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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting
Location: Puyallup, WA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/14/2017
Expire Date: 12/14/2017
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Are you excited about growing the next generation of highly qualified accounting professionals? Are you interested in a flexible teaching schedule contributing to the success of your high demand field? Do you enjoy working with colleagues and employers in the industry and collaborating to build effective practices? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity-focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:
The Pierce College Accounting Program has deep roots as a professional-technical program in the Puyallup and Lakewood, Washington communities. This flexible program encompasses courses that position students to succeed in the wide variety of careers in industry, including Business, Accounting, and Finance. Pierce College's accounting students can earn an accounting certificate or an accounting degree, or integrate into the Business transfer program.

The successful candidate's responsibilities include:
Teaching a wide range of courses within the Accounting Program;
Outreach/Coordinating with community partners & professional/technical advising boards;
Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity and diversity;
Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation;
Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis;
Setting the stage for a high level of student engagement;
Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assisting students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of
Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication;
Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment to completion;
Engaging in shared governance;
Participating in the First-Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.

Terms of Employment:
This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 173 contracted days per year with the tenure process starting in September 2018, and with the opportunity to start working an earlier quarter. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. In order to allow the successful candidate to take advantage of accounting/tax opportunities that occur during the Pierce College winter quarter, the candidate may choose an alternative academic schedule that includes spring, summer, and fall quarters (April-December) rather than the traditional fall, winter, and spring quarters (September-June). If selected, the faculty member's contract would start in Fall 2018 (September) and follow a fall-spring-summer schedule.

This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Puyallup campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments. Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $51,462 to $55,751 per 173-day academic year. In addition, market conditions and experience may also be considered for base salary and stipends; employment during a non-contracted quarter and other assignments may provide compensation that is in addition to the base salary.
Qualifications & Requirements
Master's Degree or CPA
Minimum of two years experience as a professional in finance and/or accounting
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Company Description:
About Pierce College: Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls. Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
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