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Instructor/Senior Instructor I, Masters of Accounting (MAcc) Director

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Business Administration/Management, Instruction

Department: Lundquist College of Business, School of Accounting
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

October 16, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, including names and contact information for at least three professional references, please upload:
• A letter of interest
• A curriculum vitae
• A statement of teaching interests
• Evidence of teaching performance

The Lundquist College of Business is dedicated to the UO’s goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from individuals whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including those from historically marginalized and currently underrepresented communities in higher education.

Department Summary

The School of Accounting (SOA) is one of five academic units (finance, marketing, management, and operations and business analysis being the other four) that make up the Lundquist College of Business (Lundquist), which is one of nine colleges and schools within the University of Oregon (UO).

The mission of the SOA is threefold: to focus on high-quality education by providing excellent undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs; to advance scholarship through the production of basic research published in high-quality academic journals; and to make an important impact on the accounting and business communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Engagement with members of the accounting profession shapes our school. In accordance with our mission, we work to engage with accounting professionals regularly, which often translates to updates in our curriculum and programming. Through our advisory board, the Accounting Circle, and memberships in professional organizations such as the Oregon Society of CPAs, our faculty have frequent interactions with outside constituents working in the accounting profession, which provide opportunities for revisions to courses to better prepare our students. To glimpse some of the outcomes of alumni and donor investments in accounting education, please see our Prospectus, the school's annual magazine.

Position Summary

The School of Accounting, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon is seeking a career faculty member at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor I to teach accounting courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as well as serve an initial 3-year term (renewable) as Director of the Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program. Employment may begin as early as spring term (March 2024), or no later than September 16, 2024. This is a 9-month instructional contract. Summer opportunities may be available.

This position will teach up to six (6) 10-week accounting courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level (60%) with the balance of the position (40%) being service (e.g., as the director). Course load to be adjusted based on additional scholarship and/or instructional duties assigned by the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.

As the Director of the MAcc program, the role works closely with the Director of the School of Accounting, the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Executive Director of Lundquist Admissions, and other key stakeholders to recruit, advise, and support students as they complete their MAcc degree. Typical duties include but are not limited to meeting with prospective students, working with Lundquist Admissions to admit students, working with Advising to guide students’ course selection, reviewing MAcc program curriculum, overseeing MAcc events (e.g., orientation, year-end banquet), working with Mohr Career Services on placement of students in jobs and internships, working with the School on fundraising and donor relations, recruitment and oversight of the MAcc Graduate Employees, management of the budget, and engagement with accounting firms and professionals.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the rank of Instructor:
• Master's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance.
• One (1) year of academic teaching experience in higher education or equivalent (such as designing and implementing training, short courses, or workshops).
• Experience with student services or the equivalent (such as assisting with recruitment/admissions, overseeing student clubs).

To qualify for the rank of Senior Instructor I, successful candidates must meet all the requirements of the Instructor rank plus six years of teaching courses related to business post receipt of degree.

Professional Competencies

• Strong analytical skills and excellent communication skills are required.
• Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
• Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

• PhD in Accounting.
• Experience in managing a program serving academic and business practitioners in accounting and/or finance.
• Experience teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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