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Accounting Instructor

North Iowa Area Community College

Job Description

Basic Function: Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning and success. Evaluate, record, and report student achievement and progress in assigned courses, in accordance with division and College policies, including providing assistance in assessment. Other functions include collaborative leadership with area high schools, faculty members, and educational institutions, as well as involvement in business partnerships and community engagement. The instructor must also meet the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Development Plan as outlined in the College's Quality Faculty Plan. There is an opportunity to work face-to-face, day or evening, and/or online.

Salary & Benefits: Salary based on education & experience. Fringe benefits of Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, eye care, dental, life and disability insurance. Retirement benefits as provided by Social Security and IPERS or TIAA.

Qualifications: Must equal or surpass minimal instructional requirements established by the College's Quality Faculty Plan or demonstrate annual progress towards attainment. Must have a Master's degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in graduate level courses in Accounting or closely related field or Bachelor's in Accounting with current CPA, CMA, or CFA or other accounting certification. Must equal or surpass minimal experience and/or educational requirements established by the Iowa Department of Education, and possess current and effective course-content expertise specific to discipline and have excellent communication and technology skills. Expected to be committed to the community college philosophy and College Strategic Plan, and be sensitive to and supportive of cultural, global, and gender diversity and nondiscrimination.


Prepare for and deliver instruction and perform teaching-related activities. Teaching assignments may include evening courses and teaching via alternative delivery systems such as online or off-campus.
Plan, implement, and sponsor appropriate activities to supplement instruction based on Quality Matters standards and sound instructional design principles.
Assist in selecting textbooks, developing/updating curricula, completing reports (including accreditation reports), tracking/reporting assessment data, and contributing to program review/strategic planning. Maintain records and files (i.e. grades, assessments, program review, annual update materials, department reports, etc.) and perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Division Chairperson and the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning, relating to the best interest of the program and student success.
Evaluate, record, and report attendance. Assess student performance and advise students on academic issues.
Participate, as possible, in professional development activities at the College and within state and regional organizations. Prepare annual Quality Faculty Plan and execute personal development program to enhance course content knowledge and teaching effectiveness skills. Maintain skills in teaching methods, course development, and professional development as recommended by Division Chair and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Learning.
Attend departmental and institutional meetings. Serve actively on institutional committees. Support student organizations and activities.
Promote the education/training program, participate in efforts to recruit and retain students, and participate in efforts to market NIACC.
Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, faculty and other NIACC stakeholders. Communicate effectively with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, and disabilities populations.
Arrive on time for work, attend work regularly, and successfully complete the responsibilities of the position. Be attentive to detail, accurately follow written and oral instructions, and work independently.
Serve as a resource and liaison to part-time faculty as needed.
Physical requirements include ability to move about the campus between buildings and classrooms, excellent verbal and communication skills, ability to understand words and respond effectively and appropriately, visual acuity to view a computer terminal, ability to use appropriate judgment and to apply tact and courtesy in difficult situations.
Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the College, including opportunities for student recruitment.
NIACC Core Principles: All employees are expected to adhere to all NIACC policies and procedures. NIACC administration, faculty, and staff value a positive working environment of mutual respect, therefore all employees are to maintain a positive attitude and respect for others when working with all NIACC departments, employees, students, partners, and the public.

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