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University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

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Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri

The University of Missouri (MU) School of Accountancy in the Trulaske College of Business seeks an experienced and accomplished academic to serve as Director. Successful candidates will possess strong leadership skills to further build the reputation of the School of Accountancy through student success and research productivity and maintain our record of strong enrollments. We welcome applications from high-profile academics with an established record of success in research, teaching, and service. Reporting directly to the Dean of the Trulaske College of Business, the Director, an endowed position, will collaborate closely with faculty to further existing strengths and expand upon existing collaborations by active engagement with School of Accountancy external constituents, colleagues amongst other departments within the Trulaske College of Business, MU, and the UM System.


· Reputation Building

o Create and support a high-quality academic culture that stresses engagement, innovation, and collegiality in research, teaching, and service.

o Support high-quality research and publishing.

o Support high-quality teaching with an emphasis on student success.

o Work closely with the department’s doctoral coordinator and research-active faculty to improve doctoral student recruiting, publishing, and placement.

o Enhance professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff through appropriate programming and thought-leadership events.

o Enhance the creation/growth and delivery of programs with strong potential for net new revenue generation.

· External Relations

o Engage with alumni, advisory board, and other external constituents to leverage their expertise and to raise one-time and ongoing financial support of the School, College, and University.

o Establish and maintain strong relationships with public accounting firms and the private sector, with a focus toward successful job placement for graduating accounting students.

o Provide thought leadership and share insights through engagement with diverse groups including faculty, students, alumni, industry professionals, and other external stakeholders.

· Leadership

o Develop a shared vision and strategy for the School by actively engaging with diverse faculty, staff, and College leadership to understand and proactively react to the evolution of accounting.

o Serve as an approachable leader and role model who values different perspectives, fosters consensus building, and inspires, encourages, and mentors colleagues and students.

o Professionally advocate for the School to achieve the highest possible level of excellence in research and scholarship.

o Advance key strategic initiatives by administering and providing leadership for the School’s academic programs, activities, faculty, and staff.

o Serve as a member of the College’s executive leadership team to advance the College’s goals and vision identified by the Dean.

· Administration

o Manage departmental staff and ongoing operations, including course scheduling, fiscal operations/budget management, the development of new courses and programs within the department, and responding to the needs of students.

o Maintain AACSB accreditation.

o Develop/implement recommendations for hiring, tenure, promotion, and evaluation of staff and both full-time and part-time faculty.

o Apply salary merit processes based on faculty performance in teaching, research, and service.

Minimum Qualifications :

· Doctorate in Accountancy, or an applicable field

· Academic accomplishments that merit an appointment at the rank of an Associate Professor or Full Professor

Candidates will be evaluated on:

· Academic accomplishments that merit an appointment at the rank of an Associate or Full Professor with tenure.

· Ability and interest to engage with potential donors and other external constituents to leverage and encourage financial support for the School, the College, and MU, such as through experience with fund-raising.

· Demonstrated commitment to research and mentorship.

· Visionary, open-minded, respectful, and approachable leadership style.

· Committed to innovation and interested in advancing an environment of interdisciplinary teams.

· Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with partners within the College of Business, other Schools and Colleges on campus, and the UM System .

· An understanding and commitment to the mission of an AAU Research 1 University, MU’s institutional values, and the land-grant mission.

· Prior administrative or leadership experience.

About the School of Accountancy at MU:

The MU School of Accountancy continues to experience stable enrollments during these challenging times. It offers several degree program options: an integrated 150-hour accountancy program (which simultaneously confers undergraduate and master’s degrees upon completion of 150 hours), an online and in-person master’s degree, and a doctoral degree. In the most recent (2019) Public Accounting Report rankings, the School was ranked in the Top 15 nationally for Undergraduate and Graduate (Master’s) programs and Top 20 for Doctoral programs. When scaled by faculty size, the School was ranked in the Top 5 nationally for both Undergraduate and Master’s programs. The 2023 Big 4 Accounting Firms rankings of best accounting schools in the nation ranked the School in the top 20. As reported in Accounting Today (February 2021), the School of Accountancy was ranked #2 in the nation out of 521 accounting programs (and #1 among the 251 largest accounting programs) on the CPA Exam Success Index .

Our programs are supported by strong relationships with alumni and the accounting profession, including accounting firms, companies, and academic/professional associations. The School of Accountancy was also one of nine schools selected nationally to participate in the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data & Analytics (MADA) program in its launch in 2018 through 2021, now continuing into the support of data analytics coursework.

The School of Accountancy currently has 20 full-time faculty, 13 of whom are research active tenured or tenure-track faculty. The faculty enjoy a collegial and collaborative research environment with an active research workshop series and strong research support. Reflecting the collaborative and supportive research environment, the School of Accountancy has been highly ranked in past years on scholarly productivity by Academic Analytics . In addition, all faculty are dedicated educators who contribute to the success of our students. Teaching is greatly valued and our full-time, non-tenure track, teaching faculty are valuable members of the School of Accountancy team. Our students are budding professionals whose hard work consistently place them in the top 10 in CPA exam pass rates.

About the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business:

The Trulaske College of Business, founded in 1914, today enrolls more than 5,000 students. The college has four academic units – Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The college offers an undergraduate degree in business administration; master’s degrees in Accountancy, Business, Business Administration, and Finance; and PhDs in Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, and Management. The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 32,000 alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries.

Application Instructions:

The University anticipates this appointment starting in fall of 2024 and will be placed at the rank of either Associate Professor or Full Professor and will be an endowed position. The search process will be established to allow a selection likely in the spring of 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by February 14th, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should include a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae. Later in the search process, additional information may be sought from interested candidates, along with names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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