Assistant Professor of Accounting (Tenure Track)

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Job TitleAssistant Professor of Accounting (Tenure Track)FLSA StatusExemptPosted Salary RangeCommensurate with qualifications and experienceEmployment StatusFull TimeDepartmentSchool of BusinessMinimum Qualifications

Ph.D. or DBA

Purpose of Job

Teach the assigned courses at undergraduate and graduate level within faculty member’s sphere of expertise and for which he/she has achieved and established academic qualifications. Participate in faculty activities in preparation for continued accreditation and generally support the University and school assignments and functions. Complete research leading to publication in peer reviewed journals.

Scope of Responsibilities

Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment, as demonstrated by university prescribed assessments. Provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the market place. Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics, as well as, personal and professional development.

Essential Job Functions

•Develop and teach accounting classes at undergraduate and graduate level.
•Conduct significant research and publish in peer review journals to justify graduate faculty designation.
•Serve on School of Business and university wide committees as required.
•Provide service and outreach to the community
•Engage in scholarly activity and develop new ideas through research by publishing in trade journals.
•Participate in professional development activities to remain current in the field.
•Demonstrates commitment to teaching, supervision, and advising
•Delivers learning-centered instruction
•Conducts assessments of student and program learning outcomes
•Advise students
•Twelve hours (12) course load per semester


Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Business Administration-Accounting or related field from an AACSB accredited school. ABD candidates near completion will also be considered for an Assistant Professor of Accounting.

Licensing and Certifications

CPA preferred but not required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Knowledge and ability to teach courses online, using learning management system, knowledge of the subject, skill in delivering the required knowledge and the ability to engender learning in students. Evidence of teaching excellence within an academic field culturally responsive to the opportunities and challenges of human differences.
•Communication skills: Clearly conveys information and ideas to others both verbally and in writing.
•Interpersonal Effectiveness: Facilitates student success by setting goals and motivating students to achieve them, handles conflict in a constructive manner.
•Student Focused: Creates and/or implements student-focused processes or procedures.
•Professionalism: Participates in all activities in a collegial, ethical and responsible manner.
•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret academic material such as textbooks and journals
•Ability to respond to inquiries from students, staff and administration in a timely manner as stipulated.
•Academic preparation and credentials to support the academic qualifications for teaching, research and publication in his/her area of expertise.

EEO / ADA StatementWork in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsOccasionallyLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsOccasionallyMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsOccasionallyHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsNot RequiredVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsNot RequiredTravelOccasionallyExtended Work HoursNot RequiredPosting NumberNumber of Vacancies1LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date06/16/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesEEO Statement

EEO Statement:
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Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
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Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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    Posted: 7/22/2020
    Application Due: 1/18/2021
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