Cowan Research Professor

Oct 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Cowan Research Professor

Requisition Number: FTFR001035

Division/College: D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The D'Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is pleased to invite applications for the Cowan Research Professor at Northeastern University. The holder of the Cowan Research Professorship is expected to strengthen and increase the visibility of the DMSB and the Accounting Group and be a thought leader within the college, university, and academic and business communities.

The candidate selected as the Cowan Research Professor will be considered for appointment to the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. He or she will be expected to enhance the school's national and international reputation through research, faculty development, and external outreach.


Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications:

1. An earned doctorate;
2. An outstanding international research reputation;
3. A demonstrated record of leadership in research activities;
4. Evidence of collegiality and collaboration in working with colleagues, administrators, students, and the business community; and
5. A demonstrated record of effective teaching at various levels, which may include executive education.

Additional Information:
The Accounting Group at Northeastern is nationally recognized for its high quality accounting research focused on auditing, corporate governance, tax, and managerial topics, using experimental and archival methods. We provide a supportive environment where collaboration in research and teaching is encouraged. The Accounting Group consists of 19 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 12 full-time, non tenure-track faculty. The Group values high quality teaching and academically rigorous research with practical implications. Northeastern offers multiple undergraduate and masters’ programs, including three accounting-focused graduate programs (MS in Accounting, MS in Accounting/MBA, and MS In Taxation).

Northeastern University, a private university founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1898, has emerged over the past decade as one of the most dynamic institutions in the country, evolving into a U.S. News & World Report ‘Top-40’ National University. The University, situated in the heart of Boston - a vibrant hub of business, innovation, and technology - is a leader in worldwide experiential learning and interdisciplinary research focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and globalization. Northeastern enrolls nearly 20,000 students across 116 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 189 graduate programs, ranging from doctoral programs to graduate certificates, in nine schools and colleges. It also offers select advanced degrees at its regional campuses in Charlotte, Silicon Valley, Seattle, and Toronto, Canada.

Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration was founded in 1922. Four years ago it was renamed the D’Amore-McKim School of Business in recognition of generous benefactors Rich D’Amore and Alan McKim who combined forces to make a $60 million investment in the school’s future. Since then, the school has undergone an extraordinary transformation, including a 25% increase in full-time faculty and a 34% increase in top-tier journal publications. From being the most highly published school in the Journal of International Business Studies to being ranked 6th on U.S. News and World Report’s new Most Innovative Schools list, Northeastern continues to develop cutting-edge research and learning opportunities that address real business challenges.

D’Amore-McKim offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business application. Its students explore cutting-edge theory with professors, fusing knowledge with learning experiences that include cooperative education or corporate residency, study abroad, and community service. Similarly, the school’s resulting connections with the corporate world influence its research agendas, which, in turn, shape innovative new business practice. This synergy enables D’Amore-McKim students to become successful business leaders who are both thinkers and doers, and thus highly qualified to think critically and leave their mark on the global business world.

The Cowan Research Professor offers a competitive salary, a research fund, summer support, and a reduced teaching load. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. Interested applicants should send a vita, names of three professional references, and a personal statement of interest to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Northeastern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women and disabled persons.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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