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Accounting Department Chair
Kent State University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2018
Title Accounting Department Chair
University Kent State University
Kent, OH, United States
Department Accounting
Application Deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
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The Department of Accounting, College of Business Administration at Kent State University invites applications for the position of department chair. This is a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor. The chair is expected to advance the mission of the Accounting department and develop a vision consistent with the College’s strategic plan. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2019.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should currently hold rank of Associate or Full professor at an AACSB-accredited school. The minimum acceptable academic credential is a Ph.D. in Accounting or equivalent. Applicants must have an established record of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching in order to be qualified for tenure and appointment as Full Professor. Evidence of significant academic leadership experience is desired. The successful candidate will be expected to teach effectively in his or her area of specialty at all levels. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the successful leadership skills required for a department chair by mentoring junior faculty, promoting our graduate and undergraduate programs, and maintaining AACSB accreditation. Professional certification and practical work experience is preferred, as is a history of developing mutual relationships with the accounting profession and business community.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, AND DEPARTMENT: Kent State University is the second largest university in the state of Ohio and is located in an attractive suburban area with easy access to both Akron and Cleveland. The area is known for a low cost of living and a high quality of life. Our residential campus in Kent draws a large undergraduate population (approximately 28,000), while the eight-campus system serves approximately 40,000 students. The College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International. The Department of Accounting holds separate AACSB accounting accreditation as well. We are in the design stage of building a new, state-of-the-art College of Business Administration building to support our research, teaching, and service goals. The college is designated as one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools by The Princeton Review. The Department of Accounting has an undergraduate accounting program, a Master of Science in Accounting program and a Ph.D. program in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. The College of Business Administration currently subscribes to WRDS, Compustat, CRSP and a variety of datasets commonly used in business and accounting research, as well as a Bloomberg terminal.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The faculty recruiting committee will examine applications upon receipt of the curriculum vitae, a summary of relevant administrative experience and effectiveness, a summary describing research interests, a summary evidencing teaching experience and effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by March 1, 2019.

To apply, click "Apply Now" at… to provide your basic information and the application materials described above for job number 998789.

Any questions about this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kathryn Wilson (; 330-672-1093).

  • Kent State University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Kathryn Wilson
    Chair of Economics
    Kent State University
    480 College of Business Administration
    475 Terrace Drive
    Kent, OH 44242
  • 330-672-1093
  • 330-672-9808


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