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Job ID: 165945

Endowed Chair
University of Missouri

Date Posted Aug. 26, 2021
Title Endowed Chair
University University of Missouri
Columbia , MO, United States
Department School of Accounting
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Accounting and/or Taxes

The University of Missouri (MU) School of Accountancy in the Trulaske College of Business seeks an experienced, accomplished academic to serve as an Endowed Chair. The appointee will have an outstanding international research reputation evidenced by a strong record of scholarly achievements. The appointee is expected to continue to pursue research and scholarship and serve as a mentor and advisor to doctoral students and early career faculty. Interest and expertise in capital markets or corporate governance areas using primarily archival methods is preferred.

The School of Accountancy is strongly interested in recruiting an individual who can embrace and enhance the vision of a diverse, collegial, and productive academic environment.


  • Conduct and collaborate on high quality research leading to publications in top-tier journals.
  • Develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate (Masters and PhD) levels, that match the appointee’s areas of expertise with the School of Accountancy areas of high need, including but not limited to auditing, governance, financial accounting, and data analytics.
  • Serve as an excellent faculty role model who inspires, encourages, and mentors colleagues and students.
  • Participate in conferences and workshops to maintain currency in research and the classroom.
  • Provide thought leadership and share insights through engagement with diverse groups including faculty, students, alumni, industry professionals, and other external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Accounting.
  • Rank of Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest and expertise in capital markets or corporate governance areas using primarily archival methods.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research mentorship.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A distinguished teaching record at an AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Record of leadership in major professional organizations.

About the School of Accountancy at MU:
Students in the School of Accountancy acquire practical experience in the field of accounting, participate in vibrant student organizations, and access substantial financial aid, all in a degree program that is nationally recognized for excellence. The 2019 Public Accounting Report (PAR) ranks the School in the Top 13 nationally for Undergraduate and Graduate (Master’s) programs and in the Top 25 for Doctoral programs. When scaled by faculty size, the School is ranked in the Top 3 nationally for both Undergraduate and Master’s programs. High-quality students are admitted to the program at the start of the junior year. The entering class for fall 2021 has an average GPA of 3.7. The School of Accountancy has a record of excellent performance on CPA exams including high score winners for the AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award for 2014-2021 and one of the highest first-time CPA exam pass rates in the nation. A recent (February 2021 Accounting Today) article on CPA exam success ranked Mizzou #2 of 521 accounting programs nationwide – and #1 of 251 large accounting programs nationally. The School’s Master’s degree job placement rates are between 95-98% each year; in addition, several PhD placements have been obtained at leading universities.

The School of Accountancy supports a strong, technologically enhanced curriculum including data analytics and integration of ERP through membership in SAP’s University Alliance. The School of Accountancy also offers certification in tax and assurance.

In addition to its Director, the School of Accountancy currently has 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty, all research active. The faculty enjoy a collegial and collaborative research environment with an active research workshop series and research support, including databases. The School of Accountancy has also been ranked in the Top 10 nationally in the past for Scholarly Research Index by Academic Analytics.

The School has strong and vibrant relationships with the accounting profession, including accounting firms, companies, and academic/professional associations. In addition to developing numerous named faculty positions, student scholarships, and opportunities for research/teaching collaboration, the School of Accountancy maintains active fundraising relationships with the accounting firms, industry, and alumni. The School of Accountancy was one of among nine schools nationally to be selected for hosting the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data & Analytics (MADA) for 2018-2021.

About the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business
The Trulaske College of Business, founded in 1914, today enrolls more than 4,300 students. The college has four academic units – Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The college offers an undergraduate degree in business administration, a full-time MBA degree and an execMBA for working professionals, a 150-hour program that confers both undergraduate and master’s degrees in accountancy, online graduate degrees in accountancy and finance, and PhD degrees in both accountancy and business administration. The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 32,000 alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries.

Application Instructions
The University anticipates this appointment starting in Fall of 2022 and will be placed at either the rank of either Associate Professor or Full Professor. The search process will be established to allow a selection likely in the early spring of 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by October 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should include a cover letter outlining leadership qualifications, practice, teaching and/or research interests, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae. Later in the search process, additional information may be sought from interested candidates, along with names and contact information for at least 3 references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

You can find the full position profile online at:

Please complete the brief online application. (Job ID 37992)

Nominations and inquires of interest may be sent in confidence to the University’s executive search partner:
Tim McIntosh,
Senior Director of Recruitment
University of Missouri System or

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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