Chair of Accounting & CIS Department - #8237775

University of Northern Colorado


Date: Sep 16, 2021
City: Greeley, CO
Salary: $190,000 - $210,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
University of Northern Colorado
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Job Summary
The Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business, a leading business school in immersive learning and career preparation, seeks a highly qualified accounting professor as chair of the Department of Accounting & Computer Information Systems. Applicants with teaching and research specializations in accounting, audit, tax, and/or information systems are preferred, but applicants with other specializations are also encouraged to apply. Requirements include an enthusiastic commitment to accounting education and teaching excellence; demonstrated ability to publish in relevant academic and/or practitioner journals; Candidates must be scholarly academics and instructionally current to be considered for this position. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or DBA in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution. Prior experience as department chair and with the AACSB accreditation process is preferred. Collegiate teaching experience required; professional certification is desirable but not required. This position is contingent upon funding.



In addition to research and a reduced teaching load, responsibilities include leading the reaffirmation of AACSB accreditation efforts in accounting, managing personnel and processes, overseeing budget and equipment/facilities, making teaching and committee assignments, managing course scheduling, engaging actively with program advisory councils, and planning, evaluating, and developing programs. Moreover, the Department Chair serves as the visionary who fosters an environment of shared governance, works collaboratively with the Dean in facilitating engagement with external stakeholders, the accounting advisory board, and serves on the College’s Administrative Council. Depending on the record of accomplishments, candidates may qualify for an endowed professorship (Allen McConnell Distinguished Chair of Research and Practice) which provides a salary supplement.

UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners


Minimum Qualifications
Terminal Degree in Accounting


Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D. or DBA in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution. Research record and administrative experience as department chair and with the AACSB accreditation process. Professional credentials (e.g. CPA, CMA) and experience are desirable but not required.



Posting Details


Posting Number F00537


Position Number F99287


Desired Start Date 07/01/2022


Open Date 08/09/2021


Close Date


Open Until Filled Yes


Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu/postings/4310. Application documents to be submitted online include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact Information for at least three professional references. Applicants will be required to list the name and contact information for one professional reference in the application who will be invited to submit a confidential letter of recommendation directly onto an online portal

Contact MCB Business Operations Manager Kristi Cozbey, at kristi.cozbey@unco.edu with questions regarding applying to this position


Salary and Benefits
The whole compensation package (i.e. base pay, department chair stipend, and income from endowed McConnell Chair) should be between $190,000 to $210,000 and come with a reduction in teaching load commensurate with research performance of the candidate. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position


Additional Requirements and Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.



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