Job Details

Cabrillo College
  • Position Number: 1386546
  • Location: Aptos, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Accounting Instructor - Tenure Track

Cabrillo College

Closing Date/Time: 3/15/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-time


Department: Accounting

Employment Opportunity

Full-time, tenure track faculty position.

Starting Salary Range: $55,703 to $85,443 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9.

Cabrillo College provides a generous doctoral stipend of $3,719 per year for eligible faculty.

Benefits: Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance. Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be $0 or otherwise relatively low.

Days Per Year: Faculty enjoy a 175-day work schedule.

Beginning Date: Position(s) scheduled to begin Monday, August 19, 2019, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Assignments may include distance education courses, may be scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and may be scheduled at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

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 11,400 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 is closely connected 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.

Faculty at Cabrillo College have a long history of shared governance and participation in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

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 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. 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 initiatives aimed at improving student completion, transfer, labor market outcomes, equitable access and achievement, development of culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increase faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes.

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 which can be earned by completing the core certificate courses and General Education requirements.

In addition, the department 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 are designed to qualify students for entry-level employment and/or career advancement.

The department offers various degree and transferable courses in an online or hybrid (in person and online) format in addition to regular lecture format which typically include an online component.

About the Position:

The full-time faculty member will be required to teach classes each semester 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. These classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online or hybrid format. In addition, faculty are expected to actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on college governance committees.

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

Candidates without the specified degrees listed above must complete and submit an Application for Equivalency Determination. Additionally, candidates must provide documentation, as part of this application process, sufficient to convince the committee that the candidate possesses the equivalent of these minimum qualifications, including the depth and breadth of discipline knowledge plus general education.

*Note: 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, 2019.

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.
  • Interest and willingness to teach online courses.
  • Ability to develop and update curriculum.
Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
  • Recent 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.
  • Recent 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.

Additional Information

Selection Process: A search committee will review complete applications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview; therefore it is critical that candidates submit a detailed and complete application with supporting required materials. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces, or notes saying "see resume." When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: social security number, birth date, age, gender, birthplace and personal photos. A search committee will review application materials. On the basis of appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted, the search committee will invite applicants for an interview (a teaching demonstration/presentation will be a part of the interview). A limited number of candidates will be invited for an interview slated for late April or early May 2019.

To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

  1. Completed online Cabrillo College Application
  2. Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the required qualifications and gives an introduction to the candidate's teaching philosophy
  3. Current job-related resume detailing teaching and/or related work experience
  4. Verification of education qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. (Download PDF reader) Any fee for such translation is paid for by the applicant.):
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree conferred, if applicable (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable). Please note diplomas, certificates or letters of verification of degrees awarded are not accepted in lieu of college transcripts. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required upon hire OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Accounting, front and back (if applicable) OR
    • Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination (Download PDF reader) and supporting documentation. (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in the above minimum qualifications OR does not possess a valid lifetime California Community College Instructor credential.)
  5. Three (3) recent job-related letters of recommendation which address the candidate's ability to perform the duties of this position. Please note a list of references cannot be submitted in lieu of attached letters of recommendation, and such letters need not be confidential nor from a supervisor; they need only address the candidate's ability to perform the duties as listed in this job bulletin.
  6. A brief (not to exceed two {2} pages, double spaced), clearly identified, separately attached statement describing your teaching experience and teaching philosophy as it relates to the overall Community College philosophy, including your reasons for selecting teaching as a career.
If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted and cleared, provide current Tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body

Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents.

Please note: Employee who work part-time contracts will receive a pro rata benefit stipend based on the percentage of assignment.

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