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Business Administration Instructor 2018 at MiraCosta College in Oceanside , CA

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Business Administration Instructor 2018


MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: http://apptrkr.com/1144776


Discipline or Department: Business


Position Type: Full-time Faculty


Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:


Closing Date: 1-30-2018


First Screening Date:


Basic Function and Other Details:




MiraCosta College's Business Administration Program invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2018, based in the Department of Business. To view the Business program website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/business/. Principle responsibilities include teaching courses throughout the breadth of the business curriculum at both the skill-based and transfer level and providing leadership in program initiatives such as Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) design, development, and assessment; the updating and development of both existing and new curriculum within the business program; and participation in other program efforts such as the Strong Workforce initiative, the Accounting/Business Club, as well as other applicable grant opportunities.


The successful candidate for this position will have teaching experience that includes both on-ground and online modalities and relevant professional experience in at least one of the following areas: management, human resources, marketing, or sales. The successful candidate will also have the skills necessary for scheduling and supervising associate (part-time) faculty in the Business program.




MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in 2017 is approximately 44% White, 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 7% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013 and is also a military-friendly organization. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.


MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.




Students take courses in the Business program to prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and/or to build skills for success in college courses and in the workplace. The program currently consists of three full-time faculty members and a number of associate (part-time) faculty committed to providing students with a learning experience that is focused on providing a solid foundation for individuals preparing for careers in a 21st century workplace where employees of a variety of ethnic, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds must collaborate on a daily basis.


Representative Duties:


(E = essential job function)


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Teach business courses throughout the curriculum using culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and equitable practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved. (E)


2. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate (part-time) faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum for all courses offered within the Business program. Actively participate in the development of new business curricula with other business instructors and in accordance with advisory board recommendations and labor market demand. (E)


3. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)


4. Participate in typical departmental, program, and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, faculty evaluations, program review, collaboration with colleagues, participation in department meetings and working groups, and mentoring associate faculty. (E)


5. Develop and maintain relevant instructional support materials for both on ground and online delivery.


6. Participate in institutional service, which includes college-wide committee work and collegial governance.


7. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the business program through participation in college-sponsored events, student clubs, engaging the business community, and educational outreach. (E)


8. Maintain currency in the profession and in applicable technologies.


9. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs) and program student learning outcomes (PSLOs). (E)


10. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.


11. Participate in the development and implementation of the business department's contribution to the guided pathways project.


Minimum Qualifications:


To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:


1. a Master's degree in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing, or business education; OR


2. a Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in economics, personnel management, public administration, or J.D. or LL.B. degree; OR


3. a Bachelor's degree in economics with a business emphasis AND a Master's degree in personnel management, public administration, or J.D. or LL.B. degree; OR


4. the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf; OR


5. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND


6. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Desirable Qualifications:


1. Relevant successful business employment in one of the following areas: management, human resources, marketing, or sales.


2. Work, community service, advising, extracurricular experience and/or academic preparation that demonstrates an understanding of minoritized and underrepresented students such as African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Undocumented/mixed status, LGBTQIA+, first generation, or formerly incarcerated individuals.


3. Commitment to providing culturally responsive instruction to students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.


4. Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching business at the college level, in particular the courses offered in the business curriculum at MiraCosta College (please see the MiraCosta College catalog at http://catalog.miracosta.edu/catalog20172018.pdf).


5. Ability to successfully create, market, and promote classes or programs.


6. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, or electronic communication.


7. Demonstrated skill in applying technology in the classroom.


8. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment.


9. Commitment to the community college mission of providing lower-division instruction and career education for students of diverse abilities, interests, and educational/career goals.


10. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).


11. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.


Licenses and Other Requirements:



This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Business and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.


Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS:

For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/SalaryScheduleAndSalaryClassDescrip2017-18.pdf.


MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).


Special Instructions to Applicants:




Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.


Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:


1. Application for Academic Employment.


2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.


3. A separate document (attach this to the "Other Document 1" link) stating your teaching philosophy (not to exceed one page) specifically addressing the following questions:


a. Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African American, Latinx, Native American, or other disproportionately impacted students?


b. What role should faculty play in student success, in particular in relation to completing certificates and degrees resulting in high demand / high wage employment?


c. How has your teaching approach changed over time? Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).


4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background; professional experience; and teaching experience which includes a list of college courses you have taught, preferably indicating the specific course titles, institutions, and dates.


5. One sample exam with scoring documentation (rubric, key, or evaluation criteria), created by you, for any business course.


6. One sample syllabus, written by you, from any business course you have taught.


7. If available, copies of student evaluations from any business course you have taught.


8. Transcripts.


a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)


If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.


All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.


b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.


NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.


-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.


-- Please describe your scientific research experience as it relates to this position. Do not say "see resume."


Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.


The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.




An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.


Human Resources Contact Information:


jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854


About MiraCosta College


The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.


MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.


The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.


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