Assistant Professor - Accounting (2 positions)

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Oct 21, 2021
Full time BUS: Accounting/Economics/Finance

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Accounting (2 positions)—Search #67860
Parker College of Business, School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy in the Parker College of Business invites applications and nominations for two positions of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the mission of the School of Accountancy, which is fully accredited by AACSB International, is to provide excellence in accounting education through teaching, research, and service. We recognize our responsibility to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate accounting education, to conduct applied and instructional research benefiting accounting and business, and to render service to each of our constituencies. In addition to its traditional programs, the School created innovative programs in fraud examination, forensic accounting, and taxation. The School offers the BBA in Accounting and the Master of Accounting degrees—the latter of which is offered in two formats: traditional and online. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the School through academic research, professional outreach and achieving the School's mission. Faculty should also be willing to interact with students through activities outside the classroom. The School enrolls more than 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs and employs 18 full-time accounting and legal studies faculty members.

Position Description. Reporting to the Director of the School of Accountancy, the Assistant Professor position requires research, teaching, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The position is full time 10-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2022, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned PhD or DBA in accounting, or a closely related field, from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution by August 1, 2022.
Evidence of the ability to develop, execute, and maintain a strong research agenda.
Evidence of the potential for above average teaching ability.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
All areas of teaching and research specialization considered, although the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas preferred: accounting information systems, auditing, tax, and/or managerial.
Experience in online course delivery and flipped classroom models.
Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFE, and CMA).
Related professional experience.
Experience working with a diverse student body.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins December 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Chuck Harter, Search Chair, Search #67860
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-2228

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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