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Instructor, CC (Accounting)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Business, Legal and Technology Education Department
Kapi‘olani Community College
Date Posted:
March 28, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins April 18, 2017
Salary Information:
C2, minimum $4,507/mo. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Contingent on course offerings and student demand, to begin approximately Fall 2017, pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements. Position may be converted from 9 to 11 months or 11 to 9 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under general supervision, design, deliver, and assess instruction in a range of college-level accounting courses including introductory accounting, tax preparation, and applied accounting information systems in terms of student-learning outcomes; develop and/or update course content and materials and teaching and assessment strategies and methods to:
  2. (1) improve student attainment of learning outcomes;
  3. (2) address the learning needs of the college's diverse students;
  4. (3) integrate thinking and writing skills into course content, as appropriate; and
  5. (4) use multi-media resources, including computers, where appropriate.
  6. Plan, organize, and independently carry out instructional and non-instructional assignments.
  7. Perform other teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to:
  8. (1) developing and maintaining an approved program of professional self-improvement including in-service training,
  9. (2) developing and maintaining industry/business relationships and involvement in recruitment and career activities,
  10. (3) identifying student learning needs and implement constructive responses to them
  11. (4) preparing course syllabi and
  12. (5) maintaining office hours for academic advising and for conferring with students about course work (one office hour per week per three-credit class).
  13. Perform related duties as assigned; and to teach face-to-face, hybrid and online courses which may be scheduled during days, evenings, or weekends as part of regular workload.
  14. Duties and responsibilities may include instructional assignments involving distance education and/or noncredit teaching assignments. Non-teaching duties include working effectively with others to provide service to the department and college.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in Accounting (MAcc); or
  2. Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) including 18 credits in Accounting (graduate or undergraduate – 300 level or higher); or
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 3 years related work experience in Accounting; experience must be within the last 5 years; or
  4. Bachelor’s degree in related fields such as Business Administration (in areas other than Accounting) including 18 credits Accounting (graduate or undergraduate – 300 level or higher) and 5 years related work experience in Accounting; experience must be within the last 5 years; or
  5. Bachelor’s degree in any field and CPA or CMA or equivalent professional accounting certification (in the USA).
  6. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. If qualified applicants are not available, others will be considered as acting instructor.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Related work experience in Accounting within the last 5 years.
  2. Successful teaching at the post-secondary level as substantiated by student and peer assessments.
  3. Evidence of ability to work in a collegial manner with peers, department chairs, and administrators.
  4. Evidence of experience integrating reading, writing, speaking, technology, thinking skills, and team work in the teaching of accounting.
  5. Ability to write clear prose as substantiated by samples/publications/on-site writing performance.
  6. Successful use of technology to support instruction inside and outside of the traditional classroom.
  7. Commitment to the mission and values of the community college with its open-door and multicultural populations.
  8. Commitment to Kapi‘olani Community College's goal of positioning the College as a leading Native Hawaiian/Indigenous serving higher-education Institution.
  9. Ability to initiate, execute, and complete projects, including setting specific objectives and measuring results.
  10. Significant, extensive and current experience operating, managing, or auditing accounting systems utilizing current and appropriate accounting technology, such as entry-level and/or mid-range accounting information systems.
  11. Experience in business and individual income tax preparation, planning and research, payroll tax preparation, and general excise tax preparation.
  12. Experience in use of paperless office productivity tools.
  13. Recent significant professional development activities related to the field of accounting.
  14. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Enrolled Agent or other substantive professional accounting certification.
  15. License to practice law in Hawaii or other U.S. state or possession.

To Apply:
Submit 1) Signed faculty or executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A application form(,2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable for application; however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be accepted. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; 4) Optional, three signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. Application materials are to be sent to John Richards, Dean of Hospitality, Business, Legal & Technology Education, Kapi’olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206, Honolulu, HI 96816. All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for an application and all documents to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833.
  1. John Richards
  2. Dean of Hospitality, Business & Legal Education Program
  3. 4303 Diamond Head Road, Ilima 206
  4. Honolulu, HI 96816
  1. John Richards, Dean of Hosp, Business & Legal Ed; 808-734-9518;

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