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Economics: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District
San Diego
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36 - $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and

Job Details

Economics: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/1/2023

Position Number: 007859

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Economics at San Diego City College beginning August 2023 (fall semester). One of three credit colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus dedicated to Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. City College provides academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The college is minutes away from the world-class San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Chicano Park.
While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. The assignment may include some combination of online, day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. The Assistant Professor, Economics position is in the Department Business Studies and reports to the Dean of the School of Business, Information Technology, Cosmetology, Engineering & Technologies.

Major Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the School Dean, the faculty member will implement educational program courses, experiences, and services that will directly aid students in achieving educational objectives; maintain regular office hours; perform extensive advising of students ; assist in curriculum development and planning; and participate in professional development activities.

The primary responsibility of the Economics faculty member is to teach Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Economics of Environment. The instructional assignment will be 15 class hours per week. Additional responsibilities of the San Diego City College faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, serving on college and District committees, participating in various departmental and college activities, developing curriculum and programs, and willingness to take on leadership roles in the department.

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

Desired Qualifications:
The following are desired qualifications for the position:
  • Experience teaching Macro- and Microeconomics at the two- or four-year levels.
  • Evidence of recent experience in curriculum development.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Evidence of involvement with, or preparation in, non-traditional teaching methods and technologies, specifically utilizing computer technology in the classroom, online teaching, and/or in preparation for online teaching.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the business community.
  • Ability to interpret, apply, and explain regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and organizing programs and activities related to the subject matter.

As appropriate.

Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,301.36 – $8,490.72) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable.

The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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