Visiting Lecturer in Accounting

California Lutheran University

Job Description

Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi- cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latinx, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths or none, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. We are an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The Thousand Oaks campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate and 1,110 graduate students who come from 59 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 52% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 40% of freshmen are first generation students. Cal Lutheran Faculty are 32% people of color. The mission of the University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Basic Function:
Cal Lutheran invites applicants for a Full-time (one-year) Year Visiting Lecturer position in the Undergraduate Accounting Program of the School of Management, commencing in the fall of 2024. The minimum academic credentials for consideration are an MBA plus CPA or CMA license in active status preferred (inactive status is acceptable) and five or more years of related professional work experience. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching or professional experience, and a commitment to service, corresponding with the expectations of the program, school, and/or university. Evidence of mentoring, and the ability to mentor underrepresented (African American, Latinx, and Native American) and/or first generation students and experience with academic advising are preferred. Teaching or professional experience in the following courses will receive special consideration: Advanced Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems..

Under the direction of the Associate Dean and Program Director, the Visiting Lecturer is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate courses. The Visiting Lecturer is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; participate in various School of Management events and activities; and engage in creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University, as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties:
Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate courses (24 units/year): . E
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture courses. E
Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising and service, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
Evening and weekend hours may be required. E
Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:
Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
Principles and best practices of effective teaching
Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
University curricula
Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
Modern computing technology
Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To:
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in various learning styles Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy Establish and maintain effective working relationships Work constructively with their colleagues and to treat faculty, staff, administrators, and students with respect and professionalism Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Satisfactorily fulfill a faculty members duties and responsibilities and making significant contributions to the University community.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt practical courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within-subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications:
An MBA plus CPA or CMA license in active status and five or more years of related professional work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Licenses and Other Requirements:

Physical Abilities:
Detect to understand appropriate written correspondence; communicate clearly to exchange information in person and via the telephone or video; operate a computer and other office productivity machinery; stationary position for extended periods of time; move or transport light objects; position self to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment:
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Hiring Range $70,000 - $90,000
Posting Number: Faculty001072020
Open Date: 03/18/2024
Close Date: 3/31/2024

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and Universitys policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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