Associate Professor and Academic Program Director, Accounting

  • USA

National University

Job title:

Associate Professor and Academic Program Director, Accounting


National University

Job description

National University’s School of Business and Economics has an opening for an Associate Professor and Academic Program Director in Accounting.

Faculty provides intellectual leadership toward achievement of the highest possible level of excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development. The Associate Professor and Academic Program Director will teach courses within a programmatic core discipline by engaging students, offering excellent feedback, and inspiring students to achieve course and program outcomes relevant to the core discipline. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Curriculum and serves as the Academic Program Director of the 1:1 modality accounting specialization. This position also works closely with other faculty within the discipline including the Course Lead, Assistant Dean, and Dean by contributing to programmatic strategies that ensure program quality, student engagement, and success.

Essential Functions:


  • Include multiple methods of engagement to create a positive learning environment that encourages motivation and persistence, maintaining frequent communication with students; offering opportunities for ongoing interaction to discuss feedback, addressing concerns, and plans; making accommodations to address learning styles by personalizing teaching and using appropriate tools or models of instruction.
  • Apply innovative, uniquely competitive, and distinct high-performing techniques, approaches, and content knowledge in program courses.
  • Maintain the rigor, high standards and consistency of courses that attract, retain, and prepare a diverse body of students to meet workforce demands.
  • Leverage adaptive and advanced technology-based educational approaches to student engagement and learning outcomes.
  • Ensure course and program practices are in alignment with compliance and accreditation standards, as applicable.
  • Utilize effective teaching methods while encouraging higher order thinking.
  • Reinforces alignment of course activities to course and program outcomes as evidenced by announcements, discussion participation, and feedback.
  • Incorporate supplemental content in announcements, discussions, and assignment feedback to support student learning and engagement.
  • Seek out and encourage higher-order thinking through Socratic questioning, open-ended questions, multiple perspectives, and critical thinking and evaluation.
  • Consistently model good discussion practices and encourage active participation from students.
  • Establishes personal and authentic presence while sharing experience, skills, and knowledge with students.
  • Reinforces meaningful connections between course content and broader concepts.
  • Provides personalized, substantive, timely, and constructive feedback on assignments that empowers and encourages students to improve.
  • Participates in course discussions actively and substantively.
  • Provide timely, substantive communication and feedback utilizing technology tools.
  • Provide and regularly reinforce available communication methods, response timelines, and office hours.
  • Interact and reply to students within the introductory period, on discussion forums, and on assignment feedback.
  • Posts weekly announcements providing guidelines for success and introducing weekly topics and expectations.
  • Provide an inclusive learning environment that encourages student success and motivation.
  • Encourage student interactions and collaboration while providing direct and indirect support.
  • Consistently demonstrates awareness of the importance of inclusive practices and accessibility.
  • Consistently provide support to at-risk students.
  • Adhere to National University’s academic integrity policy.


  • Contribute to the university’s position in given areas of academic pursuit through scholarly research.
  • Engage in scholarly activities to maintain professional growth and accreditation expectations.


  • Serve on assigned university committees, societies, councils, and chapters, and engage in community activities that promote program outreach and university goals
  • Participate in program meetings and advisory boards to integrate best practices and strategic initiatives.
  • Attend and participate in professional groups, staying abreast of new trends and innovations.
  • Participate in professional development as outlined in the faculty handbook.
  • Align professional development activities with program objectives and faculty evaluation.
  • Conduct program assessment on a regular basis to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the students and the program’s related industries and the programmatic accreditation requirements.
  • Manage, and is responsible for, the pursuit and maintenance of accreditation for the degree program.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A


Education & Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Accounting, Business Administration (with a specialization in accounting), or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in teaching accounting, finance, and taxation courses required.
  • 5-9 years of full-time teaching experience at the master’s and/or doctoral level required.
  • 5+ years of field experience as an accountant required.
  • Experience with the online delivery of higher education required.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service including a minimum of three (3) publications required.
  • Experience and expertise in taxation strongly preferred.
  • Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining courses preferred.

Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Strong demonstrated ability to drive teaching through engagement for adult learners in an online environment, using multiple modalities, leveraging technology and providing feedback to students that is meaningful, timely, balance and individualized.
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself.
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners, and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives.
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; recognizes opportunities for change; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge courses.
  • Encourages and supports innovative and diverse thinking. Maintains strong working relationships during times of transition.
  • Work collaboratively to foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, deadlines, and frequently changing priorities.
  • Communicates effectively, actively listens, adapts communication to audience and fosters effective communication with others. Demonstrates the ability to be consistently open, honest, and candid when communicating with others.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of underlying organizational issues and strategies.
  • Experienced leader with the ability to anticipate and plan for change and communicate a vision to the team.
  • Ability to develop and achieve measurable and challenging goals to support the organizations vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills to simplify complex data that informs departmental and program strategies.
  • Strong demonstrated experience with online teaching and audio/video platforms.
  • Solid consulting and mentorship skills that result in teamwork and diplomacy.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external constituents.
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications
  • Proficient in Tableau, Desire to Learn, Agiloft, CurriQnet, Taskstream and SOAR strongly preferred.

Location: Remote

Travel: Travel required at least once annually to attend annual Commencement ceremony (if held onsite).


Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: $70,585.00 – $90,060.00

Candidate receiving offers will be offered a salary/pay rate commensurate with experience that vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies. Absent exceptional circumstances, candidates will be offered a salary within this range for this position. Base pay is one component of National University’s total rewards package, as we are dedicated to supporting the needs of the “whole you” with our holistic approach to employee benefits by offering comprehensive well-being benefits for you and your family. For full details about our benefit plan offerings, please visit . For part-time positions, please click .

National University offers an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity.

National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state and local laws. At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative, and create people come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.

Expected salary

$70585 – 90060 per year



Job date

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 06:57:18 GMT

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