Accounting & Finance, Tenure Track

St. Joseph, Minnesota
Oct 17, 2018
Nov 16, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

The Department of Accounting and Finance at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University (CSB/SJU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin in August 2019. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-level accounting and finance courses to undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting; developing an effective scholarly agenda; and engaging in professional service to the department, the college, and/or the community.
The CSB/SJU accounting program is one of the strongest in Minnesota, particularly in a liberal arts setting. Our faculty are dedicated to close working relationships with students to enhance not only student academic learning but overall student development. Year after year, our students' CPA pass rates are well above both state and national averages. The Department of Accounting and Finance believes that diversity and a broad, global perspective in higher education are vital to the health of our schools. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity in their work and teaching.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), 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 St. 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.
With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 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. CSB/SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.

  • 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 PhD in accounting do not need to hold a CPA certificate
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in accounting
  • Ability and interest in teaching several undergraduate-level accounting courses. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in teaching Accounting Information Systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to articulate a plan of effective scholarship
  • A commitment to professional development
  • A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment
  • Experience or commitment to supporting department initiatives in recruiting, retaining, and graduating candidates from underrepresented backgrounds

To Apply:
Interested candidates should address their commitment to educating a diverse student body within the application materials.  Apply by attaching a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resumé, teaching philosophy, transcripts, at least three references, evidence of teaching ability, and evidence of prior scholarship (if any). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for initial phases of consideration. Official transcripts will be necessary for candidates who are invited to campus. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning in early October and close when finalists have been selected for the position.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at

(320) 363-5500 or 

Applications are accepted online at​

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks.  An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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