Assistant Professor of Accounting
The Department of Accounting and Finance at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications
for two tenure line positions in Accounting at the assistant professor level. Employment
will begin August 2021. We seek dynamic, caring academic professionals with evidence
of teaching excellence who are dedicated to undergraduate education in a liberal arts
environment. Candidates must have graduated from a regionally accredited institution.
Each position requires a minimum of an MS in Accounting or an MBA, although a terminal
degree is preferred. Professional certification (post-2004 CPA exam experience preferred)
and relevant professional work experience in the field of Accounting are also desirable.
In addition to teaching, this position requires advising and mentoring accounting
students, fostering relationships with external organizations for the benefit of our
students, assisting with curriculum management, participating in campus committees,
and engaging in appropriate scholarship.
Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts
university with 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 rapport among students, faculty,
Consistent with the University's mission that emphasizes integration of the liberal
arts and professional education, the Department of Accounting and Finance strives
for excellence in undergraduate accounting education by preparing accounting professionals
with a strong applied and theoretical foundation in accounting and business. Many
of our graduates have gone on to work with major national accounting firms. Our graduates
are widely respected for their analytical skills, ability to communicate, and leadership
Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering
a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.
We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building
our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.
The Department of Accounting and Finance has a need for candidates who are able to
teach either tax accounting or data analytics. The successful candidates will also
be able to teach a variety of undergraduate accounting courses at all levels (financial
accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and accounting systems) in a liberal arts environment.
The standard teaching load is six courses per year.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions
are 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), and a current vitae with the names
of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number) to:
Dr. Robert Irons
Associate Professor of Finance
Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
firstname.lastname@example.org (309) 556-3178
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