Job Details

Associate Professor
Working Title H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting
Position # F00613
Department Accounting
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Employment Status:
Full time (29-40 Hrs)
Proposed Salary Range:
Commensurate with Experience
Type of Employment:

Position Summary:

The Department of Accounting in the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University (A-State) invites applications for the inaugural H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting. The H.B. Foster Bowdon Endowed Chair of Accounting was made possible through a historic gift from A-State alumnus Neil Griffin to the College. The H.B. Foster Bowdon Chair exemplifies what Arkansas State meant to the World War II veteran Griffin when he returned home from service to his country. Bowdon was the accounting instructor who helped dozens of A-State veterans like Griffin transition into their post-war lives. Griffin began his professional career in accounting and moved on to banking, investment banking, and CEO of two publicly held corporations. In honor of H.B. Bowdon’s profound impact on students, the successful candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

Teaching and research interests in all areas of accounting will be considered (except tax). Interest in and knowledge of data analytics is highly valued. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with rank commensurate with experience.

The AACSB-accredited Neil Griffin College of Business is one of the up-and-coming business colleges in the region. The Department of Accounting has a strong reputation regionally for the quality of its accounting program. According to the most recent statistics, 85.7% of A-State’s MAcc students passed sections of the CPA exam on their first attempt.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Carnegie recently reclassified A-State as an R2 (Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity) institution. The Jonesboro campus has a diverse student body with an on-campus enrollment exceeding 14,000. Through outreach via web-based instruction and the establishment of a campus in Queretaro, Mexico, the university is making a global impact. A regional metropolitan city with a population of more than 68,500, Jonesboro is located 70.8 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenn.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate (MAcc/MBA) levels, conducting scholarly research that results in quality peer reviewed publications, and service to the department, college, and university
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Review of applications will begin after the closing date. Interested candidates must attach (in MS Word or PDF format) the following materials to the electronic application on page four of your application:

• Letter of application
• CV/Resume
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Contact information for three references

Unofficial transcripts will be required upon being chosen for a campus visit prior to interview date or may be attached online at the time of application

Representatives will be interviewing candidates at the AAA conference in San Francisco. Interested candidates should email James Doering (, the Jones/Schaaf Endowed Chair in Accounting, to schedule a meeting time

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. or DBA with a concentration in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching accounting

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated record of scholarly research and publications in peer-reviewed journals
• An active CPA license
• Work experience in accounting

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