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Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting-Finance

Portland, OR
Summary Description: The Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting-Finance is a full-time, benefit eligible position, reporting to the Dean of Business and Vice President for Academic Affairs. This role is a part of the Business Department and is focused on helping to lead the Accounting/Finance degrees at both the Traditional and Professional and Graduate Studies (PGS) Campuses. We are seeking a Finance/Accounting specialist to lead these newly-developed programs. The individual will teach a variety of Finance and Accounting courses, and related business courses as needed. Specifically, this role will teach the undergraduate core courses in Finance, and related courses in Accounting and will teach in both the Traditional and PGS curriculums. Class size is limited to a maximum of 30 students. Typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. 
Primary Job Duties:
  • Teach a variety of Accounting and Finance courses as needed. Specifically, teach the undergraduate core courses in Accounting and Finance.
  • Plan and teach courses that fulfill curriculum goals and objectives. New course/syllabi development of Accounting courses as planned is required.
  • Scholarly activities, including academic research publications in peer-reviewed journals and other publications.
  • Remain current with subject matter and instructional methodology.
  • Employ appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives.
  • Advise undergraduate students.
  • Participate in University and Departmental activities and projects.
  • Engage in instructional improvement, research, and professional development and improvement activities.
  • Communicate course progress to students in a timely manner.
  • Determine and submit student grades in accordance with established University policies and procedures.
  • Support the mission of the program, department, School, and University.
  • Champion the Accounting program in the community; conduct outreach with partners.
  • Establish internships for Accounting and Finance majors.
  • Help in the recruitment of new majors for this program on both the traditional and undergraduate campuses including helping with recruitment activities at high schools, community universities and related events.
  • Experience teaching in both traditional undergraduate and adult-learning pedagogies.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christ-centered liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
Occasional Duties:
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Dean; including, but not limited to, working with student organizations, and participate in service activities with colleagues, the department, the University, the community and professional organizations.
  • This position may also teach occasionally in the department’s graduate programs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Education: Ph.D. or DBA in Accounting or related field from an accredited institution; a CPA with 5 years of continual experience and a related Master’s Degree (Management, Accounting, Finance, MBA) may be substituted for a terminal degree.
  • Experience as instructor or teaching assistant, successfully teaching at least four university-level courses in the course of a calendar year required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Accounting and Finance at the undergraduate/graduate level to a diverse group of students.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.
  • Experience with successfully advising diverse students.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of research and or grant-writing experience.
  • Experience with program review, assessment, and accreditation
  • Practical experience in the field of accounting and/or finance preferred.
  • A willingness to fulfill service responsibilities to our students, colleagues, department, University, community and professional organizations.
  • Committed to continued personal and professional development.
  • Related professional work experience including accounting and/or finance experience.
  • Experience working with underserved  populations.
Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)

Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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