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Assistant Professor of Accounting

Qualified Applicants

Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Business Administration – Accounting

Position Description: Newberry College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Accounting position beginning in August 2021. Candidates need to possess the education, skills, and experience to teach a wide range of courses in Accounting. Preferences given to applicants with experience working closely with and/or instructing undergraduate-level Accounting courses including taxation, auditing, principles of managerial and financial accounting, and intermediate accounting. The successful candidate has a willingness for successfully mentoring and developing students in problem-solving skills with business/accounting majors and non-majors. The successful candidate also demonstrates a willingness to successfully work with diverse populations in traditional and online learning environments. Finally, the successful candidate can engage students through personalized pedagogy to be active participants in their learning, builds confidence in accounting methodologies, and has alternate strategies to help students grasp the material.


Duties and Responsibilities: Teach 12-15 credit hours a semester in undergraduate traditional, online, and/or hybrid environments, and serve as an active participant in the Department of Business Administration undergraduate and proposed graduate program development. The Department of Business Administration is growing rapidly and will soon be launching an online Master of Organizational Development and Leadership and plans to incorporate a Master of Accountancy program. The potential candidate will be actively involved with developing and implementing a vison for the program. This includes assisting the department chair in program-specific duties, including scheduling courses and strategic planning. It also includes leading in-depth assessments of student learning, student advising, curriculum review, and program effectiveness, which leads to improvements in the student learning experience. The candidate will be expected to eventually instruct at the graduate level, and teaching load will be reevaluated once the accounting master's program is launched.


The successful candidate will be an active member of the campus community, which includes being widely available for student help, developing student support programs such as supplemental instruction, and serving on department & institutional committees. A complete list of Duties and Responsibilities can be found in the Faculty Policies Manual.


The successful candidate will understand the relationships of accounting to real-world business scenarios and contribute to curricular development and program growth.


About Newberry College: Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the College has maintained its association with the Lutheran Church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship in the global society.


Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention. The successful candidate will have intercultural competence and history of success working with students from diverse and underrepresented populations.


Qualifications: Terminal degree in Accounting from an accredited university required. ABD will be considered if degree completion is scheduled within 12 months of hire date. A CPA credential, experience in business/corporate environments, and online instruction are preferred.


Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts from Terminal Degree Granting Institution, and contact information for at least three professional references. The successful candidate must submit to a background check and submit all official transcripts before beginning employment. Electronic application materials should be emailed to Associate Dean, Dr. Christina Wendland ( Please include “Accounting Faculty” in the subject line.


These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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