Assistant Professor or Instructor of Accounting (R-01326)

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Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting

Position Description: Full-time, tenure-track or temporary position. The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting invites student-oriented practitioners and scholars to apply for this position in its accounting program. Through its unique curriculum, graduates of the program not only learn the discipline of accounting, but are prepared for the practice of accounting.  Fort Hays State University is a teaching and service focused institution and the primary mission of the Economics, Finance, and Accounting Department is to provide quality instruction.  Class sizes are small and we place a premium on quality teaching.  We seek applicants who enjoy being in the classroom, who will engage and challenge students, and who have a passion for teaching.  We recognize expertise in all its forms, whether through advanced graduate work or extensive professional experience and we therefore encourage practitioner-scholars to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in accounting with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in accounting or an MBA degree. Applicants with an MBA degree must hold the CPA credential and have at least three years of relevant professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a conferred PhD (or DBA) with a concentration/specialization in accounting or individuals at ABD status who are within one year of completing the degree. The CPA credential with four or more years of relevant professional experience is preferred.  Preference will also be given to applicants with teaching experience (both on-campus and online) related to U.S. GAAP.

Rank:  Assistant Professor or Instructor of Accounting

Appointment Date: August 8, 2019

Application Deadline: The priority deadline is January 22,2019.  Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track or temporary position located on the Hays, Kansas campus, relocation is required.  The candidate accepted for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester at the undergraduate level in accounting in both lower and upper division (may include both on-campus and online) courses.  The primary teaching areas are financial and managerial accounting.  Other areas of teaching interest will be considered. The selected candidate will stay current in the field through active research and practice and will participate in departmental and university activities.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Required application materials include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, the names and contact information of three references, and university transcripts (copies are acceptable) showing graduate coursework. Applicants with teaching and research experience must submit written teaching and research philosophy statements and evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student evaluations of instruction).  Please submit one PDF with all application documents.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Cole Engel
[email protected]

About the Department:
The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting is one of four departments in the Robbins 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, banking, economics, finance, and insurance are also offered. Website:

About the College:
Mission:  The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University 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 1370.  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 partners universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall which opened with the 2016-2017 academic year.   Website: 

About Fort Hays State University:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 7,000).  Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education 
  • College of Health and Behavioral Sciences 
  • Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics 
  • Graduate School

Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.

About Hays, Kansas:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

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.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.




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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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