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Part-Time Temporary Instructor

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-Time Temporary Instructor

Location: Dept of Econ, Finance & Acct
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 607839
Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff—the home of our largest campus—and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

The W. A. Franke College of Business is one of eight academic colleges at Northern Arizona University and a leading AACSB-accredited provider of business education in Arizona. The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting is home to approximately 32 full-time faculty members. Our college enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. We are known for preparing outstanding, motivated professionals who are often first-generation college students. We are committed to a diverse and collaborative working and learning environment. We are interested in candidates who will bring excellence to our college via outstanding research, teaching, and service. Our faculty conduct high quality accounting research, deliver an engaging classroom experience, and provide support and leadership within the department and accounting academic community.

NAU's main campus is surrounded by the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world, and our faculty enjoy hiking, biking, and skiing in this beautiful mountain town. We are fortunate to have an active cultural scene with many music performances and arts festivals at multiple local venues. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Pheonix are all easily accessible via a short drive. Flagstaff also has excellent K-12 schools such as BASIS Flagstaff.

About the Position

The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting in the W. A. Franke College of Business invites applicants for part-time faculty to teach a variety of classes in the department for academic Fall Semester 2024. We are looking for qualified individuals to teach Principles of Financial Accounting, Principles of Managerial Accounting, Business Statistics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Economics (macro and micro combination class), and Principles of Finance. Our faculty is comprised of scholars and practitioners with a diverse set of backgrounds and interests. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain active engagement in the accounting profession through professional development activities and maintenance of a professional license. Additionally, we seek a colleague that will add to the supportive and collegial atmosphere we've built at our University.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Teach undergraduate courses as needed by the department.
  • Fostering an inclusive learning environment.
  • Maintain professional qualifications according to the AACSB and college guidelines by participating in professional activities such as continuing professional education, maintaining a license, and/or active practice in the discipline.
  • Engage in meaningful service to the university, college, department, professional organization(s), and/or discipline related community service.

This position is a part-time faculty position not eligible for tenure or renewal.

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (MBA or similar master's degree with a concentration in math or statistics) from an accredited institution by August 2024.
  • 5 years' professional experience, including upper-level management experience.
  • Experience in teaching as shown by provision of student evaluations.
  • Meet qualification requirements in accordance with AACSB guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in statistics from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate/graduate level.
  • Experience and success in fostering and creating a collaborative, inclusive, and supportive learning and working environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Knowledge of instructional design, effective pedagogy, and innovative learning methodologies with overall outstanding teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Compensation & Benefits

Anticipated salary range is $3,465 - $3,675 per 3 credit class.

This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before April 29, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607839, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):
  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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