Assistant Professor of Accounting – Graduate Programs

Knoxville, Tennessee
Sep 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Inviting applications and nominations for

Assistant Professor of Accounting – Graduate Programs

at Lincoln Memorial University - Knoxville, Tenn., Center

Additional information on this opportunity is available in the Search Profile at

Lincoln Memorial University, a comprehensive private university in eastern Tennessee, announces an opportunity for the position of Assistant Professor of Accounting – Graduate Programs. This full-time faculty position will be located at the University’s Extension Center in Knoxville, Tenn.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. LMU’s School of Business provides an entrepreneurial-based education that prepares students for success in the ever-changing dynamics of today’s global marketplace.

The Assistant Professor of Accounting - Graduate Programs reports to Chair of Graduate Programs in the School of Business. Primary responsibilities for this faculty member will be teaching undergraduate and graduate courses either online or in-person, along with research and creative achievement, recruitment, and service functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote the mission of LMU to all faculty, staff, and students, and to the community at large.
  • Promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Participate on university committees and provide committee service.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of the University, including those in the Faculty/Staff Policy Manual, and announced requirements.
  • Assist in the recruitment of graduate students to the School of Business programs.
  • Serve on dissertation committees as a member and/or dissertation chairperson.
  • Undertake the “Standard Instructional/Research/Service Workload” as outlined in the Faculty/Staff Policy Manual.
  • Serve as mentor to graduate students.
  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses based on course needs whether graduate or undergraduate programs.
  • Provide academic advisement of students and conduct office and conference hours.
  • Ensure School compliance with the standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Accrediting Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Complete required institutional and program accreditation reports and other reports necessary for the operation and advancement of the university programs, both on campus and at extended campus sites.
  • Engage in professional development.
  • Fulfill the University’s scholarship expectation through research, publication, grant development, and creative achievement.
  • Assess, assist, and guide face-to-face full-time and adjunct faculty under the direction of the Graduate Chair and Dean.
  • Participate in annual faculty evaluations.
  • Attend department, School, and University faculty meetings and commencement activities.
  • Participate in community and public service opportunities.


Candidate must have a Ph.D. or doctorate in the appropriate business discipline as required by the teaching assignment, or other equivalent degree. The faculty member will have demonstrated effective practical or graduate or undergraduate teaching and dissertation committee experience at a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective graduate teaching and scholarly activity
  • Demonstrated success in chairing student dissertations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and mastery of subject content
  • Demonstrated ability to use discipline-related computer programs and software for instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student advising
  • Research, publication, creative achievement, and grant development capability
  • Effective management skills


Driven by both a deep respect for the free enterprise system and the ideal of service to humanity—an ideal exemplified by the life of Abraham Lincoln—LMU’s School of Business provides students with the educational and research opportunities needed to prepare for a career in business, industry, and government. Through rigorous coursework and extensive research opportunities, students graduate ready to contribute to any business, start their own, or continue their education in a graduate program.

The mission of the School of Business is to prepare leaders who are able to meet and exceed the challenges of today’s integrated world economy, and who can balance ethics and social responsibility with the creation of profits and wealth for the betterment of society. The School seeks to attract students with high leadership potential who want to engage in an academically rigorous and continually improving business education that builds upon the knowledge of foundational business concepts.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the School of Business promotes the balance between teaching excellence and research that impacts the students so they may engage the world in a meaningful way. The School is committed to increasing the visibility of LMU through rigorous, innovative, and student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs that reach students both on-campus and through distance learning modes.

All School of Business programs are regionally accredited through SACSCOC.  The School of Business offers two undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with BBA concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business

The School of Business offers a minor in Information Systems.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • General MBA
  • MBA with concentrations in Sport Management, Management, and Marketing
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Doctor of Business Administration with concentrations in Sport Management and Management

The primary philosophy in all of LMU’s business programs is critical thinking, decision making, and leadership. To emphasize these skills, the curriculum includes case studies, research, group exercises, and discussion of current events. The curriculum is delivered by academically qualified faculty, many of whom also have professional experience in business. This enables the business faculty to focus on the application of a student’s education to real world situations.

The School has a chapter of the business honor society Delta Mu Delta.

Recognized for being an excellent educational and intellectual resource in the region, the School of Business is committed to providing programs and services to the tri-state region of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and beyond through its teaching, research, and service mission.

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, business and accounting students provide free tax help to low- to moderate-income people in the community who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

Service opportunities for business students also are available through Enactus, an international non-profit organization, and the Central Appalachian Center for Economic Development. Both organizations bring students together with businesses to create entrepreneurial and economic development projects that improve the quality of life in communities.


Lincoln Memorial University offers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. With the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, the institution provides academic programs at 10 extended learning sites across Tennessee, Florida, and Kentucky.

Founded in 1897, LMU grew out of the love and respect for the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and today honors his name, values, and spirit with education and service. Throughout the past 121 years, the University has provided educational opportunities, developed community leadership, and expanded the economic and social forces within the Appalachian region.

The co-educational institution is strong and growing with enrollment increasing more than 60 percent over the last decade. Nearly 4,800 students are pursuing undergraduate or post-graduate degrees in LMU’s nine schools and colleges: Caylor School of Nursing; College of Veterinary Medicine; DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine; Duncan School of Law; Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; School of Allied Health Sciences; School of Business; and School of Mathematics and Sciences.

Providing a challenging academic program in an engaged-learning environment and close-knit community, LMU faculty members are committed to preparing students for successful careers. More than 75 percent of the full-time faculty teaching undergraduate programs have doctorates or the highest degree in their field. The average class size is 13 students.

The 1,000-acre campus in Harrogate has been expanding rapidly to meet the growing demands of new programs and the increased enrollment. Recent campus additions include a 140,000-plus-square-foot classroom and laboratory building, which houses math, science, and nursing classrooms and labs, along with space for student and faculty research, and a driving range and a three-hole executive golf course.

A significant component of the LMU experience is service. All undergraduate students who receive institutional financial aid for the University are required to participate in a 10-hour service learning component each semester. The Student Service Initiative provides students with opportunities to become involved in service learning projects and community service.

LMU offers Student Support Services, which is a federally funded program that provides advising, tutoring, career planning, cultural activities, and freshmen mentoring to qualified students. These services are specifically targeted to students who are first-generation college students and/or financially eligible under federal guidelines and/or physically or learning disabled.

In keeping with its mission, LMU is committed to serving students of the Appalachian region and beyond. Technology extends the institution’s reach simply and effectively to a great number of off-site graduate and undergraduate students. LMU’s extended learning sites are located in Alcoa (Blount County), Chattanooga, Kingsport, Knoxville, TN; in Corbin and Middlesboro, KY; and Tampa, FL.

For more information on the University, visit the website at


Lincoln Memorial University’s Cedar Bluff campus is located in Knoxville, near the Great Smoky Mountains, numerous lakes, and the Tennessee River. Knoxville is the perfect blend of Southern hospitality and modern development. The city and area are rich in culture and natural beauty, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities and entertainment attractions.

Knoxville offers a low cost of living and high-quality residential neighborhoods. Additionally, Tennessee does not have a state income tax.

Lincoln Memorial University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action educational institution.


Confidential inquiries are welcomed; nominations are invited.

Applications must include: a) Letter of interest, b) Current curriculum vitae, and c) At least five references with full contact and e-mail information (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)

Submit application materials to [email protected]. Review of applications is underway. The search will remain open until the position is filled. 

Submit nominations to [email protected] with full contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.

Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting Lincoln Memorial University with this search.  

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