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Director - Accounting PhD Program and Norwood & Marjorie Geis Chair of Accounting

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Date: Oct 2, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for Director of the Accounting PhD program and the Norwood and Marjorie Geis Chair of Accounting in the Lindner College of Business, with a start date of Fall 2018.  UC has a large accounting program, with a combined total of over 800 students in its undergraduate, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Science in Taxation programs. After graduating 4 accounting PhDs in 2012, UC plans to reopen its PhD program in Accounting in Fall 2019. UC’s online MS Tax program ranked #1 for US public institutions by US News & World Report in 2015.  The 2015 Public Accounting Report survey ranked UC #8 for its MS in Accounting and #13 for its undergraduate accounting program among comparable sized US schools.


It is an exciting time at UC.  UC has grown rapidly and now has over 44,000 students and almost 10,000 non-student employees (  A new state of the art building for the Lindner College of Business projected to cost around $120 million with 225,000 square feet should open in Fall 2019 (  Within the department, 18 new faculty (10 research active faculty) have joined since July 2012.


Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include serving as the Director of the Accounting PhD program, maintaining an active, high quality publication record, and mentoring other faculty and doctoral students in developing their research agendas and publishing in high quality accounting journals. Quality teaching is expected; teaching load is commensurate with research productivity. Rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure (commensurate with credentials).   All areas of accounting will be considered. 


Position Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution (or equivalent), with consistent research productivity, including recent high quality, refereed accounting publications. Candidates’ research publication record and other academic qualifications must be commensurate with holding an endowed position at a Tier I research institution.  Preference will be given to those with prior experience as a PhD accounting program director or having other significant academic leadership experience.  Preference will be given to scholars with a proven ability to work with other faculty on research projects that result in publications. Excellent teaching credentials are highly valued. Significant public or private accounting experience as well as professional accounting certifications are valued, but not required. Candidates must possess both written and spoken English fluency, and provide evidence of such through the interview process. 


Representatives will be available at the San Diego AAA meeting in August to answer questions about the position. For additional information about the university please go to


Additional Information:
Current Lindner College of Business Research Databases
UC subscribes to many datasets, such as Thomson Reuters EIKON (Datastream with Worldscope) and the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary.  Those accessed via WRDS include:
American Hospital Association Trial    AuditAnalytics (portion)
Bank Regulatory      Beta Suite by WRDS
Blockholders       Calcbench Trial  
CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) Indexes  CUSIP
COMPUSTAT from Standard & Poor’s – Capital IQ DMEF Academic Data
CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices)  Efficient Frontier by WRDS 
Dow Jones Averages & Total Return Indexes  ETF Global Trial
Event Study by WRDS     Eventus software  
Factset Trial       Fama French & Liquidity Factors
Federal Reserve Bank      Financial Ratios Suite by WRDS
GSI Online       I/B/E/S from Thomson Reuters
IHS Global Insight      Infogroup
Infogroup Trial      IMS – SK&A Trial
IRI Marketing Fact Book     ISS (formerly RiskMetrics) Trial 
ISS (formerly RiskMetrics)      Levin Trial
Markit Trial       MSRB
Options Metrics      OTC Market
Penn World Tables Database     Peters and Taylor Total
PHLX (Philadelphia Stock Exchange Currency Options and Implied Volatility)
Public (Publicly Available Data)    RavenPack News Analytics Trial
Research Quotient      SAS Visual Analytics
SEC Order Execution Statistics    Sustainalytics Trial
TAQ        Thomson Reuters Trial
World Indices by WRDS     TRACE
Zacks Investment Research Sample Data Trial   WRDS SEC Analytics Suite Trial

Journals where Current Lindner Accounting Faculty Publish:
The Accounting Review       Contemporary Accounting Research     Review of Accounting Studies     Accounting Horizons
Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice      Current Issues in Auditing
Journal of the American Taxation Association          Journal of Information Systems  
Journal of Business Finance and Accounting      European Accounting Review
Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance       Issues in Accounting Education
Journal of Management Accounting Research  Journal of Business Ethics         
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy   Research in Accounting Regulation
Journal of International Accounting Research  International Journal of Accounting
Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation Journal of Accountancy 
Journal of Int’l Financial Management & Accounting  Accounting and Business Research  
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting  Accounting in Europe       
Advances in Accounting incorporating Advances in International Accounting


More about the University of Cincinnati:
In 2010, Forbes Named UC among the World's Most Beautiful College Campuses (see: UC’s DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning) is known throughout the world, as is the renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) - which hosts over a thousand performances each year.  Besides Lindner and the traditional Arts & Sciences, UC also has a major medical center, a law school, and a College of Engineering.
The UC Walter C. Langsam Library was recently ranked 5th best in the US (for details see:  The library holds 4.4 million volumes and subscribes to 70,000 periodicals.  The library has excellent business resources and is guided by an expert business librarian. We have a very comprehensive set of databases; including a long list through WRDS (see the last page for more details).
More about the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area


UC is located three miles from Downtown Cincinnati and the stadiums for two major league teams: the Reds (baseball) and the Bengals (football).  Cincinnati is corporate headquarters for nine Fortune 500 companies: Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Ashland, Fifth Third Bancorp, General Cable, AK Steel, Western & Southern Financial Group, and American Financial Group.  Cincinnati proudly notes that it has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than Los Angeles, New York or Chicago. Many other large businesses have headquarters in Cincinnati, including GE Aviation, Cintas, E.W. Scripps, Mitsubishi – America, First Financial Bank, and Totes.


The Cincinnati Metropolitan area has over 2 million people.  Cincinnati is a vibrant community, with a wide variety of things to see and do.  While extensive information is available at:; here we note a few highlights:  Music Hall and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Zoo, the Newport Aquarium, the Cincinnati Museum Center, a huge Oktoberfest, Riverboats, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Other accolades include:

• #5   The 10 Best Cities To Relocate To In The U.S. - Huffington Post
• #5   Most affordable cities in the country – Forbes 
• #5   One of the top five cities with up-and-coming downtowns – Fortune
• #7   Quality of life in the nation – Business Facilities Metro Ranking
• #10 Top Ten Best Cities for Post-Grads -
• #10 Best Spring Break destinations for families - Livability
• #16 Best Cities for Women in the Workplace - WalletHub


More about UC Accounting PhD Alumni:
A list of 52 alums is at:



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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