Open Posting: Faculty: Assistant Professor of Accounting (NTT)
Department: Accounting Program
Classification: Exempt, Full time
MacMurray College is an independent, four-year, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition located in the affordable, safe and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. For more than 170 years, MacMurray College has been committed to prepare graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, providing the tools needed for effective leadership and encouraging individual growth throughout one’s education and future endeavors.
MacMurray College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Accounting (non-tenure-track), appointment to start August 2019. Under the School of Professional Studies (SPS), the business faculty members support the Mission of the Business/Accounting/Sports Management department by preparing graduates to become successful professionals in the Accounting/Business field. Educational areas within this discipline include but are not limited to accounting principles, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, accounting information systems, and auditing standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaching and Advising
- Develop course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations.
- Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course’s standard course outline as a guide.
- Participate in program level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
- Work with other faculty and administrators in revising and developing program curriculum, standards, and policies, including new course development and reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.
- Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.
- Be available to the campus community via email, phone, and personal conferences. The method of contact and hours of availability should be clearly communicated to supervisors and to students through the course syllabus each semester.
- Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
- Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times.
- Through the advising process, help students identify and progress toward their educational goals, as well as providing incidental academic advice to students in classes, especially during designated periods of pre-registration and registration.
- Service to the College and Community
- Act professionally and treat other faculty and staff with respect.
- Post and keep on-campus office hours to facilitate interaction with students, other faculty, staff, administrators, and the public.
- Serve on standing and ad hoc committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, or as a student organization advisor.
- Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
- Mentor and assist in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by program, or school.
- Attend college events as indicated in “Other Responsibilities” below.
- Attend program, school, faculty and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor.
- Engage in campus life activities including sporting events, homecoming, new student orientation events, and other campus activities.
- Perform other academically-related duties as assigned that are reasonably within the scope of this position.
- Perform assigned administrative duties within the program.
- Assist and cooperate with administrative offices to advance the mission and values of the college.
- Fulfilling assessment responsibilities of programs, divisions, and the College.
- Assist the Admissions Office in the recruitment of students for the division.
- Cooperate in the conduct of appropriate institutional research.
- Cooperate with the office of Institutional Advancement and providing information concerning program and professional activities.
- Contribute to institutional administrative projects including: HLC related work, Strategic Planning, Accreditation and programmatic self-studies, Institutional Advancement – e.g. alumni activities, grant writing, etc.
- Scholarship and Professional Engagement
- Maintain involvement in professional reading and other professional activities
- Attend workshops, conferences, and professional seminars to remain current in academic or program discipline, including: maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.
- Serve in professional associations.
- Develop and improve teaching pedagogy to support learning including; webinar, teaching conference, and training seminar/workshop attendance.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration from an accredited university/college
- Professional Certification: CPA
- Preferred: Minimum of four years’ professional experience working in the accounting field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills and interest in student engagement
- Demonstrated ability to effectively teach course work.
- Clear commitment to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment
- Ability to work as a member of an energetic academic team.
MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age physical or mental disability or covered veteran status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Interested applicants may send a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position, curriculum vitae outlining your qualification for the position, along with your teaching philosophy and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Any finalist for the position must successfully pass a background screening. Official transcripts will be required of candidates who are interviewed. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All materials should be sent to: HR@mac.edu