Program Chair, Accounting

Franklin University is seeking an energetic and experienced academic leader to chair its Accounting Program.  The Program Chair will provide leadership for the program and be responsible for academic quality in conjunction with program faculty members. Responsibilities will include course development, oversight of teaching, providing leadership to adjunct faculty for face-to-face and on-line courses, service on university committees, as well as programmatic, divisional, and university requirements as needed. The Chair will also have primary responsibility for the program’s assessment plan. Additionally, this individual will be the champion for the program and serve to maintain and strengthen relations with internal and external stakeholders.

The Program requires that applicants possess a doctorate in accounting or a closely related field; have professional certification(s) in the field such as a CPA, have demonstrated 8+ year’s professional industry experience that includes management decision making, and experience teaching working-adult students.   Candidates that are ABD may be considered.  Additionally, experience in an accounting or related program, supervising adjunct faculty and developing courses and program curriculum is preferred.

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

The University values faculty members who contribute to the quality and visibility of its programs, encourages and rewards teamwork, and places a premium on excellent teaching. Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program, free parking, free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, and graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application at  For immediate attention, use the job title “Program Chair Accounting”.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.


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