Business Administration/Economics Instructor

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Ohlone College
Fremont - United States
S: $63,053 - $96,488

Ohlone College

Business Administration/Economics Instructor

Position Description

Ideal Candidate Statement:

Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto "A World of Cultures United in Learning" and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.


Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the Business Administration/Economics instructor will be responsible for teaching Business Administration courses (including and not limited to Introduction to Business, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Law) and other business related courses, mentoring part-time business administration instructors, and conducting course and program reviews. The instructor may be expected to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation in departmental and campus-wide activities, and involvement on committees will be required as part of this position as a full-time faculty member. The instructor may be required to have his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekend and teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, and/or an off-campus location.

The ideal candidate will have extensive private industry experience in human development in a large corporate environment. The ability to champion the business administration program, while improving both enrollment and graduation rates, will be the focus of this position.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Teaching experience at community college level.
2. Private industry experience in a management role. Large corporation environment preferred.
3. Human Resources experience in areas such as recruiting, career development, training and development.
4. Human Resources professional affiliations such as the Society for Human Resources (SHRM ) or the Association for Training and Development (ATD ).
5. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
6. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. blackboard, canvas, etc.).
7. Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).
8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
9. Graduation from an AACSB accredited institution.
10. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teach assigned courses in the Business Administration department., Employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
2. Teach Business Administration courses in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
3. Develop and act as a Faculty Advisor for campus wide "Civic Engagement Club(s) or Associations.”
4. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes, and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
5. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
6. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology, to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
7. Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
8. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
9. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
10. Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
11. Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
12. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
13. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
14. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

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. Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Starting Salary Range:

$63,053 - $96,488

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number:

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 2/21/2018

Open Until Filled: No


EQUIVALENCY: If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency form with all related documents must accompany the application. Candidates needing equivalency who do not submit a completed equivalency form and related documents will not be considered for the position.
The equivalency form could be found on our website at:

Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

FOREIGN DEGREES: If you have a degree from a college or university outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( A copy (original will be required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter must be submitted with the application packet.

Benefits Statement:

Ohlone College is proud to rank among the top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, amongst the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental (includes Orthodontic coverage), Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP ), and Life insurance through UNUM .

Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,000 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium. The allowance will be increased to $1,200 per month effective January 1, 2018.

*Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Long-term Disability (LTD ) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP ): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.

Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS ) or the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS ). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA .

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO ) and are required to pay union dues.

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement:

Ohlone College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or disabled veteran status in providing educational services and programs, or in the employment process, pursuant to Federal and State statutes and regulations pertaining to unlawful discrimination.

Conditions of Employment:

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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Job summary


Ohlone College


Fremont, United States


Master's Degree




$63,053 - $96,488

Job Type:





18th January 2018

Apply By:

18th April 2018

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