Two Tenure Track Positions in Accounting Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business Canada



The Department of Accounting in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for two newly approved tenure track positions. One position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and one position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will commence July 1, 2018 or at such a time as may be agreed.The department is supportive of any active research program but candidates whose scholarship activitiesare closely linked to the mission of the Sobey School will be preferred.The Sobey School of Business, through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.


The successful applicants will have strong research credentials and teaching potential, with an earned doctorate in hand or nearing completion at the time of appointment. To be considered for a rank above Assistant Professor a significant record of scholarship is required. A professional accounting designation is also desirable. A commitment to research excellence and student engagement at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected.


The Department of Accounting has a full-time complement of sixteen faculty members, supported by several part-time professional instructors. Faculty research spans a wide range of topics and methodologies including behavioural experimental, archival, qualitative and field based approaches. The Department also hosts the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) and its associated Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR). The Department administers the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Accounting program in Atlantic Canada with over 400 majors.Ourvery successful MBA-CMA programgraduated more than 400 professional accountants over the last 12 years. The new program, andfully accredited,MBA (CPA Stream) began admitting students in the2016-17 academic year.


Saint Mary's is one of Canada’s oldest universities (founded in 1802) with a rich history and tradition. Now a modern public university with more than 7,500 students and 270 full time faculty, it offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a PhD program in Business Administration with a specialization in Management. The Sobey School of Business is housed in an up-to-date facility, fully compatible with the latest advances in information technology.  With 75 full time faculty members and an enrolment of approximately 3,000 students pursuing undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most comprehensive business program in Atlantic Canada.  In addition to being nationally known for its excellence in teaching, the Sobey School has also established an outstanding record of research and a reputation for international outreach. The Sobey School is fully accredited by AACSB.


Saint Mary’s is located in a quiet residential section of Halifax close to downtown and all the amenities of city life. Halifax is a cosmopolitan city of over 400,000, and is widely regarded as the centre of education, health care, commerce and the arts for Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia offers an exceptional quality of life.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, all applicants should indicate if they are Canadian citizensor permanent residents as these candidates will be given priority.  Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of recent scholarly writing, and the names and full contact information of three referees to: Chair, Department of Accounting, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, N.S. B3H 3C3; or by e-mail to  More information about Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business is available at and


Applications for these positions will be accepted and reviewed as received until the positions are filled. 

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