Lecturer - Accounting

Eastern Washington University
Closing date
Sep 15, 2021

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Lecturer - Accounting

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
The Department of Accounting at Eastern Washington University's College of Business is currently inviting applications to fill one lecturer position to start Fall 2021.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive institution where excellent teaching must be supplemented with an appropriate research program. The primary teaching area for this position will be accounting in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer experience teaching online academic courses to a diverse college student body.

EWU is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

About the College of Business
The College of Business is located in the Catalyst Building in the downtown Spokane University District, and maintains an administrative presence in EWU's primary campus in Cheney, Washington. Faculty offices may be located on either Eastern's Spokane campus or on the Cheney campus, but all faculty are expected to teach at both locations.

The business program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate (law license required)
  • At least 2 years of experience in the legal profession with broad exposure to contract law, business organizations, regulations of business and bankruptcies, taxation, business ethics, employment law etc.
    • For this requirement, “business profession” means private, public or governmental entities wherein the work experience focuses on the content described in this requirement.
    • This can also be in the context of pro bono clinics and/or volunteer
  • Ability to teach courses including Introductory and Advanced Business Law and Ethics.
    • Your ability to teach these courses will be assessed on several factors, including, but not limited to:
      - Courses taught previously as an instructor of record in these topics or
      - Recent work history that corresponds to these subject matters
  • Must be willing to learn to teach, design and improve online legal and ethics courses
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to diverse needs, including universal accessibility, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree in Accounting, Taxation, or other business-related fields
  • Willing to publish in the fields of business law, ethics and/or taxation (SA designation under AACSB standards). This may be done collaboratively with department colleagues.
  • At least one year of verified teaching experience in business law, accounting, ethics (2 years part-time is considered par)
  • Documented knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Good teaching evaluations
  • Licensed attorneys who graduated in the past two years with an LLM in Taxation will be given strong consideration

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
  • Teaching: typical workload for this position will include up to 45 credits per academic year, subject to department needs.
  • Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
    • Meet all scheduled classes
    • Design and evaluate course content, as necessary
    • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
    • Schedule and attend office hours
    • Turn in grades according to established deadlines
    • Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Multiple work locations (main office located in the Catalyst Building in Spokane’s downtown University District or at EWU Cheney Campus with shared office space available at the non-primary work location).

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2021. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/2021.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Note: individuals invited to interview will be required to teach a simulated class on a subject selected by the search committee.

Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is 74,263.

Posting Date: 06/15/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 07/10/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6954

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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