What does an Assistant Professor of Accounting do?
Professors of accounting teach courses in accounting subjects at the postsecondary level, primarily at colleges and universities. They explain accounting principles and practices, building on the designated curriculum as a foundation. They may specialize in a particular aspect of accounting, such as auditing or taxes. They illustrate concepts using practical, real-world scenarios that students are likely to encounter in professional situations. They may also perform some research tasks, and may serve as a mentor or advisor to accounting students.
Professors of accounting typically have a doctorate in accounting, although a master’s degree may be acceptable, depending on the specific rank and employer. An accounting-related professional designation such as a CPA is an asset. Teaching experience is preferred. Experience with online teaching platforms and related tools is helpful.
How much does an Assistant Professor of Accounting make?
Assistant Professor of Accounting Career Path
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Assistant Professor of Accounting Insights
“Good training ground as a teacher”
“good opportunities to work with professionals”
“life balance are good.”
“Students/colleagues are great to work with.”
“Great benefits, good pay, somewhat flexible schedule”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor of Accounting
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