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Department Chair of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

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Department Chair of Accounting, Economics and Finance

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Norris-Vincent College of Business



Job Summary/Description:

Angelo State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair of the Accounting, Economics, and Finance Department. The Chair is the head of a dynamic and diverse faculty, teaches courses in accounting, manages department resources, as well as scheduling department course offerings. In addition, the Chair is expected to work with local business professionals, recruit students and faculty, and provide general administrative direction for the department. The Chair will support a culture that values shared governance, inclusion, and a balance between effective instruction and scholarly research.

This position will be a tenured accounting faculty position at either the Associate Professor or Professor level. The preferred starting date for this position is Fall 2023.Effective teaching, service and publication in refereed journals is required, consistent with the policies of the Norris-Vincent College of Business and Angelo State University. An appointment as an Associate Professor or higher level requires a proven record of excellence in teaching and peer-reviewed publication. All candidates are expected to be considered a Scholarly Academic (SA) at start of employment and to maintain that status in accordance with Angelo State University’s College of Business Faculty Qualifications Guidelines. Salary and benefits for this position are competitive.

About the UniversityAngelo State University is located in San Angelo, Texas, a city of just over 100,000 people located in the heart of west Texas. A proud member of the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. Angelo State is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools—Commission on Colleges. The university is proud to have one of the nation’s largest privately funded scholarship programs (Carr Foundation), supported by an endowment of over $130 million. For over ten consecutive years Angelo State has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education. This designation is awarded only to about 15% of the nation’s more than 2,500 four-year colleges. In 2023, for the ninth consecutive year, the Chronicle of Higher Education named Angelo State a “Great College to Work For.” In addition to being recognized by the Chronicle for this honor, Angelo State was one of only a select few institutions that were also named to 2023 Chronicle’s Honor Roll.

About the Norris-Vincent College of BusinessThe Norris-Vincent College of Business at Angelo State University is dedicated to providing high quality education for the citizens of the State of Texas and beyond. The College’s business programs are accredited by AACSB. There are three departments in the College: Accounting, Economics, and Finance; Management and Marketing; and Aerospace Studies, which houses an award-winning Air Force ROTC detachment. In addition, the College is also the home for the ASU Small Business Development Center and the Center for Student Success, which provides advising and career services for all business students. The College has approximately 900 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students, awarding approximately 160 undergraduate and 50 graduate degrees each year. There are approximately 30 full time faculty, 12 part-time faculty, and 15 full time staff in the College.

About the Department of Accounting, Economics, and FinanceThe Department offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting, Economics, and Finance. In addition, a Masters in Public Accountancy is also offered. The Department has approximately 270 students, 12 full time faculty positions and one full time staff member.

Typical Duties/Job Duties:

  • Provides effective leadership and vision for the Department, including responsibility for institutional planning reporting required by accreditation agencies
  • Responsible for the recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention of departmental faculty, support staff, student workers, and students majoring in academic programs offered by the Department
  • Serves as a positive role model and effective mentor for departmental faculty and students
  • Supervises and manages the academic assessment process and curriculum for all academic programs and courses offered by the Department
  • Supervises and manages the day-to-day administrative functions of the department

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of academic programs of the College and Department; of applicable University policies, procedures, and practices; principles and practices of effective human resource management and employee supervision; principles and practices of higher education and employee professional development; budget preparation and administration; requirements of all relevant regulatory agencies and organizations, including accreditation agencies
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement, direct and evaluate academic and related programs and functions; coordinate effectively a variety of programs and activities; ability to provide effective direction and supervision to department faculty, support staff, and student workers, as appropriate; interpret and correctly apply University policies and procedures; analyze problems and determine appropriate solutions
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, interpersonal dynamics, project planning and implementation, academic leadership

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate from an AACSB accredited business school in the field of accounting or a closely related field
  • Record of scholarly research and publications to warrant a tenured appointment as either an Associate Professor of Accounting or Professor of Accounting, as well as meeting the Scholarly Academic (SA) status at time of appointment
  • Ability to teach in two or more of the following areas:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Data Analytics
    • Managerial/Cost Accounting
    • Tax
    • Audit
  • Effective teaching record
  • Excellent written and oral English skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, etc.)
  • Academic administrative experience
  • Recent employment history at an AACSB accredited business school
  • A working knowledge of current AACSB accreditation standards, as well as curriculum and assessment methods

EEO Statement:

Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at



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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered please submit the following items:

  • A letter of application which clearly outlines how the candidate meets the position criteria
  • A complete curriculum vita
  • The names and contact information of three professional references
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, including recent student evaluations.

