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Business Department Full-Time Tenure-Track Accounting and Finance Faculty Opening

Calvin University
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Full-time, Tenure-track

The Calvin University School of Business is seeking a full-time, tenure-track accounting and finance faculty member to join the university in August 2022.


Ideal candidates will hold a PhD or DBA in accounting or finance or a JD. Candidates holding a MST, LLM, MBA, or CPA will also be considered. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and master’s levels and produce an active stream of relevant research and publication. The school seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith with accounting and finance.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in US GAAP, US tax, and finance; strong networks among business executives; broad interdisciplinary interests; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; ability to integrate questions of meaning, significance, and ethics into accounting and finance pedagogy; and commitment to experiential learning and engaging students beyond the classroom.


Ideal candidates will teach courses primarily in tax, finance, and potentially in accounting, business law, financial planning, and estate planning; actively pursue a scholarship agenda; advise students; serve on Calvin University and School of Business committees; and actively engage in professional associations. 

About the Calvin University School of Business

In 2020, the Calvin University School of Business (CUSB) received a generous $22.25 million gift to build a new facility, strengthen its faculty, grow enrollments, and become a premier School of Business informed and guided by a Reformed Christian perspective. The CUSB has more than 500 students enrolled in its six undergraduate majors (Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Operations and Supply Chain Management) and its Master of Accounting and online Master of Business Administration. programs. All majors and programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components.

Our accounting and finance graduates enjoy extremely high placement rates, including in large international accounting firms, regional and local firms throughout the US and around the world, and positions in banking, investments, or corporate finance. Our accounting graduates experience strong CPA exam pass rates.

The CUSB has 14 faculty members all with both industry and teaching experience, many with terminal degrees. CUSB faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping students learn and gain hands-on experience with the business community. The CUSB is host to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business (CCIB), which is funded by a generous endowment and supports scholarship, pedagogical development, and engagement with the business community via course releases and summer support.

Faculty Resources

Calvin University stands at the forefront of Christian scholarship across disciplines. In addition to the CCIB, the University hosts a number of Centers, Institutes, and other funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research, including sabbaticals, grants, course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities.

Faith and Educational Commitment
1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.

Diversity Commitment
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

About Calvin University

Calvin University is a top-ranked national university that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 3,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving, family-friendly metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. Calvin University seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the Calvin University website.

To Apply

Complete the online application process and attach the following:

  • Full curriculum vitae
  • One page letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian University.

Review of applications will begin January 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Feel free to send questions to the Calvin University School of Business Operations Manager, Anne Gaertner (

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