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Instructor, Accounting/Bookkeeping

College of Southern Idaho

Job Description

An Accounting/Bookkeeping instructor provides technical and subject area expertise in their respective program. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to instruct and train students in skills related to the accounting field. Work also includes program planning; purchasing and budgeting; program scheduling; student recruitment; curriculum development; and program review. The position involves analyzing community and industry needs and providing technical assistance to local industries. The instructor coordinates work with other instructional and college personnel, including reporting, enrollment management, and other activities. The position requires qualification for an Idaho Career-Technical Postsecondary teaching credential.



The successful candidate will facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing appropriate, meaningful and equitable instructional activities, while evaluating student learning by creating and applying well-designed assessment tools. This will be accomplished through curriculum development, program review, mentoring of students, and in collaboration with community and industry for successful placement into the workforce.



The successful candidate will assist students to connect with academic and non-academic support services as needed; engage in institutional service, professional development, and other duties assigned by the Department Chair and Dean.



Teaching responsibilities may include day, evening, online, or hybrid, and is subject to change as needed. Responsibilities of a full-time faculty member include, but not limited to 37.5 hours per work week as outlined in the CSI Faculty Handbook; including maintaining a minimum of 5 office hours per week (1 hour/day); and demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and other of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.



This position also keeps accurate records pertaining to students and adheres to all institutional policies and procedures.



Timeline: For best consideration, applicants should submit all supporting materials by June 15, 2023. The successful candidate will begin employment August 1, 2023.




  • Teach a full semester credit load of courses in accordance with the descriptions published in the CSI catalog. This may include topics such as Introduction to Bookkeeping, Payroll, Individual Income Tax, QuickBooks, Intermediate Accounting Topics, Applied Business Math, and a program-specific capstone course.
  • Teach classes in various modalities including, hybrid, online and face-to-face, and zoom-assisted synchronous.
  • Maintain course content in the Learning Management System Canvas.
  • Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning Center to create high-quality, pedagogically sound courses.
  • Participate in faculty development goals to improve professional effectiveness including instructional evaluation processes, the "online Teacher" certification training, the "New Teacher" effective teaching workshop, and other professional development opportunities to include a three-year onboarding process.
  • Complete First Camp! training or the equivalent university coursework as required by the Idaho Division of Career and Technical Education Division to obtain teaching credentials.
  • Design and help implement curriculum that is relevant to current practices in the industry.
  • Coordinate with others who are teaching within the program to ensure program-level objectives are being met.
  • Continuously review and update curriculum and instructional technology with the department chair.
  • Collaborate annually with those in the department to complete program review.
  • Implement course-level and program-level outcomes assessment strategies.
  • Recruit and advise students in conjunction with other departments on campus.
  • Monitor student progress and retention.
  • Develop an annual plan for personal development.
  • Assist with an annual plan for the unit (program) development and budget.
  • Participate in the biannual, industry-specific advisory committee.
  • Develop and cultivate positive relationships with local industry.
  • Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline, including those that meet the requirements for annual CPA and State of Idaho Teaching license renewal requirements.
  • Maintain all industry certifications or licensure.
  • Mentor, support, and assist dual credit faculty and the entire Early College Unit by serving as a faculty liaison to dual credit instructors.
  • Participate in activities or organizations to promote professional development including those available on campus or through discipline-specific training.
  • Participate in campus committees, faculty senate, and department meetings and activities.
  • Participate in all graduation exercises.
  • Report all technical issues with lab equipment to IT.
  • Complete all administrative duties including, but not limited to, entering attendance, drop for no show, summary of student evaluations at the end of each semester, uploading syllabi to the central repository, etc. following campus-wide or department-level policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Experience in an accounting related field.
  • Ability to obtain State of Idaho CTE Teaching certification. Teacher credentialing requirements include a combination of work experience and education accumulating a minimum of 8 years recent, full-time employment/education (see https://cte.idaho.gov/educators-5/become-a-cte-educator/).
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s degree in a related field or active CPA license preferred.
  • Experience in online education (development and pedagogy) is strongly preferred.
  • Teaching experience (curriculum development and pedagogy) is strongly preferred.
  • Computer literate including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and QuickBooks.
  • Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.




  • Willingness to employ technology to assist with teaching and learning.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to monitor budgets and complete paperwork in an efficient manner.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities and prioritize the most important tasks.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • 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.
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Positive outlook
  • Ability to foster respectful relationships with colleagues, administration, industry, and students.

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