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Accounting Instructor

  2020-01-29     Cabrillo College     6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos     57,157 year  

Cabrillo College

Accounting Instructor

Tenure Track

Job# 2019-00818

Salary: See Position Description

Deadline: 2/5/2020

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity drive community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the Position: The full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule, and teach classes in the accounting and/or finance areas, including but not limited to courses in: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Fraud Examination, Corporate Taxation, Income Tax, Bookkeeping, and QuickBooks.

The position begins on Monday, August 17, 2020, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the Department:  The Accounting/Finance department is part of the Business, Accounting, and Real Estate cluster, which is part of the Business, English, and Language Arts (BELA) Division. The Accounting/Finance department offers an Associate in Science degree.

In addition, the department proudly offers the following Certificates of Achievement: Accounting, CPA Exam preparation, Tax Preparation and Payroll Accounting, and Skills Certificates in Accounting, and Financial Management. These certificates qualify students for entry-level employment and/or career advancement.


Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,500 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education closely connects to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance.

Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $87,673 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the 175 Day faculty salary schedule (Download PDF reader) is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Examples of Duties

• Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences. Expertise in teaching Financial/Managerial and Tax Accounting

• Establish and communicate clear learning outcomes for learning activities and be able to assess and achieve Learning Outcomes

• Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities

• Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs

• Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment using use relevant technology to support instruction

• Observe and evaluate student's performance and development

• Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments and provide appropriate feedback on work

• Perform certain supportive duties such as providing student encouragement, counseling students with academic problems and redirecting these students to the appropriate institutional resources available

• Participate in department meetings

• Keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities

• Completion of required annual trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

• Master's in accounting or business administration (MBA) with accounting concentration OR

• Bachelor's in business with accounting emphasis or business administration with accounting emphasis or economics with an accounting emphasis AND a Master's in business (MBA), business administration, business education, economics, taxation, finance OR

• Bachelor's in accounting or business administration with accounting concentration AND a CPA license (this is an alternative qualification for this position pursuant to title 5, section 53410.1) OR

• The equivalent OR

• A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Accounting 


Submit this Supplemental Application For Equivalency Determination form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply with the understanding that the degree must be completed AND confirmed by July 1, 2020.


Required Professional Expertise:

Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field

• Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success, including effective use of technology

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above

• Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities; sexual orientations; and students with disabilities

• Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment

• Development and review of curriculum, including assessments of learning

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

• Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom

• Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness.

• Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity.

• Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom.

• Actively participate in college governance and departmental activities.

I• nterest and willingness to teach online courses.

• Ability to develop and update curriculum.

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

• Successful teaching experience in accounting in a higher-education institution.

• Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies.

• Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.

• Successful experience teaching accounting online or as a hybrid class at the college level.

• Expertise and interest in teaching the full spectrum of community college accounting courses.

• Experience developing and marketing new programs to diverse populations.

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer

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