Instructor - Accounting - #002043

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Instructor - Accounting - #002043


Acct, Fin, Info Sys, Bus Law

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The Dixon Hughes Goodman Accountancy Program in the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law invites applications for a 9-month fixed-term position in Accounting beginning Fall 2021 at the Instructor level. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified.

Preference will be given to those with experience teaching financial and managerial accounting. Applicant may teach additional courses such as accounting information systems and professionalism in accounting. The normal teaching load is four courses (twelve credit hours) per semester. Teaching both traditional and online courses will be expected. The successful candidate will coordinate the Financial Accounting sections in collaboration with the Accounting faculty to ensure consistency and uniformity of both the traditional and online courses. This position is responsible for updating exams each semester, modifying and/or creating a practice set, and ensuring consistency in the grading scale across all sections. All applicants will satisfy and maintain qualifications to meet AACSB accreditation standards. This includes publication in peer review journals and other scholarly activities such as conference presentations, etc. The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching, and service.

Western Carolina University (WCU) is a dynamic, fast growing member of the 17- campus University of North Carolina system. WCU is dedicated to continuous enhancement of its academic programs and integrating engaged learning with service to the region. Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nation’s most spectacular and most visited national parks. From its 600-acre main campus, through programs in Asheville, at various community colleges and online, the University serves nearly 12,000 students from almost every state in the United States and 36 other countries. The College of Business is AACSB accredited and has over 70 full-time faculty members. The College currently offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration and law, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing, and sport management.

It also offers graduate degrees in accountancy, business administration, entrepreneurship, project management, and sport management. Western Carolina University recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of scholarship that would meet requirements of AACSB faculty qualifications.

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WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master degree’s in Accounting or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 accounting graduate hours from a regionally accredited institution is required.

All applicants must be academically qualified as defined by the College of Business’s definition established for AACSB accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desire conferred terminal degree in Accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution. ABD candidates will also be considered. Professional certification and experience in the accounting industry is also desirable. The normal teaching load is four courses (twelve hours) per semester, with the possibility of some teaching responsibilities using on-line methodologies. Preference will be given to those with experience teaching financial accounting and those who have taught on-line accounting courses.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Only those who apply online will be considered. Please attach: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; and 3) a list of professional references (include full contact information); 4) copies of transcripts.
Hard copy application materials will not be accepted.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Todd Creasy at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 5/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time