Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is the product of decades of hard work, vision and perseverance to achieve the dream of its principal founder, Odessa B. Cox. The Cox family and a small group of community members started fighting in 1947 to bring a comprehensive community college to South Los Angeles. The path to today has not been easy and is the result of the dedication of many. Today, LASC, part of the Los Angeles Community College District, houses state-of-the-art facilities, including its recently renovated Library and Little Theater as well as the brand-new School of Science building, where students receive top-notch instruction from a dedicated group of educators.
In honor of its founding history, LASC is committed to providing a student-centered and equitable learning environment designed to empower a diverse student population and the surrounding community to achieve their academic and career goals by:
Attaining certificates and associate degrees leading to transfer and workforce preparation;
Eliminating systemic racism and exclusion;
Becoming a model educational institution for the success of students of color.
The Business Administration Department at LASC provides learning environment committed to empowering students. The business department has many areas of study that allows students to earn a degree or certificate, or brush up on their business skills. Students can also study areas such as computer science, economics, law, real estate, banking, finance, accounting, management, computer applications, office technology, and supervision.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will provide classroom instruction, develop career development activities, host Advisory Committee meetings, and otherwise provide a range of services for the Accounting program and its students. Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Be responsible for providing instruction on a wide range of Accounting courses including but not limited to Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Computerized Accounting and Tax Accounting as well as other business disciplines as assigned;
Teach 15 hours per semester of assigned courses in accordance with course outlines of record and syllabi. Opportunities may exist for summer and winter intersession teaching. The probationary instructor will teach various assignments depending on expertise and department need;
Maintain established office hours and be otherwise available to assist students outside of the classroom;
Develop and maintain current course syllabi and outlines; prepare lecture/lab and class materials and participate in the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials/equipment;
Participate in the development of curriculum, pathways, and programs that lead to employment, degrees, certificates and transfer;
Collaborate with local and regional consortiums and business community partners to improve the programs leading to student employment or transfer;
Advise students regarding their academic needs and refer them for additional assistance as needed;
Participate in the development of and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes;
Develop and/or utilize a variety of instructional strategies, techniques and delivery methods designed to meet the individual learning styles of students;
Participate in periodic advisory meeting that aid faculty in aligning programs and pathways with industry needs;
Commitment to the community college goals and objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests;
Work collegially in an academic environment;
Participate in department and campus committees and activities;
Promote the College and the program and assist in recruiting and marketing the program to prospective students and outside entities;
Participate in professional development activities closely related to the assignment;
Foster a safe and civil learning environment;
Perform other academic duties as assigned by Dept. Chairperson.
Master's degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration; OR
Bachelor's degree in business with accounting emphasis or business administration with accounting emphasis or economics with an accounting emphasis ANDMaster's degree in business, business administration, business education, economics, taxation, finance OR
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabilities, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
NOTE: A bachelor's degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration, with a CPA license is an alternative qualification for this discipline.
Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant;
Demonstrated awareness and experience working with historically underrepresented students and non-traditional students;
College level teaching experience;
Past work experience in a professional level Accounting position;
Demonstrated use of learning management systems; Canvas is preferred;
Experience with assessment of student learning (e.g., Student Learning Outcomes);
Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles and adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different cultures and ethnic groups;
Demonstrated commitment to professional excellence, continuous growth and demonstrated participation in consistent professional development activities;
Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with learning theories, both pedagogical and andragogical;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, both internally and external;
Ability to work with other disciplines to create an integrated learning environment;
Ability to integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills.
Salary and Benefits:
The Los Angeles Community College District determines placement on the pay scale depending on verified education and employment history. Current starting annual salary range is from: $72,990 to $135,620 for the 10-month academic year. The doctoral differential is $4610 per academic year. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and eligible dependents, life insurance and (California State Teachers Retirement System) retirement program.
1) A college selection committee will review all completed and approved applications received, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
2) Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening. The interview will include a teaching demonstration.
3) Based upon the committee recommendation, selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening. The finalists will be invited to interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.
4) The successful candidate will be notified of their selection.
Filing An Application:
Applicants will be required to file the application electronically by using web-based software which allows applicants to create an account, upload all required documents as attachments and save their application for future use. Application packet can be filed at https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd
All interested applicants must submit the following (even if the applicant has previously applied to or worked for LACCD):
1) A detailed letter of interest, ideally 3 pages or less, which addresses the duties and responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement;
2) A resume that describes how the candidate is qualified to fulfill each duty and responsibility including minimum and desirable qualifications;
3) Copies of transcript(s) from accredited institutions with the degree and year granted posted on the transcript. Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf;
4) A list of 3 recent references with current contact information.
The completed application package must be received no later than 4:30 PM December 14, 2023 to be considered. All materials submitted will become property of LASC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.
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Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three (3) business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
It is the policy of the Los Angeles Community College District to provide equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender, pregnancy, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students for over 77 years. The Mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to foster student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments at our nine colleges. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of 2 or 4-year degrees, certificates, trans, transfer, or career preparation.