Lecturer / Professor of Practice



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P0893FJob Description Summary

Position: The Auburn University Harbert College of Business, School of Accountancy seeks applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible full-time teaching faculty position in Accounting. The contract is renewed annually based on need, funding, and performance. The position can be filled as a lecturer or professor of practice depending on the background and experience of the candidate. This nine-month position is designed to support the Accounting degree programs of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate for this position is to teach a selection of undergraduate accounting courses and participate in School, College, and University service activities. The successful candidate will be expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, and leadership to our courses. An ability to teach various undergraduate accounting courses is a requirement. Under typical circumstances, the teaching load for the position will be equivalent to four three-credit hour courses per semester, which includes course development and course management activities.

About the College and University: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years. Currently, it serves well over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online master’s and executive education programs that are now ranked among the best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction. Rooted in more than 160 years of history, the Auburn family values tradition yet eagerly prepares for the future. Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health, and societal impact.

Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South, and Money magazine named Auburn the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life, including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, SEC sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings, including multiple breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with numerous shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north, and Montgomery, the state capital, is only 50 minutes to the southwest. Beaches and mountains are only a 3-4-hour drive. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications: Because this is a teaching-intensive position, candidates should have instructional experience and a record of high-quality teaching. Practical experience is desired. Successful candidates must possess a master’s degree or higher in business or an appropriate related discipline when employment begins. Candidates without a master’s degree may be considered for a professor of practice position and must demonstrate significant and outstanding experience in accounting. Selected candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the term of employment. Excellent communication skills are required.Special Instructions to Applicants

How to apply

Review of application materials will begin September 20, 2022 and continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. To be actively considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a brief cover letter with statements of interest in the position and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita/resume, a copy of all relevant transcripts, student course evaluations (if available), and contact information for three references. Don’t hesitate to contact the search committee chair, Dr. James Long ([email protected]), with any inquiries about the position.

All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/32021EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Open Until Filled

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Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.