Chairperson - Accounting

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 Anderson School of Management is home to approximately 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. The Accounting department holds separate AACSB accreditation. The School offers BBA and MBA degrees in multiple tracks, an Executive MBA, a MS in Cybersecurity and Business Analytics, and a MS in Project Management. Programs are offered in multiple modalities including face-to-face, online, hybrid, and accelerated.

UNM is the flagship institution of higher education in the State of New Mexico, is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity (R1) Institution, is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution, is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), 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 an ethnically diverse culture and locations 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 daily flights to and from most major cities in the U.S.

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

Anderson’s 24,000+ alumni 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 including curriculum management, 2) Providing academic leadership and mentoring faculty, 3) Expansion and continuous improvement of high-quality research programs that address accounting and business community needs. The Department Chair is also expected to participate in donor engagement.

Candidates with established records of accomplishment and reputation in Accounting are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications in high quality journals defined as A and A* in the ABDC list. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; continue to pursue individual research; support the advancement of the faculty in the Department of Accounting as well as in 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.

Interested candidates must submit:
  • A cover letter of application, including statement of qualifications in relation to the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications.
  • A complete and up-to-date curriculum vita,
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references,
  • Vision statement articulating their leadership philosophy,
  • Vision statement for research and teaching philosophy and interests,
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses the following:
    • How have you previously demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting?
    • Please describe an issue within the DEI discourse or any other DEI issue that you have worked on, have experience with, or that you believe is important to shared work.
    • What strategic initiatives would you suggest to promote DEI within a department?
  • Copy of one professional publication and/or presentation.

  • How to apply: For best consideration, applications should be submitted online by February 1, 2023 through UNMJobs at: . The position will remain open until filled. New Mexico has a rich and varied culture, and candidates from all underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. UNM is a family-friendly institution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For additional information about the Department of Accounting, see .

    Inquiries should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Kathryn Jacobson, Senior Associate Dean,