Instructor - Economics (up to two positions)

Madison, Dane County
Jan 24, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Economics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Madison Area Technical College

Instructor - Economics (up to two positions)

Posting Date: 01/17/2014
Application Deadline: 03/07/2014
Open Until Filled Yes
Salary $53,322 – $88,936
Location: Madison-Truax
Department: School of Arts & Sciences
Position Type: Faculty
Recruitment Strategy: External
Posting Number 20130601650
FLSA: Exempt

Employment Conditions:
This is a full-time faculty position beginning with the Fall 2014-2015 academic year. Starting salary between $53,322 and $88,936 depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

Start date: August 2014.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for instruction in Economics at the college transfer and vocational levels. Instructors develop learner-centered instructional strategies, collaborative curriculum, and assessment instruments for continuous improvement. Instructors participate in college service activities at the department, center and college levels.

Full-time Economics instructors typically teach 9 classes per academic year (2-3 unique preps each semester). Instructors also perform departmental and institutional service and are expected to engage in professional development activities; publication of research is not required or expected.

This position reports to the Dean, School of Arts & Sciences.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Responsible for facilitating student learning in economics, including but not limited to the following courses: Economics (survey), Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics.

2. Develop and plan appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face, accelerated, online course delivery, active learning, and flipped classrooms

3. Assist and advise students who have problems with assignments, tests, grades, course content, career concerns, and other matters.

4. Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.

5. Use data to continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.

6. Actively work with other personnel in student recruitment, retention and job placement. This includes developing strategies aimed at the recruitment and retention of minority students.

7. Develop and maintain curriculum in a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student delivery needs in collaboration with department/ division staff; participate in instructional and curriculum articulation activities with other programs, other Schools of the College, other colleges and universities, and District K-12 partners.

8. Function without direct supervision in a team environment with the ability to support a cohesive department atmosphere.

9. Comply with college policies and directions regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, providing grades on a timely basis, maintaining office hours for student assistance and counseling, etc

10. Assist students in developing work experience assignments such as clinical affiliations, work study assignments, team projects, etc.

11. Design and implement strategies to engage students in the learning process.

12. Integrate the use of technology into the teaching and learning process.

13. Attend School, program and advisory committee meetings; participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

14. Plan and implement professional development strategies to continually improve teaching and professional experience.

15. Maintain certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

16. Comply with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

17. Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of current educational methods and strategies; learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation; collaborative techniques; and strategies that address closing the gap in student access and achievement across race, gender, and disability.

2. Skill in the use of educational technology and alternative delivery methods to deliver high-quality instruction (i.e., online, hybrid, and accelerated course formats, course software such as Blackboard, video, Telepresence, etc).

3. Skill in communications and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds and persons with physical and/or learning disabilities.

4. Skill in oral and written communications.

5. Ability to interact with business, industry, other educational institutions, and government agencies to establish partnerships.

1. Master’s Degree in Economics or a Master’s Degree in a closely related field with 18 graduate credits in Economics from an accredited public or private institution.

a. Foreign Transcript Evaluation: If using a foreign transcript for qualification, applicant must provide a course-by-course evaluation report to verify foreign transcripted credit equivalency. A translation of the transcript will not be sufficient to determine equivalency.

2. One (1) year (2000 hours) of non-teaching work experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A completed application MUST have ALL of the following documents: Cover letter, resume, graduate and undergraduate transcripts. and a statement of teaching philosophy.

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