Accounting & Financial Services - Professor
Date posted: 2012-10-23
Accounting - Professor
Financial Services - Professor
Accounting - Professor (Bachelor of Commerce)
Professor, School of Accounting and Financial Services
Faculty of Business - Newnham Campus, Toronto
Reporting to the Chair, School of Accounting and Financial Services, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. Through participation in the design, revision, delivery and evaluation of learning outcomes, the Professor will be responsible for developing a weekly schedule based on appropriate learning materials, evaluating student performance and providing academic counseling to students. In these respects, the Professor must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member. The Professor will be required to become familiar with the vocational objective and career paths of his/her students and, where appropriate, incorporate this knowledge into class materials and assignments. It is also expected that the Professor will be receptive to new teaching methods and be willing to participate in the adaptation of subjects, or parts of subjects, to electronic delivery within and outside the classroom. The Professor will be required to represent the College to community groups, business and professional associations and accrediting organizations. The Professor will participate in the work of curriculum program advisory and/or other committees as required and stay current in the world of business. The Professor may also be called upon to contribute to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs of the School as well as work cooperatively with colleagues from other schools within the Faculty of Business.
- The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of middle and upper level business courses in the Bachelor of Commerce-International Accounting and Finance and Bachelor of Commerce-Financial Services Management degrees as well as other proposed Bachelor of Commerce Degrees within the Faculty of Business. Courses of instruction will depend on the incumbent's credentials and may include financial accounting, management accounting, strategic management, project management, auditing, insurance and related subjects, financial planning and related business/management subjects.
- Responsible for providing academic leadership and for developing an effective learning environment for students including the design, revision, and updating of courses and the willingness to take on leadership roles such as program coordinator.
- Consults with program and course directors, other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
- Defines course objectives, evaluates and validates them; specifies or approves learning approaches and necessary resources.
- Develops individualized instruction and multimedia presentations where applicable, focusing primarily on experiential and project-based learning.
- Selects or approves textbooks and learning materials.
- Teaches assigned courses, including: ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
- Carries out regularly scheduled instruction; provides tutoring and academic counselling to students.
- Provides a learning environment, which makes effective use of available resources, work experience, and field trips.
- Evaluates student progress/achievement and assumes responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.
- Provides guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments; participates in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
- From time to time, may be called upon to contribute to other areas ancillary to the role of Professor, such as student recruitment and selection, timetabling, facility design, professional development, student employment and control of supplies and equipment.
- The successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies attained through a required Doctorate degree in Business, as well as another professional designation in insurance, financial services or accounting (e.g. CMA, CGA, CA.)
- A minimum of 2-5 years teaching experience at the post-secondary or industry training level; progressively responsible experience demonstrating adult education principles in program planning, curriculum development, teaching adults, assessing community/business industry needs.
- Minimum 5-10 years' experience in financial services, business and accounting is required.
- Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and incorporate technology into teaching as required.
- Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills to interact effectively with the College's multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
- Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles are necessary.
- Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
- Demonstrated leadership, computer and organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.
- Must have expertise in usage of Course Management Software (e.g. Blackboard), teaching classroom technology, and Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
START DATE: January 2013
Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements. New employees will be required to demonstrate the Faculty Basic Competencies by the end of their probationary period.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
Please prepare a covering letter and resume (as one document) with the competition number in the file name and addressed to Human Resources. Applications are accepted online at http://www.senecacollege.ca/careers
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.