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Accounting and Cyber-Accounting, Department of Finance and Accounting - Adjunct Faculty

Category: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Remote
Requisition ID: 10010902

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Adjunct Faculty

Accounting

School of Business

Location: Online

The Business School of the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks graduate adjunct faculty to teach in the MS in Accounting and Information Systems degree program. Specifically, we are looking for faculty to teach the following courses: 

Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 618): A study of the use of information systems in the accounting process, with an emphasis on computer systems and internal controls. Focus is on the analytical tools necessary to evaluate users' accounting information needs and to design, implement, and maintain an accounting information system to support business processes and cycles. Topics include the components of contemporary accounting information systems; security and internal controls, particularly within Internet and e-commerce environments; traditional flow charts and data-flow diagrams; computer networks; theory and application of relational databases; and relational database management systems. Assignments include designing an accounting information system using a commercial database software package.

Cyber-Accounting: Management and Compliance (ACCT 620): An applied study of the principles of information systems management and their integration within private-sector organizations served by accounting professionals. Emphasis is on developing strategic cyber accounting initiatives to increase cybersecurity awareness inside organizations, with organizations in its supply chain, and with other stakeholders. Topics include cybersecurity compliance requirements issued by federal and state regulatory agencies and voluntary cybersecurity standards, such as the G-7 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector; and the AICPAs Cybersecurity's Risk Management Framework.

Cyber-Forensics in Accounting (ACCT 645): An applied study of the tools, techniques, and technologies used in forensic accounting investigations, data analytics, and litigation. Focus is on disentangling obscure evidence discovered during fraud investigations using data analytics. Activities include conducting a forensic accounting investigation, performing analytical tests on financial data, preparing written forensic accounting reports for legal proceedings, and serving as an expert witness providing testimony supported by evidence and analytical tests.

IT Auditing (ACCT 660): This course integrates subject matter from accounting and information systems program courses. Advanced principles, techniques, and theories are applied through the analysis and presentation of case studies by student teams. Assignments include a research paper that comprehensively assesses an important current issue or emerging trend in the fields off accounting and information systems.

Cyber-Accounting: Risk Management (ACCT 670): A capstone exploration of the principles of risk management as practiced by federal, state, and local entities. Discussion examines cyber accounting risks management as promulgated by professional accounting organizations such as the AICPA. Risk management techniques are applied to cybersecurity issues confronting professional accounting service providers. Focus is on developing skills in assessing client risks, designing, and developing cybersecurity controls to mitigate cyber-attacks on client data, and conducting penetration tests to identify potential cyber accounting vulnerabilities.

The ideal candidate is a scholar-practitioner currently working as an expert in accounting, information systems, and cyber-security.

Experience in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information technology
  • Information systems

Required Education and Experience:

  • A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • One or more certifications in cyber-security from well-respected professional organizations
  • An active CPA license
  • A minimum of ten years of professional experience working as an accountant with expertise in accounting, accounting information systems, and cyber-security
  • At least 5 years of experience teaching a diverse population of adult learners at the graduate level in a large university
  • Online teaching experience
  • Exceptional English grammar and writing skills, and
  • Evenings and weekends available to teach online

Materials needed for submission

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation / degree evaluation from a NACES approved vendor

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMGC - one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM) - is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First," and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC

UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education.  Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning
  • Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem-and project-based learning demonstrations
  • Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments
  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program
  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements

The Business and Management program at UMGC

To learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework, please visit: https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/business-and-management/

Faculty Training at UMGC

We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation,
FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.

Position Available and will Remain Open Until Filled

Salary Commensurate with Experience

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare.  For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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