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Adjunct Faculty - Accounting

Pima Community College
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 26, 2023

Position Type: Adjunct Faculty Pool- Accounting

Salary: $945 per load hour (most courses are 3-4 load hours)

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.

Position Summary

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 enrollment.

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 problems.

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 income tax
  • 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:
  • 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 accounting graduates.
  • Participating in activities that promote student success.
  • Effective communication techniques and the ability to connect to a diverse student population.
Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties:
  • 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 learning.
  • Use current, effective classroom management techniques.
  • Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level.
  • Evaluate student performance.
  • Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery methods.
  • Maintain competency and currency in the teaching field(s), as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 experience.
  • 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 and accessibility.
  • 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 outcomes.
  • 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 mission.
Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 courses.
  • Experience preparing income tax returns, including individual, business entity, and fiduciary returns.
  • CPA or EA with at least 5 years of industry or public accounting experience.

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 (ORP).

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information

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:

  1. Resume . This should be up to date and include any gaps in employment.
  2. 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.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts that support your qualifications as listed above. If selected for further consideration, official transcripts will be required.
  4. 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 teach.

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 email . Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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