Post Date: 06/21/2019
Close Date: 08/30/2019
Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. In the fall of 2016, more than 57% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description: This position is a part of the Business Department and is focused on leading the Finance degrees at both the Traditional and Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS) Campuses. We are looking for a Finance/Accounting specialist to lead these newly-developed programs. The individual will teach a variety of Finance and Accounting courses, and related business courses as needed. Specifically, this person will teach the undergraduate core courses in Finance, and related courses in Accounting. The position reports to the Dean of Business, Vice President for Academic Affairs and will teach on both the Traditional and PGS campuses. Class size is limited to a maximum of 30 students. Typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position.
Teach a variety of Finance and Accounting courses as needed. Specifically, teach the undergraduate core courses in Finance and Accounting.
Plan and teach courses that fulfill curriculum goals and objectives. New course/syllabi development of Finance courses as planned is required.
Scholarly activities, including academic research publications in peer-reviewed journals and other publications.
Remain current with subject matter and instructional methodology.
Employ appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives.
Advise undergraduate students.
Participate in University and Departmental activities and projects.
Engage in instructional improvement, research, and professional development and improvement activities.
Communicate course progress to students in a timely manner.
Determine and submit student grades in accordance with established University policies and procedures.
Support the mission of the program, department, School, and University.
Champion the Finance program in the community; conduct outreach with partners.
Establish internships for Finance and Accounting majors.
Help in the recruitment of new majors for this program on both the traditional and undergraduate campuses including helping with recruitment activities at high schools, community universities and related events.
Experience teaching in both traditional undergraduate and adult-learning pedagogies.
Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
Adhere to University policies and procedures.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christ-centered liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Dean; including, but not limited to, working with student organizations, and participate in service activities with colleagues, the department, the School, the University, the community and professional organizations.
This position may also teach occasionally in the department’s graduate programs.
Education: Ph.D., Ed.D. or DBA in management, business administration, finance or accounting or a related field from an accredited institution; experience as a CPA with 10 years of continual experience and a related Master’s Degree (Management, Accounting, Finance, MBA) may be substituted for a terminal degree.
Experience as instructor or teaching assistant, successfully teaching at least four university-level courses in the course of a calendar year required. Practical experience in the field of finance and/or accounting preferred.
Demonstrated ability to teach Finance and Accounting at the undergraduate/graduate level to a diverse group of students.
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
A willingness to fulfill service responsibilities to our students, colleagues, department, School, University, community and professional organizations.
Committed to continued personal and professional development.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.
Related professional work experience including finance and/or accounting experience.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The position is located in a typical office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.
To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs.Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
2. How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
Commitment to Diversity:
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.