Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting

Job description

Job location: University Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-06-03
Req: R3374
Job Description Summary

Saint Leo University has been changing lives for more than 125 years. We have been recognized by the Chronicle of Education as a Great College to Work for and ranked in the top 15% in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Value Schools, and in the 32% of Best Colleges for Veterans. Employees at Saint Leo University advance their careers in a rewarding and diverse environment that cultivates the leaders of tomorrow with the skills they need today.

The Tapia College of Business (TCOB) is the largest College in the University with more than 8,000 students in 8 multidisciplinary departments with 80 fulltime faculty and staff. TCOB offers degrees at the associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral level in a variety of formats: on-ground traditional residential campus, on-ground in more than 30 centers in 7 states, online, and hybrid. TCOB pioneered the university’s first online doctoral program, the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in 2014. Drawing on TCOB's nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, the College's DBA program provides opportunities for personal growth, job mobility, greater civic participation, and new ways to advance knowledge.

We are currently seeking an innovative, collaborative teacher-scholar to join the full-time accounting faculty. This role will involve teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty will have significant responsibility for teaching and advising in all undergraduate and graduate programs for the Department. The faculty member must be committed to the educational mission and core values of Saint Leo University, which include a demonstrated commitment to excellence, community, and responsible stewardship in education through practice and engagement. Appointment may be made at the assistant or associate level, tenure track. The contract will be 9-month, based in Saint Leo, Florida

Job Description

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Teach traditional and non-traditional age students
  • Teach both on-ground and online
  • Stay current in field through research, certifications, and/or professional development
  • Advise students
  • Support program recruiting and retention efforts
  • Support departmental and College initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or Dean


  • A Doctorate degree in Accounting, or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach Accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level per accreditation guidelines (minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in Accounting).


  • Implement active learning strategies
  • Utilize discipline-related computer programs
  • Behave in keeping with Saint Leo University’s core values
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the school's Benedictine values


  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate professional development
  • Interact and collaborate effectively with a diverse student and colleague community
  • Willingness to take initiative and thrive in a dynamic environment



  • Along with required Doctorate degree, the preferred candidate will possess the necessary graduate semester hours to also teach Finance (see Required Knowledge).
  • CPA, CMA, or similar certification
  • 2-3 years teaching experience


Along with the required skills, the preferred candidate will have interest or experience in administration


In addition to your curriculum vitae, the following documents are required for consideration. Please be sure to check the email under which you applied for important instructions on completing remaining steps, including uploading documents in the second step of the application packet process as follows:

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy - (500 words or less), should highlight how your teaching philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – All letters of recommendation should be professional references and at least one (1) from a recent superior. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, "Recommendations will be sent independently." Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below
  • Student Evaluations (six classes minimum) – Student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).


Official transcripts are required for all adjuncts and all final full-time faculty candidates

Official transcripts for Master, Graduate, and Doctorate degrees are required to complete your application packet and are to be issued directly to Saint Leo University from the respective education institution.*

Transcripts that are “Issued to Student” or issued to another institution are not accepted. Digital and/or electronic transcripts cannot be accepted at this time.

World Education Services (WES) Evaluation – A certified evaluation and translation from World Education Services (WES) is required for foreign transcripts and/or any and all degrees obtained from international universities. Expenses for official transcripts are the responsibility of the applicant.

Please have transcripts and certified evaluations mailed to:

Attn: Veronica Mantegna Academic Affairs – MC 2006 Saint Leo University

PO Box 6665

Saint Leo, Florida 33574

Full-time faculty positions are pending final budget approval prior to start of the academic year.


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.




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Posted: 1/18/2020
Application Due: 6/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time