Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting (Gwinnett, GA)
Saint Leo University - Georgia

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Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 16,000 students at the traditional University Campus (main campus), through the Center for Online Learning and at 20 regional centers in seven states.

The Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance within the Donald R. Tapia School of Business is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time faculty position to teach Accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. This position will be offered as tenure or non-tenure track depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate and will be based at our Gwinnett Center in Gwinnett, Georgia. There may also be a requirement to periodically teach at either our Marietta, Georgia or Morrow, Georgia Centers.

This is a twelve (12) month, year round, full-time faculty appointment with two (2) months release time to be determined in consultation with the department chair.

This position is pending final budgetary approval for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Review of candidate materials begins immediately for anticipated start date of July 2014. To apply, submit letter of introduction documenting successful teaching experience; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation (all should be professional references and at least one from a recent superior); values statement (500 words or less) and teaching philosophy (500 words or less), which highlights how your teaching and administrative philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University; official transcripts (including WES evaluation if from an international university); and student evaluations from the last year (at least six classes, an even mix of graduate and undergraduate).

Basic Function:
The faculty member will be required to:
  • Teach 9 classes per year;
  • Advise students;
  • Assess, assist, and guide adjunct Accounting faculty under the direction of the department chair;
  • Engage in curriculum development;
  • Support recruiting efforts;
  • Demonstrate professional development (e.g., scholarly research);
  • Undertake community service in keeping with the school’s Benedictine values;
  • Teach on-ground, online; and
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes.
  • Teach evening and Saturday classes as needed.
  • Be able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to use discipline-related computer programs.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:
To be considered at the Assistant level an applicant must possess a Doctorate degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach Accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level per accreditation guidelines (minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Accounting).

An exceptional candidate possessing a Doctorate degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited institution with credentials to teach Accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level per accreditation guidelines and, with experience, may be considered at the Associate level.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in the classroom (on-ground and online) and have the ability to use discipline-related computer programs.

ABD with expected completion by employment start date will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching traditional and non-traditional students; online teaching experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctorate degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Accounting to be considered at Assistant/Associate level.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Official transcripts for Master and Graduate degrees are required to complete your application packet and are to be issued directly to Saint Leo University from the respective education institution.

Transcripts that are “Issued to Student” or issued to another institution are not accepted.

Digital and/or electronic transcripts cannot be accepted at this time.

A certified evaluation and translation is required for foreign transcripts from World Education Services ( WES ). Expenses for official transcripts are the responsibility of the applicant.

Please have transcripts and certified evaluations mailed to:
Saint Leo University
Academic Affairs MC 2006
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, Florida 33574

Please note three (3) professional letters of recommendation are required for all faculty positions. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, “Recommendations will be sent independently.” Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated above.

In order to continue with the recruiting and hiring process, it is required of the applicants to review the University’s Mission and Values, which are available on the Saint Leo website at With the review it is required that each applicant write a brief statement (500 words or less) which highlights how the candidate’s teaching fits the mission and values of Saint Leo University. Please attach the statement as “Values Statement” during the application process.

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