Visiting Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Economics and Management

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Management to begin September 1, 2023. The department anticipates a continued vacancy, and the successful candidate may be considered for continuation into additional years, contingent upon favorable review and the continuing needs of the College.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving 2,000 students, where faculty help equip students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota, and within a short drive to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Mankato metro areas. Learn more at

Department Information: The Department of Economics and Management offers majors in Economics, Management, and Accounting. We are one of the largest departments on campus, typically graduating 100-120 students each year, including around 25 accounting majors. Our graduates consistently secure positions with the top 20 accounting firms.

Things you will do:

  • Teach 7 course sections during the academic year. Typically, 3 in the Fall, 1 in January, and 3 in the Spring. Two of the sections in Fall and/or Spring may be the same course. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Managerial Accounting plus at least one of the following: Auditing, Federal Taxation, or Cost Accounting (please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching). After the first year, academic and professional advising of accounting majors may become part of the job duties.
  • Help cultivate a welcoming community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We strive to foster an environment where people can be themselves, build community, learn, and grow.

Things you can choose to do:

  • Improve your teaching by joining a teaching circle, participating in workshops, applying for an internal teaching development grant, and engaging in conversations about teaching with colleagues across campus.
  • Advance your scholarship by working with undergraduate research assistants, joining a writing retreat, applying for an internal grant, receiving travel funds to present at conferences, receiving help applying for external grants, and making use of our research facilities.
  • Develop professional skills by participating in faculty meetings and committees, attending faculty development days, and taking advantage of the College’s membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

How to apply:

Visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

This position is open until filled with a first review date of April 3, 2023. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness as needed. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Things you might like:

Based on AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and CUPA (College and University Professional Association) data, we offer a starting salary that is competitive with our peer institutions as well as comprehensive benefits that prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Access to mental health apps
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily multifaith sabbath
  • Employer match contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • 1-on-1 financial coaching

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

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What’s required:

  • MBA, MAcc, MBT, or equivalent degree (10 or more years of work experience the field may be considered in place of the graduate degree)
  • Professional certification (i.e., CPA, CMA, or CFE)

What’s preferred:

  • Prior experience teaching at the college-level
  • Evidence of effectiveness in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities

Posted March 13, 2023


Jeff Owen | | 507-933-7420

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2023

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