Instructor, Accounting

Coastline Community College

Job Description



Coastline College (CC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Accounting commencing with the Fall 2023 semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Accounting.  

This assignment includes curriculum and program development, facilitation of student support services, and participation in college committees and participatory governance activities. This assignment also involves multi-discipline collaboration with faculty and staff and assumption of leadership roles in the department and the College. As faculty, the position will require ongoing professional development in keeping up with subject matter expertise.

Teaching responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. Certain courses in the Accounting program are primarily taught at Coastline’s Garden Grove campus. Travel between campuses in Orange County, CA (Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and Westminster) will sometimes be required. Demonstrated online teaching experience is preferred, but not required. In addition to teaching, job requirements include service to the institution, development of industry, non-profit, inter-departmental, and government partnerships, enhancement of workforce development and career pathways, and to play an active role in outreach to K-12, home and adult education schools.

Coastline College serves approximately 18,000 students, awards over 2,000 degrees and certificates, and transfers over 2,000 students to four-year institutions annually. Coastline College offers two-year associate degrees and certificates. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), Coastline College reflects the dynamic diversity of the region.

The Accounting Department shares CC’s commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share CC’s devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Student-centered activities that support CC’s mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as UMOJA, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).    

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide instruction in Accounting, Taxation and applicable software in accordance with established course outlines such as: QuickBooks, Excel, & TaxslayerPro. 
  • Provide leadership in the development and revision of the Accounting curriculum responsive to the students served.
  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
  • Attain yearly VITA certifications including Site Coordinator as deemed necessary by the Accounting Department to coach, teach, and provide leadership of Coastline’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance courses. VITA Site may be onsite, virtual or hybrid. Yearly participation in this program is essential.
  • Remain current in all subject matter areas, particularly those related to commercial accounting software, updated tax law, new accounting standards, and in techniques of effective and relevant instruction.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines and regular and substantive interaction (RSI) guidelines for online courses; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
  • The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, fully onsite, hybrid, dual enrollment and online sections.
  • Teach 15 Lecture Hour Equivalents (LHE) per semester of assigned courses in accordance with course outlines of record and syllabi. Opportunities may exist for summer and winter intersession teaching for additional paid LHE. The probationary instructor will teach various assignments depending on expertise, department need, and deemed necessary by tenure committee. 
  •  The successful candidate shall infuse equity minded and culturally-responsive practices into their above duties when applicable.   


Qualifications and Physical Demands


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4) and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I.A (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access): 
  1. Valid California Community College Instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
  2. Master’s degree in accounting or business administration with an accounting concentration; OR
  3. Bachelor’s degree in business with accounting emphasis or business administration with accounting emphasis or economics with an accounting emphasis AND master’s in business, business administration, business education, economics, taxation, or finance; (NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in accountancy or business administration with accounting concentration, with a CPA license is an alternative qualification for this discipline.) OR
  4. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.  Please see "Additional Information" below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.


  • Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
  2. Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  3. Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
  4. Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  5. Ability to work with computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).
  6. Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  7. Current industry certification(s) in Accounting/ Tax disciplines (active or inactive) (e.g. CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, EA, VITA, CTEC etc.).
  8. Current or past involvement with accounting and taxation events such as site coordination, Meet the Firms, conferences, or other outreach activities.
  9. Ability to complement existing staff, student, and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

Note: (D.E.I.A. - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access)
The Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline College) continue to strengthen our efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The Coast Community College District is focused on creating a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We have a strong commitment to D.E.I.A. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access) and will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the application, recruitment, and interview process.  


Conditions of Employment



(Fall 2023) For a full-time, 2-semester, tenure-track position a maximum starting range of $61,162 to $104,274 is offered, based on the 2022-2023 salary schedule of $61,162 to $145,813. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,568 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.


The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Please see the Benefits tab above the start of the job announcement on the online employment application for a comprehensive list of employee benefits.


Additional Information

To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet at 
Incomplete applications, application materials submitted by mail, and documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered. Please note that the district does not return materials submitted in the application process (copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
A complete application packet includes:  

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. Responses to Supplemental Questions. Please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your résumé, put "see résumé" or "N/A", or leave blank.
  3. A Cover Letter that explains why you are an excellent candidate for this position. (upload as a separate attachment, no longer than one (1) page; PFD recommended)
  4. A professionally written current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience. (upload as a separate attachment; PDF recommended)
  5. Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable. (uploaded as separate attachments; PDF recommended)

How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the State Minimum Qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (Download PDF reader). This form must be included as an attachment to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.

   Submit an application online at:
 Coast Community College District – Human Resources
   1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4716.


  • All online applications received by the application deadline will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications who are also deemed to possess the highest committee evaluation of preferred qualifications and who have responded to the supplemental questions will be invited to an interview.
  • If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense
  • During the interview, candidates may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise, or hands-on practical. 
  • Consideration will also be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practicals. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited for a second-level interview.
  • The hiring manager will conduct reference checks on the final candidate. The district reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  • The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.
  • The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position, or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.


  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


  • Submit “official” transcripts after employment offer.
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination card or Vaccination Exemption.
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to the first day of employment).
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States including a Social Security Card; AND
  • Participate in a new hire onboarding appointment with an Employment Services Representative.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information. 
  The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes 
Coastline College, Golden West Collegeand Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services. 
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District Title IX

This direct link 2022 Coast Community College District Annual Security And Fire Safety Report is the 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2019, 2020, and 2021 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hard copy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices.  Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.


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