The Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Program in the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law invites applications for a 9-month fixed-term position in Accounting beginning Fall 2020 at either the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Rank will be determined at point of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified.
Preference will be given to those with experience teaching financial and managerial accounting and coordinating principles of accounting courses. A minimum of a master's degree in accounting is required. The normal teaching load is four courses (twelve credit hours) per semester. Teaching both traditional and online courses will be expected. In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate the Financial Accounting sections with the Accounting faculty to ensure consistency and uniformity of both the traditional and online courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform normal institutional service, possibly including coordinating seminars and/or other WCU-sponsored events. A commitment to active engagement with professionals in the regional business community is expected. In addition, all applicants will satisfy and maintain qualifications to meet AACSB accreditation standards. The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching, and service.
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a dynamic, fast growing member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system with over 12,000 students. WCU is dedicated to continuous enhancement of its academic programs and integrating engaged learning with service to the region. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. From its 600-acre main campus, through programs in Asheville, at various community colleges and online, the University serves nearly 12,000 students from almost every state in the United States and 36 other countries. The College of Business is AACSB accredited and has over 70 full-time faculty members. The College currently offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration and law, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing, and sport management.
It also offers graduate degrees in accountancy, business administration, entrepreneurship, project management, and sport management. Western Carolina University recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of scholarship that would meet requirements of AACSB faculty qualifications.
A Master degree's in Accounting or a Master's degree with a minimum of 18 accounting graduate hours from a regionally accredited institution is required.
All applicants must be academically qualified as defined by the College of Business's definition established for AACSB accreditation.
Desire conferred terminal degree in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution. ABD candidates will also be considered. Professional certification and experience in the accounting industry is also desirable. The normal teaching load is four courses (twelve hours) per semester, with the possibility of some teaching responsibilities using on-line methodologies. Preference will be given to those with experience teaching financial accounting and those who have taught on-line accounting courses
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Only those who apply online will be considered. Please attach: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) a list of professional references (include full contact information); 4) copies of transcripts. Hard copy application materials will not be accepted.
For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Todd Creasy at [email protected]
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.