Colorado State University Chair - Department of Accounting - Internal Search in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Chair - Department of Accounting - Internal Search

Posting Number 201800050F

Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University, which serves approximately 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students, is a comprehensive public research university with programs in science and technology, professions and the liberal arts. Colorado State is distinguished as one of two major public research universities in Colorado, one of 106 land grant institutions nationwide, and one of only 151 schools designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University.

Fort Collins, a city of approximately 161,000 people, offers ample opportunities for maintaining work life balance. The city is located in the growing Northern Colorado metropolitan area, about one hour north of Denver, with an easy drive to the Rocky Mountain National Park and area ski resorts. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and low humidity, Fort Collins consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; more information may be found at http://www.fcgov.com/visitor/fcfacts.php.

The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 3,800 undergraduate students in eight business concentrations and approximately 1,500 graduate students across eight graduate programs. While we are the largest undergraduate and graduate major on campus, we strive to create a small college environment.

Colorado State University, a land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair of Accounting in the College of Business.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 30

% Teaching 20

% Service 0

% Administration 50

Open Posting Date

Open Until Filled Yes

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/08/2018

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date 07/01/2018

Position End Date

Position Summary

The department chair is the chief administrative and academic officer of the department and is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, curriculum, personnel, and budget issues in the department. Specific responsibilities include: provide leadership of academic, research, and development issues; mentor faculty; conduct departmental administration, including preparation and administration of the departmental budget; prepare class schedules and teaching assignments; conduct standards-based annual evaluations of faculty and staff in department; initiate recommendations for appointments, advancement, and tenure; publish discipline relevant research; guide the department in assessment and accreditation efforts; interact with business professionals; and lead departmental fundraising and alumni relations efforts. This position calls for an energetic, visionary individual who provides inclusive leadership in fostering excellence in teaching, research and service activities, and further enhances the department’s reputation.

One of five academic units in the College of Business, the Department of Accounting has a strong record of teaching and research accomplishments, and expects faculty members to be active in the academic and professional community. The Department currently provides undergraduate concentrations in accounting, offers a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree, and participates in other graduate programs of the College.

The Department currently has 11 tenure-track and 6 non-tenure track faculty. The Department’s graduates consistently have one of the highest overall CPA Exam pass rates in the state of Colorado. The Department serves approximately 350 undergraduate students in the concentration, 50 students in the MAcc program, and 1600 MBA students. The MBA is offered via a part-time evening program and via a nationally-acclaimed distance program. Accounting faculty may also teach in the Denver Executive MBA program, and the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprises MBA program.

This position reports directly to the Dean of the College of Business. The successful candidate will have the intellect, integrity, and administrative acumen to lead evolutionary change in the department in partnership with the faculty, students, business professionals, and administrative members of the College of Business. The start date is expected to be summer 2018 or as negotiated. Salary is competitive, depending upon qualifications.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in accounting, a distinguished record commensurate with a tenured appointment as an associate or full professor of accounting, appropriate teaching experience, and the ongoing ability to publish in premier and high quality academic journals. Must be a current CSU employee.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in administrative endeavors, successful job supervisory experience, and the ability to interact effectively with the business community.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application should include: a) a cover letter indicating interest in the position along with a description of the applicant’s ability to meet the required and preferred qualifications; b) a curriculum vitae; c) Research samples and d) names, addresses, and email addresses of three professional references. Inquiries will be treated confidentially. The Committee will notify candidates prior to making contact with references.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Harry Turtle , Search Committee Chair at harry.turtle @colostate.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, for full consideration the complete application must be received by 11:59 MST April 8, 2018.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Harry Turtle - harry.turtle@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Administration

Duty/Responsibility

Chief administrative and academic officer of the department and is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, curriculum, personnel, and budget issues in the department. Specific responsibilities include: leadership of academic, research, and development issues; mentor faculty; departmental administration, including preparation and administration of the departmental budget; prepare class schedules and teaching assignments; conduct standards-based annual evaluations of faculty and staff in department; initiate recommendations for appointments, advancement, and tenure; publish discipline relevant research; guide the department in assessment and accreditation efforts; interact with business professionals; and lead departmental fundraising and alumni relations efforts.

Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category Research

Duty/Responsibility

Design, analyze, and publish theoretical, experimental, and empirical studies in high quality, peer-reviewed journals.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Teaching

Duty/Responsibility

Develop and deliver Accounting courses to undergraduate and graduate students.

Percentage Of Time 20

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement

Optional Documents