Accounting Instructor

Job description

The Accounting, Finance & Law Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track position for Instructor of Accounting.

Posting Date: March 19, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The Accounting Instructor will be expected to instruct undergraduate level accounting courses in the field of financial accounting, such as Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Advanced Accounting.  Responsibilities include a commitment to student development and university service. In addition to the traditional teaching responsibilities, the Instructor is expected to interact closely with students outside the classroom.  This will include advising individual students, sponsoring internships and graduate assistantships, and advising accounting student groups and organizations. The instructor’s duties will also include managing and participating in professional and student events throughout the calendar year, managing and directing student officers, materially participating in all aspects of the organization, and could include attending conferences with students throughout the calendar year. In addition to student interaction, the Accounting Instructor will be required to materially participate in school committees.

Additional responsibilities and expectations will also include maintaining and participating in professional outreach to the community for the benefit of the institution. This will include interacting with recruiters of our students, providing significant participation to business professional associations (including the NYSSCPA) and participating in professional events that focus on the discipline. The Instructor is expected to materially participate and serve on at least one board of directors in the community and to maintain an active Certified Public Accountant license, which includes documented continuing professional education. 

In addition, the Accounting Instructor will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration degree (with a concentration in accounting) or MS in accounting at time of application from an AACSB accredited institution
  • Active Certified Public Accounting license
  • Substantial work experience in the public accounting profession (big four preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in financial accounting
  • Past experience advising student organization(s), sponsoring student internship work, and serving on academic committees and councils

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills,
  • Professional certifications including CMA (Certified Management Accounting), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), etc. 
  • Thorough knowledge of current GAAP and income tax law and regulations

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae (CV)/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

Correspondence and questions should be addressed to:

Dean Crawford, Department Chair

[email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Description of Department:  The Accounting Finance & Law Department is part of the AACSB accredited SUNY Oswego School of Business. The School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and risk management & insurance, two Master of Business Administration degrees, and several five year BS/MBA programs.  School of Business students also have the option to minor in International Business, Entrepreneurship, or Business Analytics.  In addition to the Oswego campus, classes are offered in Syracuse and online.  Click here to see the online MBA program ranked #40 by U.S. News and World Report. The School of Business values excellence in teaching and requires a commitment to research, instructional development and service in a diverse and global environment.  The School of Business has hosted over 35 visiting international scholars over the past nine years.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

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SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

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Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 5/18/2019
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