Mount Helena

Business Instructor

Helena College
Job Description
Helena College University of Montana a comprehensive two-year college, provides access to and support of high quality lifelong educational opportunities for our diverse community. Helena College is seeking qualified applicants who wish to become part of a dynamic and creative team for a full-time tenure-track position as a Business Instructor to begin August 2023.

Helena College is seeking a full-time, tenure track, business faculty to join the Helena College team for the 2023-2024 semester, beginning August 2023. Helena College is committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation, and student success. Faculty are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing quality educational experiences and support for all Helena College students, in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies, and procedures of the College.

The Business and Accounting program at Helena College has a well-established reputation for providing quality education, preparing graduates for employment within the field or transfer to continuing educational opportunities. The Business and Accounting program is a fully online/remote academic program, allowing Helena College to better serve students and employers, particularly those in rural areas. All courses within the program are offered in fully online and/or hyflex formats.

This position will be responsible for teaching 30-32 credits in the academic year, in addition to other instruction-related and college service-related duties. This faculty position is expected to live in the Helena area as many college events, meetings, etc. may need to be attended in person. Applicants not able to live in Helena, or within a reasonable commuting distance, during the academic year will not be considered.

Successful applicants will:
Demonstrate a commitment to and an understanding of the Helena College mission, vision, and strategic goals. Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates all differences. Function and communicate effectively and respectively within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds. Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for
-Instruction of 30-32 credits per academic year, primarily in online, hyflex, and virtual formats.-
-Course preparation.
-Teaching courses offered within the program, which include: Introduction to Business, Business Ethics, Marketing, Management, Advertising, -Business Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship, Legal Issues in HR, and HR Management.
-Curriculum design, both at the course and program level.
-Assessment, both at the course and program level.
-Use of a variety of teaching methods to enhance understanding, including lecture, group discussions and activities, case studies, etc.
-Work and coordination with the full-time and adjunct faculty within the program.
-Coordinate and work with the program advisory council.
-Participation in necessary institutional functions such as, but not limited to, college committees, student clubs, student internships, student/faculty recruitment, budget development, program promotion, and collaboration with academic and student affairs.
-Professional development/improvement activities, both educational and occupational.

Preferred Experience
-Experience teaching in higher education, preferably at the two-year level.
-A strong commitment to student-centered learning and the ability to provide valuable learning experiences for students.
-Experience in curriculum design, both at the course and the program level.
-Experience in online instruction and design.
-Ability to plan, develop, implement, evaluate/assess, and continuously improve instruction.
-Ability to effectively combine an array of methods to enhance understanding, including lectures, group discussions and activities, demonstrations, individual activities, etc.
-Understanding of and ability to use teaching methods that best serve individual students’ needs, interests, and ability to learn.
-Ability to use technology to enhance online and remote teaching. Collaborate with faculty and other stakeholders on program and curriculum development.
-Familiarity with current issues and trends in higher education, specifically in two-year education.
-Ability to build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.

Business- Experience in the following areas
Introduction to Business
Small business entrepreneurship
Business Ethics
Legal issues in HR
Human Resource Management

Communication Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications
-Master’s degree in Business, or another related program. Equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Position is full-time, Faculty (10 month) academic year, beginning fall semester 2023.

Preferred qualifications
-Master’s degree in Business.
-Teaching experience at a two-year/community college.
-Experience teaching online and using a LMS and educational technology.
-Experience working in the business field.
-Connection to the business community in Helena and/or the ability to create strong community relationships for program growth and student opportunities.

Benefit and Salary Information
New faculty salaries stipulated in the Helena Teachers' Union MFPE, NEA, AFT, AFL-CIO

Benefits include a comprehensive and competitive group benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, professional development, and wellness program.

Union Information
Helena Teachers' Union MFPE, NEA, AFT, AFL-CIO

How To Apply Priority
Application Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023 by 11:59pm MST. Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit all application materials to be considered for the position. Complete applications must include:
Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Graduate Transcripts – (Unofficial transcripts acceptable with application) Official transcripts due upon hire
Supplemental Question – Please describe what you think the role of faculty is at a two-year college like Helena College.
Three (3) professional references – names and contact information

New employees must be eligible to work lawfully in the United States. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

*Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application. Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.
**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted;