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The Department of Accountancy at Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. We are interested in candidates who will bring excellence to campus via outstanding research, teaching, and service.


ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Gies College of Business

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Position:          Associate Program Director MSA – Department of Accountancy

Reports To:      Head, Department of Accountancy

Primary Function:  To provide high-level administrative management for the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program, including fiscal and administrative aspects of the program.  This includes but is not limited to budget preparation and oversight for the MSA program, development, coordination and implementation of effective marketing and communications strategies, recruiting and admissions strategies, student service and professional development activities, career search and job placement strategies, and alumni relation activities.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruiting and Admissions

  • Collaborate with the Head of the Department of Accountancy to set annual enrollment targets, develop and implement strategies to meet these targets, and provide these projections to the College as requested.
  • Lead the development, coordination and implementation of recruiting and admissions strategies for the MSA program utilizing the shared services provided by Business Graduate Programs.  This includes building strong partnerships with the highest quality international universities, leveraging the relationships developed by the Department of Accountancy and the Illinois International Office and traveling to these institutions as warranted.  This also includes developing and implementing a strategy for diversifying the MSA program student population.
  • Develop and implement a recruiting and admissions strategy that nurtures the student from expression of interest to enrollment in the program utilizing the shared services provided by Business Graduate Programs.
  • Participate in recruiting and admission events organized by Business Graduate Programs domestically and internationally to represent the MSA program, engaging faculty and other staff to attend as warranted.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Director regarding the admission processes for the MSA program.  Coordinate and update application materials and procedures leveraging reliable and efficient technologies and assist in the review of applications as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Director on the scholarship application and award process, including coordinating review committee efforts and making final decisions on awards.

Student Services and Development

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of student service and professional development activities.  Coordinate with shared services in Business Graduate Programs to identify College level events that serve the needs of the MSA program.  Develop and engage leadership and faculty in the department of accountancy to deliver discipline specific student services, including organizing networking events, career exploration events, student trips to engage with leading accounting firms, and other professional development activities. Delegate duties and assign Business Graduate Program support staff to work on various events as warranted.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Director and Business Graduate Program support staff to monitor student progress toward meeting all course requirements for the degree and working with any academic problems that arise.  Serve as the primary contact for the MSA program in communications with the Graduate College and ISSS. Collaborate with the Academic Director to organize the advising function for the MSA program (e.g., policies, procedures, graduation requirements). 
  • Collaborate with the Academic Director to manage curriculum update efforts, including preparing proposals for committee review, coordinating changes for the academic and course catalogs, and submitting other relevant changes to outside agencies as needed.
  • Collaborate with Business Career Services to develop and implement a placement strategy for graduates of the MSA program.  Engage with Business Career Services staff to identify existing and new job preparation workshops, career fairs, and other opportunities to assist MSA graduates in obtaining a positive job outcome.

Marketing and Alumni Relations

  • Develop, in collaboration with the Gies Office of Advancement, a strategy to identify and engage with MSA program alums on a continual basis.  Attend events organized by the Office Advancement that include MSA alums, engaging others to attend as warranted.
  • Lead the coordination of the program’s marketing and communication efforts with Gies Marketing and Communications staff such as electronic and print  publications, web sites, and social media communications.  Ensure that these communications reflect the strategy as set forth by the Head of Accountancy and the quality of the MSA program.

Administrative

  • Prepare an annual budget for the MSA program that covers all aspects of the program, including strategic spend requests, that is updated quarterly.  Coordinate with the Director of Administration in the Department of Accountancy to ensure budget is accurate and timely.
  • Assist with AACSB accreditation reporting requirements and other academic program reviews by collecting and synthesizing data, validating data accuracy, and meeting submission deadlines.  Spearhead continual process improvements pertaining to student and program data, including data collection, reporting and analysis, and maintaining data security. 
  • Serve on committees related to the MSA program and other College committees.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Perform other duties related to the MSA program that may arise.

Position Requirement and Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of one year experience at an Assistant Director level position or higher.
  • Minimum of one year supervisory experience required, 2+ years preferred
  • Experience in higher education

Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of the academic and administrative policies and practices of the University of Illinois.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills are vital to communicate effectively with faculty, students, corporate executives, government officials, university staff, program directors and individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Good decision making skills, organizational and project management skills, and computer and analytical skills.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis.  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY: For full consideration, create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.eduand upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by March 26, 2019. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding our application procedures, email lrubarts@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICES
BSA and Graduate Accountancy Programs
Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Position: Assistant Director, Academic and Student Services
Reports To: Program Director, BSA/MAS Programs

Primary Function: Responsible for creation and implementation of plans and events to support all phases of the accountancy student experience from recruitment through graduation. Work with directors and team to deliver a quality educational experience for students which meets the needs of the accountancy programs and its students. Serve as staff lead in designing and implementing the communication curriculum for the department.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Advising & Academic Services

