Visiting Assistant Professor - Accounting & Finance, 1 Year Full-time

College of St Benedict/St Johns University
Jun 04, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The Department of Accounting and Finance at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University (CSB/SJU) invites applications for a one-year, full-time term faculty position to begin in August 2021.

The CSB/SJU Accounting & Finance program is one of the strongest in Minnesota, particularly in a liberal arts setting. The department is comprised of nine full-time and one part-time faculty dedicated to close working relationships with students to enhance not only student academic learning but overall student development. In the vast majority of years, our students' CPA pass rates are well above both state and national averages.

The College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University, a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from Saint Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

CSB/SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative education of their students. Please view our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.

With a total enrollment of approximately 3,300 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. For further information, see .

Institutional Commitment to Diversity

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference. Please view our Institutional Statement on Diversity.

CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.


* Teach three undergraduate accounting courses per semester.
* Engaging in departmental service is welcomed, though not required.



* Master's degree in accounting or closely related field (e.g., MBA or MBT) and a CPA license (active or inactive). Candidates who have a doctorate in accounting or closely related field do not need to hold a CPA license. ABD will be considered.
* Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate-level.
* Ability and interest in teaching the foundational courses: Principles of Accounting 1 & 2 and Intermediate Accounting 1 & 2.
* Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
* Commitment to inclusive teaching practices and to equity, inclusion, and diversity in working with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
* A commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.


* Evidence of successful undergraduate-level teaching experience in accounting. Non-traditional teaching methods will be considered, if relevant, such as leading workshops or other training.
* Ability and interest in teaching at least two of the following courses: Advanced Accounting, Introduction to Individual Taxation, Advanced Individual Taxation, Cost Accounting, Auditing.

To Apply

Applications are accepted online by clicking on the "Apply" button. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates are asked to complete the faculty application and to submit the following application materials:

* Cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position
* Curriculum vitae or resum??.
* Statement of your teaching philosophy and active-learning pedagogies you employ. As part of your statement, please share how you will support inclusion for all students in the classroom.
* Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, examples of learning outcomes, peer or student testimonials, or other materials.
* Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire).
* Contact information (phone and email) for three references.

If you require an accommodation to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact Human Resources at or .

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.