Full-Time Tenure Track, Assistant/Associate Professor in Accounting, Business Administration
Mount Saint Mary's University, Department of Business
United States

Company Description:

Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. www.msmu.edu.

Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.

The Students: The Mount Saint Mary's University focus on social justice and community involvement leads us to recruit many first-generation college students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The college encourages multicultural awareness throughout both academic and co-curricular activities. Mount Saint Mary's University enrolls the highest percentage of ethnic minority students of all independent colleges and universities in Southern California.


Job Description:

The Business Administration Department at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles invites applicants with a Doctorate or a Master's degree with Professional Certification (CPA or CMA) to apply for a full time tenure-track faculty position in Accounting at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank beginning in August 2019. Applicants with the ability to enrich the intellectual diversity and cultural richness of the department and university are especially encouraged to apply. 

Mount Saint Mary's business programs offer Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The Mount's business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business School & Programs (ACBSP). The accounting curriculum specifically is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, employment in the private sector, not-for-profit organizations and for opportunities within the various governmental agencies. Some students also aspire to start their own or work in ongoing family businesses. The course curriculum meets the requirements for students to sit for the CPA exam in California. Grounded in the Mount's mission and the liberal arts tradition, the Business Administration Department is committed to employing innovative and evidence-based teaching to empower individuals to become socially responsible, global citizens. 

Specific Duties:

Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, advising, and research/creative work (individually and with students). An appreciation of the liberal art's educational tradition and service orientation, and experience/interest in contributing to and teaching in a diverse campus environment are required.

The ability to teach courses related to three or more of the following areas: Accounting Principles, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Tax Accounting, Auditing and Advanced Accounting is required. The teaching load is seven courses per year, (three courses one semester and four courses the other semester). Courses are offered live weekdays and weekends, as well as in online modalities.

In addition to excellent teaching, faculty responsibilities include a commitment to active involvement in department and university service, academic advisement, mentoring of students, scholarship, and professional activity.



Applicants must hold a Doctorate or a Master's degree with CPA or CMA professional certification. A minimum of five years of professional experience in accounting is required. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable.

Applicants should demonstrate commitment to graduate and undergraduate education with experience implementing pedagogically sound practices, both in the classroom and outside of the classroom (i.e. student advising, mentorship, and research/creative work), especially with underrepresented minority (URM) students.

Other Qualifications/Requirements:

Applicants must embrace student centricity, diversity, and inclusion at a leading women's Catholic teaching institution.

If hired in this tenure-track position, the successful applicant must maintain academically qualified (AQ) status as defined by the Accreditation Council for Business School & Programs (ACBSP).

Applicants must have the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with others.

Applicants must exhibit professionalism, integrity, and ethics at all times.

Applicants must possess the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities, exercise independent judgment, and work effectively in a fast-paced work environment.


Additional Information:

The Business Administration Department and Mount Saint Mary's University are committed to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mount Saint Mary's University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University. The University is thoroughly committed to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.


Application Instructions:

Complete the online application.
Include the following attachments:

  • cover letter describing the applicant's qualification for the position,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • teaching statement,
  • course evaluations (if available),
  • (un)official transcripts, and
  • three letters of reference. 

The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2019. Failure to submit all requested documents/information shall deem an application to be incomplete and it will not be considered.

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