Assistant Professor of Accounting Tenure Track, School of Business

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Assistant Professor of Accounting


Position:  The department of Accounting is seeking applicants for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Accounting to start August 2021.  This position is for full-time appointment on a nine-month contract.  This position includes teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in taxation (in-person and hi-flex format) and introductory accounting courses.   Scholarly activity and output appropriate to rank is expected consistent with the teacher-scholar model.  Additional duties (after the first year) include advising; mentoring of students in research and other experiences; and service to the university and community.


The preferred candidate will have a PhD, DBA, or equivalent doctoral level degree(s) in Accounting or a closely related field (ABD considered with May 2022 completion date).  Candidates with both a JD and Master of Accountancy with accounting related work experience will be considered.


Applicants will be evaluated based on academic qualifications; evidence and/or demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness in accounting; ability to teach other courses in the department or school; commitment to student success and development; sustained professional and academic engagement activities necessary to maintain scholarly academic or practice academic status; professional certifications; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as a teacher-scholars; and compatibility with department needs.


The Program:  The Department of Accounting, a unit within the School of Business, offers a BS in Accounting and Master of Accountancy.  Additionally, the School of Business offers a BS and BA in Business Administration and a minor in Business. The School of Business holds both business and accounting accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier global accreditation body. This distinction has only been achieved by approximately 1.5% of universities worldwide.  Beginning with the Fall 2021 academic year, the Masters program will be offered both in person and online.  For the 2019 CPA exam, Truman students ranked 4th in the nation for medium sized programs, 14th in the nation for all programs, and 1st in the nation for the CPA Exam Success Index. 


The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,200 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.  


Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit


Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. Find more information about Kirksville at  


Application: The School of Business handles the application process. Electronic submission of applications is preferred (click box below).  Application materials may be submitted to or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501.  Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy that presents the candidate’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and to student development; evidence of potential for or demonstrated success in teaching excellence; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.


Review of applications will begin on April 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates are required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.


Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and


Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Stacey Kaden, Chair, Department of Accounting by emailing


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