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Limited Term Appointment, Assistant Professor or Lecturer - Accounting

Saint Mary's University

Limited Term Appointment, Assistant Professor or Lecturer - Accounting

Date Posted: June 21, 2024
Posting Deadline: July 5, 2024
Department: Sobey School of Business, Department of Accounting
Type of Employment: 8+1-month Contract, Full-time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU

At Saint Mary’s University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University’s success. The Department of Accounting and Commercial Law in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a limited term appointment at the Assistant Professor or Lecturer rank, commencing August 1, 2024 (8-month teaching contract with a 4-week paid preparatory period).

The aptitude and ability to teach classes in Financial and/or Managerial Accounting at the undergraduate and MBA level is required. Experience teaching International Accounting would be an asset. University-level teaching experience will be an important consideration for the appointment. The successful candidate will normally teach a total of five class sections over the Fall and Winter semesters of the academic year if hired at the Assistant Professor rank, or six class sections if hired at the Lecturer rank. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in student advising and support as well as other service activities.

Job Information and Responsibilities

Most undergraduate accounting classes are taught in-person and on campus and use a common syllabus. The successful candidate may be expected to help develop that common syllabus, teach, and co-ordinate our Introductory Financial Accounting course during the Fall semester. Other potential teaching assignments at the undergraduate or graduate level beyond the primary needs of the introductory course will be determined by the Department Chair based on the candidate’s background, interests, and program needs.

Experience and Education Requirements

For an appointment at the Assistant Professor rank an earned doctorate is normally expected. For an appointment at the Lecturer rank a master’s degree in an applicable field, a professional accounting designation, and significant recent professional accounting experience, is required.

Application Details

• Applicants should submit their application by email to
• Please submit only one consolidated pdf document which includes: 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.
• Complete application files must be received by July 5, 2024, or until the position is filled.

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, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity 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

About Saint Mary’s University

The Department of Accounting and Commercial Law has a full-time complement of 16 faculty members, supported by approximately 15 part-time working professionals. The department provides programming for 250 undergraduate accounting majors and for several courses in support of other undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department also offers a PhD degree in Accounting. Our Accounting program is fully accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

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 the Maritime Provinces. 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, CPHR and EQUIS and is a PRME Champion.

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 6,500 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. 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. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

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