  • In conjunction with the academic advising team, serve as lead student services resource for the BSA and Graduate Accountancy Programs
  • Serve as staff lead for ACCY Opportunites program and other similar partnerships designed to improve program admissions and student engagement
  • Along with the Assistant Director of Recruiting and Admissions, spearhead recruiting efforts to attract students to these specialized programs
  • Support students accepted into ACCY Opportunities and similar programs by serving as their primary academic advisor beginning when they are accepted into the program during their undergraduate studies and continuing throughout their time on campus
  • Coordinate Graduate Acocuntancy Programs cohort leader programs
  • Collaborate with associated registered student organizations where appropriate

Student Communication, Event, and Experience Planning

  • Design and implement a communicaton plan targeting BSA, Gies undeclared, and other potential students to promote the wide variety of careers available in accountancy as well as the benefits of the graduate education provided in the Graduate Accountancy Programs
  • Facilitate all accountancy student-focused events including but not limited to the launch event, welcome back event, information sessions, and social events, which may include night and evening work where necessary
  • Coordinate experiential learning and professional development activities for accountancy students, including programs in conjunction with other Gies business units
  • Serve as the department lead on Gies Groups and all social media efforts, ensuring accuracy of all information posted and that events are promoted in a cohesive way amongst all channels

Communication Curriculum Development

  • Responsible for collaborating with a faculty lead to design and implement a comprehensive communications curriculum for students enrolled in the Bachelors of Science (BS) in Accountancy program and the Department’s graduate programs, including the Master of Accounting Science (MAS), Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), and online MSA (iMSA) programs
  • Manage the components of the Department’s existing and newly developed communications curriculum including but not limited to assisting in assignment design, aiding students with business writing and presentation questions, and overseeing the online communications grading system.
  • Interview, hire, train, and supervise communications team members who grade assignments and presentations for on campus and online students

Recruiting

  • Work closely with the recruiting and admissions team to help develop recruiting strategies, initiatives, schedules, events, and materials to recruit students to Graduate Accountancy Programs
  • Serve as an advisor to current Gies College of Business students who are considering the MAS degree in order to recruit more students into the program

Miscellanous

  • Hire and oversee student workers where appropriate
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate by Accountancy leadership

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or other relevant master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE:
Required: Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a higher education environment. Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, and proven success in managing across multiple stakeholders. Must demonstrate a service oriented attitude and enthusiasm for working with faculty and students. Working knowledge of computer related databases and office-related software.
Preferred: Experience working with a diverse student population. Two years of experience in an advising environment, including advising students; administering and assessing programs; understanding student development issues as they relate to advising and the student experience.
APPOINTMENT STATUS: This is a full-time (100%), benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

TO APPLY: For full consideration, create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by March 15, 2019. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding our application procedures, email lrubarts@illinois.edu.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 


 

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor
Department of Accountancy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tenure track faculty conduct leading-edge accounting research, deliver an engaging classroom experience, and provide support and leadership within the department and accounting academic community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Tenure-track faculty are expected to conduct research in Accountancy
  • Senior faculty are expected to provide leadership in the department, the university and in the Accountancy discipline.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates at advanced ranks must possess a PhD degree; candidates for assistant professor must possess or be near completion of a PhD degree.
  • Candidates must have strong research as well as demonstrated teaching effectiveness and leadership potential commensurate with position sought.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: June 16, 2019, July 16, 2018 or August 16, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, working papers, course evaluations and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Professional references will be contacted once the recruiting committee has requested them. Tenure track applications should be submitted by January 15, 2019. Applications received by November 6, 2018, will be given first consideration. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. In your cover letter, please state which rank you are applying for. Please check http://www.business.illinois.edu/accountancy/recruit.html for official announcement and application procedures.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact: (Lynn Rubarts, 217-244-5464 and/or accyrecruiting@business.illinois.edu).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 

 


 

Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
Department of Accountancy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SPECIFIC DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND MINIMUM QULIFICATIONS

Clinical Professors/Teaching Professors/Lecturers/Instructors are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and engage in activities that maintain faculty qualifications under AACSB guidelines. This may include research for some positions.

Clinical faculty draw on specialized knowledge gained from professional practice. Responsibilities can include delivering an effective and engaging classroom experience, engaging in applied or experiential work that leverages specialized practices in fields the department deems relevant, and publicly engaging with current and potential partners on campus and within the larger business community. Candidates must have at least a masters or equivalent degree and extensive professional experience.

Teaching faculty deliver an effective and engaging classroom experience, publish on topics related to business pedagogy, and engage in related pedagogical activities so as to make both an instructional impact and a curricular impact within and beyond the department. Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent terminal degree.

Lecturers deliver an effective and engaging classroom experience and support the department through service responsibilities. Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent terminal degree.

Instructors deliver an effective and engaging classroom experience and support the department through service responsibilities. Candidates must have at least a master’s degree or equivalent degree and some professional experience.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

PROPOSED STARTING DATE: January 1, 2019 or August 16, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, working papers, course evaluations and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Professional references will be contacted once the recruiting committee has requested them. Applications should be submitted by April 30, 2019. In your cover letter please state which rank you are applying for. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact: (Lynn Rubarts, 217-244-5464 and/or accyrecruiting@business.illinois.edu).

You also may visit http://www.business.illinois.edu/accountancy/recruit.html for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.