Position: The School of Accountancy (School) in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University seeks applications for a qualified tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. This nine-month position is designed to support the School’s degree programs in the College. The effective date of employment will be August 2024.
Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be expected to produce high-quality research, evidenced by publications in leading academic journals, to achieve teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide appropriate service to the department, college, and university. The teaching load is commensurate with research expectations. In addition, candidates are expected to contribute to the collegial and intellectual environment of the department by working with other faculty members.
About the Department & Programs: The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research program aligned with those of the School’s research-active faculty. The School values diverse research that meaningfully impacts practice and theory, and its growing faculty is comprised of active, successful researchers at all ranks who employ both archival and experimental methodologies. This research diversity is evidenced by the School’s positions in the BYU rankings over the last 12 years (Top 5 Experimental AIS, Top 5 Case Research, Top 10 Education, Top 10 Other, Top 20 Experimental Audit, Top 20 Experimental Tax, Top 50 Archival Tax) and recent publications in Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and a number of top-tier practitioner journals. Faculty research programs are strongly supported with summer research funding and limited class preparations through tenure, support for participation at regional, national and international conferences, and access to research participants and numerous data resources.
The School houses an undergraduate major and a Master of Accountancy program, and its online programs are consistently ranked in the Top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The School also provides instructional support to the highly-ranked Harbert College of Business MBA programs. The School has exceptional students: approximately 90% of undergrads complete an internship, 100% of on-campus MAcc students receive graduate assistantships and have jobs waiting for them upon graduation, and 85% of MAcc candidates pass all four parts of the CPA exam prior to graduation. The School also has strong ties to the profession driven by a loyal alumni base, offering networking opportunities and access to externally-valid experimental participants. Additional information can be found here
About the College: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.
About Auburn University: The Auburn family values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact. Auburn University is one of the best places to work in the state of Alabama, according to the 2022 America’s Best-in-State Employers list released by Forbes magazine.
Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South, and Money magazine named Auburn the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings, including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with numerous shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north, and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4-hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.