University of New Mexico — Chairperson – Accounting

Requisition ID: req20772

Working Title:
Chairperson – Accounting

Position Summary:
The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Accounting. The successful candidate will be a leading scholar with a track record of highly cited research published in top accountancy journals. Additionally, at the time of hire, the successful candidate must have the record to support appointment at the level of Full Professor with tenure at the University of New Mexico.

UNM is the flagship institution of higher education in the State of New Mexico, is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution, a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution, a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and is designated as a Gold rated Military Friendly® School. Founded in 1889, UNM currently serves nearly 31,000 students on the main and branch campuses and is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico with a metropolitan area of over 900,000 residents. The UNM campuses, city of Albuquerque, and State of New Mexico offer a rich, ethnically diverse culture, a location with unparalleled opportunities for year-round outdoor activities. Albuquerque is a technologically innovative city and is listed among the best places to relocate in America. The Albuquerque International Sunport offers frequent daily flights to and from most major cities in the U.S.

The Anderson School of Management is home to about 3,000 students, 58 full-time faculty and 42 staff. The School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and it is one of the small percentage of programs in the world to hold both Accounting and Business accreditation status. The School offers BBA and MBA degrees in multiple tracks as well as an Executive MBA, an MS in Cybersecurity and Business Analytics, as well as an MS in Project Management. Programs are offered in multiple modalities including face-to-face, online, hybrid, accelerated, etc.

The Accounting Department offers an AACSB Accounting accredited BBA degree, and Master of Accounting. The current department faculty is comprised of two Full Professors, three Associate Professors, six Assistant Professors, and four full time Lecturers. Departmental resources include dedicated monetary and research resources to support academic excellence.

With over 24,000 alumni, Anderson alums can be found having an impact in communities all over the world. With a strength in diversity, equity and inclusion, Anderson emphasizes collaborative student interaction, active adult learning, team experiences and scholarship that draw upon a variety of methodologies and subject areas.

The Department Chair of Accounting plays a critical role in the academic life of the School and is responsible for carrying out the School’s vision and mission as they relate specifically to research, teaching, learning, and student success in accounting. Reporting to the Dean, the Department Chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to research excellence, collegiality, as well as developing and implementing strategies that support institutional goals and aspirations. The Department Chair is highly engaged with faculty, staff, senior leadership and multiple other internal and external stakeholders. The Department Chair is responsible for the following specific outcomes: 1) Maintenance of AACSB Accounting accreditation, 2) Expansion and continuous improvement of high-quality research programs and academic research that addresses accounting and business community needs, and 3) Promoting student recruitment, retention and completion of accounting programs. The chair will also encourage and support the development and growth of accounting faculty, as well as lead fundraising endeavors.

Outstanding candidates with established records of accomplishment and reputation in accounting are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have recognized stature in the accounting community; have strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; continue to pursue their research; support the advancement of the current faculty in the Department as well as the Anderson School of Management overall; and take advantage of UNM’s strong ties with the business community to enhance the Department’s reputation and visibility.

Main – Albuquerque, NM

Benefits Eligble:
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

ASM Department of Accounting (039B)

Employment Type:

Faculty Type:

Hiring Department:
Anderson School of Management

Academic Location:
ASM Department of Accounting (039B)

Benefits Eligible:
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

For Best Consideration Date:
For best consideration, please apply by 8/5/2022. This position will remain open until filled.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Earned doctorate in Accounting or closelyrelated discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and accomplishments commensurate with appointmentas a full Professor within the Accounting Department at the Anderson School ofManagement.
  • Priorexperience in a leadership role within an academic institution.
  • Exceptionalcommunication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiaritywith the current AACSB Accounting standards and accreditation.
  • Experiencewith informal and formal student grievances and addressing student conductconcerns.
  • Abilityto coach, guide, mentor and manage junior faculty growth, development, andperformance.
  • Experience with fundraising and donorengagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.