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Department Chair & Professor

University of West Georgia
Job Location:
Carrollton, Georgia

Job ID: 236728

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Department Information

At the Richards College of Business, we are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement, and experiences. Our students acquire more than knowledge during their time with us and leave us prepared not only to lead but also to make an impact on the business world.

The Department of Accounting and Finance in the Richards College of Business provides high-quality instruction in an attentive environment maintained by accomplished faculty. The department supports a BBA degree in both Accounting and Finance, a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc), and a combined MBA/MPAcc. The Accounting program has supplemental accreditation through AACSB, a distinction held by only 20% of AACSB accredited schools.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in Accounting, Finance, or closely related discipline from an AACSB Accredited Institution (or equivalent international accrediting body)

Experience Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates should provide evidence of the following in their application:
  • Strong record of effective teaching, research, and service consistent with the requirements for tenure and appointment to the rank of Professor or Associate Professor
  • Involvement with curricular and co-curricular activities that foster student success
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across a broad range of audiences
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior administrative or leadership experience within a college academic environment at the level of chair or director
  • Prior experience with AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation
  • Demonstrated success with recruiting and retaining high quality faculty, students, and staff
  • Experience in fostering external relationships through industry and community partnerships
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Proposed Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Required Documents to Attach
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contacts of three (3) professional references
Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by February 7, 2022. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

Other Information

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act. 

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

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