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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Accounting

Department: Accounting                              Rank: Open

Specialization(s): Accounting Information Systems, preferred.  Financial and Managerial Accounting – all levels.

Search Number:  19-011 (EXTENDED)

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city. SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The School of Business has had increasing enrollments, significant external fundraising success and now occupies a LEED certified building since August 2012. The School of Business adopted the tag line “Change for Good,” and a focus on sustainability, the triple bottom line, student professional development and business community engagement is woven throughout its programs.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The department of accounting currently has a vacancy for a position who can meet two of the following needs:

Accounting Information Systems: Ability to teach Accounting Information Systems which encompasses accounting problems arising from data collection, data processing, and report generation, with emphasis on internal controls, including computer-based information systems.

Financial Accounting Position:  Ability to teach Financial Accounting at both the introductory and advanced levels; including Intermediate I and II, Advanced Accounting and Accounting Capstone. 

Managerial Accounting Position:  Ability to teach Managerial Accounting at the introductory level and to develop a new Managerial Accounting Course at the advanced level.

 Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 

In addition to teaching excellence with a global perspective, the candidate is expected to be a productive scholar or practitioner. Faculty members are also expected to advise undergraduate students and to participate in university service activities. Engagement with the business community in the school’s environment is required. 

Required Qualifications: 

An earned doctorate in Accounting or a closely related Business field from an accredited university, or a specialized master’s degree with substantial, recent senior-level practitioner experience is required. Applicants must establish their ability to be classified as “qualified faculty” according to AACSB standards. This requires both initial qualification and maintenance of qualifications. 

Strong candidates with ABD will be considered. If ABD, candidate must have earned doctorate within two years of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the university level to a diverse group of undergraduate and MBA students in on-ground and hybrid formats; teaching responsibilities include evenings and weekends. In addition, candidates must demonstrate an ability to engage in original and impactful scholarship. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates with industry or consulting experience.

Application Process:

Please submit curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation electronically to: Dr. Frank Bevvino, Search Committee Co-Chair, at ACCsearch1@southernct.edu. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 18, 2019.  

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.