Tenure-track Position in Accounting

Company:Telfer School of Management - University of Ottawa

Location:Canada / Ottawa


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position in Accounting at the rank of Assistant commencing July 1, 2022.

We are seeking a scholar with strong research and teaching potential in the field of accounting, specifically auditing, data analytics, data governance and decision making, preferably with a CPA designation or equivalent. We anticipate that this new hire will incorporate data analytics, governance and decision making in the undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting. Further, the faculty member will develop a solid research program around digital transformations in the accounting and auditing profession to address research issues such as 1) blockchain technology and its impact on the auditing and assurance profession; 2) accounting and audit considerations for cryptocurrency assets and transactions; 3) big data and its impact on the accounting profession; and 4) disclosure and auditing considerations related to cybersecurity risks.

Our faculty publish regularly in prestigious journals including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Abacus, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting History Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and British Accounting Review.

Title of the position: Accounting scholar at the rank of Assistant professor.

Terms: Tenure-track position.


  1. Teaching activities: The candidate should be interested in and able to teach in data analytics in accounting and in auditing at the undergraduate, graduate (Ph.D., M.Sc. and graduate professional diploma in accountancy) and undergraduate programs.
  2. Academic service activities as agreed with the Dean.

Salary and Benefits Package:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and typically starts at $130,000 - $150,000 per year depending on rank in the field of accounting. The University of Ottawa provides a complete and generous compensation package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, a University of Ottawa defined benefits pension plan, optional life insurance and funds for reimbursement of eligible moving expenses. The School also offers a start-up period with a reduced teaching load and start-up funding for research.

Skills Requirements:

    Education: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Accounting, professional accounting designation (CPA or internationally recognised equivalent) and an interest in teaching data analytics in accounting and/or auditing within graduate (Ph.D., M.Sc. and graduate professional diploma in accountancy) and undergraduate programs.
  • Language: English and/or French. The ability to teach in both official languages is an asset.
  • Work experience:
  1. Commensurate with rank and experience, a high-potential program of research as demonstrated by articles published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Strong teaching competency at the undergraduate, professional and Masters and/or Ph.D. levels as demonstrated by past teaching evaluations and a presentation given to faculty members and students if invited for an interview; and
  3. Ability to define, lead, manage and attract funds for internationally recognized research.

Application deadline: Applications received prior to December 15th, 2021 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must contain: 1) a letter of intent; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a brief research statement; 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy; 5) recent teaching evaluation reports; and 6) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover including a recommendation letter from the Ph.D. thesis supervisor.

Complete applications must be submitted via the Academic Careers Njoyn application portal.
To apply, please click here to submit your online application for posting J0821-0584

General inquiries and reference letters may be sent to: recruit@telfer.uottawa.ca

We thank all applicants who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that any job offer is subject to availability of funds.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your status. The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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