Lecturer, Accounting



Job description

Chattanooga, TN

Department of Accounting
IRIS Position #: (20002882)
The Department of Accounting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business invites applications for a Lecturer position in Accounting beginning August 1, 2019.
The individual must possess a passion for teaching college students, demonstrate a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence. In addition, the individual must maintain access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication, evaluate student performance through a variety of means to measure progress and participate in development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate is required to assist the Dean’s office with outreach activities related to the Decosimo Success Center and Executive Education. The individual holding this position must also actively participate in scholarly activities sufficient to maintain appropriate faculty qualifications under AACSB standards. Participation in student engagement activities, advising and mentoring, and perform service to the college, the profession, and the community is expected. A willingness to develop and teach on-line classes is also desirable. Strong candidates will have compelling evidence of teaching effectiveness and extensive executive business work experience.

Candidates must hold a graduate degree in accounting or business from an accredited institution, be a CPA, and have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the area of accounting. Furthermore, the candidate must have significant executive level accounting and business experience in the Chattanooga and surrounding area.
Successful candidates will also possess the following requirements:
• Proven experience in fields such as accounting.
• Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses in accounting.
• Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction.
• Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest school in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,600 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions with a commitment to achieve excellence, embrace diversity and inclusion and offer experiential learning opportunities for students. As an urban university, we also are dedicated to inspiring positive change and enriching our community. Each day, we strive to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Our definition of student success is a graduate who has the knowledge required to succeed in the workplace and the personal development to show up on time, how to collaborate and work with others and to execute the steps to complete a project. We have held the line on the cost of education with record low tuition increases over the past four years. But we still have $325 million invested in eight ongoing renovations to campus buildings and construction of new facilities.

Chattanooga, the fourth-largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee on the Georgia stateline and only a few miles from the stateline of Alabama. Because of our location, UTC enrolls students from those states as well as Tennessee. The city itself has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront on the Tennessee River. For two straight years, Outside magazine has twice named Chattanooga as the Best Town Ever, the only city to achieve that distinction. Lonely Planet magazine says we are one of the Top 10 U.S. destinations, and Money Inc. calls us one of the nation’s most underrated cities.

Chattanooga also is home to the first 10-gig internet network in the United States, the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere. The city’s ongoing dedication to advancing technology has attracted dozens of startups to join companies already here such as Volkswagen, Amazon, Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Civil War battlefield sites and the African American Museum in the Bessie Smith Cultural Center bring thousands of people to the area, as do events such as the Southern Writers Conference and the musical festivities of Riverbend, Nightfall and Jazzanooga. People who love the outdoors are coming to Chattanooga in vast numbers for its multitude of offerings such as hang-gliding, kayaking, rock climbing, biking, fishing and caving expeditions. The world-famous Ironman Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 half-marathon have contracted to take place in Chattanooga until at least 2023.

In short, Chattanooga is internationally recognized as a forward-thinking city that’s rich in tradition, history and wide-ranging activities. We are an exciting and vibrant place to live and work. Whether you’re raising a family or single, Chattanooga has something for you.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

How to apply

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
• Cover letter/letter of interest
• CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
• Unofficial transcripts
• Work samples of curricula
Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900000124