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Instructor or Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator School of Accounting

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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The School of Accounting in the College of Business invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator to begin Fall 2024.

The primary responsibility of all full-time faculty of the University is the scholarly teaching of students in the courses and sections that are assigned. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, scholarship, and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will be expected to deliver experiential and applied learning to students. All course delivery and assessment data will be aligned and collected in accordance with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) accreditation standards. Courses will be taught in face-to-face classrooms, hybrid environments, and via online delivery. Additionally, this professor will advise students regarding a variety of career goals and courses.

Further, this position will involve program coordinator responsibilities including: connect with local firms for internships and job placements, program recruitment, curricula updates, hiring and overseeing adjuncts, reporting on assessment outcomes, coordinating with marketing and admissions for program materials, advising Accounting Society, collaborate with the division of online learning, support for full time accounting faculty, and propose new initiatives in line with strategic goals.

Examples of Duties


  • Teach 24 credits per academic year;
  • Courses taught may be in the areas of introduction to accounting, intermediate and advanced accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, federal tax, non-profit accounting and internships as well as possibly other courses in the faculty member’s area of expertise;
  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;
  • Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face-to-face classes, hybrid environments, and online through Canvas;
  • Deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus;
  • Contribute to the development and revision of course content and instructional materials, textbook and equipment selection, and assessment strategies;
  • Align all course delivery and collect assessment data in accordance with the International Accreditation Council for Business Education accreditation standards.
  • Apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
  • Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment;
  • Scholarship and Professional Activity:
  • Remain current in areas of expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations;
  • Provide assistance with curriculum development;
  • Service:
  • Lead as Program Coordinator
  • Connect with local firms for internships and job placements,
  • Program recruitment,
  • Curricula updates,
  • Hiring and overseeing adjuncts,
  • Reporting on assessment outcomes,
  • Coordinating with marketing and admissions for program materials,
  • Advising Accounting Society,
  • Collaborate with the division of online learning,
  • Support for full time accounting faculty, and
  • Propose new initiatives in line with strategic goals.
  • Participate in School, College, and University meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open house, and/or student recruitment projects);
  • Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook;
  • Advising:
  • Advise students in the College of Business according to the Husson University Advising Manual;
  • Work with students and employers in professional settings, internships, field placements, and similar work-related situations as needed;
  • Employ University retention strategies;
  • Maintain weekly office hours to meet with students regarding class work, course registration, program declaration and career preparation.
  • Typical Qualifications

    Master’s degree (MBA or Masters in Accounting) and several years of industry experience required; Terminal degree (PhD, DBA) is preferred; CPA or CMA is desired

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in a variety of business topic areas.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach face-to-face, in a hybrid environment or online.
  • Industry experience required
  • Ability to lead and strong communication skills
  • Connections with local and Maine accounting firms preferred
  • Mastery of appropriate computer operation skills.
  • The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Husson University’s mission and to the highest ethical standards.

  • Supplemental Information

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their functions.

  • Effectively communicate with students and other faculty
  • Read and interpret with vision ability for close and distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to twenty-five pounds
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Bend, kneel, and reach with the use of hands and arms
  • Utilize telephone, email, and other university communications systems
    • Operate a computer, copier, printer, television, and projector



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    Mission Statement:

    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

    The University
    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

    And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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