Canadian Association of University Teacher, Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'universit�

Canadian Association of University Teachers
Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d'université

Source en ligne de l’ACPPU pour les professionnels à la recherche d’un emploi dans le secteur de l’éducation supérieure ou cherchant à y combler un poste

| Imprimer

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Commercial Law or Management Accounting

Saint Mary's University

Date Posted: Nov 16, 2023
Posting Deadline: Posted until filled
Department: Department of Accounting
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU, Rank of Assistant Professor

The Department of Accounting and Commercial Law in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The proposed start date is July 1, 2024.

Job Information and Responsibilities

Currently the Department has a particular need for expertise in the areas of Commercial Law and/or Management Accounting. The successful applicant should have strong research credentials and aspire to be an outstanding teacher. Candidates must normally have an earned doctorate in hand or be nearing completion. Admission to the Bar in a Canadian province and/or a professional accounting designation is expected. While a specialty in either Commercial Law or Management Accounting is required, the department may give preference to those with complementary expertise to research or teach in other focus areas such as taxation, corporate governance, or sustainability. A track record of, or potential for, scholarly research and publication in respected academic journals is expected.

Demonstrated excellence in, or an aptitude for, teaching business law or management accounting at the undergraduate level is expected. Teaching responsibilities may include the coordination of multi-section classes at the undergraduate level. Other teaching duties at the undergraduate or graduate level will be determined based on the successful candidate's background, interests, and program needs.

Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Saint Mary’s also offers a wide range of employee benefits such as start-up funding for research, and a reduced teaching load in the first two years of appointment. Teaching load reductions may continue if externally funded with SSHRC, CIHR, or NSERC grants, for example. Most importantly, we offer a collaborative and collegial work environment.

Application Details

Applicants must submit: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of recent scholarly writing, (4) teaching portfolio including recent teaching evaluations, (5) names and full contact information of three referees and (6) indication of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status. All submitted materials must be consolidated into a single PDF attachment and sent by e-mail to Dr. Jeffrey Power, Chair, Department of Accounting A copy should also be sent to the Department secretary Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec. 1 and until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

At Saint Mary’s University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

About Saint Mary’s University

The Sobey School of Business has 80 full-time faculty members and an enrolment of approximately 2,500 students pursuing undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees. The Sobey School is the largest and most comprehensive business program in Atlantic Canada and is accredited by AACSB and is a signatory of PRME. In addition to being nationally known for its excellence in teaching, the Sobey School has also established an outstanding record of scholarship and a reputation for international and community outreach. The Sobey Building and the new Sobey Inspiration Hub provide some of the most up-to-date facilities for Business Education in Canada. The Department of Accounting and Commercial Law has 16 full-time faculty members and offers programs at the undergraduate, master, and PhD levels. Faculty research spans a range of topics and methodologies including behavioural experimental, archival, qualitative, and field-based approaches. More information about Saint Mary’s, the Sobey School of Business, and the Department is available at,, and

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

Learn more about working at Saint Mary’s University here and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram