Department: IU Northwest School of Business & Economics
The Lecturer in Accounting/Finance is a full-time, 10-month academic position. The position is responsible for a 12-credit hour per semester teaching load in accounting, finance and related areas at the undergraduate level, and at the graduate level if the successful candidate holds a doctorate in accounting, finance or related field. A productive program of professional development is expected, along with active involvement in service functions.
The IU Northwest School of Business & Economics employs 17 full-time faculty and its programs are fully accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International). Faculty are very engaged in teaching and research that is applied, basic, or pedagogic. Faculty also support the economic development of the region by engaging in mutually beneficial collaborations with local organizations and community members.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching: Indiana University Northwest is a student-centered campus. Teaching is the primary mission of the campus, supported by research and service. The expected teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester in accounting, finance, and related areas at the undergraduate level, and at the graduate level if the successful candidate holds a doctorate in Accounting or Finance. Teaching responsibilities may include face-to-face and online formats, evenings, and some Saturdays. Additional opportunities for summer teaching may be available in accordance with programmatic need. Teaching expectations include course and syllabus preparation, textbook selection, participation in assessment of student learning, working collaboratively with peers on curriculum improvement, and incorporation of high-impact teaching strategies that actively engage students. Faculty are expected to encourage student development and participate in activities that extend beyond the classroom such as mentoring, oversight of student clubs, honor societies, etc.
Professional Development: The School of Business and Economics expects that lecturers will take an active role in their ongoing professional development in order to maintain currency in their field. This can be accomplished through professional engagement activities that involve applications to practice. Activities may include conducting a consulting practice; publication of technical reports and practice-oriented articles; presentations at professional meetings or academic conferences; pursuing continuing education in order to maintain professional certifications or licenses; creating and delivering professional education programs; serving as a member of a board of directors; assuming a leadership role in a professional association or society; and/or participation in professional workshops or conferences.
Service: Faculty members are expected to contribute their professional expertise through service to the department, campus and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Examples include but are not limited to: committee work within the School, campus-wide committees and/or faculty governance; voluntary membership in professional and community-based organizations reasonably related to the discipline; lectures, consultations, or working with local and area agencies and organizations; support and participation in student organization activities.
One of eight regional campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. The campus has a diverse population of approximately 4,000 students and offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as postgraduate certificate programs, in a variety of disciplines in arts and sciences, business and economics, education, nursing and health professions, public and environmental health, and social work. It is home to the region's only medical school and local and nationally top-ranked programs in actuarial science, business, and health information management, among others. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research, and community engagement. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity, and engagement.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
An earned Masters degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited institution;
Relevant professional certification (CPA, CFP, etc.);
Demonstrated experience in corporate training and/or teaching at the collegiate level
An earned doctorate in Accounting, Finance or related field;
Excellent communication and customer service skills;
Demonstration of and commitment to facilitating student learning by using multiple pedagogical techniques in face-to-face and online interactions;
Commitment to interacting in all ways with students that exemplify respect and accommodation to all styles of learners;
Ability to explain complex things in a simple, easy-to-understand manner;
Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with diverse audiences;
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with both internal and external audiences.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Rajan Selladurai, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAA #: NW-07-1920
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 9011
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.