Asst. Professor of Practice - Business Law/Accounting

University of Texas at Arlington

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Asst. Professor of Practice - Business Law/Accounting



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Job Summary
The Department of Accounting in the College of Business, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for three positions as Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Law/Accounting. The undergraduate course on the legal environment of business covers an overview of the judicial system, contracts, property, agency, torts, employment law and related topics. Other specialty courses such as Business Law for Accountants, Law of International Business, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, etc. are taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Benefits at UTA
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CBC Requirement
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The position responsibilities will include:
a) Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; participating in curriculum and course development and have a commitment to student success.
b) Customary service commitments to the department, college, university, community and/or profession; and
c) Maintaining appropriate AACSB faculty qualification criteria as defined by the Department.

Required Qualifications
1. Possess a JD or equivalent at the time of joining the faculty.
2. Professional work experience in legal areas related to business of at least 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications
Certifications in Accounting (such as CPA) or a Master’s degree in Accounting and/or taxation are a definite advantage.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Department Information
The Department of Accounting is a part of the College of Business. The department has several graduate and undergraduate programs and is focused on preparing students for the CPA exam and other professional careers in accounting. The department serves about 700 students and graduates nearly 200 students a year.

University Information
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Working Title
Asst. Professor of Practice - BLAW

EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations
The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email
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Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:
Required Documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter
    • Contact information for 3 references
    • Statement of Teaching Interest


Optional Documents:
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Course/Teaching Evaluations

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cherie Henderson at

For more information about UTA, please visit:

Requirement Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover/Interest Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Interest/Philosophy
Optional Documents
  • Transcripts
  • Course/Teaching Evaluations

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