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Department:         Accounting                                                                     Rank: Open

Specialization:     Taxation or Accounting Information Systems          Search # 20-013

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. 

The School of Business has had increasing enrollments, significant external fundraising success and occupies a LEED certified building. The School of Business adopted the tag line “Change for Good,” and a focus on sustainability, conscious capitalism, student professional development and business community engagement is woven throughout its programs.

The School of Business is in the design stage for a new 60,000 SF structure; this will be the first “net zero” building constructed by the state of Connecticut. The School is actively pursuing AACSB accreditation and is in the candidacy stage. Current undergraduate enrollment in the School of Business is 1,000 students, and the MBA programs enroll approximately 150 students. The School currently maintains subscriptions for databases like CRSP, COMPUSTAT and EIKON, and supports STATA, AMOS and Qualtrics. The School of Business maintains multiple channels of communication with the local business community and is actively engaged with the region’s employers. An active Business Advisory Council, made up of top ranked executives from the local business community, provides advocacy and support.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.

The Accounting Department seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to begin in August 2020 specializing in either Taxation or Accounting Information Systems with the ability to also teach Financial Accounting.  Based upon specialization, teaching load will include the following:

Taxation:  Individual and Corporate Taxation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.




Accounting Information Systems:  Accounting Information Systems that encompasses accounting problems arising from data collection, data processing, and report generation, with emphasis on internal controls, including computer-based information systems.




Financial Accounting:  Financial Accounting at both the introductory and advanced levels; including Intermediate I and II, Advanced Accounting and Accounting Capstone. 




In addition to teaching excellence with a global perspective, the candidate is expected to be a productive scholar. Faculty members are also expected to advise undergraduate students and to participate in university service activities.

Typical teaching load is three courses per semester for qualified faculty. Teaching responsibilities include teaching in both traditional classroom and online formats and may include evening and weekend assignments.

Required Qualifications:  Tax specialist applicants should be qualified in taxation with terminal degree in field.  Those with Accounting Information Systems and Financial Accounting specializations should have either an earned doctorate in accounting or business; strong candidates with ABD will be considered.  If ABD, doctorate must be completed within two years of appointment. Evidence of ability to teach at the university level effectively is required.  Candidates must demonstrate an ability to engage in meaningful scholarship leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in their discipline.  The successful candidate must establish and maintain scholarly activity consistent with the School of Business’ definition of “Scholarly Academic (SA)” for AACSB accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant industry experience or university teaching experience.

Application Process:

Please submit curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation electronically to:  Accounting Search Committee Chair at [email protected].  Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 9/3/2019
Application Due: 11/2/2019
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