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Endowed Chairperson of Accounting / W. Fielding Rubel School of Business

Bellarmine University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

Bellarmine University W. Fielding Rubel School of Business invites applications for the position of Endowed Chairperson, Department of Accounting.  In alignment with the University's values, priorities and commitment, we seek an individual dedicated to and invested in equity and inclusiveness.

The Chair serves as the department administrator and as a representative for the accounting program to both internal and external stakeholders. Internally, the Chair engages in teaching, in research/scholarly activity, and with students via the accounting association and internship programs. Externally, the Chair will nurture and develop relationships with the accounting community and alumni. The Chair reports to the Dean of the School of Business.  This position is a 12-month, tenure-track, or tenured based on experience, faculty position at the associate/full professor rank (based on experience) beginning July 1, 2023. 


  • Doctoral degree in accounting or a JD/LLM and be qualified as a Scholarly Academic or Practice Academic according to AACSB standards  
  • Record of teaching and scholarship effectiveness commensurate with the rank of associate professor or full professor
  • Demonstrated commitment to administrative effectiveness and an ability to interact well with faculty, administrators, students, and the community 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and leadership in promoting equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Success in effective program development, student recruitment and retention, and recruitment and development of faculty and staff
  • Track record of building and growing successful professional accounting programs and relationships
  • Current CPA license is preferred for this position

Additional Information:

The W. Fielding Rubel School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and the accounting department has a long history of excellence with strong ties to the accounting community. This strong relationship enables approximately three-fourths of accounting majors to complete a part-time internship before graduating with over 50% of students participating in a part-time internship during any given semester. Additionally, during their junior year, roughly 40% of accounting majors complete a full-time internship. Bellarmine's accounting graduates have achieved high pass rates on the CPA examination with 90% placed in local, regional, and Big-4 accounting firms (40% - 50% in Big-4 firms).

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions:

To apply to this position, please submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.

Bellarmine University requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information may be found at

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