Faculty Positions in Accounting

University of North Carolina Asheville

Asheville, NC

ID: 7062173
Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

osition Summary
ACCOUNTING – The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Management and Accountancy, accredited by AACSB International, invites applications for two faculty positions in accounting to begin Fall 2020. Title, rank, and salary will be determined according to degree, certification(s), and/or level of teaching and/or industry experience.

To be considered for a tenure-track position, the candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Accounting, or Management or Business Administration with specialization in Accounting; however, candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2020 may be considered. We prefer candidates who have earned a doctorate from an AACSB accredited program, along with professional certifications and industry experience. If seeking a one-year visiting professor or two-year lecturer position, with the potential option for contract renewal, the candidate must have a graduate degree with a minimum of 18-credit hours in the accounting area in which they will teach, a CPA or CMA, and relevant teaching and industry experience. An earned Ph.D. in Accounting, or Management or Business Administration with specialization in Accounting or candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) with a defense expected prior to August 2020 would be preferred. Candidates seeking a two- year professor of practice position are encouraged to apply. The candidate must have a graduate degree with a minimum of 18-credit hours in the accounting area in which they will teach, a CPA or CMA, and industry experience. While we prefer professors of practice to have prior teaching experience, we are open to mentoring those with a passion for and commitment to high-quality teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university.

The persons selected will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester, maintain appropriate faculty qualifications in scholarly and/or engagement commensurate with the expectations of a liberal arts university degree program that is accredited by AACSB, and engage in service to the institution, the community, and the profession. Those selected for the tenure- track position will be expected to maintain scholarly active status according to our faculty qualifications policy and will be encouraged to participate in undergraduate research mentoring as opportunities arise. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in financial accounting and will be open to a variety of other areas.

In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premier liberal arts education. Faculty members are expected to teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.

UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for more than 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty member’s work.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives. We expect applicants to each write a 1-2 page Diversity Statement describing: a) their experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and c) their understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal art university.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that addresses (discipline) pedagogy in the context of the liberal arts, a diversity statement (described above), copies of teaching evaluations (if applicable), and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. The applicant should provide names and contact information for three references from whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these references should address the candidate’s written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop and maintain a successful research program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Shields (jshields@unca.edu).

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university- sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


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