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Adjunct Instructor, Economics

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Job Summary / Basic Function:

Job Summary:Provides instruction for students enrolled in Macroeconomics and/or Microeconomics courses in the Business Technologies department. Must be competent to teach college-level Economics courses. This faculty member will be required to assign one assignment in each college-level course that is part of the Core Curriculum Assessment.

Major Essential Job Functions:
•Teach courses as scheduled
•Maintain one office hour per week/per course.
•Attend adjunct faculty meetings
•Assess courses on departmental and institutional levels
• Participate in assessment activities for the LIT Core Curriculum
•Be willing to develop skills necessary to teach online courses.
•Complete Basic Blackboard Certification
•Complete Title IX training
•Must have reliable transportation for travel to assigned instructional sites
•Attend Teaching and Learning Center to upgrade teaching skills
•Other duties as assigned

Secondary Essential Job Functions:
Additional duties may include tutoring, student counseling, and working with advisory committees. Use of technologies such as Blackboard, Starfish and Banner is required. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, weekend, and summer classes on the LIT campuses and at our Early College High School campuses in Beaumont and/or Silsbee.

Other Duties as Assigned:
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
A Master’s Degree in Economics or Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours in Economics from a regionally accredited institution is required.

Minimum Experience Required:
A working knowledge in Microsoft Office Applications is required. Community college or technical college teaching experience in Economics is preferred.

Key Competencies:
•Knowledge of teaching methodologies/pedagogical strategies.
•Actively engage students in the learning process.
•Ability to work well in a team environment.
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Good time management skills
•Ethical and professional behavior
•Awareness of national issues and trends in education and related field
•Ability to use computers for email, word documents and basic spreadsheets
•Knowledge of policies and procedures contained in TSUS and LIT Policies and Procedures Manual

Physical Requirements:The physical demands described 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.

Job Conditions:The job conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with moderate noise.

Lamar Institute of Technology Expectation of Quality:Employee will support the mission of Lamar Institute of Technology by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
Community college or technical college teaching experience in Economics is preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Job No:
Posted: 6/11/2019
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time