Accounting, Assistant Professor (AA22050)

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Accounting, Assistant Professor (AA22050)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Business, College of
Unit: Accounting and Business Law209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
Work Shift:
Work Schedule/Hours/Days:

Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 2, 2021.

POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
The Department of Accounting & Business Law in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, probationary faculty position. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate accounting courses (which might include asynchronous and synchronous online courses). Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contributing to student growth and development (e.g., involvement with student organizations and activities, advising/mentoring), professional and/or scholarly engagement, collaboration with business and industry partners, continuing professional education and preparation, and service to the department, college, university and region.
  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)

Required Qualifications:
  • A master’s Degree in accounting, or closely related discipline. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Relevant and substantial professional experience in accounting.
  • Related professional licenses or certification and professional engagement.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education environment, including teaching methods incorporating technology.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in serving as a faculty advisor to student groups.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

The College

The College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato is the clear business school choice for real-world learning. Leadership is forward-thinking, innovative and student-centered and has maintained the prestigious AACSB Accreditation since 1997, putting it in the top 5% of business schools globally. There are 2,000 students enrolled in 5 Bachelor of Science programs, 2 graduate programs, 2 certificate programs and a new 100% online Bachelor of Business Administration program (MavBiz Online). Recently added programs in Business Analytics and Agribusiness and Food Innovation keep the College of Business cutting edge with its 25 majors, minors and certificates. The Certified Financial Planning Program was recently ranked #15 in the country by Wealth Management - read article:">

In 2017 the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was opened and has served over 12,000 visitors and helped launch over 50 student businesses. One of the college’s signature experiences-United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience-allows students to combine a suite of required courses into a semester long entrepreneurial experience where they plan, launch and operate actual business. To learn more about the College of Business, visit

Accounting and Business Law

The Department of Accounting and Business Law has over 300 students enrolled in its Bachelor of Science in Accounting program and over 30 students in the Master of Accounting program. Graduates of the Accounting Program consistently exceed the national average of first-time pass rate on the uniform CPA examination. Graduates are actively recruited by the Big Four and all regional public accounting firms. In recent years, the Accounting and Business Law Department has produced two Elijah Watt Sells recipients and is among the largest accounting programs in the region. For more information, visit the and program pages on the website.

University Demographics

Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.

We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:


To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website:

A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded environment

Kirsten M. Rosacker, PhD, CPA
Accounting and Business Law
Phone: 507-389-5413
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University.

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan.

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M104M
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date: 08/16/2021
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/09/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.