I am a JD/LLM/CPA currently working as a tax lawyer that would like to enter academia. The legal academia market has dried up and from what I understand there are a lot of positions in the business academia market especially in accounting and finance. Because I have a JD and LLM in tax, I could be considered academically qualified for a position teaching tax at an AACSB school. I worked in auditing for several years and would like to bolster my credentials to teach accounting. I have looked at the AACSB post-doctoral bridge programs and my JD qualifies me (several people have attended the programs with a JD as their doctorate). The AACSB bridge would make me academically qualified in accounting and finance for five years. The program is approximately $26K and can be completed in less than a year. I am leaning toward this program because I would like to pursue positions for Fall 2016. Previous graduates have generally already been employed in academia, so I am concerned about whether the program would help me to find a position. I am also concerned that 2 out of the 5 programs have closed due to a lack of interest. It would seem that if demand for AACSB qualified faculty is as great as advertised or there was demand for graduates of these bridge programs the programs would not have closed. The other option I am considering is an AACSB accredited part-time/distance DBA. I would prefer to do a program that allows a major in accounting but am open to other programs. The only AACSB programs that allow an accounting major I have identified are KSU and JSU. These programs are roughly 80K to 100K expecially once you consider travel cost. I am very concerned about the time requirements for the DBA. I have a very busy and demanding schedule. The DBA programs claim to require 20-30 hours a week and one weekend a month. I do have more confidence that the AACSB DBA would provide opportunity to get a TT position, however, it would likely delay my job search at least until the dissertation phase. Does anyone have input on the bridge programs, DBA programs, and/or what combination with my credentials would be sufficient?