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Accounting Instructor

Niagara Community College

Job Description

Niagara County Community College is seeking a full-time instructor in Accounting. The Accounting degree programs are housed in the Business and STEM Division. The instructor will be responsible for student advisement, assessment of learning outcomes, participation in divisional and college activities and all required duties as outlined in the Faculty Handbook. The typical teaching load is 15 lecture hours per semester which will be comprised of both face-to-face instruction on campus and once necessary training is completed, online modalities. In addition, the instructor will be responsible for attending regular office hours, meetings on campus and participating in committees. Teaching assignments may be during day, evening, or weekend hours. The instructor may also be tasked with the coordination of the accounting program.

Lectures are typically three contact hours per week per course.. Accounting courses currently offered by the department include Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Computerized Accounting, and Income Tax Procedures.

This is a 10-month a year position (162 day professional obligation) for which the incumbent would work beginning at the end of August until mid-May. The base salary is $47,785 per year but in addition to the base salary there are many ways to increase the salary further by teaching overload, teaching summer courses, doing special assignments etc. The potential salary in this position with overloads and other assignments is up to $60,000. Since this position is tenure track so there is a pathway for promotion to higher level salaries.

Classes are held on the NCCC’s main campus in Sanborn, NY,. The start date of this position will be January 6, 2023 for the beginning of the Spring 2023 Semester.

Niagara County Community College provides phenomenal benefits for our employees. These benefits are part of a total compensation package comprised of more than just a salary which includes participation in the NYS Retirement System. At NCCC you will have access to benefits that not only cover you and your family’s health but also your well-being as we understand the importance of allowing our employees to have a healthy work life balance by providing our employees with very generous paid time off. Please visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/hr/benefits/ to view our benefit offerings.

Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

Typical Work Activities
  • Provide instruction with the focus on teaching and learning to help ensure students in each class successfully meet all course outcomes and classroom objectives
  • Ensure appropriate course-level rigor in class instruction and assessment methodologies.
  • Development, integration, and delivery of course content planning documents including, but not limited to, syllabi, lesson plans, and assessments.
  • Establish and maintain a classroom climate consistent with the NCCC mission and vision.
  • Provide at least 5 office hours per week


Professional Development
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of discipline/field of study as evidenced by active participation in professional organizations, maintenance of current scholarly collection of resources, and engagement in active, on-going dialogue with peer faculty and industry experts.
  • Participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-specific and campus-wide faculty meetings.

Administrative duties
  • Meet requirements for creation, distribution, and retention and/or submission of paperwork.
  • Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process by providing feedback to Program Coordinator and/or the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Complete required reporting such as student attendance, census, student learning outcome progress (course level), and final grade calculation and entry.
  • Attend required College functions and events.
  • Participate in faculty senate and divisional committees.
  • Advise students for classes and career options.
  • If applicable as program coordinator
    • Recordkeeping, budgeting, scheduling
    • Program updates (syllabi, degree requirements)
    • New course and program development
    • Represent the program at open houses
    • Program evaluation (PEER) and Advisory Board
    • Hiring, training and evaluation of adjunct faculty and part-time technical assistants
    • Supervision of College Accelerated Program (CAP) courses at local high schools
  • Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Academic Affairs

Essential Functions
Ability to work with and teach a diverse student population. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the campus community. Must be able to develop, prepare, and present information. Must be able technologically adept. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position and must adjust any teaching to the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions.

Required Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Accounting or related field.
  • A Masters of Arts or Science degree in Business Administration in Accounting, Education, Business Administration or related field.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in a discipline that relates to this position.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Course development at the college level.
  • Experience with classroom technologies including learning management systems and Zoom.
  • Experience with using online publisher content and homework/testing management systems.
  • Professional certifications or memberships in professional organizations.
  • Management-level or supervisory work experience.


About NCCC
Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 2,849 students (Fall 2022 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.

The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.

NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.

NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

EEO Statement
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:

  • cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
  • resume
  • unofficial transcripts
  • names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.

For full consideration applications must be submitted by December 2, 2022. If a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after December 2, 2022 will be considered.

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