Instructor or Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

The Department of Business Administration and Accounting at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Accounting to begin in August 2024. To be considered for a tenure-track position, candidates must be committed to maintaining an active record of scholarship and have an appropriate terminal degree (or relevant Master’s degree and active CPA license).

Teaching will include six 4 credit courses (three per semester) per academic year. Courses taught will depend on a selected candidate’s background but may include introductory Financial and Managerial for all business and accounting students, plus Intermediate, Cost, Federal Income Taxation, Non-Profit, Auditing, or new accounting electives for accounting majors/minors. There is also an opportunity to teach other courses for the Department’s Business Administration program (the largest academic program on campus), or for our new growing Finance minor, or the College’s interdisciplinary programs. We have a small but robust Accounting program, and we are passionate about preparing our students for success post-graduation. Students interested in public accounting employment and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure frequently earn the required 150-credits during undergraduate study. Our department’s students (approximately 20% of all undergraduate students) combine liberal arts and business studies to define problems and propose solutions.  We are proud to fulfill Saint Michael’s vision to graduate students prepared to Do Well and Do Good. Innovative approaches to teaching, enthusiasm, and effective use of technology are preferred to foster experiential learning and achieve learning outcomes. In addition to teaching, the selected candidate will serve as an academic advisor and mentor to Business Administration and Accounting students.

The college is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, and staff; therefore, all members of the community are expected to contribute to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. Applicants with past experiences and contributions to creating such an environment will be given strong consideration.

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.

Requirements:

Applicants must have the following:

  • An earned graduate degree in accounting (or in relevant business field) is required
  • Accounting professional certification AND significant relevant professional experience are preferred
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level preferred
  • An appropriate terminal degree (or relevant Master’s degree and active CPA license) plus commitment to maintain an active record of scholarship is required for a candidate to be considered for a tenure-track position
  • Willingness to collaborate and actively engage in department and college events and meetings, curriculum development and program assessment, on-campus student recruitment open houses, and potential mentoring/coaching of student teams or associations

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and degree verification.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button:

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter that includes detailing your relevant professional and/or teaching experience
  • A statement articulating approaches to teaching, classroom management, and curriculum development to cultivate a learning environment that is inclusive and equitable for all students
  • Samples of teaching evaluations with student comments (if applicable)
  • Contact information for three references. Letters and transcripts may be requested at a later stage

For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 25, 2024. The position remains open until filled.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

About Us

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

To learn more, visit smcvt.edu

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