Gies College of Business: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Department of Accountancy (...

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Department of Accountancy

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois invites applications for faculty in its highly ranked accounting department. The department seeks assistant, associate, or full professors in any area of accounting teaching and research, beginning Fall 2021.

Home to one of the world’s premier departments of accountancy, Gies College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Master of Accounting Science, Master of Science in Accountancy (both residential and online) and PhD in Accountancy. The fully online Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA) delivers a flexible, high quality, CPA exam-ready curriculum to learners around world. Launched in 2017, the iMSA has grown to more than 400 students eager to learn the skills needed to make informed strategic decisions.

Gies Business is a recognized leader in the instruction and application of data analytics. The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, which is led and operated by Gies faculty, develops and provides analytics curriculum to accounting faculty, students, and industry professionals around the world.

Gies’ Department of Accountancy is separately accredited by AACSB, and the department’s faculty are regularly ranked No. 1 in the nation by the BYU Faculty Research Rankings. The Department of Accountancy at Gies is a collegial workplace comprised of faculty members with a variety of research and scholarship interests.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The successful candidate will support the academic excellence of this prestigious and well-respected department. This includes delivering an exceptional experience to highly motivated students; playing a critical role in delivering our growing online MSA degree; demonstrating promise or a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for the candidate’s rank; contributing to the innovation in programs and curriculum for which the department is known; and advancing the College’s strategic priority of democratizing education.

For more than 100 years, Gies College of Business has intentionally designed its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. At Gies, we believe in being a place of inclusivity and equity, a place where all can succeed, and a place where our faculty and students need not check their passions and causes at the door.

Gies Business is one of 16 colleges at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – a world renowned, Research I institution – which educates more than 52,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.


  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct research in Accountancy
  • Senior faculty are expected to provide leadership in the department, the university and in the Accountancy discipline.


  • Candidates at advanced ranks must possess a PhD degree; candidates for assistant professor must possess or be near completion of a PhD degree.
  • Candidates must have strong research as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness and leadership potential commensurate with position sought.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: June 16, 2021, July 16, 2021 or August 16, 2021.


For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, working papers, course evaluations and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Professional references will be contacted once the recruiting committee has requested them. Tenure track applications should be submitted by January 15, 2021. Applications received by November 6, 2020, will be given first consideration. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. In your cover letter, please state which rank you are applying for.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact: (Abby Dillingham, 217-300-3091 and/or [email protected]).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit “Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Gies College of Business Category:1-Faculty Title:Gies College of Business: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Department of Accountancy (137408) Open Date:09/30/2020 Close Date:01/15/2021 Organization Name:Accountancy




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Posted: 10/1/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
Work Type: Full Time