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POSITION: Assistant Professor of Accountancy (two positions)
DEPARTMENT: Accounting
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2012.


Eastern Illinois University invites applicants for a 9-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Accountancy (two positions). Position begins fall 2013. Candidate should possess expertise and teaching experience in either Financial or Managerial Accountancy, although other specialties will be considered.


A Ph.D. or DBA is preferred, although ABDs close to completion will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate a teaching, research, and service record commensurate with the desired professional rank.  Evidence of strong instructional effectiveness and scholarly productivity is essential, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Business experience and professional certification are desirable. 


Eastern Illinois University, a public university, places priority on teaching excellence for a student body in a residential setting. Eastern is consistently named one of the top Midwestern public universities in our class by U.S. News & World Report. Approximately 11,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Charleston is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. EIU offers the Bachelors of Science in Business with Accountancy and Masters of Business Administration with Accountancy concentration degrees.  The School of Business and the Accountancy Program are fully accredited by AACSB-international. There are approximately 1,250 declared undergraduate business majors and 100 MBA degree candidates. For more information about the School of Business and the university, visit this web site: 


Applicants should submit electronically the following materials:  (1) application letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references to Dr. Denise Smith, Director of Accountancy, at with “Accounting Position Application” in the subject line.  Finalists will be asked to provide transcripts.  Dr. Denise Smith, Director of Accountancy and Chair of the Search Committee, will be interviewing during the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in August 2012.  Review of applications will begin on August 20, 2012.  Only on-line applications will be accepted.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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