Instructor in Business/Accounting Associate


Position conducts college courses for undergraduate students by performing the following duties. Position duties are primarily located on Levelland Campus, but could require potential assigned duties at South Plains College at Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center Campus in Lubbock.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned and/or included in the Faculty Handbook.


  • Instruct Business/Accounting courses as outlined in the proscribed curriculum including hands-on lab skills and academic lecture.
  • Remain concerned with any/all matters involving teaching.
  • Demonstrate and practice proficient knowledge and skills concerning professional Business/Accounting tactics, strategies, and techniques.
  • Prepare lesson plans and syllabi for assigned classes, meet and conduct assigned instruction in classes and labs as specified in the class schedule, maintain official class, grade rolls and grade reports, report drops to registrar, and personally prepare and proctor tests that adequately measure student learning outcomes.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lecture presentations to students in Business/Accounting academic exercises.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lab presentations in Business/Accounting skills exercises.
  • Stimulate and motivate class discussions encouraging positive student goal achievement.
  • Counsel and advise students requiring assistance outside scheduled classes, communicate to students at beginning of semester grading procedures and overall coursework expectations, grade performance consistently and equitably for all students.
  • Keep students informed of performance, progress and possible problems, tutor students who require special attention, work with student services concerning student welfare
  • Serve on faculty committees, sponsor college clubs, organizations, and activities as assigned.
  • Be familiar with administrative policies, philosophies, objectives, and goals involving program and institution.
  • Recruit new students by working with Tech-Prep, alternative programs, and high schools.
  • Participate in college functions, activities, and committees.
  • Function as a program advisor and represent a positive role model by participating in student activities.
  • Post and observe a 35-hour work week on-site work schedule.
  • Maintain state-of-the profession teaching methods in assigned disciplines.
  • Recruit qualified advisers from industry and business organizations.
  • Remain a professional representative of South Plains College Technical Education Division and Business

Administration department internally and externally of classroom.

  • Additional duties as assigned by college president and/or administration.


Provide input and assistance for the Departmental Chairperson during the budget process.  


Commitment to and positive actions for fostering good relationships and esprit de corps among students, coworkers, departments, other units in the college, and those faculty associates with outside the college.


No supervisor duties are required of this position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required in Business/Accounting teaching discipline and three to five years of professional experience in Business/Accounting environment.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Position requires efficient writing, business correspondence, procedure manuals, and effective presentation of information and response to questions from students, industry representatives, and general public.


Position requires ability to calculate figures and amounts consistent with program budget, classroom lecture preparation and instruction.


Position requires ability to solve practical problems consisting of multiple variables and interpret various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


It is preferred for applicant to possess industry recognized certification; memberships of associated trade associations reflect beneficial as well.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.


The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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