Accounting, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Accounting-2016016 [#6769, 2016016]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Accounting REVISED/REPOSTED
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Accounting
Appl Deadline:* finished (posted 2016/06/28, updated 2015/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Accounting Department in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to begin in Fall 2017, subject to budget.  Candidates for higher ranks may be considered for tenure at hire.           

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments   and   a   bold   new   Academic   Plan:   Path   to   Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, we are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Accounting.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications, participate in prominent national and international academic conferences, and help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise.  In addition to research, individuals will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the undergraduate, masters, and/or Ph.D. levels, including the supervision of Ph.D. students, and participate in outreach and service activities. Successful candidates will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Senior level candidates will contribute to the development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development.  Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field expected by August 22, 2017.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Applicants should demonstrate a potential to establish a successful research and scholarship record, show promise of excellence in teaching, and have a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.   Applicants at higher ranks should possess an excellent record of research, teaching performance, and involvement in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral education, commensurate with the rank they are seeking.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants at the ranks of associate and full professor should have a record of contribution through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience and evidence of service to the university, the field, or the profession through leadership in professional organizations, editorial activities, and successful involvement in undergraduate and/or graduate curriculum development.

Appointment Terms

These are full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017.  The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses or for on-line instruction.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search #2016016 in the document title for each document submitted: a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); samples of research such as working papers,  journal articles, or books.  Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three (3) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, however to ensure full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2016.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2016016)

For more information regarding the Department of Accounting, please visit the department website at

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: 

Dr. George A. Plesko, Accounting Department, University of Connecticut, School of Business, 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041A, Storrs, CT 06269-1041 or via email to

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
University of Connecticut
School of Business
Accounting Department
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041
Storrs, CT 06269-2

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