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Tenure-Track Position in Accountancy – Auditing or Financial Reporting

Last updated: October 2, 2020, 3:32 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor, Department of Accountancy, Auditing or Financial Reporting
Position code: 19_T_ACCO_M2_repost
Date posted: October 1, 2020
Date revised: October 2, 2020
Application deadline: November 6, 2020
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Accountancy at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business is seeking qualified applicants for one tenure-track position in Auditing or Financial Reporting. The appointment is intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate level may also be considered.

The primary area of interest is Auditing or Financial Reporting. Other related areas will also be considered. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching up to four courses in an academic year (at the undergraduate, and/or graduate levels), is expected to be active in research, and to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative environment within and outside the Department.

The candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in Auditing or Financial Reporting, or other related accounting research areas.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

Qualifications and assets

Qualifications are a PhD in Accounting (either completed or ABD, expecting to complete within a year). A Professional Accounting designation is an asset.

Candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to conduct internationally recognized research, as well as evidence of excellent teaching ability.

The language of instruction at Concordia is English, however, knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Sophie Audousset-Coulier, Chair of the department of Accountancy, at and must include:

  1. a cover letter clearly indicating:
    • the title and position code (“Tenure-track position in Auditing or Financial Reporting 19_T_ACCO_M2_repost”),
    • how the candidate’s background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae,
  3. a teaching statement,
  4. a research statement,
  5. recent teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness,
  6. copies of recent research papers,
  7. and the names and contact information of three referees.

All the documents should be combined in one PDF file.

Electronic applications should be submitted by November 6, 2020 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2021.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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