Position Description & Overview:

The Girard School of Business at Merrimack College has immediate openings for two Adjunct positions for the Fall 2021 semester.

1. Undergraduate course: Accounting for Business (ACC2203) Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00AM to 12:15PM Course started on August 30th and will run through December 17th. The course is in-person, on-campus for all scheduled classes and all interested applicants must be able to deliver the course in this modality.

2. Graduate course: Contemporary Issues in Accounting (ACC5100) Course is offered only in an on-line synchronized modality on Tuesday 7PM to 9PM from October 25th to December 17th. All applicants must be able to deliver the course in this modality.

Even though the fall semester for the undergraduate course ACC 2203 has already started, we are looking for a qualified adjunct candidate to step-in to serve as co-instructor for a transition period and then to take on the course as the sole instructor for the remainder of the fall semester. Further details for each course are below.

ACC 2203 Accounting for Business (undergraduate) course description:

This is a required course for all Business Administration majors. This is a computer- and project-based course designed to develop the students’ ability to read and interpret internal and external financial reports, understand their underlying concepts, use their information in making informed decisions, and understand the effects of management decisions on these reports and the financial performance of the business. Topics include the basic concepts of the accounting process, preparation of the financial statements, analysis and application of the generally accepted accounting principles used to account for the various elements of the balance sheet and income statement, accounting for manufacturing operations, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costing, budgeting, and financial statement analysis.

ACC 5100 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (graduate) course description:

This course is on developing and analyzing financial statements and supplemental information including form 10-K, financial statement footnotes, and other documents required by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The course explores how particular transactions and differing accounting treatments may affect financial statements. Theoretical concepts of accounting are emphasized with an examination of standards issued by various organizations such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), SEC, and AICPA. The course also examines emerging issues in financial reporting such as revenue recognition, leases, taxes and the implications of adopting IFRS. Accounting research is a component of this course as students learn how to use the FASB codification and interpret results. Examples are also integrated and used to illustrate and discuss the complex financial reporting process and ethical issues confronted by the business community and accounting profession.


Master’s degree in business or related area, Ph.D. preferred. College teaching experience preferred, although related work experience may be considered

Statement on Our Mission:

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue. Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Augustinian mission, our Catholic faith and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application materials should include:

• Cover letter (with availability) stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

• Syllabi (if applicable)

• Teaching evaluations (past two years only).

• This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Required Vaccinations and Remote Work:

This is an on-campus position. This is not a remote or hybrid position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community. Merrimack College currently has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Students, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

About Merrimack College:

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 5,000 undergraduates and graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college’s 260-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, coming in 46th out of 170 schools ranked in the Regional Universities North category in 2020. Merrimack is also listed as one of the top 10 most innovative schools and placed 35th for best undergraduate teaching programs among schools in the U.S. News category.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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