Instructor of Business – Finance and Accounting – 12277

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried, Faculty, 9 months, Full-time temporary



The Business Department at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for a full-time, in-person, instructor position beginning August 2024. This is initially a two-year contract with a high likelihood of renewal, and a possibility of conversion to a tenure-track position. Preferred applicants will have an MBA or a master’s degree in Finance, and college-level teaching experience. We will also consider a master’s or PhD in Economics with Finance as a field or professional experience in Finance.


The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide range of courses in Finance, including Managerial Finance (part of the Business core), Investments, and Advanced Finance. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who are willing and able to teach Business Analytics (Excel), Financial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting (these classes are part of the Business core). Commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. Typical teaching load is six units per year. Preferred experience working with underrepresented, first-generation, Pell-eligible, and diverse populations.


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. The curriculum gives students the required education and skills they need to be ready for professional careers in both the public and private sector. The Department 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.


Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; and contact information for three professional references to the Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process.

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.