We offer advice to accounting faculty who have a growing level of seniority at their schools. Seniority is accompanied by increasing autonomy, and we encourage senior faculty to use that autonomy to focus their efforts on building up others. We offer recommendations on how to use seniority to positively impact one’s department and college by practicing the tenants of servant leadership, and we discuss how this can be accomplished by examining the three facets of a faculty member’s job description: research, service, and teaching. Our overarching goal is to encourage senior faculty to help address current challenges in both academia and practice as well as chart a future course that colleagues can follow that will strengthen the role of accounting to better serve society.

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