Course Instructor, Microeconomics

Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Course Instructor, Microeconomics

A new kind of U. As a competency-based, student-focused, online, nonprofit university, we do things a bit differently at WGU. From the bottom up, we're designed with students in mind—particularly, the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor's or master's degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won't do. As a Course Instructor your primary focus is student learning!

Course Instructors at WGU function in a professorial role as subject matter experts who teach and assist students as they engage specific sections of the WGU curriculum. The type, length, and intensity of instructional methods vary based upon student needs. Course Instructors help students with specific questions that arise and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics. Their primary focus is bringing WGU courses of study to life through one-to-one engagement. Course Instructors do not develop WGU courses, construct tests, or grade assessments independently- but rather wholly focus on student learning and student success. Course Instructor contribution to this team effort reflects the university’s disaggregated model. Their experience and training showcases their subject matter expertise.

A Doctorate degree is preferred with 5 years of industry experience in Economics.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience teaching adults in Higher Education; preferably in an online distance based model
  • Doctorate in Economics or related field preferred; Master's degree and significant industry experience may be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience in Economics
  • Experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with struggling or at-risk learners
  • Ability to breakdown and disseminate difficult topics in a manner that students will understand and grasp
  • Ability to travel for training, Academic Meetings and/ or Commencements
  • Ability to deliver exceptional customer service (AKA “Student Obsession) to our Students
  • Travel/Commute: works primarily from home in the continental U.S., but is available to travel to meetings as required
  • Ability to work a student-friendly schedule (evenings/weekends)
  • This is a Full Time position

WORK FROM HOME, United States



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