One Year Temporary Accounting Instructor (Not Eligible for Tenure Track)

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One Year Temporary Accounting Instructor (Not Eligible for Tenure Track)

Pasadena City College



Pasadena City College is hiring a one-year temporary full-time Accounting Instructor for  the 2021-2022 academic year.

We are looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our diverse student population.  At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. PCC is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values. 


We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students.  Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.

Opportunity to
  • Transfer previous professional experience to an enthusiastic student body
  • Impact the career and university path for business major transfers, many of whom are first- generation college students
  • Collaborate with local businesses to develop student experiential learning projects and internships
  • Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and their families, and life insurance for the employee
  • Accounting courses are articulated with colleges and universities throughout California facilitating successful student transfer
  • Pasadena City College is a world-class institution that is respected and supported by its community We are Number 1 among all community colleges in California in the awarding of associate degrees and Number 1 in the awarding of associate degrees to minority students. Many of our faculty and support staff are graduates of PCC.
  • The Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and Management Association are active in the effective shared governance process of the college.
  • Pasadena City College has been named one of ten finalists for the 2017, 2019, and 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for high achievement and performance in America's community colleges.

    Ten Months, Full-time (100%) - One Year Temporary position beginning August 2021.
     Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.

    Anticipated salary range for this position will be between $7110.77 - $10,561.62


    Examples Of Duties


  • Teach Financial and/or Managerial Accounting classes with the opportunity to teach other specialized topics in the college's accounting curriculum
  • Participate in professional development activities that support teaching best practices for a diverse population of both major and non-major Accounting students
  • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the Accounting curriculum
  • Participate in recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students
  • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
  • Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
  • Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
  • Typical Qualifications


  • Demonstrated understanding of career pathways and transfer/workforce opportunities as they relate to the field
  • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
  • Demonstrated passion for, and experience with, teaching a diverse student body with a broad spectrum of socioeconomic means and academic preparation
  • Commitment to creating equity and serving underrepresented community college students 
  • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of a diverse student population, including, but not limited to, Latino/a/x, African American, veterans, students with disabilities, and foster youth

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentrationOR
    Bachelor's degree in business with accounting emphasis or business administration with accounting
    emphasis or economics with an accounting emphasis AND a Master's degree in business, business
    administration, business education, economics, taxation, or finance
    ORA valid California Community College Instructor Credential in AccountingORThe equivalent 

    Note: A Bachelor's degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration, with a CPA license is an alternative qualification for this discipline.


    Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.

  • CPA license
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification
  • CPIM (Certificate in Production and Inventory Management)
  • Training in effective online teaching modalities and learning management systems 
  • College-level teaching or professional training experience.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the community college level or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in an online/distance education environment 
  • Two years of work experience in public accounting and/or private industry
  • Experience as a controller in a manufacturing or other commercial environment.
  • Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, etc. using the manufacturing and cost accounting modules.
  • Membership in professional business and/or accounting associations
  • Demonstrated experience teaching management or financial accounting at the community college level or its equivalent

    • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees
    • Successful completion of a physical examination is required 
    • Successful applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    • Successful completion of background check including Live Scan and Tuberculosis (TB) assessment/screening

    Supplemental Information

    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process.  You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. All materials are submitted. Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through PCC's Applicant Tracking System (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete. If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at [email protected].
  • All materials listed below are required for your application packet to be considered complete:

    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter addressing qualifications for this position.  Please discuss the ways you meet each of the points listed under “The Responsibilities,” “Minimum Qualifications,”  “Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities” and “Desirable Qualifications.”
    3. Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Copies of transcripts for all degrees/units needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be submitted. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.  Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application. Information can be found on our webpage.
    After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.ABOUT US:Established in 1924, Pasadena City College, (PCC), has been serving the West San Gabriel Valley for 96 years. PCC enrolls more than 29,500 students each semester and offers 107 academic degree programs and 72 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to its students. PCC serves one of the most culturally diverse student populations in the nation. The College sets the stage for preparing students to meet the demands of a changing world. Building relationships with community partners provides opportunities for PCC faculty and its students to engage in opportunities not often available to students in other areas.The main college campus occupies a 53-acre site, while the Foothill Community Education Center and Child Development Center are located in separate nearby off-campus facilities. Due to the geographic size of the District, PCC has two additional satellite sites - the Rosemead Center and its newest site, PCC Northwest at John Muir High School. For more information, go to STRENGTHS:PCC has many institutional strengths that distinguish it among its peers, both in the state and across the nation.  Among them are:A highly multicultural student body:47% Latino/a/x 4% Black/African American27% Asian 4% Two of More Races15% White 3% Unknown/OtherAnnually, at 49%, the College achieves recognition for one of the highest rates for transfer degrees to baccalaureate level institutions, both in California and across the nation. Additionally, PCC boasts a 52% bachelor's degree attainment rate for Pasadena graduates who transfer to a four-year university, compared to 42% nationally. The College is well known for national mathematics and forensic honors, as well as its extensive study abroad opportunities.PCC was once again named one of ten national finalists for the 2020 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, widely recognized as the nation's premier honor for two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions for their outstanding outcomes in four areas: student learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.PCC is ranked by the Military Times as the top community college in California for military veterans, and the College is similarly ranked among the top community colleges in the nation. The PCC Courier, the student newspaper, is a perennial award winner.Twelve students are elected annually by the PCC Associated Students to represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. There are 80 student clubs and organizations representing the interests of a culturally diverse student population.In February 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of School and Colleges reaffirmed PCC's status as a fully accredited institution. For more information, go to MISSION:Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students' academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.

  • A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.
  • A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.
  • An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.
  • A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.
  • A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College's long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.
  • Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.
  • Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.
  • Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Office of Human Resources directly at (626) 585-7388.
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.
  • Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police. (Public Law 101-542).
  • The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.
  • An applicant, who attempts to contact individual Board members or members of the screening committee with the intent of influencing the decision of the committee or the Board, will be disqualified. General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

  • PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/9/2021
    Application Due: 4/30/2021
    Work Type: Full Time