Open-Rank Tenure-Line Faculty (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) of Accounting

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance

Job Description


Open-Rank Tenure-Line Faculty (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) of Accounting

The George Mason University, School of Business located in Fairfax, VA invites applications for a Tenured/Tenure-Line position starting Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and cultural environment.


About the School of Business:

Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities, and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse.

The School of Business is pursuing three strategic directions through research, teaching, and partnerships: 1. Digital Transformation of Work; 2. Ensuring Global Futures by addressing the challenges of ensuring a livable and resilient society; and 3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To support these strategic initiatives, the School of Business is playing a significant role in three new university initiatives: the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA); the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE); and the School of Computing.


About the Position:

The Accounting Area of the School of Business has a Tenured/Tenure-Line appointment open starting Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. There may be a possibility for multiple hires from this posting. All ranks will be considered. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Summer funding is available on a competitive basis contingent on availability of funds.


The teaching load for this position is determined according to the School’s workload policy. Additional responsibilities include conducting high quality research and service to the Accounting Area, the School of Business, the University and the profession, such as student mentoring, committee membership, and interfacing with the business community.

Accounting Area:

The Accounting Area has diverse research and teaching interests. We offer a vibrant, ambitious and collegial research and teaching community. Research is highly valued in the area and at the school. At present, there are 25 full-time faculty members in the area. The Accounting Area faculty has published in many of the premier accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies, as well as other top journals.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • The candidate should possess (or is expected to achieve prior to their hire date) an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution in Accounting;
  • Candidates for the Associate or Full Professor position must have an established record of excellence in research and teaching (such candidates may be considered for a tenured appointment, subject to school and university approval);
  • Record of scholarly and professional accomplishments consistent with an appointment for the appropriate rank;
  • Collegiality and ability to work with other faculty members are critical.

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants: 

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5157z at by August 15, 2021; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references with contact information. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on August 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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