Full-Time, Tenure Track Positions in Accounting

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Accounting & Financial Management

The Accounting & Financial Management (ACFM) Department at Bucknell University’s Freeman College of Management seeks to hire two full-time, tenure-track faculty members in the areas of financial accounting, auditing and/or tax to begin in fall 2020. We will consider outstanding candidates at all ranks, with rank being commensurate with experience. Candidates should possess a PhD or a DBA in Accounting, or have ABD status with the requirement that they complete their doctoral degree before their second year at Bucknell.

Financial accounting candidates should be willing and able to teach both introductory and upper-level courses in financial accounting. Auditing candidates should be willing and able to teach auditing and assurance and introductory financial accounting. Tax candidates should be willing and able to teach individual and corporate tax as well as financial accounting. Candidates’ abilities to teach other courses such as accounting information systems and non-profit accounting will be viewed favorably. Successful candidates must demonstrate, through education, certification or professional experience, proficiency in US GAAP. Candidates with the CPA and/or CIA credential and professional auditing experience in the US will have an advantage among those applying to teach auditing. Professional experience and certification (e.g., CPA) are also considered very positive complements to the academic qualifications for those applying to teach financial accounting and tax. Demonstrated competence for high quality scholarship (commensurate with the applicable rank) and excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student body are required. The teaching load for this position is five course sections per academic year. Salary is AACSB competitive. 

The Freeman College, an AACSB-accredited unit, offers innovative professional education in the context of one of the nation's leading liberal arts universities. We believe that an education that combines technical skills and deep intellectual exploration is the best preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders. Thus, we seek faculty members capable of contributing to this mission.

The Freeman College embraces the teacher-scholar model. The accounting faculty at Bucknell has varied research interests including ethics, forensic accounting, whistleblowing, governance, restatements and earnings calls, and they employ behavioral, archival and textual analysis methodologies.

The approximately 550 students in the Freeman College of Management may choose among six majors offered by highly interdisciplinary departments that combine courses in the various disciplines of management with offerings in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. The College currently offers majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, global management, managing for sustainability, and markets, innovation and design. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, go to: https://www.bucknell.edu/management.

A review of applications will begin no later than June 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site at careers.bucknell.edu.

Complete applicant files must include a letter of application, a current CV (including the names and contact information of three references), evidence of teaching effectiveness (student course evaluations with both numerical ratings and comments, if available), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of scholarly goals, and a diversity statement. We do not anticipate interviewing candidates at the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting; rather, we will be conducting video interviews with those candidates we select to move forward in the process. When the Search Committee determines that a candidate should be considered for an on-campus visit, the Chair will contact him or her to request samples of scholarship and three letters of reference. Please do not submit scholarship samples and letters of reference until requested. Questions about the application process should be addressed to Rachel Fisher, ACFM Administrative Assistant, at 570-577-3383.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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