Assistant Professor of Business

Roanoke, Virginia
Oct 28, 2019
Nov 27, 2019
Contract Type

The Department of Economics and Business at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Business position beginning July 1, 2020.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The business program strives to prepare students for leadership positions in a global society, and offers a major with tracks in general business, international business, finance, and a new entrepreneurship track, along with business and international business minors, and a new minor in entrepreneurship.

The position carries a teaching load of three undergraduate, face-to-face courses per semester. Other duties include maintaining scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations, developing curriculum, advising students, participating in department and university service, and engaging with the local business community.

The successful candidate will be someone who can teach all levels of accounting in addition to other required and elective courses in business, such as introduction to business, personal finance, and management of financial institutions. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in accounting. However, candidates who hold a Ph.D. or DBA in a relevant field, and are either CPA-certified or have the ability to teach accounting, are also encouraged to apply. ABDs may also apply. Prior teaching experience in accounting at the undergraduate level is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution.

Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), names and contact information for three professional references who can address the candidate’s teaching and scholarship, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2019, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to every undergraduate student for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and guarantees access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae network. 

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer.  Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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