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Accounting Assistant Professor

American River College
Sacramento, California (US)
Salary $56,160 to $95,796 per year
Closing date
Feb 19, 2024

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Job Role
Education & Training
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounting Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F01466P

Salary: $56,160 to $95,796 per year. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information  Initial annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited institutions and experience. Candidates not holding the minimum degree requirement may start at a salary lower than posted above.

Closing Date: 02/19/2024


Complete job description and application available online at:


Position Summary      

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member.


The Departments primary focus is providing a uniquely broad program and range of course offerings. The curriculum consists of transfer-level, vocational, and upper-level courses which allow students to transfer to a four-year university, obtain a job or job promotion in the workplace, and pursue licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Further, the department teaches courses for various industry partners.


The department maintains a focus on:

• Continuous improvement to maintain a strong and diverse program.

• Usage of current teaching methodologies, techniques, and tools, particularly those employing technology.

• Active involvement in program evaluation and curriculum development.

• Community outreach to high schools.

• The development of internship and work experience opportunities.

• The incorporation of current accounting and business technology, including the use of specialized software, as well as the use of computer lab components for some classes.

• Collegial collaboration among faculty.

• Respect for students and facilitation of student success.

• Introducing students and the community to careers in accounting.


American River College is committed to employees:

• Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.

• Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.

• Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.

• Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time, and energy.

• Demonstrating appreciation and respect for othersperspectives and lived experiences.


Position Salary Information:

Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers Contract (the initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8). For more information on the step placement process, please click here.


Assignment Responsibilities  

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Accounting offered at the college in:


ACCT 101: College Accounting

ACCT 103: Intermediate Accounting I

ACCT 104: Intermediate Accounting II

ACCT 107: Auditing

ACCT 111: Cost Accounting

ACCT 121: Payroll Accounting

ACCT 123: Federal and California Individual Income Taxation

ACCT 128: Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts

ACCT 153: Governmental Accounting

ACCT 301: Financial Accounting

ACCT 311: Managerial Accounting

ACCT 341: Computerized Accounting

ACCT 361: Ethnics, Fraud and Legal Issues for Accountants


Minimum Qualifications         

Have a masters degree in Accounting or Business Administration with Accounting Concentration; OR a bachelors degree in Business with Accounting Emphasis or Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis or Economics with an Accounting Emphasis and a masters degree in Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Economics, Taxation, Finance; OR the equivalent.* (NOTE: A bachelors degree in Accountancy or Business Administration with a CPA License is an alternative qualification for this discipline.) All degrees must be from an accredited institution, completed by August 22, 2024.

Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to apply under the equivalent” provision.

Applicants applying under the equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees/minimum qualifications listed above. Please visit our website for a sample letter and information on the equivalency determination process.

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