The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program

The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program was launched in June 2008 to address the growing shortage of academically qualified university accounting faculty members – especially those with recent experience in the practice of audit and tax.

At the time the ADS program was created, over 43 percent of current accounting faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities are 55 or older, readying for retirement from the field. Meanwhile, student enrollment in college accounting programs is at an all-time high.

PhDs with practical experience are essential for advancing the body of professional knowledge and to prepare talented, skilled accountants for emerging opportunities. In fact, ensuring a robust supply of accounting faculty is a recommendation of the Human Capital Subcommittee of the U.S. Treasury Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.

We have committed $17 million to related initiatives over the years, and now it’s your turn to take action. Audit and tax professionals are encouraged to seriously consider a career as an accounting professor. Your experience will contribute great insights regarding real-world issues that are frequently encountered in practice.

Learn how you can earn your Ph.D. and give the accounting students of tomorrow the benefit of your knowledge, skill and expertise.

Learn more about ADS Program by reading our latest annual review.