2023 Accounting Assistant / Associate / Full Professor / Lecturer

Wenzhou, China
24 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Along with NYU Shanghai and Duke University Kunshan, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) is one of the three full legal-person Sino-American universities with all English instruction approved by the Ministry of Education in China. We invite research-oriented applicants for full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Accounting to begin in Spring or Fall 2023. Non-tenure-track lecturer positions are also open for application.

The successful candidate shall teach accounting courses at the intermediate and advanced level, conduct high-quality scholarly research, and perform selected services to the University.


Applicants need to have a Ph.D. degree in Accounting from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited program, or will obtain such degrees by August 2023. Applicants with Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon R1 or equivalent institutions, and professional certifications (e.g., CPA) are preferred. Applicants with a terminal economics degree from top universities and strong research records in accounting may also be considered. The candidates for tenure-track positions must demonstrate a high-quality research record or clear potential to publish in international journals in accounting and relevant fields. Both tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions are expected to deliver high teaching quality. Applicants for Associate Professor or above are expected to demonstrate a strong track record in research, outstanding teaching accomplishments, and leadership in the accounting field.

High research candidates with UTD24 publications may be considered for a special research track with 1-0 or 2-0 teaching load, generous research funding, up to RMB 1.2 million (about USD $180K) in annual stipend, and additional allowance besides standard benefit package, e.g. extra RMB 1.0 million in housing subsidy.

Application procedure:

The applicants should submit the following materials for full consideration:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. CV,
  3. Research statement (for tenure-track positions only),
  4. Recent course evaluation results,
  5. Unofficial transcripts, and
  6. Contact information for three references.

Materials shall be sent by email to the Search Committee Chairperson at cbpmhiring@wku.edu.cn. Official transcripts for terminal degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before the appointment. 

WKU sits on over 500 beautiful acres with new state-of-the-art facility (http://www.wku.edu.cn/en/cbpm/). A city of 9 million people, Wenzhou is only one hour by plane and just over three hours by high-speed train from Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Business faculty positions at WKU offer:

  • Competitive salaries, generous home leave, housing, schooling, and relocation allowance, 
  • as well as 8% front-load retirement benefits with immediate vesting.
  • Substantial research funding, including a startup grant for up to RMB80,000.

Wenzhou-Kean University is an Equal Opportunity Employer