CBE-N-3206, Chairperson in Accounting

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Chairperson in Accounting at the Faculty Rank of Associate or Full Professor

Department of Accounting

College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) invites applications for Chairperson of the Department of Accounting with the faculty rank of Associate or Full Professor, beginning July 2019 (or as negotiable).


Applicants must possess a PhD/DBA or equivalent from an AACSB accredited university in accounting or a closely related area. CPA-licensure and/or CMA certification is desirable. Candidates with a J.D. degree and CPA-license are also welcome. A record of excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement consistent with an appointment to Associate or Full Professor of Accounting with tenure at Towson University, significant administrative responsibilities and/or committee service, and evidence of strong leadership skills are required.


The chairperson is both a faculty member and departmental leader. In addition to the expectations of a faculty member in terms of teaching, scholarship and service, the role of the chairperson will be to lead faculty and staff to create an effective learning organization by:

  1. Ensuring that the needs of the students in the programs supported by the department are met;
  2. Supporting the professional growth of faculty;
  3. Fostering appropriate change and planning;
  4. Promoting scholarship for advancement of the discipline;
  5. Advocating for the academic mission, values, and needs of the department, college, and university;
  6. Maintaining and overseeing the standards for completion of program requirements toward graduation;
  7. Overseeing efforts to maintain AACSB accreditation in Accounting;
  8. Building and maintaining relationships with accounting firms, the business community and the CBE Accounting Advisory Board.

Terms of Appointment:

The successful candidate will have a record of academic accomplishment consistent with the rank of Full or Associate Professor with tenure. The appointment as department chairperson is in addition to the appointment as a tenured faculty member. The initial term of appointment for a chairperson is four years, which may be renewed for a second four-year term pending a satisfactory performance review. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

College of Business and Economics:

The CBE is accredited by AACSB for both its business and accounting programs. It offers undergraduate business programs in an array of business fields, along with M.S. degrees in Marketing Intelligence, and Supply Chain Management, and an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services that is offered jointly with the University of Baltimore. The college also plays a prominent role in advising local and regional firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Department of Accounting:

The Department of Accounting is a unit within in the College of Business of Economics and Towson University. With 18 full-time faculty members and over 700 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate accounting programs, it is the largest AACSB accredited undergraduate accounting program in the state of Maryland. 

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866 and is consistently recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. TU is one of Baltimore’s largest universities and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University System of Maryland. The university enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our conveniently located campus sits on 330 suburban acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, current vitae, a statement of administrative philosophy and names and contact information for five references (including email addresses and phone numbers) to:

Andrew Schiff, PhD, CPA

Professor, Department of Accounting

Stephens Hall 102

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252-0001

[email protected]

Electronic applications may be submitted to [email protected].

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CBE-N-3206.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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Posted: 7/12/2018
Application Due: 9/10/2018
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