Economics Instructor (Tenure Track)
Flathead Valley Community College - Kalispell, MT

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Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our growing college serves two counties with a population of approximately 100,000 residents. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our College and promote the well being of our communities.

The Economics Instructor is a full time, tenure track position within the Division of the Social Sciences. Primary responsibilities include teaching principals level courses, generally 100 to 200 level in nature, to a diverse student population. Good communication and teaching skills are essential, as well as the ability to serve on committees for the Division and the College. As part of the teaching function, the successful candidate is responsible for student advising and mentoring as well.

Candidates should possess the ability to teach using a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction. Candidates with PhD’s are also eligible to receive reassignment time for the Direction of the Center for Business and Economic Research, established in 1995. The Director’s duties include researching local and regional economic conditions, making the findings known to the general business community, civic groups, and others requesting the expertise of the Center.

Candidates are expected to perform other duties expected of a full-time faculty member as specified in the FVCC contract, such as serving on appropriate departmental and college committees, participating in recruitment and retention activities, and contributing to the department’s curriculum development efforts. It is expected the candidate exhibit professional demeanor, good communication skills, interpersonal skills and demonstrated teaching skills, and have the ability to work with students of varying abilities from diverse background.

This is a position begins August, 2013. Nine month salary pay range is $32,423 - $67,507, based on education and experience. Extra service and summer compensation possibilities are in addition to 9-month contract. Also included is a competitive benefits package.

Example of Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaches introduction to microeconomics, macroeconomics, political economy, and the Montana Economy

Advises and mentors students in curriculum and career choices

Participates in assessment efforts, and documents such efforts

Revises and develops curriculum as needed for transfer

Fulfills all academic responsibilities as specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Maintains instructional records to meet college and state requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
· Master’s degree or higher in Economics.
· At least one year of demonstrated teaching experience
· Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experience such as formal training, and past work experiences.
· The ability to facilitate distance education courses such as ITV, hybrid, and/or full online
· Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships

Preferred Qualifications:
· PhD in Economics
· Good presentation skills on local and regional research

Supplemental Information:


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A cover letter indicating exactly how you meet the required qualifications.

A current, comprehensive resume.

Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended. (Copies of transcripts are acceptable now; however, official transcripts will be required at time of employment offer.) Only transcripts from accredited colleges or universities will be used for employment considerations.

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of five professional references (references to include faculty, subordinates, supervisors)

Paper applications will not be accepted.

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