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Jacobs Chair of Excellence in Accounting, Professional Practice-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty Professional Practice Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Business

Job Title

Jacobs Chair of Excellence in Accounting, Professional Practice-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University's Jones College of Business, Department of Accounting, invites applicants for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Excellence in Accounting, one of only three Chairs of Excellence in the college. This is a non-tenurable position with open rank considered and may begin as early as February 15, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The chairholder will be a nationally recognized leader in the accounting profession and is expected to enhance the existing accounting faculty’s expertise and strengths. The MTSU Department of Accounting faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, and individually our professors and instructors are recognized leaders in their respective disciplines, with an impressive collective footprint in academic research, practitioner research, and service to the profession, the university, and the community.

The chairholder must be capable of teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and must demonstrate the ability to build partnerships with external constituents and foster a culture of engagement and interaction with the business and professional communities.

Specific duties will include:
• Innovative and effective teaching in an area of expertise that contributes to the curricular objectives of the program and growth of our students;
• Evaluating opportunities for and implementing executive education programs, seminars, and workshops that appeal to our alumni and other external constituents;
• Fostering relationships between the Department and the profession that will attract resources and recognition in support of the Department mission; and
• Participating collaboratively with the Department, College, and University.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or closely related field along with professional experience substantial in duration and responsibility in the practice of accounting.

Required Related Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of ten (10) years professional experience with senior level leadership and/or academic experience in accounting.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Applicants must have CPA and/or other professional certifications, such as CIA, CMA, CFE, CGMA, etc.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, a resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. David Foote at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/01/2021

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