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Assistant Professor of Accounting (Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting)

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 13, 2023

Economics, Finance & Accounting

Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Accounting (Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting)

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting

Fort Hays State University

Position Description: The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at Fort Hays State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in accounting. Fort Hays State University is a teaching focused institution, and the primary mission of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting is to provide quality instruction. We seek applicants who have a passion for teaching and challenging students in the classroom and in the online environment. This is an on-campus position located in Hays, Kansas.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in accounting coursework, or master’s degree with less than 18 graduate hours in accounting with active CPA license. Accounting coursework must include significant work with U.S. GAAP. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a doctoral degree in accounting. Applicants with a Ph.D. or DBA in a related field with 18 graduate hours in accounting coursework (including significant work with U.S. GAAP) will also meet the minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include a conferred PhD (or DBA) with a concentration/specialization in accounting, or individuals at ABD status who are within one year of completing the degree. The CPA credential with four or more years of relevant professional experience is preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with teaching experience (both on-campus and online).

Rank: Assistant Professor (or Instructor if candidate does not have a doctoral degree yet)

Appointment Date: August 10, 2023 if possible, otherwise January or August 2024

Application Deadline: The priority deadline is March 20, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track position. The candidate accepted for this position will be expected to teach 12 credit hours per semester in accounting (may include both on-campus and online courses). Teaching areas primarily include financial accounting and income tax but may include other areas as needed by the department. The selected candidate will stay current in the field through scholarly activity and will also participate in departmental, college, and university activities.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents: Applicants should submit the following:
  • Cover letter specifying how the applicant’s credentials match the job description and how they meet the minimum and/or preferred qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae or professional resume
  • University transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) showing all graduate coursework
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student evaluations of instruction and grade distributions) if applicant has prior teaching experience
  • Written teaching philosophy
  • Written research plan
  • A statement describing the candidate’s experience working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds and explaining how the candidate’s experiences have reflected and formed their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (300 words max)
  • Contact information for three professional references
Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF file.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Name: Mrs. Jessica Heronemus-Claiborn


Phone: (785) 628-4746

About the Department:

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting is one of four departments in the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at FHSU and offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction in the accounting, economics, and finance disciplines. Currently, the degree and majors offered by the department are a B.B.A. in Accounting; a B.B.A. in Accounting with a concentration in public accounting, a B.B.A. in Finance, a B.B.A. in Finance with concentrations in banking, economics, and financial planning; and a B.B.A. in International Business and Economics. Minor programs in accounting, economics, finance, banking, and international business and economics, and certificate programs in accounting, banking, economics, finance, and insurance are also offered. Website: /

About the College:

Mission: The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment. Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).

Description: The college consists of four large and growing departments: Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff. In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics. On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic distance learning students number 1370. The COBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed Hammond Hall. In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line. It also participates in joint degrees with two partners universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall which opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website:

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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