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 interest in teaching in at least one of the following areas: auditing, tax, forensics and/or financial accounting. The normal teaching load is 3 courses (nine SCH) per semester and is balanced with principles level courses.
The successful candidate will be expected to advise students, be involved in appropriate student organizations as well as fulfill normal institutional service obligations. Ability to maintain an active research agenda resulting in scholarship in refereed journals and/or law reviews is required. 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 the business community.
This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate 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 scholarship, teaching and application of knowledge. 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 scholarship in peer-reviewed journals is expected.
Primary duty assignment will be the main campus in Cullowhee. However, the duty assignment may involve delivery of 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.
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.
Doctoral degree with a concentration in Accounting from an appropriately accredited institution that satisfies credentialing under both AACSB and SACS guidelines. ABD candidates will be considered but must have the terminal degree conferred prior to December 31, 2020. The position requires teaching excellence and potential for strong scholarly productivity.
Undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience. Established record of intellectual contributions. Relevant work experience. Preference may be given to an applicant with a CPA license.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of candidates will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a current vitae, a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information). For additional information contact Dr. Todd Creasy at email@example.com
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.