Assistant Professor of Accounting (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor of Accounting (Tenure-Track)

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The College of Business (COB) at Athens State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Accounting. This is a tenure-track position reporting directly to the Logistics Department Chair in the College of Business. The start date for a Fall 2023 appointment is August, 2023.

The accounting faculty at Athens State University supports the University's mission of advancing the best interests of our students and the state through teaching, service, research, and other creative activities. We are committed to the success of our students and to providing a supportive, inclusive learning environment for each student.

During the 9-month contract of employment, accounting faculty members are expected to be available to assist and work with students and respond to departmental, college, and institutional needs. The teaching load for full-time faculty during the academic year is 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester, 9 graduate semester hours per semester, or a combination of
In addition to adhering to the general faculty guidelines, as specified by the Employee Handbook, the Dean of the College of Business, and the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, duties will include:

  • Teaching a variety of upper-division Accounting courses in day, night, weekend, distance learning formats and also at various offsite locations;
  • Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment;
  • Working with a range of students to assist them in reaching goals and learning outcomes;
  • Professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s);
  • Maintaining office hours and advising students;
  • Serving on committees and assisting with accreditation efforts and institutional assessment, as needed;
  • Actively engaging in departmental, college, and institutional initiatives;
  • Actively engaging with professional organizations, area businesses, government agencies, and contractors to develop relationships and opportunities that enrich student experiences.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate, preferably DBA or Ph.D. OR Master's degree, with at least 18 graduate hours in accounting;
  • Nationally-recognized relevant professional certification in accounting (CPA, CMA, CFE, etc.);
  • Ability to effectively teach courses in a wide range of accounting topics.


  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of accounting;
  • College-level teaching experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community.

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: AS220To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society's "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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