Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Visiting Assistant Professor Accounting Faculty Position
Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one year visiting, assistant professor position in accounting beginning August 2019. We seek an experienced, dynamic, and caring academic professional with evidence of teaching excellence, a commitment to undergraduate accounting education, professional certification (CPA or similar), and relevant professional work experience. IWU is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce, and the department is committed to supporting a culturally and academically diverse professoriate; we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and from practicing accountants with doctorates in other fields
Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts university with highly selective admission criteria and a tradition of teaching excellence. The University community prides itself on a strong rapport among students, faculty, and staff.
Consistent with the University's mission that emphasizes integration of liberal arts and professional education, the Department of Accounting strives for excellence in undergraduate accounting education by preparing accounting professionals with a strong applied and theoretical foundation in accounting and business. Our graduates are widely respected for their analytical skills, ability to communicate, and leadership potential.
The position requires a minimum of an M.S. in Accounting or an M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting or a Ph.D. in Accounting or a D.B.A. with an Accounting emphasis. The applicant will provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level. In addition, the successful candidate is required to hold professional certification (CPA or similar), and have relevant professional work experience in the accounting industry. The University and department are committed to the recruitment, inclusion, and success of an increasingly diverse and international student body, and candidates are urged to highlight any experience or background that may help them contribute to these goals in their application materials.
Our primary need is for someone to teach three sections of a combination of accounting principles I and II in the fall and three sections of a combination of the same courses in the spring. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach courses at the 300 and 400 level if the need arises. We seek candidates who are truly superior undergraduate teachers.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit via email one electronic file in PDF format that includes the following: letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement (including courses taught) that explains teaching accounting in an inclusive manner in a liberal arts setting, and a current vitae with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) to:Gerald OlsonChair and Professor, Department of AccountingIllinois Wesleyan UniversityP.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900 [email protected] (309) 556-3170