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Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Limited Term Appointment, Accounting

Saint Mary's University


The Department of Accounting in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month contract position at the Assistant Professor or Lecturer rank. The ability to teach Managerial and Financial Accounting classes at the Introductory and Intermediate levels is expected. The ability to teach a class in International Accounting would be considered an asset. Significant university-level teaching experience will be an important consideration for the appointment. The appointment will commence September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will normally teach a total of six class sections over the academic year, typically three sections in the Fall semester and three sections in the Winter semester. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in student advising and support as well as other service activities.

For an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank an earned doctorate is required. For an appointment at the Lecturer rank a master’s degree in an applicable field and/or a professional accounting designation, and recent professional accounting experience, is required. Most undergraduate accounting courses use a common syllabus, and the successful candidate may be expected to help develop the common syllabus and co-ordinate a multi-sectioned course at the introductory or intermediate level.

The Department of Accounting has a full-time complement of 17 faculty members, supported by several part-time working professionals. The department provides programming for approximately 300 undergraduate accounting majors and for the Sobey MBA (CPA Stream) as well as several accounting courses in support of other undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Sobey School of Business is housed in an up-to-date facility, compatible with the latest advances in information technology. With over 80 full time faculty members and an enrolment of approximately 2,500 students pursuing undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most comprehensive business program in Atlantic Canada. In addition to being nationally known for its excellence in teaching, the Sobey School has established an outstanding record of scholarship and a reputation for international and community outreach. The Sobey School is accredited by AACSB and is a signatory to PRME.


Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Saint Mary’s is community-focused with strong values, operating the way the world should. We embrace diversity, are committed to sustainability, and bravely tackle the issues that matter to society. 
With students from as many as 118 different countries and partnerships with institutions in dozens of other countries, Saint Mary’s University is a leader in international and intercultural education. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. Our campus is based in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and is global in reach and influence. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

Applicants should submit, by email to, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, teaching evaluations, statement of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, and the full contact information of three referees. Application materials must be consolidated into a single pdf document. More information about Saint Mary’s University and the Sobey School of Business may be found at and Complete application files must be received by May 31, 2022, or until the position is filled.