Official transcripts will be required of all applicants selected for interview. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Rex Moody, Search Committee Chair, by telephone at 325-486-6613 or by email at


Working at Angelo State University

Located in the heart of Texas, Angelo State University is a dynamic institution of higher education, and the second largest campus in the Texas Tech University System. A regional comprehensive institution granting master's level degrees and one doctorate, Angelo State University has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's "Best Colleges" since 2010 and by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2017 as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." Serving more than 10,000 students, ASU offers more than 100 majors and concentrations through our six colleges.

As more than half of ASU's graduates annually are first generation college students, they bring the motivation and work ethic that complement the commitment of ASU's faculty to teaching and scholarship. ASU's community of professionals is dedicated to preparing students to strive for success in their lives, in the growth of their communities, whether local or global, and in the pursuit of the common good of society.

ASU's 19:1 student-faculty ratio provides for personalized learning and results in accomplished graduates. The success of ASU alumni in graduate and professional school is superb and best exemplified by the average acceptance rate of more than 50 percent for medical school, compared to the statewide average of 35 percent.

Angelo State is an NCAA Division II and Lone Star Conference member with highly competitive men's and women's teams in 13 sports. The ASU women's track and field team won the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship, the fourth national title in school history.


San Angelo is at the center of a thriving community of 100,000 people in west central Texas. San Angelo straddles the boundary between the Texas Hill Country and West Texas and offers the amenities of both, including rivers and lakes and boundless skies with dramatic sunsets. Situated on the banks of the Concho, San Angelo today is an artists' haven that supports public art common and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The city boasts a symphony orchestra whose annual Independence Day Concert, celebrated a day early on July 3, attracts as many as 35,000 visitors to the outdoor stage downtown on the Concho River.

The city has commuter air service from American Airlines and is within comfortable driving distance of Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Lubbock. San Angelo offers the amenities of big city living with the slower pace, affordable cost of living and friendliness of a small town. With a host of shopping, restaurants, arts, culture, movies, outdoor recreation and family-oriented events, San Angelo has something for all tastes and interests.


The institution was founded in 1928 as a community college. By an act of the 58th Session of the Texas Legislature, the institution was designated as Angelo State College in 1965, the year it became a four-year, state-supported institution. The name was changed to Angelo State University in 1969. On Sept. 1, 2007, Angelo State University became a member of the Texas Tech University System.

ASU has a proud history of diversity, accepting Hispanics, who today make up more than 25 percent of the student population, from the very beginning. The institution enrolled African-Americans prior to Brown vs. Board of Education and one student broke the color barrier in Texas Intercollegiate football in 1953.


Angelo State offers courses through six colleges: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Science & Engineering; and Graduate Studies. The university is recognized for its strong undergraduate programs overall. For example, ASU's Physics Department has been recognized as one of the top undergraduate programs in the country. The university supports a young and vibrant Honors Program and continues a long tradition, begun in 1948, of encouraging international studies.

The university is also known for incorporating research into many undergraduate offerings. One recent bachelor's degree recipient, for instance, received the McClung Award for the Best Paper published in the BIOS, the official publication of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. Another was one of eight graduate students nationally to earn a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative Fellowship to support his graduate research.


Angelo State University's campus is situated on 268 acres in the center of San Angelo. The campus is lined with native live oak and pecan trees as well as imported palm trees. In addition to being one of the prettiest campuses in the region, it is one of the safest in Texas. The campus has ultramodern facilities with state-of-the-art technology support. ASU is home to the State of Texas Data Center, one of the state's two such facilities, which provide sophisticated computer processing and disaster recovery services for agencies and universities. Additionally, the university operates a 6,000-acre farm with a Management, Instruction and Research Center that includes a state-of-the-art meat laboratory.

Working at Angelo State University

Community is a term often used to describe Angelo State University. This applies to the work culture where core values such as a strong work ethic, communication, caring, loyalty, teamwork and integrity permeate the organization of approximately 1,800 employees. While traditions exist at ASU, so does vision, vision to improve programs and to adapt to society's needs.

Angelo State University offers comprehensive benefits, retirement and work life programs designed to meet the needs of employees and their families. Employee amenities include fitness and dining facilities, tuition fee reimbursement for staff, dependent scholarships, and free Internet access service.

Angelo State University offers job opportunities in teaching, information technology, athletics, student programs, and administrative support, to name a few. The university's employee community is dedicated to preparing and supporting students to discover the potential in their lives and their communities. ASU invites interested individuals to search for job opportunities at

 Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse workforce community.

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