Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

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The Department of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Economics invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of accounting to teach undergraduate and graduate courses beginning the fall semester 2014. Preference will be given to candidates with a primary interest in teaching financial accounting but applicants qualified and interested in teaching in other areas, e.g. taxation or auditing, will also be considered. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience.

The department offers both a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree. There are 6 tenure track and 1 non-tenure track accounting faculty members and several adjunct instructors.

Western Carolina University recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements

A Ph.D. or DBA in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution is required, although ABD candidates will be considered if the completion of dissertation requirements is imminent.

Preference will be given to those applicants with the following training and experience:

Professional certification and experience in the accounting industry is preferred and a commitment to engagement in the business community and region, consistent with the university Quality Enhancement Plan, is required. The normal teaching load is three courses (nine hours) per semester, with some teaching responsibilities at offsite locations or using on-line methodologies. An ongoing stream of scholarly activity leading to publication in referred journals is expected.

Salary Range (displays in advertisement)

Commensurate with qualifications.

Competency Level:
(SPA Banded positions only)

Applicant Pool:
All Applicants


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Work Hours

Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, you must apply online.
Please attach: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) a list of professional references (include full contact information). Copies of transcripts will be requested for candidates being seriously considered for hire.

Western Carolina University sits in a scenic valley in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, one hour west of Asheville. A thirty-minute drive from campus will take you to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most scenic highways in the world, the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a twenty-minute drive from WCU.

Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Dr. Susan Swanger will be available at the AAA meeting in Anaheim. To arrange an interview, contact her at 828-507-6910 or For further information, please visit our web site: Western Carolina University is fully accredited by AACSB-International. WCU is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer.

WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Degrees must have been awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Additional Comments:
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301).. The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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