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Director of the Crews School of Accountancy
University of Memphis

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2022
Title Director of the Crews School of Accountancy
University University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
Department Fogelman College of Business & Economics
Application Deadline Screening begins January 31, 2023
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Professor
  • Accounting and/or Taxes

The Fogelman College of Business & Economics (FCBE) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Professor and Director of the Crews School of Accountancy (CSOA), effective no later than Fall 2023. In addition to two Chairs of Excellence, the COSA has 12 academically diverse, research-oriented full-time faculty members covering all sub-disciplines in accounting. Degrees offered include the BBA at the undergraduate level plus the MS and Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level.  All programs are fully accredited by AACSB International and the curriculum for the BBA and MS degrees have recently been updated to comply with the new CPA Exam requirements.  As an R1 research institution the University of Memphis has a high-quality research environment that we both value and maintain.  The university is committed to a complete renovation of the existing physical structure of the college, with project management and planning beginning as soon as August 2022. Upon completion the FCBE facilities will be an even more attractive place for students, faculty and visitors and will support both teaching and research with cutting edge technology.

Role and Expectations

The Director provides academic and administrative leadership for all operations of the CSOA and is responsible for developing goals and implementing plans to achieve its objectives. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation; curriculum development; research initiatives; program promotion; course scheduling; budgeting; staff supervision; and external relationships with the accounting profession and business community. Teaching responsibilities are one course per semester. The Director serves on the College’s Executive Council.

It is expected that the person in this position will maintain effective, collegial, and respectful working relationships within the CSOA, the FCBE and the University of Memphis campus community. The Director is also expected to uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for differences that represents the CSOA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications and Compensation

The Committee seeks candidates with the following qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate with specialization in accounting
  • An established record of professional and academic accomplishment appropriate for appointment as Full Professor or advanced Associate Professor with tenure.
  • A strong record of scholarship and publication
  • Ability to provide leadership through collaboration with the faculty to advance academic programs
  • Administrative ability and effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capability for effective interaction with administrators, the accounting profession and business community in Memphis, nationally and internationally
  • Knowledge of and experience with AACSB accreditation policies and practices
  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA, CIA, others) is desirable

The Director position is an academic-year appointment with additional compensation for summer responsibilities. The position offers competitive salary, administrative and secretarial support, funds for travel and professional expenses, plus an attractive University benefit package.

The College

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics has become a leading business school in the Southeast. Degree programs offered include the BBA, MBA, MA and MS, and PhD. The academic programs of the College are fully accredited by AACSB International. The College faculty of approximately 95 serves over 3,600 students, with approximately 2,200 undergraduates, 1,200 master's students, and 60 doctoral students. The highly-qualified faculty are recognized for scholarship and publications in leading academic and professional journals. 

The University

The University of Memphis is emerging as one of America's great metropolitan research universities and now holds R1 status. Founded in 1912, the University is a state, tax-assisted institution with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The University is one of two comprehensive doctoral-granting public institutions in Tennessee, offering a broad array of degree programs at all levels. The modern and beautifully landscaped campus is centrally located in the attractive residential area of East Memphis. For additional information about the University, visit the Web site at:

The Community

Located in southwestern Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi river, Memphis is one of the South's largest and most attractive cities. The population of Memphis is about 650,000, with over 1.3 million in the metropolitan area. Memphis is home to many nationally and internationally known companies, including three Fortune 500 companies: FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper. As a primary medical, education, communication, and transportation center, Memphis offers a full range of research opportunities and cultural experiences. The city, known worldwide for its musical heritage, has many fine restaurants, theaters, and museums, as well as one of the nation's largest urban park systems. Memphis has one of the lowest costs of living among metropolitan cities of 600,000 or more and enjoys a mild climate.


Applications should include a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications, detailed curriculum vitae, statement of administrative philosophy, diversity statement that describes the applicant’s experience managing and advancing diversity and inclusion, and the vision for managing and advancing diversity and inclusion as CSOA Director, unofficial transcript of doctoral degree, the names and contact information of three professional references, and be made at: Screening of applications begins January 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Search Committee Chair is Dr. Kurt Kraiger,

  • The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.

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