Assistant Adjunct Professor of Business - Essential

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Category:: Faculty
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Feb 24, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Exempt
Position ID:: 128522

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Business Administration department at Mills College is pleased to announce an opportunity for an instructor to teach a 1-credit summer course in Budgeting during the summer 2021 term. Our business degree programs are distinguished by their focus on equity and justice, by the rich diversity of backgrounds and experiences our students bring, and by our small size which fosters a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff.

The person in this position would teach:
MGMT 280L Budgeting. This 1-credit course is an elective for MBA students and students in our joint MPP/MBA and MBA/MA in Educational Leadership programs and is open to graduate students from other programs. This course is scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 6--9pm on 5/25, 6/1, 6/15, and 6/22. Summer courses will be delivered online and it is expected that course delivery will be primarily synchronous at the time slot scheduled for the course.

Course Description:
This course covers the budgeting process from start to finish, including how to create a disciplined culture of budgeting in your organization, the various methods for building budgets, and techniques to analyze budget-to-actual results. The course will also focus on using budgeting as a management tool to achieve your organization's strategic goals.

Compensation for a summer one-credit course is $2,500 if 10 or more students are enrolled and $250/student if fewer than 10 students are enrolled. Adjunct compensation is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.


Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field. We welcome applications from practitioners with substantial professional experience in budgeting for social impact-oriented organizations. Higher education teaching experience is desirable but not required.

Additional Information:

This is an exempt, part-time position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

  • Employee Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: Please describe your commitment to DEI. How have you worked to advance DEI in your current or previous positions? If hired at Mills, how would you contribute to the College's commitments to racial and gender justice and inclusive excellence?
  • Names, addresses, and email contacts for two professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.

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Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/26/2021
Application Due: 4/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time