Associate Professor or Professor and Chair – Accounting Department

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700240
Working Title Associate Professor or Professor and Chair – Accounting Department
Advertised Employing Department Accounting Department
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Chair for the Department of Accounting, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Reporting to the dean, the department chair works with the dean and associate deans to coordinate the overall management of the department. The chair regularly interacts with university senior leadership, college level leadership, faculty members, staff, students, and external and internal constituents.

While providing leadership in multiple areas, the department chair also develops, administers, coordinates, and promotes the academic programs offered by the department. The chair prepares course schedules, in consultation with the dean’s office and faculty, and represents the department within the college, across the university, and to external constituencies. The department chair supports teaching, research and service, and conducts faculty advancement reviews, annual performance reviews, and pay evaluations.

The department chair is responsible for recruiting and retaining faculty members in cooperation with the faculty and the dean’s office; assisting with career development; developing and coordinating external relationships with recruiters, alumni, and other groups; working with development staff on fund raising; and developing and communicating plans to advance the department’s goals. The department chair plans and oversees expenditures to meet departmental goals. The chair supervises staff and coordinates outcomes-assessments preparation for accreditation reviews.

As a faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the Chair is expected to maintain an active research program aimed at publishing in premier and high-quality journals as recognized by the Department of Accounting. Upon arrival, the successful candidate will meet with the dean to establish their PRS (position responsibility statement) to define responsibilities in the area of administration leadership, research, teaching, and service.

Required Education and Experience

Doctoral degree in Accounting or a related discipline, from an accredited institution.

Candidates must meet the university, college, and departmental standards for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, including academic credentials and a strong research record and a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching, in the Department of Accounting of the College of Business.

Meet the college’s standards to be scholarly academic qualified under the AACSB Accreditation Standards.

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience in a formal leadership role within an academic unit or evidence of leadership in other professional environments.

Demonstrated potential to continue to perform high quality accounting research.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University, established in 1984, conducts and shares research to educate tomorrow’s business leaders so they are prepared to deal with multi-disciplinary, global, technological, ethical, and diversity challenges. The college offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Less than five percent of business schools worldwide receive this accreditation. Additional information can be found at

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Scott Grawe ( or Dr. Pol Herrmann (
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The guaranteed consideration date for this position is February 26, 2018, however applications may continue to be submitted until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/26/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Associate Professor - 1800
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents