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Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, United States (on-site)
14 days ago
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, United States
14 days ago
Job Function
Academic Affairs


Job Summary

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law (FIL) in the College of Business (COB) invites applications for a non-tenure track position in the area of Business Law, beginning in the fall of 2024. This position is a nine-month (August 16th – May 15th) position. The primary teaching need is in two courses:
(1) Estate planning (FIL 342) – covers required material that is part of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation (Illinois State University has a CFP Board Certified minor in financial planning). Topics include, but are not limited to, trusts, wills, probate, charitable giving, wealth transfers, estate taxes.
(2) Law for Accountants (FIL 375) – reviews legal concepts related to corporations as background for the professional accountant. Topics include, but are not limited to, anti-trust provisions, secured transactions, regulation of employer/employee relationship, securities regulation, bankruptcy.

Additional Information

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

The College of Business at Illinois State University is one of only 194 schools that are AACSB accredited in both business and accounting. It has been ranked a top-75 undergraduate business school by Bloomberg Businessweek. Its MBA program has been ranked by US News and World Report in the top-100 part-time MBA programs. The Department of Finance, Insurance and Law has 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Proposed Starting Date


Required Applicant Documents

For full consideration, applicants must prepare in advance three separate documents including the following:
1. Cover letter, including a description of related work and/or teaching experience
2. List of references (at least three professional references and contact information)
3. Resume/C.V.

Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin April 19th and continue until the position is filled or withdrawn.


Required Qualifications

1. A Juris Doctor degree
2. Must demonstrate commitment to effective teaching
3. For teaching positions, state law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience including evidence of effective teaching (e.g., evaluations, peer reviews, etc.).

Job ID: 72972259
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