Freeman College of Management Visiting Assistant Professor in Accounting

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Accounting & Financial Management

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University seeks two full-time, visiting faculty members qualified to teach our regularly scheduled courses in 1) Tax and Intro-level Financial Accounting and 2) Financial Accounting or Auditing and Intro-level Financial Accounting. The appointments will start in fall 2019 and last for one academic year (2019-20), with renewal a possibility, contingent on satisfactory performance and administrative approval. The teaching load is six courses per academic year.

The College offers innovative professional education in the context of one of the nation's leading liberal arts universities. We believe that an education that combines technical skills and deep intellectual exploration is the best preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders. We seek faculty members capable of contributing to this mission. To that end, we seek candidates who can demonstrate at least a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. We also embrace the teacher-scholar model. Although visiting faculty are not required to engage in research, the College looks with favor on those making intellectual contributions to their fields.

Qualified candidates will have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. degree in accounting or equivalent. Persons with substantial professional experience and holding a master's degree will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate, through education, certification or professional experience, proficiency in US GAAP. Candidates with the CPA credential and professional experience will be given preference. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Management Programs at Bucknell
The approximately 550 students in the Freeman College of Management may choose among six majors offered by highly interdisciplinary departments that combine courses in the various disciplines of management with offerings in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. The College currently offers majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, global management, managing for sustainability, and markets, innovation and design. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, go to:

To complete the application process, visit our on-line application system at Complete applicant files must include a cover letter, current vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Please state clearly in the cover letter whether you desire to teach tax, auditing or only financial accounting. Only formal applications received via Bucknell's online system will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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