Adjunct Instructor, Economics

Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States
Job Description

Adjunct Instructor, Economics



Posted Date

6 months ago(6/12/2023 2:40 PM)

Job ID


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School of Business, Agriculture & Technical Studies



The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 




There may be multiple openings for this position, which will be filled on an as-needed basis.


The Adjunct Instructor, Economics position is a part-time non-benefited position responsible for instruction in the Business department. As a member of the Business team, this position will work closely with the other faculty to teach a robust curriculum for our students. 


Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty.  The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, and being available for students. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution.


Part-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. Faculty are not guaranteed employment from semester to semester. Continued employment is based on departmental needs and faculty performance.


Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


Starting Date: August 1st, 2023. 


Compensation: $850 per credit hour.



Essential Functions: – this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA.  This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).

Teaching and Learning

Employing student-centered teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate and current educational materials to maximize student engagement and success.

  • Provide student-centered instruction to maximize student engagement and success
  • Implement effective classroom technologies and technology innovation in instructional practice
  • Employ methods that develop student understanding of the values, practice, and procedures within a discipline
  • Evaluate student engagement and success through formative and summative assessment to improve teaching and learning
  • Utilize high-impact teaching practices
  • Engage students in interdisciplinary practices to develop 21st century learners

Competency-Based Design

  • Engage with peers and internal and external stakeholders to improve student learning
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and relevant to establish learning competencies
  • Gather data on student learning to assess student achievement of learning competencies
  • Articulate measurable, student-centered learning competencies
  • Use competency-based design strategy to develop courses
  • Analyze data for continuous improvement

Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

Supporting different perspectives and engaging the diversity of students in the classroom toward educational and democratic ends.

  • Foster student engagement through inspired learning
  • Provide a learning environment that promotes respect and rapport, and values difference
  • Support diverse learners
  • Demonstrate social competence

Professionalism and Reflection
Serving the institution by collaborating and actively reflecting on responsibilities to positively contribute to one’s discipline, Pathway, the College, and the greater community.

  • Embody the values, ethics, and behavior codes of LCCC and within one’s discipline
  • Engage in expanding institutional connections
  • Engage in professional development
  • Actively contribute to the College and one’s Pathway, department, or discipline.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in professional and academic venues
  • Display commitment to the profession

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include.

  • Professional knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
  • Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
  • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
  • Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional)
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications.

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.  All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in Economics or a closely related field of study plus 18 graduate credits in Economics from a regionally accredited institution


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web-based learning management systems
  • Two or more years of college-level teaching experience
  • Two or more years of work experience in an applied field

If you are selected for the position, your appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. LCCC reserves the right to end this employment agreement should the results of your background investigation not be successful.




Equal Opportunity Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.