Instructor of Economics Full-Time Tenure Track 2021-2022, Business, Behavioral & Social Science...

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Instructor of Economics Full-Time Tenure Track 2021-2022, Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences-Modesto Junior College


Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2020-2021 Salary Schedule – $61,366 to $114,555 per year, plus an annual $2,579 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,841.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Required Quals Summary:

Master’s degree in economics OR bachelor’s degree in economics AND master’s degree in business, business administration, business management, business education, finance, or political science OR the equivalent.

The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. Applicants who desire consideration according to equivalency procedures must submit a completed Equivalency Form with their application. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at for more information on equivalencies contact the Human Resources office at 209/575-6901.

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary:

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, on or off campus, evenings, and/or Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Teach assigned economics curriculum using the content stated in the approved course outline of record in a manner consistent with college standards.
• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
• Create and maintain an AA-T Program in Economics.
• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
• Participating in department, division, and college committees.
• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connection to statewide initiatives connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
• Perform other department duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Enthusiasm for teaching economics.
•An interest in incorporating a variety of teaching methods.

Desirable Characteristics:

•Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multicultural emphasis.
•Enthusiasm for the learning process.
•Commitment to supportive relationships with students.
•Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student learning styles.
•Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area.
•Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
•Vision and energy to plan, organize, and assess courses and programs to enhance student success.
•Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.
•Personal qualifications such as: effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select: Job Openings, Select: Search Jobs, Select: Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third-party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet THE minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, go to
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.

Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.
FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time