The Department of Economics and Business at Southwestern University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time Staff Instructor in Accounting starting the fall semester of 2021. 

Position. The Staff Instructor in Accounting position will involve teaching some of the following courses: fundamentals of accounting (which covers financial and  managerial accounting), auditing, and intermediate accounting.  The typical teaching load will be three courses per semester, in addition to University service requirements which include advising students and participation on University committees. The candidate should have at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in accounting and/or a current CPA license. Substantial industry experience in accounting will also be considered in candidate evaluation. Experience working with diverse populations (students, clients, or other groups) is highly valued.

University. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  The University’s endowment ranks well among national undergraduate institutions of its size.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of premier liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group.  Affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Southwestern University is located in historic Georgetown, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and is 28 miles north of Austin.  Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. As of fall 2020, 40% of enrolled students are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education, 24% of the overall faculty are from underrepresented groups, and 53% of the faculty identify as female. For information concerning the University, visit our website at For additional information about the department, please visit our webpage at

Application Process. Interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter that speaks to their desire to teach within a liberal arts university setting with a diverse student population, (2) a curriculum vitae or resume, (3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interest and experiences working with diverse student populations, (4) two confidential letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching performance and/or potential), and (5) a short list of courses in which you have a strong interest in teaching.  All materials must be uploaded to Interfolio at  No materials will be accepted in hard copy or via email. The letters of reference can be requested directly through Interfolio. Letter writers will receive an email allowing them to directly upload the letter into the system.
The entirety of the interview process will be conducted virtually.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021, continuing until the position is filled. All materials must be received for full consideration. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F.

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