Adjunct Faculty - Accounting, Paul Quinn College, Dallas, TX



Paul Quinn College is seeking creative, innovative, and energetic adjunct faculty in Accounting. Candidates must have the qualifications and experience to teach both introductory and upper-level accounting courses to a diverse student population. Business faculty must be able to employ a variety of teaching strategies and teach in several modes to meet student needs.

Successful candidates will demonstrate an unwavering dedication to student learning and success, teaching excellence, pedagogical innovation, and possess a sense of humor. They will have the ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students who may possess a range of educational experiences, skills, competencies, and interests. PQC faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in oral and written communication, and collaborate effectively with faculty and staff across campus. All faculty are expected to stay abreast of changes and advances in their academic disciplines, and to engage in professional development initiatives that focus on improving teaching and learning.

Examples of Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Teach one or more sections or courses in qualified disciplines
Explore, develop, and use student-centered teaching pedagogies that increase student learning
Develop and use assessment strategies that maximize and measure student learning outcomes; participate in periodic and ongoing assessment activities as requested
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage students of varying learning styles and abilities
Develop and apply technology inside and outside the classroom
Use a Learning Management System (e.g., Canvas) to post syllabi, assignments, and grades
Submit midterm and final grades and attendance by scheduled deadlines; provide on-going feedback to Academic Affairs about student concerns
Hold weekly office hours and respond to PQC students, faculty, and staff in a timely manner
Participate in professional development workshop delivered by the Office of Academic Affairs
Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree with 18 hours of graduate work in Accounting (PhD strongly preferred) or closely related discipline from an accredited university/college
Significant college-level teaching experience in related discipline
Demonstrated experience and comfort with using technology in the classroom
Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes
Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
Demonstrated passion for student learning and success
Preferred Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Accounting from an accredited university/college
Academic credentials that allow for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary teaching
Personal educational and/or teaching experience at an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or other Minority Serving Institution (MSI)
Experience using Open Educational Resources and multi-media resources
Demonstrated experience using multiple pedagogical approaches
Course Scheduling & Compensation
Adjunct faculty may be requested to teach courses in the morning, afternoon, evening, or weekends and teach them in a variety of formats (i.e., in-person, hybrid, online). Schedule needs vary from term to term. Courses begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue through 9:20 p.m. Monday - Friday. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses during the day.

Adjunct faculty salaries are dependent on course credit hours, educational qualifications, and, in some circumstances, course enrollment. For example, a master's degree qualified professor would ordinarily earn $2000 for a 3-credit hour course, while a doctoral degree holder would earn $2400.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates must submit the following application materials:
Cover Letter - that speaks to the candidate's interest in the position and qualifications for teaching in a specific requested discipline
Resume/CV
Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Professional References (3 minimum)
Email application materials to Dr. Christopher J. Dowdy, Vice President of Academic Affairs at cdowdy@pqc.edu.

NOTE: Employment is contingent on the successful passage of a criminal background check and drug test, and the receipt of all official transcripts.

Paul Quinn College is one of America's most interesting and innovative small colleges. PQC is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired institution that was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, on April 4, 1872. The mission of the school is to prepare its students to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace. Members of the College's student body, alumni, faculty and staff, called Quinnites, embrace the institutional ethos of "WE over Me" and are dedicated to honoring the "Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership" (Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself).

In 2007, the College entered into a new era symbolized by its institutional ethos of WE Over Me and the "Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership": Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and, Love something greater than yourself. This new era has resulted in numerous national honors, including being named "2011 HBCU of the Year," the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and "2012 HBCU Student Government Association of the Year." Dr. Michael J. Sorrell was selected twice as the "HBCU Male President of the Year," and Paul Quinn College has had two White House All-Star Students-Kevin Lee and Destiny Modeste. Additionally, Paul Quinn College won the inaugural HBCU Battle of the Brains at SXSW in 2017.

In March 2017, Paul Quinn College received designation as the ninth federally recognized Work College in the country. This recognition is especially notable since Paul Quinn College is the only Work College in an urban setting and the only Work College at an HBCU or Minority Serving Institution. The Work College designation forms the foundation of Paul Quinn College's New Urban College Model, which positions the college for national expansion.

Paul Quinn College offers undergraduate degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fundraising & Philanthropy, and Management, Health & Wellness, Legal Studies & Criminology, Religious Studies, and Liberal Arts with concentrations in Communication, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, and Teacher Education.