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Director of the Turner School of Accountancy
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2021
Title Director of the Turner School of Accountancy
University University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, United States
Department Turner School of Accountancy
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Director/Manager
  • Accounting and/or Taxes

The Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Director/Department Chair to begin in August 2022.
The new Director will be hired with tenure at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate
Professor. To be granted a rank of Professor, a candidate must be an effective teacher, have a
national or international reputation within the discipline established by sustained publication of
high quality articles in leading journals, and have a record of high quality service. Candidates who
are currently at the Associate Professor level should, at a minimum, have a research trajectory
leading to future promotion to the rank of Professor. Candidates should have a completed doctorate
in accounting or a related field and must meet academic qualifications as described in the Belk
College Policy on Qualified Faculty Status. This Belk College policy, as well as the complete
description of appointments with tenure and other policies, can be found at:

The primary duties of the Director include internal administration of the Turner School and
external engagement with industry partners and alumni. Internal administration of the School
includes development of faculty and students, development and maintenance of instructional
programs, representation of the School as a liaison with other Belk College and University leaders,
and working with all groups to create a diverse and inclusive environment. External engagement
activities include holding Advisory Board meetings, being active in meeting with industry leaders,
donors, and alumni in coordination with the Dean in development/fundraising, working with the
advising center on student placement opportunities, identifying students for scholarship and award
opportunities, working with the MACC Director, and ensuring continued accreditation of the
School by participating in AACSB activities related to accounting accreditation.

Faculty who hold a Director/Department Chair position teach two course sections per academic
year while they hold that position. They are also responsible for maintaining their academic
qualification status for AACSB through research and professional engagement activities as
described in the Belk College Policy on Qualified Faculty Status. Salary, teaching load, and other
resources are competitive and consistent with other national research universities.

The Turner School is named for Mr. Thomas C. Turner, who helped establish the accounting
department at UNC Charlotte, and is funded with an endowment of over $4 million to support
students and faculty, with additional commitments already made. The School offers a Bachelor’s
in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, and also participates in the MBA, MS in
Management, DBA, and PhD in Business Administration (Finance) programs. In Fall 2020, there
were over 500 majors and pre-majors in the undergraduate program and 60 students in the Master’s
program. The School currently has fourteen full-time faculty, eight of whom are tenured/tenuretrack.
The Belk College is accredited by AACSB and the Turner School also maintains AACSB
accreditation under the accounting standards. The Turner School and Belk College are committed
to providing an inclusive environment that celebrates collaboration and fosters trust and mutual

Applications must be made electronically at (position 004085) or directly at and include the following items:
1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications for and interest in the position,
2) the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, and 3) a list of at least 5 references.
A more detailed description of the job duties is available at the posting. A review of
applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. First stage
interviews to identify finalists will be held virtually. The format for finalist interviews may be
virtual or on campus, depending upon state and university policies at the time of those interviews.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to

The position is contingent on final budgetary approval. Prior to hire, the selected candidate is
subject to a criminal background check and must provide official transcripts.
Informational URL:
For more information, email either co-chair of the committee, Dr. Al Ghosh at or Dr. Artie Zillante, at

  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
    We will advertise on several platforms, both accounting specific and academic specific, to reach as wide an audience as possible. Some of those platforms are dedicated to reaching a diverse pool of applicants. We will accept applications from all qualified individuals. Faculty are encouraged to reach out to their own personal networks to attract qualified candidates.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Aloke Ghosh
    Turner School of Accountancy
    University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28075


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