Faculty Lecturer, Accounting and Taxation Area Coordinator, Career and Professional Development, McGill School of Continuing Studies

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies is one of the fastest growing and successful continuing education institutions in Canada. The School meets the diverse educational needs and aspirations of the members of a rapidly changing society, and provides a flexible and innovative learning environment to individuals with changing career or personal goals. The School draws on its own human and physical resources and those in the rest of the University, and on expertise from the outside community. The clientele served is local, national and international.

Position Summary:

The hiring units of Career and Professional Development (CPD)-Credit Programs and Non Credit Programs of McGill’s School of Continuing (SCS) invites applications for a full-time position as, Faculty Lecturer, Accounting and Taxation Area Coordinator. CPD units, serves close to 5000 adult learners at McGill; the finance programs are among 40 undergraduate and graduate programs and professional development programs offered through the departments.

Primary Responsibilities:

Duties performed by the Faculty Lecturer, Accounting and Taxation Area Coordinator, include but are not limited to the following:

Program Development:

  • Provide visionary leadership in development and delivery of undergraduate, graduate, and professional development continuing studies courses and programs.
  • Liaise with appropriate professional associations and business organizations to ensure that Departmental programs are in alignment with industry needs.
  • Oversee the development of Taxation Professional Development course

Coordination of Accounting and Taxation Programs in CPD:

  • Oversee the accounting programs that fulfill most of the educational requirements of L'Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec (CPA).
  • Oversee the Business Valuation Professional Development Certificate.
  • Provide leadership to course lecturers in teaching/learning activities, and maintain high academic standards.
  • Coordinate and lead course lecturers’ pedagogy meetings to ensure consistency and continuity in program content.
  • Liaise with related Faculties within McGill University as well as the business community.
  • Recruit talented instructors to teach Accounting and Finance courses.

Teaching:

  • The area coordinator contributes to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and professional development courses.

Advising:

  • Advise and meet prospective students and working professionals in Accounting and Taxation courses and programs.
  • Act as a resource person for the staff on programs’ admissions and content.

Program Committee:

  • Serve on Program Committee, made up of academic and industry partners, which advise on the content of the Accounting and Taxation programs;
  • In collaboration with the Program Committee, ensure the academic integrity and currency of the programs’ curriculum.

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in the promotion of the Accounting and Taxation courses and programs.
  • Participate in and/or oversee special projects and professional development offerings.

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master's or PhD degree in Accounting, Business Management or closely related field.
  • Must hold a CPA or CPA (auditor) designation.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of current and professional experience in Accounting and Taxation in an educational setting (preferably within university continuing education).
  • Experience with program or course development and delivery preferably at the university level.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and French. Demonstrated skills in educational needs assessment and all aspects of program development and delivery. Demonstrated ability to use variety of educational technologies to support program delivery and student learning. Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of advances in the field of finance. Demonstrated ability to prepare business plans and seek multiple sources of funding, including grants, where appropriate. Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex environments to achieve results. Demonstrated abilities in building and leading effective teams. Commitment to the values of university continuing education.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time ranked academic, non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of two (2) years.

How to Apply:

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your application, clearly indicating the reference number AK9219, via email to: hr.conted [at] mcgill.ca

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter summarizing relevant educational background and work experience;
  • Curriculum vitae tailored to this position;
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
  • Teaching evaluations for the most recent years;
  • The name and title of two (2) referees along with contact information.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Faculty/Unit: 
School of Continuing Studies
Career and Professional Development
Duration: 
2 years
Reference no.: 
AK9219