The School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position beginning academic year 2020-2021. The successful candidate will bring areas of teaching and research that complement and integrate with those of existing accounting faculty. Applicants should possess an interest in teaching financial accounting. A second area of interest, (e.g. auditing, tax) is desirable. The normal teaching load is 3 courses per semester and is balanced with principles level courses. Primary duty assignment will be the main campus in Cullowhee, however, the duty assignment will likely involve delivery of one or more graduate classes at WCU's Biltmore Park location in Asheville, NC and/or online instruction. The successful candidate will be expected to advise undergraduate students and fulfill normal institutional service obligations.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to maintain a current, active research agenda resulting in scholarly publications in refereed journals and/or law reviews as required. The candidate will be expected to be an excellent teacher. (S)He will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations and fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Candidates should have a strong record or show strong promise to contribute to the intellectual and practical lives of students and other stakeholders of the School, College, University, and business community.
This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with employment beginning in August 2020. Teaching experience and scholarship record should be commensurate with the rank sought. The College seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of high caliber, skilled in teaching, application of knowledge and scholarship. The School strongly encourages applications of women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
The successful candidate must meet the AACSB accreditation requirements regarding academic qualification of College of Business faculty. The AACSB requirements for academic qualification mandate a minimum level of relevant research and publication. Therefore, the ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected.
Western Carolina University is AACSB accredited and the College of Business has over 70 faculty members. WCU is a regional comprehensive university located in Cullowhee, NC, a scenic rural valley between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, serving the people of North Carolina from its main residential campus in Cullowhee, 50 miles west of Asheville, NC and 2½ hours north of Atlanta and resident credit centers in Asheville and Cherokee.
WCU recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty members are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world.
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Terminal degree in Accounting or a related field with a concentration in Accounting from an appropriately accredited institution that satisfies credentialing under SACS guidelines. Established record of research or strong evidence of potential for intellectual contributions related to the accounting discipline. ABD candidates will be considered but must have the terminal degree conferred prior to December 31, 2021. The position requires teaching excellence and strong scholarly productivity.
Conferred doctoral degree in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution. Established record of research and evidence of potential for intellectual contributions related to the accounting discipline. Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience. Relevant work experience in accounting. Preference may be given to an applicant with a CPA license or other relevant licensure.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Position will remain open until filled. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Hard copy application materials will not be accepted. To be considered, applicants must apply online. Applicants should attach a curriculum vita, a cover letter, transcripts from the highest degree earned, and 2-3 names of references (please include complete contact information).
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WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.