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Tenure-Track Position in Accounting 

Illinois College invites applications for a full-time position in Accounting to begin Spring 2021. Candidates should be able to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in accounting. Strong preference for ability to contribute to the Business program more generally, for instance through teaching introductory courses in economics, finance, or other related fields. Additional duties will include contribution to the ongoing development of other business programs. We seek a candidate who values the liberal arts and is able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship. Teaching load is three four-credit courses per semester. Faculty work closely with students both in and outside the classroom and serve the college in a variety of other ways. Professional accounting experience and quality teaching experience are strongly preferred. A completed Doctorate is preferred, but highly qualified master’s-prepared (with professional certification) or ABD candidates will be considered for the tenure-track position. Candidates not meeting the above qualifications (must have appropriate masters) will be considered for a continuing position.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students.  Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.   

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students.  Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students.  Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential.  Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to new teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to On the subject line, please put Attn: Kevin Klein, Chair of the Accounting Search Committee.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse
  • student body as well as mentoring experience
  • An example of scholarly work
  • Contact information for three references and/ or three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.