Assistant Professor, Business – Accounting, Winter 2024

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months



The Business Department at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning January 2024. Applicants must be a licensed CPA, have a master’s degree in accounting or an MBA prior to the start date, and teaching experience.


The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses in accounting, including the following: Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Auditing and Tax. An ability to teach to the new CPA Exam standards is required as well as having strong data analytics skills. Commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will engage students in research and academic advising. Typical teaching load is six units per year.


The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program/scholarly agenda. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty. External service to the public and scientific community are supported.


The Business department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and well-rounded graduates who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world. Our accounting curriculum gives students the required education they need to take and pass the CPA exam as well as to become licensed CPAs. Our graduates are ready for professional careers in both public and private accounting. We are a small department that works collaboratively to provide rigorous student-centered education in a residential setting with a deep commitment to quality liberal arts education. Salary, benefits, and support for professional development are competitive.


Please email the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.: a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment and demonstrates evidence of teaching effectiveness; a research statement; and contact information for three professional references to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ( Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and continue until filled.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit

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