DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Missouri (MU) School of Accountancy in the Trulaske College of Business seeks an accomplished academic to serve as Director. Successful candidates will possess strong leadership skills to further the reputation of the School of Accountancy through student success, research productivity and to maintain our record of strong enrollments. Reporting directly to the Dean of the Trulaske College of Business, the Director, an endowed position, will collaborate closely with faculty to further existing strengths and expand upon existing collaborations by active engagement with School of Accountancy external constituents, colleagues amongst other departments within the Trulaske College of Business, MU, and the UM System.

Responsibilities:
• Reputation Building
o Create and support an academic culture that stresses engagement, innovation, and collegiality in research, teaching, and service.
o Enhance professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff through appropriate programming and thought-leadership events.
o Enhance the creation/growth and delivery of programs with strong potential for net new revenue generation.
• External Relations
o Engage with alumni, advisory board, and other external constituents to leverage their expertise and to raise one-time and ongoing financial support of the School, College, and University.
o Establish and maintain strong relationships with public accounting firms and the private sector, with a focus toward successful job placement for graduating accounting students.
• Leadership
o Develop a shared vision and strategy forward for the School.
o Serve as an approachable leader and role model who values different perspectives, fosters consensus building, and inspires, encourages, and mentors colleagues and students.
o Serve as a member of the College’s executive leadership team to advance the College’s goals and vision identified by the Dean.
• Administration
o Manage departmental staff and ongoing operations, including course scheduling, fiscal operations/budget management, the development of new courses and programs within the department, and responding to the needs of students.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Accountancy, or an applicable field
• Academic accomplishments that merit an appointment at the rank of an Associate Professor or Full Professor

Application Instructions:
The University anticipates this appointment to begin in the fall of 2024 with the rank of either Associate Professor or Full Professor and will be an endowed position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by February 14th, 2024.

Candidates should include a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, as well as a detailed CV. Later in the search process, additional information may be sought along with names and contacts of professional references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

To view the full position profile and/or apply, please visit: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=9&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=50138&PostingSeq=1

Partnering in the search is Patrick Arens, Lead HR Consultant, for the University of Missouri System. Inquiries can be sent to umhrexecutivesearch@umsystem.edu.


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Application Procedure

Application Instructions:
The University anticipates this appointment to begin in the fall of 2024 with the rank of either Associate Professor or Full Professor and will be an endowed position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant material should be received by February 14th, 2024.

Candidates should include a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, as well as a detailed CV. Later in the search process, additional information may be sought along with names and contacts of professional references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

To view the full position profile and/or apply, please visit: https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=9&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=50138&PostingSeq=1

About the Organization

The University of Missouri–Columbia, founded in 1839, is both a major public land-grant institution with a statewide mandate to serve Missourians and the state’s largest public research university, conducting $460 million in extramural research each year. The majority of this funding comes from federal funding agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With its designation as a Tier 1 Research University, the university has grown research at a 20 percent annual rate in recent years. Mizzou’s economic impact across the state stands at $5 billion. The university creates jobs, attracts, and fosters an entrepreneurial culture through programs supported by the Kauffman Foundation and others, and its students and faculty generate dozens of patents, invention disclosures, and new technology licenses each year that help to encourage innovation across the state. Mizzou creates meaningful change in Missouri and across the world, balancing impactful scholarship with the transformational power of education and access for talented students.

At MU, more than 31,000 students work toward completion of 300-plus degree and certificate programs enabled by the University’s almost 17,000 employees, including more than 2,200 faculty members. Its annual operating revenues total $3.5 billion, and its endowment in stands at over $1.4 billion. It is home to 10 major research centers and the world’s first journalism school. The University is also one of only six public universities in the country with schools or colleges of engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, arts and science, law, and a powerful research reactor all on one campus.

Mizzou is located in Boone County at the heart of Missouri, but its impact is felt across the state and the nation. The university contributes more than $5 billion in annual impact in the areas of health care, research, workforce development, and through MU Extension. Its designation as a land-grant university allows it unparalleled access to provide public service state-wide support to residents of Missouri. MU engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational, and agricultural partners across Missouri through its schools and colleges, MU Health Care, its network of Agricultural Research Centers, and the extension program, which, each year, provides outreach to more than 2 million Missourians.

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Job ID

ID: J14697