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Instructor, Accounting

Huntington Beach

Golden West College

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Golden West College


Instructor, Accounting

Job# 3-G-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/08/19


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Golden West College is currently seeking ­­ ­a full-time tenure track ­­­Accounting Instructor commencing with the 2019­­ fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves accounting.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of ­accounting.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Provide instruction in accounting:  financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, accounting information systems, and other accounting courses in auditing or advance accounting in accordance with established course outlines.

2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of accounting curriculum.

3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter area.

5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands


1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d): 

• Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. 

• Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in accountancy or business administration with an accounting concentration.

• Possess a Bachelor's in business with an accounting emphasis AND Master's in business, business administration, business education, economics, taxation, or finance.

• A Bachelor's degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration with a CPA license is an alternate qualification for this discipline pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.

• OR, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 


2) Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3) Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4) Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.


Desirable Qualification Samples:

Educational and/or instructional preparation in accounting.

• A minimum of one to three years of recent experience teaching accounting at the post-secondary level.

• A minimum of five years of work experience in an accounting capacity in public accounting or private sector, preferably with managerial responsibilities over a group of direct reports.

• Relevant industry work experience in a supervisory or managerial role with experience in a variety of areas such as general ledger maintenance, month-end work flow, receivables and payables management, compliance reporting, internal reporting, creation of budget and cost models, and accounting software research tools.

• Evidence of experience in curriculum development, including creating new courses.

• Evidence of knowledge of and use of current and emerging educational technologies in today's learning environment.

• Evidence of participation in professional development activities in the accounting profession and/or the education community.

• Evidence of a strong commitment to academic excellence, quality instruction, student motivation, and student success.

• Evidence of an ability to incorporate alternative instructional activities and exercises to achieve student learning outcomes.

• Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in a post-secondary setting.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently underprepared student population.

• Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of accounting.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.




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