Assistant Professor of Accounting (1002)

Location
Hays, Kansas
Posted
Feb 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Date of Appointment: August 10, 2017

Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Description: Full-time, tenure track position 

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position. The candidate accepted for this position will be expected to teach 9-12 hours per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level in accounting (may include both on-campus and online courses) and participate in departmental and university activities. The primary teaching areas are managerial accounting, ethics, and auditing.

Qualifications:  Prefer a Ph.D. in accounting from an AACSB accredited school or individuals at ABD status who are within one year of completing their degree. Preference will also be given to applicants with teaching experience related to U.S. GAAP. The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or eligible for employment in the U.S. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedure:  In addition to a curriculum vita, each applicant should provide a cover letter specifying how his/her credentials match the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, goals for scholarship, a sample of student evaluations, and expectations for student engagement. Names of at least three references and university transcripts (copies are acceptable) showing courses taken for graduate credit also need to be provided. Submit application materials via e-mail to efa@fhsu.edu (reference Search #1002) or mail application materials to:

Accounting Search #1002
c/o Linda Kepka, Administrative Assistant,
Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting,
Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays KS  67601

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

About the Department:

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting is one of four departments in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at FHSU and offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction in the accounting, economics, and finance disciplines. Currently, the degree and majors offered by the department are a B.B.A. in Accounting; a B.B.A. in Accounting with a concentration in public accounting, a B.B.A. in Finance, a B.B.A. in Finance with concentrations in banking, economics, and financial planning; and a B.B.A. in International Business and Economics. Minor programs in accounting, economics, finance, and international business and economics and certificate programs in accounting, economics, finance, and insurance are also offered. Website: http://www.fhsu.edu/efa/

About the College:

Mission:  The Fort Hays State University College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment.  Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).

Description:  The college consists of four large and growing departments:  Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff. In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics. On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic distance learning students number 1150. The COBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed Hammond Hall. In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line. It also participates in joint degrees with two partner universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall that opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website:  http://www.fhsu.edu/cob/

About Fort Hays State University:

Forward Thinking.  World Ready – Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S. It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships. Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries. The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings, GetEducated.com, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments. FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas. The website StateUniversity.com ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances. Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

About Hays, Kansas:

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America. It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The community has award-winning public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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