The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent

The Department of Accounting in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University invites applications for one tenure track position. The position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019. The department is supportive of any active research program but candidates whose scholarship activities are closely linked to the mission of the Sobey School will be preferred: The Sobey School of Business, through active learning and the creation and mobilization of scholarship, prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.

What you'll need


The successful applicant will have strong research credentials and teaching potential, with an earned doctorate in hand or nearing completion at the time of appointment. A professional accounting designation is also desirable. A commitment to research excellence and student engagement at both the undergraduate and graduate level is expected. While all areas of specialization will be considered, the department has a need for expertise in the areas of Accounting Information Systems and Management Accounting.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Accounting Research Accounting Professors Research University Teaching

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

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Work With Us

The Department of Accounting has a full-time complement of sixteen faculty members, supported by several part-time professional instructors. Faculty research spans a wide range of topics and methodologies including behavioural experimental, archival, qualitative and field based approaches. The Department also hosts the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) and the International Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Management. The Department administers the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Accounting program in Atlantic Canada with approximately 400 majors. Our highly successful MBA-CMA program graduated more than 400 professional accountants over 12 years. The new MBA (CPA Stream) program, fully accredited by CPA Canada, began admitting students in the 2016-2017 academic year and will graduate the first cohort in 2019.

Saint Mary's is one of Canada's oldest universities (founded in 1802) with a rich history and tradition. Now a modern public university with more than 7,500 students and 270 full time faculty, it offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a PhD program in Business Administration. The Sobey School of Business is housed in an up-to-date facility, fully compatible with the latest advances in information technology. With 80 full time faculty members and an enrolment of approximately 3,000 students pursuing undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most comprehensive business program in Atlantic Canada. In addition to being nationally known for its excellence in teaching, the Sobey School has also established an outstanding record of research and a reputation for international and community outreach. The Sobey School is fully accredited by AACSB and is a signatory of PRME.

Saint Mary's is located in a quiet residential section of Halifax close to downtown and all the amenities of city life. Halifax is a cosmopolitan city of over 400,000, and is widely regarded as the centre of education, health care, commerce and the arts for Atlantic Canada. The province of Nova Scotia offers an exceptional quality of life.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, all applicants must indicate if they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents as these candidates will be given priority. Saint Mary's University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of recent scholarly writing, and the names and full contact information of three references to: Chair, Department of Accounting, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by e-mail to Applicants must submit their application materials in electronic form and all documents must be consolidated into a single pdf attachment. Applications for this position will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. More information about Saint Mary's University and the Sobey School of Business is available at and