Lecturer in Accounting
University of Washington
United States

Lecturer in Accounting 

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: Milgard School of Business

Title: Accounting Lecturers, Part-time Temporary

Position Details

Position Description

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma is seeking applications from qualified candidates for non-tenure track, temporary part-time lecturer positions effective throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. The appointment period is generally in alignment with the academic quarter. The positions are dependent on curricular need and available funding. Part-time lecturers are non-voting members of the UW Tacoma faculty. 

The successful candidate(s) will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in topics including introductory courses in financial and managerial accounting, financial statement analytics, audit, taxation, accounting information systems and analytics, and forensic accounting.

The positions may require on-site face-to-face availability for course instruction, online/hybrid instruction, and teaching assignments may include days and/or evenings. Teaching excellence is expected of all successful candidates and may be evaluated through classroom and online assessment. General responsibilities include:

• Preparing and delivering rigorous course content that meets the academic standards befitting the University of Washington.

• Ensuring that delivery of all course materials fits the catalog course description, meets the stated learning goals for each course, and aligns with existing standards.

• Ongoing coordination with the corresponding Area Coordinator and the Milgard School of Business administration.

• Using appropriate and effective teaching strategies and student evaluation methods.

• Informing students of all course requirements and providing feedback on a continuing basis.

• Holding regular office hours.

• Using appropriate technology for the course.

• Submitting course grades by the deadline.

The policies and practices of UW Tacoma are grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through an acknowledgement of the diverse backgrounds and goals of citizens of our community, we believe all its constituents can be better served. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For further information, see https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/academic-affairs/diversity.

The base salary range for this position will be $2,167-$3,814 per month per 5-credit course (0.33 FTE) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. 

University and School Background

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. It offers a range of academic programs focused on sustainability including environmental sciences and sustainable urban development. It is also home to the Centers for Urban Waters and Leadership & Social Responsibility. Situated on the high-technology corridor of Puget Sound, UW Tacoma offers views of the historic Foss Waterway and Mount Rainier, providing an incomparable gateway to the Pacific Northwest recreation. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

The Milgard School of Business, named in recognition of a multi-million dollar gift from the Milgard family, enjoys strong relationships with businesses and the South Puget Sound community. The School’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility and Center for Business Analytics offer opportunities for teaching, research and community outreach related to its mission. The AACSB-accredited Milgard School currently has more than 777 students in its undergraduate, MBA, Master of Science Accounting (MSAcc), Master of Science Business Analytics (MSBA), and Master of Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) programs. Additional information about the Milgard School of Business can be found at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/business.





Required Education: 

Preferred candidates should have a Master’s or PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Business or a related discipline. Candidates with an accounting undergraduate degree in accounting, CPA license, and relevant work experience will also be considered for undergraduate courses. 

Required Work Experience: 

Candidates should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness or a minimum of five years of experience in a relevant field.  Candidates with limited prior teaching experience must be willing to commit to an initial on-boarding process that includes guided mentoring by experienced faculty.  


Application Instructions 

Submit the following documents through Interfolio at: 

1) Curriculum Vitae or Resume 

2) Letter of interest, including: 

  • A list of business core courses (T BUS) and accounting (T ACCT) in the business administration major (https://www.washington.edu/students/crscatt/) for which you feel qualified to teach (sample syllabi are welcome) 

  • Your qualifications for teaching the courses listed 

  • Demonstrated evidence of prior teaching success (previous course evaluations are desirable) 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work 

Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, three letters of recommendation must be received (outside of Interfolio) directly by the Milgard School of Business. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Privacy Notice

Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

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