Bellevue College — Accounting, Assistant (Tenure Track) Professor

Accounting, Assistant (Tenure Track) Professor

Job ID: 10969
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary
Bellevue College (BC) is a teaching institution that is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Accounting Program for the 2022-2023 academic year. BC is committed to inclusive teaching, shared governance and interdisciplinary collaboration. Full-time instructors teach 15 credits (typically 3 courses) per quarter and hold a minimum of five office hours per week. Additional responsibilities include student advising and mentoring, shared governance, curriculum development, program management, and ongoing professional development. The Accounting Department specifically values student empowerment, community engagement, and global citizenship, and is committed to equity, anti-oppression, and social justice.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Annual salary is based on a 176-day contract with a minimum of $67,712.30; beginning salary will be determined by the assessment of the candidate's education and related experience. New hires cannot be placed above $72,604.27 unless exceptional circumstances prevail.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package 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.

In addition to teaching, full-time faculty maintains office hours and participate in department and college activities.

This position 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 44% students of color and over 1,100 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.

About the Department
The Accounting Department at Bellevue College values student-centered teaching and learning. We serve a diverse student body, offering Associate degrees for first and second year students and a Bachelors degree for third and fourth year students. Our courses are offered in multiple teaching modalities, including online, hybrid, and face-to-face. We are committed to teaching, governance, and activism that not only serves the campus community but also contributes to the broader community.

Essential Functions
The Accounting department at Bellevue College is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty in the Accounting department to teach in our AA Associate in Applied Science – T Degree and/or Associate in Arts Degree, and/or our BAS in Applied Accounting. New faculty may be assigned to teach in one of two AA degrees. Depending on qualifications, faculty may also teach in our 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.

Teaching and Students:

  • Teach bachelors and associates level accounting courses
  • Promote the accounting program and its various degrees to both internal and external audiences
  • Help recruit students from a diverse population
  • Assess student learning outcomes using a variety of assessment methods
  • Provide mentorship and ongoing guidance in student career development
  • Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where diversity and pluralism are advanced
  • Teach on campus, as dictated by program need, course schedule, and enrollment demand.
  • Teach classes as scheduled including mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
  • Teach classes which typically meet (not limited to) one or two days a week.
  • Teach courses that are offered as online, on campus, and hybrid modalities.
  • Maintain regular office hours (five hours per week)
  • Engage students actively in their own learning
  • Employ universal design principles in course design
  • Maintain high standards, especially regarding course content
  • Provide students with timely feedback on their course work and examinations
  • Adhere to program assessment practices and policies

Currency and Relevancy:

  • Expand on their current knowledge and skills in accounting and finance with a high degree of intellectual curiosity and a growth mindset
  • Earn industry certifications to demonstrate to students current skills and be aligned with industry expectations
  • Accept an ownership stake in developing and enhancing curriculum for the courses in the accounting program
  • Participate in professional development activities related to industry in accordance with requirements from the college administration


  • Support current and recruit new advisory committee members to gain buy-in from local employers and generate positive word of mouth for our program
  • Innovate with colleagues at other colleges, businesses, or professional organizations to create real-world opportunities for students that extend beyond the classroom
  • Actively participate in department and college-wide governance
  • Support and mentor adjunct faculty within our department, as well as peers in the IBIT division and across all of Bellevue College
  • Perform other reasonable duties and functions that may be assigned by the President, the Executive Dean or the Division Chair or Program Chair

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Coursework in data analytics or a related field and/or industry experience analyzing financial accounting data
  • 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

  • Master's degree or higher in Accounting or a related field with a bachelor's degree in accounting
  • 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 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 eligible for relocation allowance
* Sponsorship for employment-based visa may be an option for full-time tenure-track faculty position only and depending upon applicants qualification

How To Apply
Applications received by 03/13/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position will begin Fall Quarter, 2022.

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.)

Required application materials:

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Attach a statement of your Teaching Philosophy (max 2 pages)
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College. Please note that your Diversity Statement must be a separate response from your Teaching Philosophy
  • Attach a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted – official transcripts required upon employment)
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

If you have questions regards to application or hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

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

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact 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 R130.

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