||The purpose of this paper is to discuss how accounting professors can use a strategic approach to achieve their career development goals. This method includes the use of strategy maps and balanced scorecards as part of a structured approach academics can use to focus their efforts toward achieving success in their careers. The paper discusses the organization of the scorecard and suggests critical measures of success for research, teaching and service. Then, the paper describes examples of strategy maps for achieving selected outcomes. However, the individuals must choose the measures and activities that are best for them.