Accounting Full-Time Tenure Track Instructor



Job description

San Luis Obispo, CA

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type:
Job Number: FY2021-00038
Location: Arroyo Grande), CA
Department: Business Education
Closing: 2/28/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Description Summary
The Business Education division at Cuesta College is looking for a Full-Time Tenure Track Accounting Instructor. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be teaching sections of Financial and/or Managerial Accounting in both Fall and Spring semesters, the successful candidate will also be expected to serve the college and department in various capacities, outlined further below. Cuesta College and the division of Business Education values the ability to serve our diverse students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

Teaching responsibilities:
Teaching begins with good preparation including choosing appropriate textbooks, writing a clear syllabus that outlines classroom expectations and content to be covered, and creating a plan for content delivery. Part of teaching responsibilities also include determining the best way to assess student learning and student learning outcomes, and assigning grades accordingly. It also includes communicating with your students throughout the semester, being available during office hours, and identifying college services available for students, as appropriate. Due to changes in delivery, all teachers are expected to become online teaching certified. If you are not already certified, you will be asked to complete an online teaching certification course in the Summer of 2021 prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

College or Departmental Responsibilities:
College or departmental responsibilities will include the following activities:

  • Developing or updating curriculum
  • Serving on college committees (Participatory Governance)
  • Program review
  • Peer evaluation and hiring committees
  • Scheduling and working with PT Instructors in the department
  • Liaise with community about curriculum changes, job opportunities, or scholarship opportunities for students
  • Collegial or professional and ethical conduct
  • Distance Education Certification (at least by Fall 2021)

Selected applicants will be asked to interview for a full-time tenure track position as an Accounting instructor in the Business Education Division on either March 17 or March 19, 2021. Second interviews will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021. The selected applicant will begin their full-time teaching assignment in the 2021-2022 school year which begins on August 10, 2021. Assignments may be day, evening, or online classes on the San Luis Obispo Campus, North County Campus in Paso Robles, South County Center in Arroyo Grande, other sites within San Luis Obispo County, or Distance Education.

Located in the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, Cuesta College has provided comprehensive associate degree offerings, certificates, and community programs to the region since 1964. Committed to being an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals, we are proud to be designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. Cuesta College is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity that reflects our student population; we strive to hire candidates that share the value of commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of the Cuesta College team, you can expect to be part of a collaborative community of faculty, classified staff, administrators, students, and community partners advancing educational excellence with intentional support services leading to student success and completion.

Additional information about the college can be found at:
The college planning documents can be found at:
Our Student Equity Action Plan can be found at:
We offer comprehensive benefit options. Information about benefits can be found at:

Essential Functions & Qualifications


* Master’s in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration;

* Bachelor’s in business with accounting emphasis or business administration with accounting emphasis or economics with an accounting emphasis;

* Master’s in business, business administration, business education, economics, taxation,


* Bachelor’s degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration;

* CPA license;

* The equivalent (candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit all materials requested for an equivalency judgment, indicated on the Equivalency Process link listed in Additional Information);
* A valid Community College credential in the discipline.

Additional Requirement:
* Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

* Strong educational background and/or experience in accounting preferred;
* Teaching experience in the discipline, community college level preferred;
* Awareness of the philosophy and objectives of California Community Colleges.

Additional Information

Required Documents to apply:
Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, two current letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy statement, diversity statement, and unofficial transcripts when applying for this position. When uploading documents, PDF uploads are preferred.
Teaching Philosophy Statement Instructions: A teaching philosophy statement is where applicants convey their teaching values, beliefs and/or goals. It could include your teaching methods, what you want to achieve with your students, what motivates you as a teacher, and the purpose of education.
Diversity Statement Instructions: Cuesta College is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that reflects and honors the diversity of our students. It is important to us that our faculty, staff, and administrators demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds as well as sexual orientation and abilities of all constituents in the Cuesta College community. In 500 words or less, with consideration to our Mission Statement and our values expressed above, please explain how you will demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in this position.
Equivalency Process: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the position please include an equivalency argument. For directions on what is an acceptable equivalency argument please review the requirements listed on the following link: (Download PDF reader)

Completed online applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date for this position. LATE, INCOMPLETE, FAXED, MAILED OR EMAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Additional Information:
Cuesta College will not sponsor any visa applications.

San Luis Obispo County Community College District (“Cuesta College”) is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), age, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and state law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Cuesta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

In compliance with California law, all prospective staff and students are entitled to read the Annual Security Report, published each October by the Cuesta College Department of Public Safety. This report contains information about our emergency and crime reporting procedures, as well as crime statistics for the past 3 years. You may request a copy of this report at one of our two Public Safety Offices: on SLO campus at Building 6600A or on North County Campus at building N1021, during campus business hours. You may also access the complete text of this report at the following website address:

Interview Process Information
Selected applicants will be required to attend a Zoom interview and teaching demonstration on Wednesday, March 17 or Friday, March 19, 2021.

Second interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday, March 26, 2021.

How to apply

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The San Luis Obispo County Community College District promotes inclusiveness, prohibits discrimination, and encourages all qualified persons to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Cuesta College actively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds to assist students, staff, and faculty. For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) assistance with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office: (805) 546-3129.

With an average class size of 16 students, courses delve thoroughly into the depths of their subject matter, and three-hour lectures are exceptions in a world ruled by critical discussion and analytic fieldwork.