Position Type: Adjunct Faculty Pool- Accounting
Salary: $945 per load hour (most courses are 3-4 load
Job List: External
Close Date: Multiple positions available. Open until filled with
a first review date of applications submitted by Monday, October 2,
2023, at 5:00 pm (Arizona time)
About Pima Community College
At Pima Community College, we believe that every role is vital to
achieve student success and meet the diverse needs of our students
and community. Pima Community College is committed to diversity,
equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of
our workforce and seek to attract, hire and support employees who
consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are intentional about social justice and addressing issues of
equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and
environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity
website for additional information about our commitment.
Pima Community College’s Business Division is currently accepting
applications to expand the pool of qualified Accounting Faculty to
teach academic level courses for the 2023 - 24 academic year and
beyond. Candidates may be hired and assigned to specific courses or
may be included in a pool for potential future assignments based on
Part-time/temporary faculty positions offer flexible hours and the
opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in
achieving their educational goals. Instructors in these courses
will be using active learning strategies, online resources and will
provide equitable instruction for our students.
Please note, this position will require faculty to be available
to teach on campus at any of PCCs locations, however all faculty
may be asked to teach in multiple modalities, including virtual,
online, or face-to-face.
About the Department
The department’s goal is to teach students to function successfully
in an accounting and finance role, including serving as part of a
cross-functional team, communicating effectively, and applying the
skills and knowledge gained to solve real-world business
PCC’s accounting program offers a one-year stackable bookkeeping
certificate and a stand-alone Enrolled Agent certificate intended
to lead to direct employment in the profession. Our Associates of
Applied Science degree provides students with a broad base of
practical knowledge in accounting along with the ability to
specialize in bookkeeping or taxation.
The Accounting department also serves a broader range of students
looking to transfer to a university, with many students seeking one
or two crucial accounting courses. The Accounting department
maintains a student-centric approach to ensure our students
graduate with job-ready or solid transfer skills.
An instructor should have practical knowledge in:
- Both financial and managerial accounting
- Principles of taxation, including both individual and business
- Specialized knowledge in the areas above and/or other topics
such as payroll, and computerized accounting systems including
QuickBooks Online or similar programs.
An instructor’s approach to students should include:
Duties and Responsibilities
- Being student-centric
- Providing timely responses to student questions
- Understanding and providing students appropriate advice on both
career and academic pathways
- Understanding of University transfer requirements
- Understanding the needs of local employers seeking to hire
- Participating in activities that promote student success.
- Effective communication techniques and the ability to connect
to a diverse student population.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Instruct students in the content area and work with them on
strategies to help them achieve academic success.
- Follow established protocols for presence, responsiveness,
grading, attendance taking, and assessment of student
- Use current, effective classroom management techniques.
- Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student
Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and
- Evaluate student performance.
- Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery
- Maintain competency and currency in the teaching field(s), as
well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and
- Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and
utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication.
The College places a premium on candidates with an openness to new
approaches and professional growth. We recognize that our faculty
body is strengthened by a cross-sectional breadth of
- Ability to teach a broad range of courses in accounting.
- Ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the student
needs and learning styles, including working with accommodations
- Knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment
information to improve instruction.
- Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to
maintain high learning standards and assess students' academic
progress in meeting course objectives and student learning
- Teaching in multiple modalities such as online, virtual, and
in-person courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course
design, and delivery
- Knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them
with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students
access those resources.
- Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity:
knowledge of diverse community college student populations, and the
ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice
and student learning.
- Knowledge and appreciation for the Community College
Requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty
qualification standards. This position is in an Academic
discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community
College teaching certification:
- Master’s degree in accounting OR
- Master’s degree in any discipline and 18 graduate semester
hours in the accounting field.
- Candidates without a master’s in accounting should have a
master’s degree in a business-related field and 18 graduate
semester hours in accounting.
- Experience teaching both occupational and academic
- Experience preparing income tax returns, including individual,
business entity, and fiduciary returns.
- CPA or EA with at least 5 years of industry or public
Adjunct faculty on contract qualify for a tuition and fee waiver
for PCC courses taken, as well as their spouse and qualifying
child(ren). If a course contract is offered, benefits such as sick
leave will be provided as required by law. No other
College-provided benefits will be offered, such as holiday pay,
annual leave, etc.
Temporary employees who work twenty (20) or more hours per week for
more than nineteen (19) weeks in a fiscal year are required to
participate in one of the following retirement plans: Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan
Directions for Applying and Other Important
In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must include
the documents that are listed within the application form as
required. Follow the directions in the application form to upload
your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:
- Resume . This should be up to date and include any gaps
- Letter of interest or cover letter (not to exceed two
pages). Please indicate which discipline you are interested in
teaching and how the degree and/or courses on your transcripts meet
the above minimum qualifications. Also describe your related
knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and the strengths you
would bring to the assignment.
- Copies of unofficial transcripts that support your
qualifications as listed above. If selected for further
consideration, official transcripts will be required.
- Diversity Statement. In one page or less, please share
your experience working with diverse student populations and how
that informs your teaching practice and/or philosophy.
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching
certification must be from a regionally accredited college or
university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or
additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have
the degree conferred and/or coursework prior to an offer to
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the
transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign
transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that
applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES.
Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty
Qualifications and Hiring Office to confirm whether you will need
to complete this step.
Note: Pima Community College does not sponsor any employment visas
for this position at this time.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please
. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.