Minneapolis College is seeking a temporary, part-time instructor for the Economics Department within the School of Business and Economics.
This is an opportunity for a faculty appointment during Spring Semester of the 2019-2020 academic year that may be renewed by semester at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Business and Economics.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Teach a part-time (12 credits) load of college-level courses in the Economics (ECON) Department of the college's School of Business and Economics. In the 2020 Spring Semester, the temporary, part-time Economics instructor will teach four courses: two sections of Personal Finance, one section of Principles of Microeconomics, and one of Principles of Macroeconomics. The Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and the first Personal Finance sections are traditional courses scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The second Personal Finance section is scheduled to meet completely online. There is a strong possibility that the Department will need the temporary, part-time Economics instructor to teach courses in future semesters.
Teach and test skills in a lecture setting.
Teach morning and afternoon courses.
Develop and revise courses and instructional materials.
Provide quality instruction and services to a very diverse student population.
Assess student outcomes at the course, department, and college levels.
Utilize campus technology to stay current in the economics discipline and connect to faculty, staff, and students.
Participate actively in Economics Department and School of Business and Economics meetings, coordination activities, and College-wide committees.
Establish, cultivate, and maintain collegial and cooperative work relationships with colleagues in the Department, Department academic advisors, administrators, support staff, and all College personnel.
Participate in ongoing professional development activities and professional association memberships.
Position Start Date: Spring Semester 2020 (January 13 - May 15, 2020)
Our Economics Department: Minneapolis College educates students for transfer to four year colleges and universities to complete a Bachelor's degree in Economics, or for completion of a degree in Business Management or other related fields, in its Economics Department. The Department offers courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Personal Finance in face to face, blended/hybrid, and completely online formats. Economics Department students can earn an Associate of Arts in Economics (Transfer Pathway) degree that will allow them to transfer to any one of the seven Minnesota State four-year universities with junior-year status (60 credits.) The Department consists of one unlimited full-time and one temporary part-time instructor, and is supported by Academic Advisors assigned by the college's Student Affairs Division.
The State of Minnesota offers qualified employees an excellent benefits package including health insurance; life insurance; optional dental, short- and long-term disability; paid personal and sick leave; defined benefits and defined contribution (401 (a), retirement plans), tuition waiver for employees and dependents; and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
Instructor salaries currently range from $37,437 - $82,417 annually on the basis of education and experience; salary schedule placement is determined in accordance with the 2017-2019 Master Agreement between the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and the Minnesota State College Faculty. Adjunct faculty members who teach fewer than five (5) credits per semester will be compensated at the rate of $1,400 per semester credit.
Master's degree with a major in economics or a master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in economics.
Teaching experience in a community college or technical school setting.
Demonstrated success in teaching adult learners from diverse backgrounds.
Experience developing and using active and experiential learning strategies.
Student-centered teaching approach; demonstrated ability to contribute to student growth and development; demonstrated ability to solve problems.
Evidence of a strong and clear understanding and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community colleges and their students, faculty, staff, and administrators and the communities that they serve.
Commitment to participating in the intellectual life of the Department, and a willingness to participate in the life of the College through leadership in Department and College-wide committees.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel and course management software applications (i.e. D2L.)
Professionalism, diligence, collegiality, and a commitment to strive for excellence.
Demonstrated desire and ability to stay informed on current economics discipline and community college education trends and best practices through professional development.
Willingness to be actively involved in promoting the Economics Department to prospective students, employers, and College donors.
INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD APPLY ONLINE ON OR BEFORE PRIORITY REVIEW DEADLINE OF FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Submit a cover letter, cv/resume, and unofficial copies of all transcripts, online to: https://minneapolistech.peopleadmin.com/. Application materials submitted by any other method are unable to be considered. Applicants should be prepared to provide contact information for at least four (4) references who can directly address your qualifications for this position (prefer that at least one reference observed you while you were acting in a teaching capacity).
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS TO BE CONSIDERED. Copies of transcripts are acceptable for the screening process; the successful candidate will need to provide official transcripts at the time of hire.
Minneapolis College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving approximately 8,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs. The college enrolls 56% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, Minneapolis College offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The college has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the college's graduates.
Minneapolis College is located downtown with easy access to jobs, internships, city life, restaurants, entertainment venues and cultural activities just steps away. The Twin Cities is also home to a population of more than three million people and has one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters of any metropolitan area in the country. The region consistently ranks high in quality-of-life surveys, with a relatively low cost of living and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities.
Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 37 colleges and universities across 54 campuses, Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fourth largest system of higher education in the United States.
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With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.