Director of the Turner School of Accountancy

University of North Carolina - Charlotte
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Director/Department Chair to begin in August 2022. The new Director will be hired with tenure at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor. To be granted a rank of Professor, a candidate must be an effective teacher, have a national or international reputation within the discipline established by high quality articles in leading journals, and have a record of high quality service. Candidates who are currently at the Associate Professor level should, at a minimum, have a research trajectory leading to future promotion to the rank of Professor. Candidates should have a completed doctorate in accounting or a related field and must meet academic qualifications as described in the Belk College Policy on Qualified Faculty Status. This Belk College policy, as well as the complete description of appointments with tenure and other policies, can be found at:

The primary duties of the Director include internal administration of the Turner School and external engagement with industry partners and alumni. Internal administration of the School includes development of faculty and students, development and maintenance of instructional programs, representation of the School as a liaison with other Belk College and University leaders, and working with all groups to create a diverse and inclusive environment. External engagement activities include holding Advisory Board meetings, being active in meeting with industry leaders, donors, and alumni in coordination with the Dean in development/fundraising, working with the advising center on student placement opportunities, identifying students for scholarship and award opportunities, working with the MACC Director, and ensuring continued accreditation of the School by participating in AACSB activities related to accounting accreditation.

Faculty who hold a Director/Department Chair position teach two course sections per academic year while they hold that position. They are also responsible for maintaining their academic qualification status for AACSB through research and professional engagement activities as described in the Belk College Policy on Qualified Faculty Status. Salary, teaching load, and other resources are competitive and consistent with other national research universities.

The Turner School is named for Mr. Thomas C. Turner, who helped establish the accounting department at UNC Charlotte, and is funded with an endowment of over $4 million to support students and faculty, with additional commitments already made. The School offers a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy, and also participates in the MBA, MS in Management, DBA, and PhD in Business Administration (Finance) programs. In Fall 2020, there were over 500 majors and pre-majors in the undergraduate program and 60 students in the Master’s program. The School currently has fourteen full-time faculty, eight of whom are tenured/tenuretrack. The Belk College is accredited by AACSB and the Turner School also maintains AACSB accreditation under the accounting standards. The Turner School and Belk College are committed to providing an inclusive environment that celebrates collaboration and fosters trust and mutual respect.

Applications must be made electronically at (position 4085) or directly at: and include the following items: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications for and interest in the position, 2) the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, and 3) a list of at least 5 references. A more detailed description of the job duties is available at the posting. A review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. First stage interviews to identify finalists will be held
virtually. The format for finalist interviews may be virtual or on campus, depending upon state and university policies at the time of those interviews.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
The position is contingent on final budgetary approval. Prior to hire, the selected candidate is subject to a criminal background check and must provide official transcripts.

Informational URL:
For more information, email either co-chair of the committee, Dr. Al Ghosh at or Dr. Artie Zillante, at

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