Instructor - Economics
Coast Community College District - Costa Mesa, CA

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Job Title:
Instructor - Economics

Opening Date/Time:
Fri. 02/08/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:
Mon. 03/11/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time

$46,037.00 - $109,761.00 Annually

Job Type:
Full Time Faculty

Golden West College, California

Golden West College

Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation.

Performance Responsibilities:
Provide instruction of Economics courses in accordance with established course outlines.
Participate in the development and revision of curriculum.
Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provision of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as assigned.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend classes.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (c):

a. Possess a Master’s degree in Economics from an accredited institution.
b. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from an accredited institution AND a Master’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Education, Finance or Political Science from an accredited institution.
c. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.

Additional Required Qualifications:
2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:

Master's degree or Ph.D. in Economics from an accredited institution with a strong emphasis on general Economics or Economics sub fields with a strong background in Macro & Micro Economics.
College or high school level teaching experience in Economics, preferably in a community college setting with a commitment to cover required syllabi toward preparing students for a successful transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Strong commitment to quality teaching, student success, and academic excellence.
Evidence of preparation to teach individuals of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.
Understanding of the philosophy and objectives of the community college, including participation in assignments (teaching, committees, co-curricular, etc.) associated with the position.
Evidence of current preparation in the discipline (within the last five years).
Demonstrated experience or commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process.
Demonstrable Experience in Online Instruction and large lecture delivery.
Demonstrable evidence of intellectual curiosity and professional growth, and development.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a variety of students, administrators and other campus groups.
Ability to contribute to the concept of a "Learning Campus" with emphasis on "Student Learning Outcomes".
In addition to teaching competence in the primary discipline, the successful candidate will also have experience in blending student success strategies, such as: goal setting, time-management, problem solving, study methods, and research skills into their own curriculum. Candidates who have not had such experience will be expected to gain these competencies during their first year, so that they are able to incorporate these strategies in their own courses.
Experience in Online Instruction & student support methodologies, such as supplemental course support, Q&A Chat rooms, video supplements, and strategies for large group delivery.

Conditions of Employment:
Contract (tenure track), full-time, two-semesters per year, 175 days, Fall Semester - August 2013

Salary Range:
Full-time, two-semester position with a maximum starting range of $46,037.00 - $78,490.00 is offered, based on the 2012-2013 Salary Schedule of $46,037.00 to $109,761.00. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,781.00 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

Pay Philosophy:
Starting salaries for academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and professional development. An additional annual stipend is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Electronic applications may be completed by visiting . Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.
All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

Application Requirements:
To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:

A completed Certificated application form.
Application for Equivalency, if applicable.
A current resume of professional experience, educational background, teaching experience (list specific courses), publications, include letters of recommendation, and other pertinent information (not to exceed 10 pages).
A letter of application (not to exceed two (2) pages addressing the candidate's philosophy in teaching Economics at the college level and addressing how the candidate meets the desirable qualifications as listed above (#1-11).
A copy of transcripts of ALL college course work must be included with your application. Please highlight the degrees awarded on the transcripts. (Official transcripts or certified copies are not required at this time).
A copy of degrees and credentials (if applicable).
NOTE: Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to perform a teaching demonstration and will also be required to provide "unofficial" transcripts of ALL undergraduate and graduate course work, with the degrees awarded highlighted on the transcripts. Official transcripts or certified copies are NOT required at this time. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned.
Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community (reference Board Policy 050-1-1). Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

Disability Accommodations:
If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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