Term-tenure track position in Department of Business with expertise in Accounting

The Department of Business has a unique opening within its highly-acclaimed Accounting Program for a full-time, term-tenure-track faculty member, beginning in August of 2019.


Responsibilities: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Excellent Teaching and Mentoring of Students: A normal course load is four three-credit courses per semester and the courses that the faculty member will likely teach include: Cost Accounting, Auditing, and Managerial Accounting. Faculty members also serve as academic advisors. Scholarship: Faculty members are active learners in their disciplines and significant contributors to the body of knowledge and best practices in their fields. Institutional Service: Faculty members share their time and insights with the College and the Department through committee service, leading student groups (Accounting Club), and other areas of need.


Qualifications: Candidates who apply should have at least 10 years of experience in accounting. An MBA and a CPA are required. A doctoral degree is preferred. The College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application and integration of knowledge. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability and their reputation as experts in their chosen fields. Outstanding candidates will be enthusiastic teachers with the ability to incorporate experiential learning in the classroom. They must have the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff, and to be strong student advocates.


The Program: Messiah’s Accounting Program distinguishes itself by preparing students through a unique blend of experiential learning and faith integration. Graduates of Messiah’s Accounting Program can be found at all of the Big Four Accounting firms, and the program has one of the highest rates in Pennsylvania for passage of all four parts of the CPA exam.


The Department: Messiah’s ACBSP-accredited Department of Business is the College’s largest department (http://www.messiah.edu/departments/business). Home to seven strong business majors and the International Business Institute (https://www.messiah.edu/info/20548/international_business_institute), the Department provides a very collegial environment in which to teach and to conduct other scholarly work. There are currently 11 full-time faculty members in the department.


The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 13.7% under-represented and 4.4% international students from 30 countries and over 600 graduate students including 15.3% of students from under-represented populations.           


The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


Diversity: Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.


Starting Date: August 1, 2019


Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.


Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications, and presentations), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.


Vitae Instructions to Applicants:  Curriculum Vitae should include information related to education; employment history; scholarship and professional accomplishments; professional memberships; awards and honors received, and additional pertinent information.


Please apply via the following link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13951


In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.