Assistant Professor - Accounting

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Assistant Professor - Accounting--Search #67771
Parker College of Business, School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy in the Parker College of Business invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Accounting. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, but the successful candidate may have teaching assignments on Armstrong and Liberty campuses as needed.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the mission of the School of Accountancy, which is fully accredited by AACSB International, is to provide excellence in accounting education through teaching, research, and service. We recognize our responsibility to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate accounting education, to conduct applied and instructional research benefiting accounting and business, and to render service to each of our constituencies. In addition to its traditional programs, the School created innovative certificate programs in fraud examination, forensic accounting, and taxation. The School offers the BBA in Accounting and the Master of Accounting degrees—the latter of which is offered in two formats: traditional and online. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the School through academic research, professional outreach and achieving the School's mission. Faculty should also be willing to interact with students through activities outside the classroom. The School enrolls more than 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate degree programs and employs 18 full-time accounting and legal studies faculty members.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director of the School of Accountancy, the Assistant Professor position requires research, teaching, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The position is full time 9-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2021, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD or DBA in accounting, or a closely related field, from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution by August 1, 2021.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop, execute, and maintain a strong research agenda.
  • Evidence of the potential for above average teaching ability.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • All areas of teaching and research specialization considered, although the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas preferred: accounting information systems, auditing, information technology auditing, taxation, and/or data analytics.
  • Experience in online course delivery and flipped classroom models.
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFE, and CMA).
  • Related professional experience.
  • Experience working with a diverse student body.

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

    Applications and nominations should be sent to:
    Dr. Chuck Harter, Search Chair, Search #67771
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-2228

    More information about the institution is available through The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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    Posted: 10/29/2020
    Application Due: 10/29/2032
    Work Type: Full Time