Assistant Professor of Accounting

The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Accounting and Finance seeks to fill two full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Accounting starting in the Fall of 2018.  Desired teaching specialties include auditing, accounting information systems, financial accounting, and managerial accounting.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to: both undergraduate and graduate teaching; scholarship; advising; supervision of student internships, and departmental/university service.  For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Business, please visit our website at

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at    

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

  • Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited university by the time of appointment.  ABD's with strong likelihood of Ph.D. completion may also be considered at a Lecturer rank until completion, within one year of appointment, at which time the appointment will convert to a tenure-track position.  Preference, however, will be given to those candidates with a completed terminal degree.  The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching across multiple areas, scholarship that leads to peer-reviewed publications, and departmental/university service.  Preference will be given to candidates with CPA/CMA or other professional certifications and have significant work experience in accounting.

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.  

Review of applications will begin immediately.  To ensure full consideration, materials must be submitted by  August 31, 2017.  Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.  A representative of the search committee will be conducting interviews at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, during August, 2017.  It is encouraged for candidates wishing to be considered for an interview at AAA to submit their materials before the annual meeting.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.