Instructor - Business Communications

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 16 Oct 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Instructor - Business Communications
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work?
Posting Number 202200308F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $51,500 - $57,500
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 4100 undergraduate students in 10 business concentrations and the business administration minor and is the largest undergraduate major on campus. In addition, the college enrolls approximately 1500 students in five different MBA programs and three department-based graduate programs in the Master of Accountancy, the Master of Computer Information Systems, and the Master of Financial Risk Management.
The Department of Management is one of five departments in the College of Business. The department has a strong record of teaching and research accomplishments as well as a collegial work environment. There are three primary areas in the department including supply chain management, human resource management/organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship/strategy. The Department currently has 17 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 10 contract/continuing faculty members, and serves approximately 3000 undergraduate business majors, over 1400 undergraduate business minors, and 1400 MBA students. The MBA is offered in residence and via Colorado State University’s accredited online learning programs.
Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 0
% Teaching 90
% Service 10
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/16/2022
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 01/01/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
The Department of Management invites applications for the position of Contract/Continuing Instructor of Business Communication. This is a 9-month non-tenure track position with benefits. The teaching load for this position is 8 sections with schedule to be determined by the Department chair. This position addresses teaching needs in Business Communications.
Specific Responsibilities include: Teaching Business Communication courses in the undergraduate program. Evening and on-line teaching may be required. Instructors are responsible for all aspects of course delivery, including syllabus production, lecturing, meeting with students, and assigning final grades. Some courses have multiple sections and several instructors/lecturers/professors, and thus instructors are required to coordinate syllabi, all course content, and grading standards in a team environment.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must have formal training and experience in Business Communication demonstrated by either a master’s degree in an area of business or a closely related discipline combined with 4 or more years of professional expertise in communications or a master’s degree in communication or English combined with 4 or more years of substantive business experience. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability for quality teaching and have multiple semesters (3 or more) of experience teaching. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with (1) directly relevant teaching experience, (2) relevant professional experience, (3) demonstrated excellence in teaching Business Communication, (4) ability to effectively coordinate with other members in the Department and College to improve the content and delivery of departmental courses, and (5) positively contribute to a collegial atmosphere.
Special Instructions to Applicants
An application packet will consist of: 1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position at Colorado State University along with a description of the applicant’s ability to meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications; 2) a vita; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) one sample course syllabus and one sample assignment uploaded as one document (under the “other” slot); (5) a statement of Teaching Philosophy; and 6) contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 11:59pm MST October 16, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Michael Gross, Search Committee Chair at michael.gross@colostate.edu. Inquiries will be treated confidentially. Application materials of finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Management.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact Michael Gross michael.gross@colostate.edu

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Service to Department, College, University and Discipline
Duty/Responsibility
Serve on Committees at departmental, college and university levels. Serve the discipline through activities such as committee membership on academic society committees and reviewing for journals and conferences.
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Instructional Course Delivery
Duty/Responsibility
-Deliver instructional course material via
multi-media teaching techniques in relevant subject areas in prescribed delivery format.
-Construct course syllabus adhering to College of Business assurance of learning outcomes and departmental standards.
-Administer course through Colorado State University’s learning management system.
Percentage Of Time 90

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