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University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 2207806
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Accounting and Information Systems- Chair

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 167 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities after University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Dallas. It is also national recognized as a community-engaged university.

Job Description:

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. The Department's 18 full-time faculty offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate level along with participation in the Ph.D. in Business Administration through an accounting concentration. Both the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs were recently reaffirmed by AACSB and are supported by an active advisory council. Responsibilities include leading the reaffirmation of AACSB accreditation efforts in accounting, managing personnel and processes, overseeing budget and equipment/facilities, making teaching and committee assignments, managing course scheduling, engaging actively with the department's advisory council, and planning, evaluating, and developing programs. In addition, the Department Chair will foster an environment of shared governance, work collaboratively with the Dean in fostering engagement with external stakeholders, and serve on the College's Executive Committee.

The expected starting date is negotiable. Salary and benefits are AACSB-competitive and appropriate for experience and qualifications. Hiring decisions are subject to final budgetary approval.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Accounting with a record of excellence in teaching and research, and currently hold the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. Preference will be given to applicants with prior administrative experience. Candidates need to address the alignment of their administrative experience with the responsibilities of the chair as outlined above in their cover letter. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with experience engaging with the business community. Depending on the record of accomplishments, candidates may be qualified for an endowed professorship.

Additional Information:

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for at least three references. Graduate transcripts will be requested later in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than October 1, 2021.

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