Job #:  1688

The College of Business at Pacific University, Oregon, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting starting in Fall 2018.

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 for our undergraduate students on our Forest Grove campus and online. 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 a PhD in Accounting from an AACSB accredited program and related professional experience. Candidates with a master’s degree and a current active CPA license may be considered for a term contract.  All candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to student learning. Sustained professional engagement is required for this position.

As the newest College in one of the Northwest’s oldest universities, the College of Business at Pacific University was founded in 2013 and growing rapidly. 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 1800 undergraduates and 1900 graduate students. Pacific is located in beautiful Forest Grove, OR, which is 25 miles west of 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

APPLICATION:  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 immediately. Applicants should submit, via email, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference, in pdf format to Jennifer Walsh, Executive Assistant to the College of Business,

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,