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Faculty Openings: Business

Professor of Business (Accounting)

Calvin College is seeking a full-time faculty member to join its Business Department, pending administrative approval. 

Requirements

The department has teaching needs in accounting beginning in August 2013.  Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching and a track record or potential for scholarly work. Successful candidates will have DBA/PhD in accounting or have a master’s degree and a CPA with at least six years of relevant teaching and/or industry experience.  The department seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith and teaching, and to the mission of the college. 

Responsibilities

Faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a three-week January interim course, actively pursue a scholarship agenda, advise undergraduate students, and serve on college and departmental committees. 

About the Business Program

The Business Department has approximately 500 undergraduate students enrolled in its four major programs: BA Business (with concentrations in finance, marketing, human resources, operations and small business), BS Accountancy, BS Public Accountancy and BA Organizational Communications.  The programs feature significant elements of experiential learning along with strong academic components.  The department has thirteen faculty members, all with both industry experience and teaching experience, and many with terminal degrees.  The department faculty value creativity and teamwork in helping our students learn.  Calvin College is home to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business, which is associated with the department and which supports scholarship, pedagogical development and engagement with the business community via course releases and summer support.

Faculty Resources

In addition to the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business, Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs, which include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities.  For more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/

About Calvin College

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is a Christian educational institution operated by the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.   For further information see our website regarding open faculty positions.

To Apply

Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.   Applicants should submit:

  1. A cover letter that specifically addresses the ways you can fulfill the position requirements and responsibilities and support the mission of the business department and the college.
  2. A full curriculum vitae
  3. A 500 to 1,000 word statement describing how your Christian faith informs your teaching and scholarship.

Inquiries and submissions of application materials should be made to:

Dr. Leonard Van Drunen, chair
Business Department
Calvin College
1740 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403
Telephone: (616) 526-6479
leonard.vandrunen@calvin.edu