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Director of the School of Accountancy, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

The Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University seeks an exceptional leader and accounting scholar to serve as the next director of its School of Accountancy. The director will  articulate a vision and strategy for distinguishing Georgia State as a pre-eminent school of accounting for the digital age. The successful applicant will join a school whose faculty and staff are committed to innovative teaching; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty publish in premier journals in managerial, auditing, and financial accounting. Programmatic innovations have included an emphasis on data analytics, online content, and professional norms. Academic programs include the BBA undergraduate program, a Masters in Professional Accountancy, a Masters in Taxation, an MBA with an accounting concentration, and a PhD program in Accounting. This fall, the school launched its Master of Taxation as one of the first fully online degree programs in college history.

The research environment for the School of Accountancy is rich and varied. In the Brigham Young University Accounting Rankings, the SOA ranks 12th internationally in managerial accounting, 14th in experimental methods, 3rd for the use of experimental methods in managerial accounting, and 8th in accounting education research.

GSU is a leading urban research university located in the heart of Atlanta. It is the largest university in Georgia with 54,000 students and continues to lead the state and nation in graduating economically and racially diverse students on-time and at a reasonable cost. Additionally, GSU is ranked as the second most innovative university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

With more than 8,000 students and 170 faculty members, Robinson is among the ten largest accredited business schools in the United States with a student body that is one of the most diverse in the country. Fifty-six percent of RCB undergraduates are under-represented minorities. According to the most recent edition of Diverse Issues in Education, the School of Accountancy ranks #2 conferring bachelor’s degrees in accounting to Black students and #15 to under-represented minorities. 


The ideal candidate will be an accomplished, energetic, and collaborative leader who will champion the School of Accountancy’s commitment to excellence, engage with the community, and lead with passion aligned with the college’s core values of Openness, Solidarity, and Impact. They should have strong skills in mentoring and management as well as the ability to guide faculty, staff and alumni to create and implement a strategic vision and to raise funds in support of that vision. A doctoral or terminal degree in a related field and scholarly achievement commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of professor is preferred. Candidates presenting with alternative credentials and excellent leadership capabilities will also be considered. Applicants should apply online at Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of current research, and at least three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position is contingent upon final budget approval by the University.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59065233
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name: Georgia State University
  • Position Title: Director, School of Accountancy
  • Industry: Accounting in Higher Education
  • Job Function: Director
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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