Clinical Professor – Accounting

Clinical Professor – Accounting

The Nicolais School of Business at Wagner College, located in one of the five boroughs of New York City, invites applicants to apply for a full-time position for a Clinical Professor in accounting to start in Fall, 2022.

The ideal candidate will understand and develop the relevant skills today’s business student needs upon graduation; be current with recent pedagogical approaches which include online, hybrid learning; possess an ability to be innovative in the classroom through experiential learning, real-world applications, and industry partnerships; believe in the importance of a liberal arts education as a foundation for a business degree; possess the desire to participate in the growth of the school; and display a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

About the Nicolais School of Business

In 2016, Wagner College established the Nicolais School of Business (Nicolais School), to honor two of the college’s stalwart supporters of business education, the late Michael A. Nicolais ’49 H’14 and his wife, Margaret Christie Nicolais ’49 H’14.

Under the leadership and vision of a new dean, Dr. Aarti Ivanic, the Nicolais School of Business has ambitious goals to grow enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate level, to develop innovative, relevant, and high-impact curriculum and programs to prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing business world, and to cultivate and forge our brand identity in the marketplace. Through practical education, based in a liberal arts tradition, our goal is to prepare students to become impactful business leaders, effective communicators, and responsible global citizens committed to creating an equitable and socially just society.

The Nicolais School has the full support of the senior leadership of the College, the robust Business Advisory Council, and an active Board of Trustees. The Nicolais School is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This year, we are hiring four faculty members to work towards achieving AACSB-accreditation. We are in the exploratory stage of drafting a plan to become AACSB-accredited and the new faculty members will play an integral role in developing a vision for the future of the Nicolais School of Business. We seek a candidate who is committed to growth and who wants to be a part of that vision. Given our location, there are many opportunities to build upon existing partnerships and form new collaborations to help develop the faculty member and to identify and provide opportunities for our students.

The Nicolais School of Business enrolls 190 undergraduate majors and 71 MBA students. We offer four undergraduate concentrations in accounting, finance, marketing, and management. We offer MBA concentrations in finance, management, and marketing. We plan to invest in re-developing our MS in accounting program.

Wagner College

Located in Staten Island, NY and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1,500 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. Wagner College offers 34 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in six fields. The most popular majors include business administration, nursing, theatre, physician assistant, arts administration, and psychology. All students complete internships or practica during their time at Wagner, over 90 percent of courses contain fewer than 30 students, and 37 percent of students participate in study abroad experiences. A recent faculty-led revision to the general education program deploys an impressive skill-based approach with a strong emphasis on writing, reading, oral competence, research, creativity, intercultural competence, technological competence and information literacy, and quantitative and critical thought. Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a member of the American Council on Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity Statement and Guiding Principles

Wagner College commits to fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. This requires the building of a community of students, faculty, administration, and staff who reflect the diversity of our society. The College recognizes the educational benefits for all its members that flow from such a community.  We acknowledge past and present social inequities and seek to address them. The College encourages inquiry and reasoned dialogue in a climate of mutual respect and openness that enables genuine liberal art and professional education.


  • The candidate must possess a Ph.D. (or ABD near completion) in accounting or a non-terminal graduate degree in taxation or accounting from an accredited (ACBSP or AACSB), not-for-profit College or university prior to the start of appointment.
  • If the candidate holds a non-terminal graduate degree, a CPA certification is required.
  • Significant industry experience at an accounting firm or in an accounting function at a firm is required.
  • The candidate must possess a robust interest in excellent teaching and a strong commitment to College and school-wide service activities such as serving on committees and advising undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Prior experience in accounting program development is desired but not required.
  • We are seeking individuals with interest in teaching a variety of accounting topics including principles of accounting, accounting analytics, taxation, accounting ethics, among others.


  • Teaching: The standard teaching load at the Nicolais School of Business is three sections per semester (six per academic year) with, typically 2-3 preps per semester. There are opportunities to teach inter-disciplinary courses and honors courses.
  • Student advising at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Participation in College-wide and school-specific committees.
  • Accounting program management including advising clubs/honor society and building and maintaining industry partnerships.

Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s ability to meet the position qualifications and highlighting relevant aspects of (a) teaching, (b) professional service, and (c) your specific interest in the Nicolais School of Business and Wagner College.
  • A statement demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging specifically addressing their teaching, professional service, and the impact on business education.
  • 3 recommendation letters.

Please send the application materials to:

Dr. Aarti Ivanic

Dean, Nicolais School of Business

c/o Arleen Wilk, Academic Administrative Assistant

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301


For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Located in an increasingly diverse metropolitan area, Wagner College is committed to scholarship and community outreach relevant to the needs of New York City. Wagner values campus diversity (domestic and international) and in keeping with this initiative, it welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity and internationalization efforts.