses per year, participate in service to the College and University, and play an active role in mentoring and supporting student success.

The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Masters in Accounting from an accredited program (AACSB preferred), professional certification (CPA, CIA or CMA) and extensive professional experience. Candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to student learning. Sustained professional engagement is required for this position.

The College of Business, founded in 2013, is small but growing. We are seeking a colleague who is prepared to invest in the growth of our programs. We value a collegial and collaborative environment and we emphasize close work between faculty and students.

Pacific University, founded in 1859, is a private university of approximately 1700 undergraduates and 1700 graduate students. Pacific is located in beautiful Forest Grove, OR, which is 25 miles from Portland, an exciting, progressive and culturally diverse urban area. Campus is a short drive from the Oregon Coast, and the surrounding area offers rich opportunity for outdoor recreation. For more information, please see www.pacificu.edu.

The College of Business is committed to a vibrant and diverse campus community. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Applicants should submit, via email, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference, in pdf format to Patricia Coatney, Executive Assistant to the College of Business, pcoatney@pacificu.edu.

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


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  Retaliation is also prohibited.  Pacific University will comply with state and federal laws such as Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.