Job Details

Accounting Professor Full-Time Tenure Track

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/01/2019

**Priority review of applicants will take place on November 19, 2019.**

South Puget Sound Community College seeks candidates for the 2019-20 academic year to fill a full-time, tenure track position in Accounting. Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success.

This is a full time-tenure track position. The basic assignment is 177 contract days with a salary of $56,119.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds and are almost 43% of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

And if that isn't enough? We also offer:
The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
On-campus child care
Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
Gym and recreation facilities
SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

What You'll Do
The Accounting Professor will:

Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
Faculty members will work with other faculty, staff, and administrators to:
Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in Accounting in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals.
Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Accounting that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.
Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning
Provide online, hybrid, and/or e-Learning enhanced courses.
Use local, state, and national data and analytics to continuously improve strategies for student success.
Advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student's academic goals
Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.
Qualifications You Possess
Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Accounting or closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Ability to teach the full range of accounting courses offered by SPSCC including principles of accounting (financial and cost/managerial), intermediate accounting, federal income taxes, governmental accounting, auditing, payroll accounting, general ledger computerized accounting (Quickbooks)
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively with students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including a wide range of student preparedness and physical abilities

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
Work experience in the field of accounting or business
Evidence of teaching excellence including innovative and diverse teaching methods, and technologies, to support teaching and learning in a dynamic educational environment
Experience in the academic advising of students, with knowledge of transfer and AA programs
Experience working collaboratively to promote student success
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in department, division, and college wide committees
Experience working with Learning Management Systems for hybrid and online courses
Ability to establish community connections, particularly as they relate to students educational experience
Interest in professional development as an educator and a scholar
Knowledge of outcomes and outcomes assessment.
To Apply
Applications must be completed online at and include the following attachments:

Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.

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