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Bachelor of Applied Accounting, Adjunct Faculty

Bellevue College

Job Description

Job ID: 10854
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Position Summary

The Accounting department at Bellevue College is seeking applications for an ongoing pool of applicants interested in teaching Accounting in BAS in Applied Accounting on a part-time basis. Depending on qualifications, new adjunct faculty may be assigned to teach in one of two degrees we offer. Please follow the following links to review the comprehensive list of professional technical classes we offer in each degree program:

BAS in Applied Accounting
Our courses focus on a wide variety of topics, including (not limited to) accounting software applications, taxation, and accounting principles. Course levels range from introductory to advanced.

Note that these are temporary faculty positions, typically assigned as needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Adjunct Professor is typically assigned as needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment.

Adjunct Professor Salary Schedule:

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Associate Adjunct Professor

Senior Adjunct Professor

Category A
(Pay rate per contact hour)




Category B
(Pay rate per contact hour)




Category C
(Pay rate per 5-credit lecture class)




Category A - Courses of a clinical nature and non-instructional assignments such as developmental lab teaching assistant.
Category B - Counseling and Library assignments and courses with little or no formal evaluation of the student.
Category C - College credit courses and required high school completion courses. All ABE/GED/ESL lecture courses shall be in this category.
Individuals newly hired to Adjunct Professor group at the college cannot be placed above Assistant Adjunct Professor rate per union bargaining agreement. Hired applicant may receive additional compensation in the form of stipends for additional assignments or participation in certain projects.

Generous benefits package for eligible employees is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid personal leave plan; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc. Eligible employees are faculty who work a combined load of at least 50% at Bellevue College and other Washington State public institutions of higher education for two consecutive quarters are eligible for health and dental insurance at the start of the second consecutive quarter.

Part-time faculty with 50% or more load is represented by the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals , diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College .

About the Department

The Accounting department consists of two full-time faculty and a number of quarterly-contracted faculty. Our annual enrollments have grown from 1,431 in 2016 to 1,712 for the academic year ended June 30, 2021.

The program strives to build a supportive and encouraging community for both faculty and students and is committed to putting student success at the center of every decision. As part of this effort we are committed to building a multi-cultural program that parallels the diversity of our community.

Essential Functions

Typically, part-time faculty in Accounting teach on campus, as dictated by program need, course schedule, and enrollment demand. Most classes meet one or two days a week. In addition, part-time faculty are expected to be available to students periodically outside of class; to engage students actively in their own learning; to maintain high standards regarding course content; provide students with timely feedback on their course work and examinations; and to adhere to program assessment practices and policies. Part-time faculty may be expected to participate in governance activities to support student success efforts and assessment tasks. Courses are offered in online and on campus modalities. Faculty may be assigned to teach classes in either modality.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's of Professional Accounting, and/or Master's of Science in Taxation, or related fields of study from an accredited institution
Three (3) years of relevant experience in the Accounting industry, preferably with an international CPA firm
Demonstrated ability to facilitate learning of students/colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues
Ability and willingness to adapt to changing teaching schedules and situations

Preferred Qualifications

Possess Certified Public Accountant
Five (5) years of relevant employment in accounting industry, preferably with an international CPA firm
Coursework and/or expertise in statistics, data analytics, software, or technology
Documented relevant and successful accounting teaching experience at the community college level
Knowledge of current curricula, industry development and assessment practices
Knowledge/experience working with a variety of teaching modalities and delivery methods, including learning management system, simulation, flipped classes, asynchronous/synchronous online, and hybrid courses
Ability and willingness to employ continuous improvement in curriculum, teaching, and assessment
Willingness to participate in college initiatives/governance
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1 , state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at jobs@bellevuecollege.edu if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:
Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law .

Reference Check:
Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

Other Information

This position is NOT eligible for relocation allowance.
This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.

How To Apply

Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to interview until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying.

Required application materials:
Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
Attach a Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to jobs@bellevuecollege.edu .

EEO Statement

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at www.bellevuecollege.edu/policies/.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact hr@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office B126.

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