Human Resources

    Tenure-line Assistant Professor Accounting Faculty Position


Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in accounting beginning August 2018.  We seek an experienced, dynamic, and caring academic professional with evidence of teaching excellence, a commitment to undergraduate accounting education, a scholarly agenda, 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. Scholarly productivity is supported including collaborative research with faculty and students. 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 and present a plan for an active scholarly agenda.  In addition, the successful candidate is required to hold professional certification (CPA or similar), and have relevant professional work experience in the accounting industry. Ideally, candidates will be able to contribute to the university’s broader curriculum as well, including general education courses teaching writing and critical thinking.  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 two sections of introductory tax in the fall and a 400 level tax elective in the spring. However, the candidate will be also be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate accounting courses at all levels (financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and accounting systems) in a liberal arts environment. We seek candidates who are truly superior undergraduate teachers and have a commitment to research.  The successful candidate is expected to advise undergraduate majors, supervise undergraduate research, produce scholarship, and perform departmental/university-wide services.

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, description of a research agenda, and a current vitae with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) to:

Gerald Olson 

Chair and Professor, Department of Accounting

Illinois Wesleyan University

P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900    

(309) 556-3170