Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting

Location
Minnesota, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Sep 14, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

APPOINTMENT DATE:  August 17, 2021

SALARY:  Depends on Qualifications

JOB TYPE:  Full-time Tenure Track Probationary

 

Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.

 

BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.  BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture.  The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation.  Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months. 

 

Enrolling more than 5,100 students, BSU offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.

 

The Department of Accountancy at BSU currently houses undergraduate and graduate-level programs including a BS in Accounting and Masters in Public Accounting (MPA).  The Department offers effective programs of study providing students the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to excel in accountancy with a well-rounded business education.  The Department offers students a program to prepare for CPA certification as well as internships, conference participation, and opportunities to work directly with members of the community.  The department is fully committed to equity and to diversity in our faculty and students.

 

Responsibilities of the Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting include:

  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes on campus and online, particularly advanced accounting.
  • Contributing to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values.
  • Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.
  • Assisting with programmatic accreditation.

 

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • PhD in Accounting - ABD will be considered if completed by the hiring date.
  • Evidence of successful quality teaching and demonstrated experience with assessing student learning.
  • Demonstrate experience working with and/or interest working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.

 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • CPA designation.
  • Demonstrated skills/ability to design and deliver online courses with D2L Bright Space or similar software programs or be willing to obtain the necessary skills for online course design and delivery. 
  • Private, public, or governmental accounting experience in addition to academic qualifications.

 

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of these minimum and preferred qualifications.

 

Other Considerations:

  • All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found at https://www.ifo.org/
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MinnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy)

 

APPLY ONLINE:    https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/

A complete application must include the following:

  • Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process.
  • Student Teaching evaluations. 

 

Inquiries:

William Graves

Assistant Professor, Department Chair

William.Graves@BemidjiState.edu

 (218) 755-3714

 

If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at teresa.hanson@bemidjistate.edu

 

UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY

WHY BEMIDJI:

Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.

 

Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.

 

Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.

 

The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.

 

For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.

 

For further information, visit our website at: http://www.bemidjistate.edu

 

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