Illinois Wesleyan University — Professor of Accounting and Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for two tenure line positions in Finance at the assistant or associate professor level who are dedicated to educating a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment. Employment will begin August 2022. We seek dynamic, caring academic professionals with evidence of teaching excellence who are dedicated to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment. Candidates must have graduated from a regionally accredited institution. Each position requires a minimum of an MS in Finance or a CFA, although a terminal degree is preferred. Relevant professional work experience in the field of finance is also required. One of these positions requires experience in equity analysis and money management, and the candidate hired will be responsible for overseeing the student-managed investment fund. The second candidate will require training and experience in more traditional areas of finance, as well as an interest in developing a new program in financial planning. In addition to teaching, these positions require advising and mentoring finance students, fostering relationships with external organizations for the benefit of our students, assisting with curriculum management, participating in campus committees, and engaging in appropriate scholarship.

Illinois Wesleyan is a nationally ranked, small, private, undergraduate liberal arts university with selective admission criteria and a tradition of teaching excellence. Scholarly productivity is supported, including collaborative research with faculty and students. The University community prides itself on rapport among students, faculty, and staff.

Consistent with the University’s mission that emphasizes integration of the liberal arts and professional education, the Department of Accounting and Finance strives for excellence in undergraduate finance education by preparing finance professionals with a strong applied and theoretical foundation in finance and business. Our graduates are widely respected for their analytical skills, ability to communicate, and leadership potential.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.

The Department of Accounting and Finance has a need for candidates who will be able to teach a variety of undergraduate finance courses at all levels (financial management, investments, financial statement analysis, or insurance courses) in a liberal arts environment. The standard teaching load is six courses per year. The department currently has a single Bloomberg terminal for use for students in the Portfolio Management class as well as for faculty research but is in the process of installing a state-of-the-art Bloomberg lab with multiple terminals. In addition, the departments of Accounting and Finance, Business Administration and Economics are in the process of joining into a single entity titled the School of Business and Economics.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are filled. Please submit one electronic file in PDF format that includes the following: letter of application, graduate school transcripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies required for appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, teaching philosophy statement (including courses taught), and a current curriculum vitae with the names of 3 references (including title, address, e-mail address and telephone number). In either the letter of application or the teaching statement, applicants should address any previous experience in or their planned approach for creating an inclusive learning environment for students. Submit the complete, single file, PDF-formatted application package via email to:

Dr. Robert Irons
Associate Professor of Finance
Chair, Department of Accounting and Finance
Illinois Wesleyan University
P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3178

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