Economics Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


Posting Number: F00913


Location: Diablo Valley College




Description of Position:


Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track Economics instructor to start in August 2023.


We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.


We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.


We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.


The successful candidate will primarily teach Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, with possible opportunities to develop and teach additional courses, including economic statistics. We seek candidates who are committed to equity-based and anti-racist pedagogy, and who are prepared to lead and grow the economics program in the social science division at DVC.




E-mail the Office of Instruction: sturnquist@dvc.edu with any questions.


Position Status: Tenure- Track


EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff


Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty


Department: D4515-Social Science


Duties and Responsibilities:


In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:


Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.


The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):


Master’s in Economics




Bachelor’s degree in Economics AND Master’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Education, Finance or Political Science




A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Economics




The equivalent.

If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the EXACT degree title listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. If you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition. The https://www.4cd.edu/career/forms/equivalency-application/Academic%20Position%20Application%20-%20Masters%20Degree%20Discipline%20Equivalency%20Form.pdf


Desirable Qualifications:


Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.


1. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and student learning, including experience working with students at the college level in an academic capacity (instructor, teaching assistant, tutor, etc).

2. Proficiency and/or experience in teaching college-level economics courses.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse class positions, racial & ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religious affiliations, citizenship status, genders and sexual orientations, varied levels of academic preparation, learning styles, and/or disabilities.

4. Experience developing dynamic and equitable approaches to teaching in multiple modalities (on-campus, hybrid, and fully online).

5. Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist pedagogy, interdisciplinary applications of economics, and social justice practices.

6. Ability to grow DVC’s economics program and promote enrollment and success of a diverse array of students.

7. Commitment to professional growth, innovation and improvement of teaching.

8. Commitment to assuming faculty roles and responsibilities beyond the classroom in a shared governance environment.

9. Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Economics or equivalent.


Job Open Date: 10/10/2022


Job Close Date: 11/30/2022


Open Until Filled: No


Employment Begins: August, 2023


# of Months: 10


To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3560996


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