Adjunct Instructor Pool for Payroll Accounting

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Grade 03
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Mat-Su College is recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of part-time adjunct faculty in Payroll Accounting. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. The Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. Applicants should reside in the State of Alaska. Join us and help make student aspirations a reality!


In summary, to prepare and deliver course(s) in payroll accounting that typically cover materials in federal and state laws and regulations affecting payroll and employment practices; calculation of wages, withholding taxes, health, retirement, and other voluntary deductions; preparation of payroll tax reports; the recording and posting of payroll information to accounting records; the use of payroll accounting software(s). In particular, prepare syllabus consistent with approved University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) course content guide(s); prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode; evaluate student learning; provide timely feedback to students on their learning; respond to student questions in a timely manner; submit final grades. Overall, the successful teaching of payroll accounting requires a blending of academic preparation and practical experience where students learn both the technicalities of Payroll Accounting in parallel with the modern methods and practices for accomplishing such within both small and large businesses, and governmental agencies. Our payroll accounting classes focus heavily on the practical, daily functions expected within the modern workplace.Essential

"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals, particularly within the disciplines associated with payroll accounting.

In particular, the Mat-Su College is now recruiting qualified applicants for its pool of adjunct instructors in Payroll Accounting. Adjunct instructors are hired on a semester-by-semester appointment. Qualified applicants for this position will be placed into a hiring pool for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years from which instructors will be selected. Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute an offer of an appointment, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester; hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis (including summer sessions), according to the needs of that semester's schedule, and the availability of those within the adjunct pool. Applicants should reside in the State of Alaska. No relocation expenses will be paid for adjunct instruction.  

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for Wasilla and Palmer, as well as for Anchorage and other nearby communities. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities including, for example, our new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first of its kind in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester. 

Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!


Candidates will be evaluated on the suitability of their expertise and experience relevant to payroll accounting, their academic coursework and preparation, their past teaching experiences, and their potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in payroll accounting courses at the Mat-Su College.


Payroll accounting experience highly preferred. Bachelor's or higher degree in relevant field expected, with CPA or CMA preferred.


This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.

Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academic – Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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