The University of Mississippi, Patterson School of Accountancy
Burns Chair of Accountancy

The University of Mississippi's (Ole Miss) Patterson School of Accountancy announces the Burns Chair of Accountancy, created by the Roland and Sheryl Burns Endowment. The school seeks to fill this prestigious tenure-track position at the associate or full professor level beginning the 2013 fall semester. The successful applicant will have proven excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability for publishing in top academic journals. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a concentration in accounting and Certified Public Accountant designation.

ABOUT THE PATTERSON SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY: The program is administered by the Dean of the School of Accountancy, who reports directly to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Each year the school confers approximately 200 Bachelor of Accountancy, 75 Master of Accountancy, 25 Master of Taxation and from two to three Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The school is separately accredited by the AACSB and all Ole Miss accountancy degree programs have been consistently ranked among the nation's top 20.

ACCOUNTANCY RESEARCH CENTERS AND COLLECTIONS: In 2001, Ole Miss became home to the largest accountancy library in the world, that of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Housed in the J.D. Williams Library, the National Library of the Accounting Profession comprises a voluminous history of the accounting profession containing thousands of books, pamphlets and periodicals. The School of Accountancy houses two national research centers: the National Tax History Research Center and the National EDP Audit Archival Center.

ACCOLADES FOR OLE MISS AND OXFORD: The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford. Residents and visitors stroll around the Courthouse Square and feel the spirit of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, John Grisham and dozens of other writers who have at one time called Oxford their home. Oxford is a charming small town that welcomes new artisans, writers, researchers and others who find Lafayette County to be the perfect community to pursue careers and raise families.

Several national publications have recently praised the University's programs, campus and community:
- The Public Accounting Report 2011 ranked our accountancy programs: undergraduate 10th, graduate 11th, and doctoral 12th overall in the nation.
- Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 features the University among some 300 of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Britain.
- U.S. News and World Report recently recognized the University Medical Center among the "Best Hospitals" in the specialties of cancer, nephrology, and orthopedics.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, in 2012, placed Ole Miss among the Top 10 best colleges to work for among U.S. institutions with more than 10,000 students
. - Newsweek recently named Ole Miss the nation's "Most Beautiful" campus.
- Tailgater Monthly magazine's September 2011 issue placed the University No. 1 on its list of Top 20 college tailgating sites.
- Money magazine and numerous other national magazines consistently feature Oxford as one of the best places in the U.S. to retire.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must be submitted at (paper applications cannot be accepted). Applications must include (1) a letter that details your qualifications and states what you would seek to achieve as a member of the Ole Miss faculty, (2) a current vitae with the names and contact information of three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Rick Elam, Reynolds Professor of Accountancy, Patterson School of Accountancy, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848, email:, or phone: 662-915-5281.

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Posted 11/1/12