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Director of the School of Accountancy

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: School of Accountancy
Posting Job Title: Director of the School of Accountancy
Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty
Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Associate Professor or Professor - TBD
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Accounting
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Director of the School of Accountancy
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 07/01/2018
Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for the position of Director of the School of Accountancy. This is a 12-month, tenure track position with the possibility of tenure upon appointment.

The Director shall provide academic and administrative leadership for the School. The primary responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to, program oversight and advancement; establishing the School’s strategic plan; managing and developing faculty and staff; establishing and managing the School’s budget; working with an external advisory board; leading the School’s marketing and alumni relations; overseeing student development; and producing accreditation reports. The Director is also expected to strengthen the School’s relationships with the professional community and cultivate external support. Teaching is expected, though teaching load is negotiable.

The School seeks a strong, visionary leader who can expand and promote innovative graduate and undergraduate programs. The ideal candidate should support and encourage a culture of diverse scholarship and teaching activities as well as foster a climate of collaboration and collegiality. The Director should be able to advocate effectively for the needs and interests of the School’s programs, students and faculty. The Director should also have a balanced internal and external focus with a strong understanding of both the accounting academic and professional fields.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The preferred candidate will have the following:

• An earned doctorate in Accounting, or a related area, from an AACSB accredited institution, or its foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience.

• A record of successful administrative and/or leadership experience in a department, college, or university setting.

• A record of success commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor in accounting, including demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and/or doctoral level(s); a distinguished record of scholarship with an ongoing scholarly program; and demonstrated success in service to the university, profession, and business community.

• A demonstrated ability to successfully implement a strategic vision.

• A demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external business and professional communities.

• A demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including successfully working with and promoting diverse populations, scholarship and teaching activities.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 01/12/2018
Questions About Position Opening:

Jennifer Schafer, Associate Professor School of Accountancy

Additional Information for Applicants

Other documents: please upload your statement of leadership philosophy along with the other required documents.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by 1/12/18. Candidates should submit a letter of interest addressing the applicant’s position qualifications; current curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts; statements of leadership, teaching and research philosophies; and a list of names and contact information of three professional references.

Hard copies of official transcripts will be required for candidates invited for a campus interview.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000608
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 37686
Departmental/College Overview:

Michael J. Coles College of Business and the School of Accountancy are both fully accredited by AACSB International. The School of Accountancy (SOA) consists of approximately 40 full and part-time faculty supporting Undergraduate, Masters and Doctor of Business Administration programs. It is home to one of the largest accounting programs in the state of Georgia with nearly 800 accounting majors. The KSU Internal Audit Center is housed in the SOA, and is one of seven Internal Auditing Education Partnership program universities in the world recognized as a Center of Excellence level program. The Doctorate of Business Administration program has been recognized by AACSB International as an Innovations That Inspire recipient. For more information, please visit our website at

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
  6. Other Documents
  7. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Optional Documents