Lecturer or Clinical Professor in Accounting - Missoula, MT

  • University of Montana College of Business
  • Nov 11, 2021
Full time Accounting Teaching

Job Description


The College of Business at University of Montana is seeking to fill a Lecturer or Clinical Professor position in Accounting, with a January 2022 or August 2022 start date. We will consider applicants who would like a less than full time appointment. Applicants will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and master’s levels in fall and spring semesters and engage in professional and service activities.   We will consider applicants with either a practitioner or academic background. Salary is dependent on qualifications and is comparable with peer universities in the region.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Accountancy, Master of Tax, or Ph.D. in Accounting degree from a school accredited by AACSB International prior to the starting date of employment. Other master degrees in business are also acceptable if the candidate has significant, recent professional experience in accounting
  • Teaching experience or interest in the following areas: financial accounting, tax, governmental accounting, IT assurance
  • Recent, relevant professional experience in accounting (including relevant certification) or an active research agenda in accounting as demonstrated by peer review publications in the last five years
  • Must be able to teach on the University of Montana campus

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recent teaching evaluations and/or awards demonstrating quality teaching. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of diverse students (e.g., Native Americans, first generation college students, non-traditional aged students, military veterans)
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with the profession

About the Accounting Programs and College of Business 

The UM Accounting programs consist of a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Accountancy. The accounting faculty take a collaborative and responsive approach to supporting the success of our students, both academically and professionally. We pride ourselves on our rigorous and relevant curriculum which prepares students to work for public accounting firms in Montana and throughout the mountain West. Approximately 95% of our MAcct students have jobs by graduation, and our CPA exam pass rates have historically been well above the national average.

The College of Business creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impact on business and society. We nurture our students’ innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff.  The College is one of the largest professional academic units on campus and is accredited by the AACSB at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Accounting program is separately accredited by AACSB, and is the only accounting program in Montana with that designation.

About UM and Missoula 

The University of Montana is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs.  It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life.  The vibrant downtown community embraces the state’s most sophisticated music and art scene.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl.   Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float. 

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “25 Best Towns”  “Greatest Places to Live in America” and one of “The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids,” livability.com lists Missoula as one of the “Best College Towns,” and SmartAsset.com rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place" and #9 “Least Stressed Cities in America.”


To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.


Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021 by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time

Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the positions. Please note you can only upload up to 5 attachments so please consolidate as needed.

Complete applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications, teaching interests, and why you are interested in this position
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Summary of recent teaching evaluations
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job LocationMissoula, Montana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular