Position. The School of Accountancy (SOA) in the College of Business (COB) at Missouri State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Director of SOA and Associate/Full Professor of Accounting. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. The Director provides leadership and vision, and leads a team of collegial faculty responsible for undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting. SOA faculty also contribute to the College’s MBA, Executive MBA, MHA, graduate certificate, as well as the General Business Program on the MSU China Campus.
Duties and Responsibilities. The Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lead the SOA’s supplemental AACSB accounting re-accreditation efforts (successful reaccreditation in 2018)
Recruit, develop, and evaluate faculty
Develop, review, and update academic programs and curriculum
Coordinate with the Business Advisement Center and COB Graduate Programs Office to facilitate recruitment and advisement of students
Counsel students regarding careers and academic programs
Develop and manage the SOA budget
Create the class schedule for each semester
Teach courses and conduct research to maintain personal faculty qualification per AACSB guidelines
Supervise the administrative functions of the SOA
Promote a collegial environment
Supervise the teaching, research, service and related scholarly activities of the SOA.
Develop and enhance relationships with The SOA Advisory Board, professional associations, and other external constituencies
Cultivate employer relationships and facilitate placement of graduates
Promote the development of competitive online programs
An earned doctorate in accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution or a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school with appropriate academic preparation in taxation (e.g., LLM.–Taxation, M. Taxation)
Knowledge of AACSB supplemental accounting accreditation requirements and procedures
An established record of scholarly research, teaching, and service as appropriate for appointment as a tenured Associate or Full Professor
Excellent communication skills
Evidence of the ability to successfully interact with the accounting profession, related industry experience, and/or CPA certificate
Demonstrated leadership and collegiality
A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required
About the College of Business. The College of Business at Missouri State University is housed in Glass Hall. A multi-million dollar renovation project and a 37,000 square foot addition were completed in 2018. The College has more than 5,000 students, positioning it among the largest Colleges of Business in the Midwest. The College of Business is fully accredited by the AACSB including supplemental accreditation in accounting. In addition to the School of Accountancy, the college is comprised of the Departments of Finance and General Business, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Management, and Marketing in the business unit, as well as two separately accredited departments Merchandising and Fashion Design, and Technology and Construction Management. The College offers BS, BA, MAcc, MBA, Executive MBA, and MHA degrees as well as an MS in Cybersecurity and a Masters of Project Management.
About Missouri State University: Missouri State University (MSU) is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Located in Springfield, Missouri, MSU enrolls just over 24,000 students in the arts, business, engineering, healthcare, humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. For more information about MSU, visit www.missouristate.edu.
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Applications. Applications should include the following information:
Curriculum vita with contact information for at least three professional references
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution
Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair:
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University (MSU) is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Located in Springfield, Missouri, MSU enrolls just over 24,000 students in the arts, business, engineering, healthcare, humanities, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. For more information about MSU, visit www.missouristate.edu.