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Part-Time Economics Instructor (Pool)
San Mateo Community College | San Mateo, California
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Job Description

General Statement

This position is a "pool" position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a "pool" of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of "pool" positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach classes as assigned from the regular Economics Department curriculum.

2. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours; maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies.

3. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs. The College offers day and evening classes.

Minimum Qualifications

1. 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.

2. Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse cultures and language groups, and people who have disabilities. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with disabilities, in both day and evening settings.

Physical Requirements Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

Please note that equivalency determination is based solely upon the screening committee's review of the applicant's transcripts. The equivalency application form and conclusive evidence to support the request for equivalence (i.e. must be uploaded as part of your application package to be considered. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application. The request for equivalency form can be found on the left-hand side of the home page by clicking on 'Applicant Documents.' Equivalence requests can be in one of the following areas:

Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications. Supporting documentation may include official transcripts, credentials, licenses, certificates, employer attestations, publications, or other relevant materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

1. Recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach college-level courses in one or more of the following areas of Economics: Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics.

2. Understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college.

3. Knowledge of the use of technology in teaching and Economics.

4. Ability to use and develop teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills.

5. Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences.

6. Ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student's achievement of these outcomes.

7. Ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students abilities.

8. Acceptance of the division's commitment to established academic standards.

9. Commitment to the SMCCCD goal of integrating writing skills across the curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications Faculty Benefits

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

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