Summary of Duties: The department chair will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and education for the department and be accountable for department operations, budgeting, resource allocation, and faculty mentoring. The department chair will be expected to engage effectively with students, alumni, employers, the accounting discipline and profession, and other leaders within the college and university. In addition to leading the Department of Accounting, this position will teach courses on topics of accounting (typically one course per semester) and be expected to conduct a research program sufficient to maintain AACSB faculty qualifications as a scholarly academic. The renewable appointment as department chair is for an initial period of four years.
The academic rank (associate professor or professor), compensation, and benefits package will be based on candidate qualifications.
Required Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have an earned Ph.D. in accounting from a nationally or internationally recognized university, hold the rank of at least associate professor, and meet the tenure criteria for the Carson College of Business. A record of scholarly publications in the highest quality accounting journals is essential, as is demonstrated teaching and leadership abilities.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.