Professor of Clinical Accounting (Open Rank) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

USC Leventhal School of Accounting in the Marshall School of Business is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track senior faculty position for Fall 2024.

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications is February 29, 2024. Screening of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Qualified candidates must submit an application online. The application should include a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to be uploaded by the letter writers. Prior teaching evaluations will be requested during the candidate evaluation process.

Preferred qualifications: 1.) An advanced degree (Ph.D., J.D., or Master’s in accounting, finance, or business administration; 2.) Manager or executive-level experience in public accounting and/or private industry; 3.) Experience teaching financial and/or managerial accounting at the college/university level; 4) Experience in accounting for valuation professional practice activities including, but not limited to, standard-setting, technical guidance development, regulatory matters, international matters, and service-related to accounting professional organizations.

Current CPA or CMA licensure is favorably considered, as are the CFA charter or other relevant professional accreditations. Graduates of the AACSB Bridge Program ( are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants should be prepared to teach a six-course load annually (18-24 semester units in Los Angeles) at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Depending on the applicant’s background, subjects taught may include a combination of two or three content areas, such as the following:
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Auditing and Accounting Estimates
  • Managerial or Cost Accounting

Salary is dependent on qualifications, and employee benefits for full-time faculty are excellent.  The annual base salary range for this position is $119,898-$212,479. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About USC, Marshall, and Leventhal

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the city.  As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family.” 

As part of the Marshall School of Business, Leventhal benefits from the resources of a large business school while enjoying a tightly-knit community within our own school. The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is an innovator in the areas of accounting education and research. Our award-winning faculty design programs for a rigorous educational environment at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Leventhal offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Taxation, and the newly developed degree awarded jointly by both the Leventhal School and the Marshall School of Business, the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. Leventhal also draws talented scholars from across the globe seeking to obtain a Ph.D. in Accounting.

At Leventhal, we are committed to creating knowledge and sharing it through leading publications and symposiums and in our classrooms. Like Marshall, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are foundational to our overall mission. Leventhal provides state-of-the-art education in a vibrant urban setting with close ties to the accounting and business communities in a Pacific Rim location that supports an international focus and continues a long-standing tradition of excellence in accounting.

The USC Leventhal School of Accounting is a top-ranked accounting school with outstanding undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs. We have exceptional faculty, diverse and creative students, and dedicated staff committed to academic excellence and achievement.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. USC is building a diverse faculty that embraces a range of disciplinary traditions. The University will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. USC will consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

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