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Assistant or Associate Professor - School of Accounting

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Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Categories: Seidman College of Business

Summary: Grand Valley State University School of Accounting in the Seidman College of Business invites applications for a faculty position beginning in Fall 2024. The open position(s) is for an Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. or an appropriate terminal degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an AACSB or equivalently accredited institution by August 2024 and be interested in teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. All teaching interests in Accounting will be considered, but there is a particular need to teach accounting information systems or financial accounting. Salary is competitive. Visit our Web site at: for more information, additional requirements, a full description of the position, and details on how to apply.  The Seidman College of Business, fully accredited by AACSB International, values and supports a blend of excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. The atmosphere at the Seidman College of Business is highly collegial, with opportunities for outstanding professional growth. The Grand Rapids community is a vibrant, exciting area with significant leisure time activities available.  Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity. 

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree from an AACSB or equivalent accredited institution earned by August 2024. Current ABD candidates will be considered.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated potential for research consistent with the mission of the college.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Interest in integrating emerging technologies throughout the accounting curriculum
  • Experience with experiential learning and community-based projects
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in accounting information systems or financial accounting.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • The typical teaching load is nine credit hours per semester
  • Effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels (MSA, MST, MBA & EMBA), as well as providing service to the department, college, university, and community, is expected
  • Research and scholarship that meets AACSB standards are expected

 Salary:  Competitive salary with an excellent benefits package (


  • For details about Seidman College of Business, visit
  • The School of Accounting has 16 full-time faculty and offers a highly collegial atmosphere with many opportunities for professional growth

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  To be considered, applicants must upload the following (in PDF format) to the online application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Teaching philosophy and research interests
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Unofficial Ph.D. and/or terminal degree transcripts from the granting institution
  5. Teaching evaluations for all courses taught in the last two years (and any other evidence of teaching excellence) with department/school comparisons
  6. Sample of completed or in-progress research work

The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Lara Kessler ( or 616-331-7260).

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. First review of applications will begin on August 31, 2023.

The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. It is committed to protecting the constitutional and statutory civil rights of persons connected with the University. Members of the University community, including students, employees, faculty, staff, administrators, Board members, consultants, vendors, others engaged to do business with the University, candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, as defined by this policy. In accordance with applicable federal and state law and this policy, acts of discrimination or harassment by members of the campus community are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. This includes inappropriate limitation of, access to, or participation in educational, employment, athletic, social, cultural, or other university programs and activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Limitations are lawful if they are: directly related to a legitimate university purpose, required by law, or lawfully required by a grant or contract between the university and the state or federal government. For the purposes of this policy, sex-/gender-based harassment includes sexual misconduct, sexual assault, interpersonal or relationship violence, and stalking. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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