Postdoctoral Fellow - Accounting

Job Description

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Accounting
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202300260AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $59,000 - $60,000
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: & .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 03/26/2023
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Accounting is one of five departments in the College of Business. The Department has a strong record of research and teaching accomplishments and expects faculty to be active in the academic community.
The Department of Accounting currently has 14 full-time faculty members. The department offers a Master of Accountancy degree and an undergraduate concentration in accounting. The Master of Accountancy and the undergraduate program have outstanding career placement rates and are consistently the top programs in the state for graduates passing the CPA Exam. CSU is located 60 miles north of Denver in the city of Fort Collins. Colorado has earned a worldwide reputation as an area that offers an unparalleled lifestyle. Fort Collins represents the very best of Colorado with top award rankings from Forbes for Best Place for Business/Careers, Gallup Well Being Index for Healthiest Mid-Size City in America, CBS Moneywatch List of Top 10 Best Places to Retire, and Outside Magazine Best Towns in America. More information may be found at:
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Position Summary
Conducting research leading to scholarly publication in leading academic journals along with teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in accounting. Demonstrating the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities is important.
The College of Business (COB) has prioritized impactful, informative research that utilizes environmental and social responsibility to promote the COB brand and achieve Business for a Better World. We expect the postdoctoral fellow to contribute to the mission of the COB by producing impactful research in collaboration with the Department’s faculty.
The Department of Accounting in the College of Business at Colorado State University invites applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellow position focused on Accounting. The start date is August 2023. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in Accounting or a related field from an AACSB-accredited institution. To be considered, candidates must have a focus on audit archival research and provide convincing evidence that their doctorate degree will be completed before August 15, 2023. The search committee will verify this by contacting the graduate school of the individual’s program. An established record of publishing empirical research in top-tier, peer reviewed, academic journals, or a demonstrated potential to do so, is also required. Candidates must also have the interest and ability to effectively teach courses in accounting areas of need and conduct research with colleagues.
Preferred Job Qualifications
We seek individuals in the area of audit archival research who aspire to develop research programs with current CSU faculty. The ideal candidate would also (a) have the ability to translate the results of empirical research analysis (b) complement our research strengths while bringing new dimensions to our research profile.
We are interested in individuals who value collegiality, and whose research would complement the interests of our existing faculty. Evidence of the potential to work effectively in a department that places significant emphasis on interdisciplinary interaction and integration is preferred.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Conduct and Publish Research
  • Design, analyze, submit, and publish theoretical, experimental, or empirical studies in high quality, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of Accounting.
Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Teaching
  • Deliver Accounting courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Responsible for teaching 2 sections per academic year.
  • Has decision-making over course material, grading, etc.
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications should include:
  • A cover letter indicating interest in the position at Colorado State University along with a description of the applicant’s ability to meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications;
  • A vita;
  • Evidence/samples of recent research publications or working papers (multiple research samples should be combined into a single file);
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • Contact information of three references.

  • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 11:59pm MST March 26, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Michelle Draeger, Search Committee Chair at Inquiries will be treated confidentially. Application materials of finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Accounting.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
    Search Contact Sarah Hill,
    EEO Statement
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