Director School of Accountancy, Open Rank (Associate/Full Professor)

Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Minimum Qualifications

•Possess a doctorate degree (with concentration in accounting) from an AACSB accredited university/college.

•Be able to achieve tenure immediately following our College of Business and Entrepreneurship Tenure and Promotion criteria.

 Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

•Strong, visionary and transformational leadership potential.

•Reputable record of scholarly work in high impact accounting and related discipline journals with demonstrable potential for future research and publications in those journals.

•Verifiable record of professional service to the accounting profession.

•Ability to communicate and work effectively in a participatory, collegial, culturally diverse environment.

•Willingness to maintain fruitful relationships with professionals in the community as well as productive community engagement/service.

Scope of Job

The School of Accountancy in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ( invites applications for the position of the Director for the School of Accountancy. The position is at the rank of associate or full professor (preferred), and will remain open until filled. A start date before 09/01/2018 is negotiable. Our School research expectations reflect the university goal of becoming an emerging research university. Salary and benefits for this position are competitive.

•The school of Accountancy currently has a vibrant Master of Accounting Program offering two concentrations: Auditing and Taxation.

•The Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship five-year strategic plan envisions the creation of a Ph.D. Program in Accounting, and a separate AACSB accreditation for the School of Accountancy. Currently, the College offers Ph.D. Programs in Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.

•Our School has the following databases subscriptions: Auditanalytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders Boardex, Computstat, CRSP, Dow Jones, Fama French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Research Bank, KLD, Penn World Tables, PHLX, Research Quotient, Sec Order Execution, Trace, Cusip, and WRDS. In addition to the databases provided, the UTRGV library also subscribes to Mergent Online and Lexis Nexis Academic Universe. Going forward, the PhD faculty and Associate Dean for Administration, Graduate Programs and Research will work with faculty to identify high priority databases that need to be added.

•As a distributed campus, UTRGV is spread across the Valley.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement

UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may

 require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is

 performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive

 and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code

 §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of

 Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least

 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement

 Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week

 and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to

 demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based

 test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of

 English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the

 International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications

 will not be considered.