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Accounting Professor – Overview

by Luke Smith,

WES Education Services

September 12, 2022

Plan and teach courses in the accounting program of a university.

Work closely with students to help them achieve their academic and career goals.

Stay informed about changes and innovations in the field of accounting.

May be required to conduct and publish research.

Job Titles

In your job search, you may find job listings for this career under different titles. You can find some examples of these, as well as more information about this career, here.

Academic Requirements

Typically requires a doctorate to teach at the university level or in a tenure-track position, although you can work as an adjunct or community college professor with just a master’s degree. Obtaining a doctorate can make you eligible for careers with greater responsibility and higher salaries in this career pathway, if you do not already have the U.S. equivalent of a doctorate.

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