Assistant/Associate Professor of Accountancy

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Assistant/Associate Professor of Accountancy


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Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Accountancy and Business Law at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2024. The primary responsibilities for this position include excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting, conducting scholarly activities that result in high quality, peer-reviewed publications, and service to advance the mission of the department, school, university, and the academy. Instructional duties include teaching three classes per semester. Accountancy and Business Law faculty members are also expected to engage with the professional community by participating in periodic department-sponsored events and activities related to recruitment and placement of accounting graduates.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • A Ph.D. with a concentration in Accounting or closely related area from an AACSB or equivalent accredited program is required.
  •  Experience teaching Accounting at the university level is also required. 
  • Candidates with earned degrees will be given preference, but ABDs will also be considered if degree completion is expected by August 2024.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience teaching courses in various aspects of accounting information systems and analytics as well as core accounting courses. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with both face-to-face and online instruction experience and an interest in teaching at the master’s level.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Accountancy and Business Law offers a concentration in Accountancy in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a minor in Accountancy and Business Law, and the Master of Science in Accountancy degree. The Master of Science in Accountancy program enrolls an annual cohort of 40-60 students and achieves over 95% placement upon graduation. The Department also offers courses in Accounting and Business Law in the MBA program and is home to an active chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

College/School Information
UNCW boasts a beautiful 661-acre wooded campus with approximately 16,500 students and is one of the fastest growing institutions in the University of North Carolina system. The Cameron School of Business is AACSB accredited and serves more than 2200 business majors, including graduate students in the PMBA, EMBA, M.S. in Accounting, International MBA, M.S in Business Analytics, M.S. in Finance and Investments, and M.S. in Computer Science and Information Systems programs.
The Wilmington metropolitan area comprises approximately 225,000 people and features a thriving port, business community, and tourism industry. Bordered by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River, Wilmington offers the best in coastal living.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Application materials should include:
1. Cover Letter (Please address this letter to Dr. Lorraine Lee, chair of the search committee, and specify how you meet the minimum requirements / preferred qualifications for this position, etc.)

2. Curriculum Vita

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process.

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