The Fogelman College of Business & Economics is seeking qualified applicants for the
position of Professor and Director of the School of Accountancy, open fall semester
2013. The Director position is an academic-year appointment with additional compensation
for summer responsibilities. The School of Accountancy is an academically diverse,
research-oriented group of 18 full-time faculty positions in accounting, taxation,
and business law/legal environment and includes two Chairs of Excellence. The School
offers undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MS Accounting and PhD) programs and is fully
accredited by AACSB International.
The Director provides academic and administrative leadership for all operations of
the School and is responsible for developing goals and implementing plans to achieve
its objectives. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation;
curriculum development; research initiatives; program promotion; course scheduling;
budgeting; staff supervision; and external relationships with the accounting profession
and business community. Teaching responsibilities include one course per semester.
The Director serves on the College’s Executive Council.
The Committee seeks candidates with the following qualifications:
- An earned doctorate with specialization in accounting
- An established record of professional accomplishment appropriate to appointment as
- A strong record of scholarship and publication
- Ability to provide leadership through collaboration with the faculty to advance academic
programsAdministrative ability and effective communication and interpersonal skillsCapability
for effective interaction with the accounting profession and business communityKnowledge
of AACSB accreditation policies and practices
- Experience and accomplishment appropriate to appointment at the rank of associate
or full professor
- Professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA) is desirable.
The position offers a highly competitive salary, administrative and secretarial support,
funds for travel and professional expenses, and an attractive University benefit package.
The Fogelman College of Business & Economics has become a leading business school
in the Southeast. Globalization and technology are two major strategic emphases of
the College. Degree programs offered include the BBA, MA (Economics), MBA, Executive
MBA, International MBA, MS, and PhD. The academic programs of the College are fully
accredited by AACSB International. The College faculty of 100 serves nearly 3,100
students, with 2,500 undergraduates, 500 master’s students and 80 doctoral students.
The highly qualified faculty, 90 percent of whom hold a doctorate, is widely recognized
for scholarship and publications in leading academic and professional journals. The
College outreach units include the Sparks Bureau of Business & Economic Research,
the Robert Wang Center for International Business and Research (one of only 31 CIBERs
in the nation), and the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management. Adjoining the College
is the 26 million-dollar FedEx Institute of Technology. For additional information
about the College, visit the Web site at: http://fcbe.memphis.edu.
Applications should include a cover letter outlining interests and qualifications,
detailed curriculum vitae, statement of administrative philosophy, unofficial transcript
of doctoral degree, the names and contact information of three professional references,
and be made at: http://workforum.memphis.edu. Screening of applications begins May 1, 2013, and may continue until the position is filled. Search Committee Chair is Dr. Lloyd
Brooks, (901) 678-4613, email@example.com.