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Requisition Number 16-0077
Post Date 12/11/2016
Title Assistant Professor of Accounting
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Economics and Business Administration department chair, the department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in Accounting to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. The assistant professor will teach seven courses (three/four courses per semester) to include teaching various core and elective accounting courses at the undergraduate and MBA level. A successful applicant will have the ability to teach in the business program in accounting and/or any of the areas of management, marketing, and finance.



  • Teach seven courses over Fall and Spring semesters including principles of accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, auditing, and tax accounting.
  • Demonstrate an ability or potential for quality teaching, scholarly research, and service.
  • Plan course syllabus and assignments for semester of study to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate students' learning styles, interests, aptitudes, temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable level of instruction and assignments.
  • Instruct with students in course content and provides learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objectives.
  • Encourage class participation and provides assistance as appropriate to students in completing class assignments. Manages classroom interactions and establishes and maintains a climate that encourages learning.
  • Critique performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, to build thinking skills, to challenge students’ assumptions, and to reinforce concepts, which may include practical application of new skills.
  • Maintain regular office hours and contact with students as appropriate. Works with student to address problems and resolve issues.
  • Accompany students on field trips or other off-campus learning opportunities as appropriate.
  • Determine grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students and department as appropriate.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Conducts field specific research to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities.
  • Presents research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences.


  • Supports and participates in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Supports the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Acts as an active member of the Hood College community.

Education and/or Experience

Candidates who have a Ph.D. or ABD in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a MBA from an AACSB accredited university are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from executives who have a doctorate in any field of business and a MBA with significant accounting coursework will also be considered. A professional certification such as CPA or CMA is highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate an ability or potential for quality teaching and scholarship. The ability to teach in a secondary business area, such as international business, management theory, or finance, would be advantageous. This position will be at the Assistant Professor rank, but other appointments may be made, commensurate with qualifications.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, occasionally use hands and fingers, and to talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements include ability to read student assignments and grade appropriately.

Work Environment

The work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Noise could include interaction with students, faculty, staff, and the public; other noise may be generated by office equipment including telephone, computers, and instructional equipment. Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter addressed to the Accounting Faculty Search Committee specifically addressing the characteristics outlined in this announcement, together with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, graduate academic transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be email to and saved with the candidate’s name and the job requisition number as the file name. If electronic submission is not possible, the letters of recommendation (but not the other materials) may be mailed to Accounting Faculty Search Committee, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701. Screening will begin on January 15, 2017 and will remain open until a successful candidate is identified.

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Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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