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Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting

Posted: 09/14/2020

Bemidji State University (BSU) invites qualified applicants to join our team as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.  BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture.  The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation.  Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months. 
Enrolling more than 5,100 students, BSU offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Department of Accountancy at BSU currently houses undergraduate and graduate-level programs including a BS in Accounting and Masters in Public Accounting (MPA).  The Department offers effective programs of study providing students the theoretical and technical knowledge needed to excel in accountancy with a well-rounded business education.  The Department offers students a program to prepare for CPA certification as well as internships, conference participation, and opportunities to work directly with members of the community.  The department is fully committed to equity and to diversity in our faculty and students.
Responsibilities of the Assistant or Associate Professor of Accounting include:

  • Teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes on campus and online, particularly advanced accounting.     
  • Contributing to?a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the University and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and involvement in activities that support BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values.
  • Contributing to a collegial and supportive environment that advances the goals of the department, including curriculum development, assessment, and other departmental governance activities.  
  • Assisting with programmatic accreditation.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
  • PhD in Accounting - ABD will be considered if completed by the hiring date.
  • Evidence of successful quality teaching and demonstrated experience with assessing student learning.
  • Demonstrate experience working with and/or interest working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds and using culturally responsive pedagogy and practice.

Preferred qualifications include:
  • CPA designation.
  • Demonstrated skills/ability to design and deliver online courses with D2L Bright Space or similar software programs or be willing to obtain the necessary skills for online course design and delivery. 
  • Private, public, or governmental accounting experience in addition to academic qualifications.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of these minimum and preferred qualifications.
Other Considerations:
  • All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
  • Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
  • Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found at
  • In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MinnState's vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
  • BSU and NTC are tobacco free workplaces (see policy)
A complete application must include the following:
  • Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University. 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process. 
  • Student Teaching evaluations. 
William Graves
Assistant Professor, Department Chair
 (218) 755-3714
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at

CLOSING DATE:   Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
APPOINTMENT DATE:  August 17, 2021