Assistant Professor of Accounting Tenure Track

Position ID: 44382
Georgia College and State University
J. Whitney Bunting College of Business
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Business Title

Assistant Professor of Accounting Tenure Track

Position Number


Home Department


Employment Type

Tenure Track Faculty




Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?


Time-Limited Appointment Length

Not Applicable

Work Schedule

Full-time faculty member working 40 hours per week Monday – Friday; Occasional evenings and weekends.

Work Hours per week


Travel Required?


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The mission of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business is to foster the development of capable business professionals who are responsible citizens grounded in a liberal arts education.

The departmental goal is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in accounting. Building on a strong liberal arts foundation, Georgia College’s undergraduate Accounting program promotes the development of technical accounting knowledge and the communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills necessary for success as an accounting professional. The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the undergraduate program through examination of advanced accounting topics and business skills in areas identified as critical for success in a challenging and dynamic profession.

Primary Purpose of Position

Faculty are expected to meet the academic instructional needs of both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Accounting and the College of Business.

Faculty are expected to support the liberal arts mission and the AACSB accreditation standards through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing

Job duties performed for the above function

Accounting faculty must be willing and able to teach undergraduate and graduate accounting courses in face-to-face, hybrid, and online environments. The primary mode of instruction within the department is through traditional face-to-face classes.

Faculty members who meet publication expectations carry a 3/3 teaching load.

All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.
This faculty member may also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity

Job duties performed for the above function

Accounting faculty members must conduct and publish scholarly research in line with AACSB guidelines for maintaining status as a Scholarly Academic.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Service to Institution

Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate service that directly impacts the quality of education provided to students and is related to a faculty member’s primary teaching duties.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Professional Development

Job duties performed for the above function

Faculty members are expected to remain intellectually active and maintain currency in their discipline.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Background Check Statement

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

PhD or DBA in Accounting from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered but degree must be completed prior to the employment start date.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1
( (faculty credentials))

Department Required Skills

Preference will be given to candidates with a record of successful teaching experience in higher education.

Professional experience and certifications are considered very positive complements to academic qualifications.

List any other requirements

GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

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Description of Requirement



Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Strong communication skills.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.

Teaching experience at an AACSB accredited university.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College’s mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Posting Detail Information

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Desired Start Date


Open Date


Open Until Filled


Reference Letters

Accept References


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral
  2. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Which of the following professional accounting certifications have you earned?
    • CPA
    • CMA
    • CIA
    • CFE
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Related Services, other
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials))
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


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Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

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