Accounting - Assistant Professor

California State University

Job Description

Job no: 533364
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Finance/Accounting, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Program: Business & Economics

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title: Accounting -Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2024

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% Black/African America.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program:

The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands actively promotes the Mission of CSU Channel Islands (CI) by building and supporting a learning community of faculty and students who pursue excellence in all areas of business and economics education and scholarship. Our mission is to cultivate a learning environment that fosters excellence in business and economics education to prepare students to effectively engage with the ever-changing dynamics of organizational landscapes. Faculty members in the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics follow a teacher/scholar model in accordance with AACSB standards.

About the Position:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) is seeking one tenure track assistant professor in Accounting. Responsibilities of the faculty member within the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting, with preference given to candidates interested in teaching Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics.
Application review begins on December 14, 2023. Positions will be open until filled. Please submit an online application:

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Doctoral degree (PhD or DBA) or ABD from an accredited institution in Accounting or closely related field. Candidates are expected to complete the degree by August 1, 2024.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated preparation for teaching Accounting at a university level;

  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly, and creative activities, leading to peer-reviewed publication;

  • Demonstrated commitment to work in a multiethnic, multilingual and multicultural environment;

  • Demonstrated commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population;

  • Demonstrated willingness to work with students who require support with academic or college readiness.

  • Demonstrated commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certificate in Accountancy such as CPA, CMA or CIA;

  • Specialization in accounting information systems and data analytics;

  • Experience using innovative instructional strategies and technologies;

  • Experience and interest in teaching online or hybrid classes;

  • Work/consulting experience in the private or public sector related to accounting


CI faculty members are teacher/scholars who are expected to engage in an ongoing program of scholarship demonstrating intellectual and professional growth. Additionally, all faculty members are expected to assume an active collegial role in planning and governance through service on Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics and campus-wide committees. Faculty members are expected to promote cross-cultural awareness and service to the community.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin December 14, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
  • Cover Letter;
  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students;
  • A research statement describing your research experience and plans;
  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with a diverse student population with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students;
  • Contact information for three references (letters may be requested after the first round of interviews).

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


The California State University maintains a systemwide Salary Schedule for Assistant Professor (Academic Year) faculty. The anticipated, equity-minded starting salary for this position is $10,500 - $11,250 (monthly). The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information:

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at .

Advertised: Oct 31 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
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