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Director of the Crews School of Accountancy
University of Memphis

Date Posted Feb. 22, 2023
Title Director of the Crews School of Accountancy
University University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
Department Fogelman College of Business & Economics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Professor
  • Accounting and/or Taxes
    Business - General
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.

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.
Minimum Position Qualifications
The Committee seeks candidates with the following qualifications:
An earned doctorate in accounting or related business discipline
A strong record of scholarship and publication

Skills and experiences preferred:
An established record of professional and academic accomplishment appropriate for appointment as Full Professor or Associate Professor with tenure.
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 (CPACMACIA, others) is desirable
Special Conditions
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 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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