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Department Chair/Professor of Accounting (9-Mo-TT)

Samford University
Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 2, 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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Samford University’s Brock School of Business invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a Department Chair / Professor faculty position within the Department of Accounting.  This tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2023 at the rank of Professor.

Applicants for this position must exhibit strong teaching skills and be committed to maintaining an ongoing research effort.  The normal teaching load for a Department Chair is two courses per semester (emphasis in financial accounting is preferred but not necessary), and research is required, although research expectations are reasonable and commensurate with the teaching load. Summer teaching and competitive research grants are also available. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students and constituents is expected. Qualified candidates will hold an earned Doctorate in Accounting from an AACSB accredited Business School and have demonstrated academic leadership skills and abilities.  Additional responsibilities include external duties related to firm and alumni relations, fundraising and managing an existing Accounting Advisory Board.  Additionally, CPA designation is preferred. 

The Accounting Department is well known regionally for the strength of its accounting programs and the success of its students on the CPA exam and placement rates for graduates into Big Four and leading regional and local firms.  The department offers both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Accounting. 

Samford University is ranked 1st nationally for student engagement by the Wall Street Journal. As such, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with Brock School of Business students both inside and outside the classroom.

In the fall of 2015, Brock School of Business moved into a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building that provides excellent space for faculty to interact with students, colleagues, and the regional business community. Brock School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, and hosts more than 800 students in its undergraduate, M.Acc. and M.B.A. programs. For more information, please go to

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Search committee members will be at the AAA meetings in San Diego and encourage applicants to connect via AAA’s Career Center to have an in-person meeting at the conference.  Applications will be accepted immediately and continue through September 2, 2022. Review of applications will commence on September 6.  Application materials should include a cover letter outlining teaching and professional interests and expertise, curriculum vita, application for faculty position, and faculty applicant Christian Mission Statement. Please include three references with contact information in your application materials. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the Brock School of Business embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.  

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

and the “Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:              

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

Subject:  Accounting Chair and Professor

For questions about the position please contact:

Dr. Cynthia Lohrke, Professor of Accounting and Search Committee Chair


Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).


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