Assistant Professor of Accounting, Rollins College of Business - 21000001FL
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Gary W. Rollins College of Business, Department of Accounting
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
The Gary W. Rollins College of Business (RCOB) at the University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty at the rank of assistant professor beginning in the fall of 2022. We
are primarily interested in candidates who have a teaching interest in
Accounting Information Systems and/or Accounting Analytics. Preference will be
given to candidates with a secondary teaching interest in Financial Accounting
or Managerial Accounting.
The Department of Accounting in the RCOB provides a collegial work environment
in which faculty support each other and their students; we are interested in
identifying faculty who want to make UTC their long-term home. Faculty are
encouraged to find their teaching and research passion and pursue those
interests. We foster a diverse environment including three student
organizations in accounting (BAP, IMA, and NABA). The RCOB also sponsors a
Veterans Entrepreneurship Program that is highly respected.
Salary and benefits are competitive with peer institutions. Responsibilities
include teaching nine credit hours per semester, conducting research leading
to quality refereed journal publications and conference presentations, and
providing service at the Department, College, and/or University level.
The RCOB has long-standing AACSB accreditation at the undergraduate and
graduate levels as well as supplemental accreditation in accounting. The RCOB
serves approximately 2,400 students, and has a highly productive, collegial
faculty. The Accounting Department has both undergraduate and graduate
programs in accounting, including a forensic, data analytics track at the
graduate level. In addition, the RCOB currently houses a joint Master of
Science in Data Analytics program in partnership with the Computer Science
Department, an undergraduate concentration in Business Analytics, a 100%
online MBA program as well as a flexible MBA program with data analytics
concentration, and a graduate-level data analytics certificate program.
Qualified applicants must possess or complete a doctorate in accounting, or
closely related field, from an AACSB-accredited business school or be in the
ABD stage of their doctoral studies with expected completion of the Ph.D.
prior to this position's start date of August 2022. Candidates must have a
track record of producing quality research through working papers or
publications. Candidates must have an interest in teaching a variety of
undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching experience, and business
experience are desirable. Candidates with a professional license (CPA, IMA,
CISA, or related international certificates) are preferred. Candidates
interested in working closely with the business community in both teaching and
research are encouraged to apply.
In addition to teaching, the selected candidate is required to actively
participate in professional activities sufficient to maintain appropriate
qualifications under AACSB standards. The candidate is expected to participate
in student engagement activities, mentoring, and on-line classes. Strong
candidates will have compelling evidence of teaching effectiveness and
relevant business work experience. Review of applications will begin
immediately, focusing on candidates who have the ability to contribute in
meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
For full consideration, applicants should prepare and submit the following
information through the UTC Faculty Career Site
Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
CV including up-to-date personal information (name, email, phone, etc.)
References: list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
addresses for three (3) professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who apply before
October 31, 2021.
Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Rebecca Shortridge at
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the
University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of nearly
12,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges.
Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a
reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public
traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the
university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state
university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence — boldly embracing
a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and
transforming communities. The UTC commitment — each and every day — is to earn
the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference
in our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast
Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate
highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of
its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also
has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the
United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and
business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress,
Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, United, and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in
Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain,
Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian
Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend
Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children,
and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time
NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at
Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for
hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the
beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of
flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich
past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil
War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two-
hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title
IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive
equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on
the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental
disability, or protected veteran status.
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