Director of the Turner School of Accountancy

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Position Number004085Working TitleDirector of the Turner School of AccountancyClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeCollege of Business (Col)DepartmentAccountingPosition DesignationFacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per year9Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business is to discover and disseminate knowledge essential to the practice of accounting. We prepare students for careers in professional accounting and business, seeking to foster appreciation for knowledge, intellectual growth and dedication to service. We engage in research that explores accounting theory, policy and practice. In strategic partnership with the greater Charlotte business community, we seek to prepare our students to become leaders who think critically and possess professional expertise, global awareness, and a commitment to ethical behavior.

Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesDescription of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Turner School of Accountancy (TSA) Director role includes internally and externally focused responsibilities as detailed in this document. The internal responsibilities are primarily those assigned to Department Chairpersons in the College. External responsibilities relate to relations with alumni, donors, and firms.

Internally Focused Responsibilities of the Director of the Turner School of Accountancy

Department Chairpersons play a dynamic and vital role within UNC Charlotte and the Belk College. The Department Chairperson is the chief administrative and academic officer of the department. As such, the Chairperson is expected to provide academic leadership for the department and to ensure effective administration of the affairs of the Department.

The Belk College of Business is by its nature a highly integrated and interdisciplinary unit. Chairpersons in the Belk College are therefore expected to coordinate closely their activities with other Chairpersons in the Belk College and with the Belk College Dean’s office. Chairpersons are expected to follow all Belk College guidelines and policies in the course of their duties. Chairpersons are also expected to work together to implement the strategic goals and initiatives of the Belk College.

Chairpersons report to the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, although they are hired by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Dean of the Belk College of Business. Chairpersons in the Belk College will have duties that extend into the summer and are expected to generally be available during the summer. Only tenured faculty members may serve as Departmental Chairperson. Chairpersons may be appointed to terms of two, three or four years.

Major responsibilities of a Department Chairperson include:

Classroom Instruction
●Teaching two, three-hour classroom courses during each academic year;
●Coordinating any undergraduate independent study offerings within the Department.

Development of Faculty
●Recruiting, hiring, orienting, and evaluating members of the faculty;
●Encouraging and facilitating professional development through such activities as suggesting funding sources, discussing research ideas, urging attendance at meetings and workshops, providing opportunities for participation in administration or governance, and providing effective feedback following evaluations;
●Creating a forum in which faculty members can express ideas freely, thus promoting healthy discussions among members of the department;
●Making documented decisions and recommendations concerning retention, promotion, tenure and salary increments with the outcome to be for the best interest of the department, the Belk College and the University;
●Ensuring the Department follows all University and Belk College policies relating to faculty development.
●Appoint graduate faculty.

Representation of the Department
●Providing a communication link between and among the faculty and other areas of the Belk College, the University and various levels of administration;
●Representing the department within Belk College and University administrative and governance structures and with external professional and community groups;
●Maintaining personal and professional competence in order to set a good example in teaching and research and to maintain a position of stature on and off campus.

Development and Maintenance of Instructional Programs
●Coordinating planning and implementation of effective academic programming both within the department and through interdisciplinary programs;
●In conjunction with the other Chairpersons, the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, and other appropriate officials, scheduling departmental course offerings;
●Recommending to the Dean of the Belk College and the Dean of the Graduate School faculty members willing to serve as Program Directors for graduate programs housed within the Department;
●Encouraging and supporting efforts for improvements of instruction;
●Ensuring the department follows Belk College Assurance of Learning procedures;
●Ensuring that department schedules are coordinated with other departments;
●Ensuring that interdisciplinary programs are appropriately staffed.

Development of Students
●Working with the Belk College Advising Center to coordinate a program of effective undergraduate academic advising;
●Working with graduate program directors to coordinate a program of effective graduate academic advising;
●Responding to grievances and special requests.

Administration of the Department
●Coordinating departmental planning activities;
●Preparing and managing departmental budgets in close coordination with the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research;
●Preparing the departmental Annual Report and coordinating with the Dean’s office on the preparation of the Belk College Annual Report;
●Conducting departmental meetings;
●Supervising administrative support personnel should any be assigned to the Department;
●Supervising work-study students and graduate students should any be assigned to the Department;
●Ensuring that the Department maintains appropriate records;
●Organizing the election of Departmental representatives to University and Belk College Committees.
●In consultation with the AD of Graduate Programs and Executive Education and the MACC Director, assign GAs to faculty.

College Administration
●Participating in Belk College Chair’s Council meetings;
●Providing advice and guidance to the Dean’s office on matters relating to the department;
●Implementing departmental policies and procedures that align with and serve to further the strategic goals and policies of the Belk College and the University.

Externally Focused Responsibilities of the Director of the Turner School of Accountancy

●Being active in meeting with current and potential donors for the Turner School of Accountancy (TSA) Legacy Fund and other ongoing development initiatives of the TSA.
●Being available to College and University leadership and development staff to meet with alumni and other potential donors.
●Approving, in conjunction with Belk College leadership and staff, any disbursement and use of TSA funds.

Advisory Board
●In consultation with the Advisory Board Chair, holding regular Turner School of Accountancy Advisory Board meetings.

Student Placement
●Meeting with accounting firm recruiting representatives, partners, and advisory board members to debrief the prior year recruiting activities and processes and to discuss and plan the recruiting activities and processes for the coming year.
●Planning and participating, along with TSA faculty and the University Career Center staff, in lunch meetings with each firm participating in fall on-campus recruiting.
●Working, as needed, with the Beta Alpha Psi Advisor (BAP) and the Master of Accountancy (MACC) Program Director to prepare and deliver the Meet the Professionals events and for Fall recruiting.
●Working, as needed, with the Niblock Center staff to plan and deliver the spring Leadership Recruiting Fair.
●Working, as needed, with the BAP Advisor to plan for the TSA Fall and Spring banquets.

●Working, as needed, with the MACC Director to plan and deliver the MACC program Fall orientation.

Awards & Scholarships
●Identifying potential recipients of the TSA Alumni of the Year award. Consulting with the faculty, Advisory Board, and College leadership to make the final decision.
●Working with the firms and other donors to secure scholarship funds to be awarded at the Spring banquet.
●Working with the staff of the Niblock Center and accounting faculty to solicit scholarship applicants.
●Working with the staff of the Niblock Center, the MACC Program Director, and accounting faculty to award scholarships.
●Work with the staff of the Niblock Center and with the scholarship recipients to coordinate thank you letters and other follow-ups with the donors and firms.

Accounting Accreditation and Leadership
●Attending Accounting Program Leaders Group/Federation of Schools of Accounting meeting to represent the TSA.
●Having a deep understanding of AACSB Accounting Accreditation Standards.
●Preparing, with the assistance of the Dean’s office, the self-study for the AACSB Continuous Improvement Review (CIR).
●Working with the Dean’s office to host the AACSB CIR visit team.
●Following up on any deficiencies found during the CIR visit.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

PhD in Accounting or closely related area.
Only tenured faculty members may serve as Departmental Chairperson.

Necessary Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Notes to Applicants

Please include the following items:
1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications for and interest in the position
2) the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
3) a list of at least 5 references

A review of applications will begin on September 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. First stage interviews to identify finalists will be held virtually. The format for finalist interviews may be virtual or on campus, depending upon state and university policies at the time of those interviews.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Job Open Date09/03/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will BeginProposed Hire DateIf time-limited, please indicate appointment end dateContact InformationPosting Specific Questions

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Posted: 9/9/2020
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