Part-time Faculty Pool - Business Administration

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 5, 2021
About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the world.

Job Description:

The Business Administration and Economics Department at MCLA seeks applications for part-time faculty prepared to teach courses in support of our program's mission. The program is designed to develop liberally educated professionals with the knowledge, perspectives, problem-solving abilities, and ethical values necessary for successful careers and responsible citizenship.

For the Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 semesters, adjunct instructors will be needed to teach from among the following courses:

BADM 270 Marketing

Examines the role of marketing in today's organizations and in society and studies the complex multicultural, global organization of today. Examines basic theory and terminology with emphasis on the major marketing components: product, price, promotion and distribution. Uses multiple research sources, including the Internet, to explore the marketing practices of today's organizations and learn real world applications of marketing theory.

BADM 225 Managerial Accounting

Introduces basic cost principles and methods used to determine, plan and control costs. The course focuses on developing and using relevant managerial accounting information to make business decisions. Spreadsheet and word-processing software are used in the analysis of managerial accounting information.

BADM 300 Personal Investing

Provides an introductory but comprehensive study of the major aspects of personal investing. Topics covered include investment goals and strategies, risk/return assessment, individual stock investing - fundamental and technical analysis, bonds, stock mutual funds (various types/objectives), global investing, money market mutual funds, the New York Stock Exchange/financial markets and institutions, accessing investment information and analysis on the Internet, online investing. No prior business courses are required or necessary.

BADM 303 Business Law II

Continues the study of business law focusing on sales transactions and their connection with the Uniform Commercial Code. Legal aspects of secured transactions, commercial paper, bailments and carriers are also studied.

BADM 335 Federal Taxation - Individuals

Studies federal income tax laws for individuals, with a broad overview of Massachusetts income tax laws for individuals. Students use commercial tax preparation software to enhance their ability to interpret and apply income tax law as it applies to individuals.

BADM 342 Legal and Social Environment of Business

Focuses on legal and social issues in the workplace including, but not limited to: diversity, inclusion interpersonal conflict communication issues, harassment, and job performance. Current events, the Constitution, statutes, adjudicated cases and ethical principles will be used to illustrate the history, philosophy, structure, processes, and controls of state and federal regulatory systems over economic, social and individual activities.

BADM 345 Sport Finance and Economics

Examines the theoretical and practical implications of economics and finance in sports. Basic theories in finance and economics are applied to managerial control of sport organizations. Includes financial analysis, feasibility studies, and economic impact studies of sport teams and venues. Examines microeconomic decisions made by sport consumers, players and managers, owners and venue governing bodies.

BADM 435 Federal Taxation - Entities

Studies federal income tax laws for C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, trusts, and estates and more complex personal income taxes. Students will prepare entity tax returns, perform basic tax planning and research publicly available federal tax information from the Internet.

ECON 141 Macroeconomics

Examines the organization of American economic systems, with comparisons to those of other countries. Emphasis is on the problems of unemployment, inflation, budget deficits and the possible fiscal and monetary policies used to correct them. The course studies such aggregate economic variables as consumption, investment, government expenditures, and taxes.

ECON 142 Microeconomics

Deals with individual economic units, consumers and firms. Topic areas, which are covered extensively, are demand, elasticity and cost theories. The theory of wages and its application to labor markets are also discussed. An analytical study of market structure - perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly - is emphasized.

  • Deliver instruction appropriate to the topic, course description, intended learning outcomes, level, and student audience.
  • Promote and facilitate student success by creating an environment conducive to learning and student involvement.
  • Manage the learning environment through effective record-keeping, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic, code of conduct, and attendance policies.

  • Master's degree in a related field. Doctorate preferred.
  • Evidence of expertise, scholarly activity, or creative work appropriate to the discipline
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level is strongly preferred.
Requirements specific to Accounting Courses:
  • Evidence of expertise, scholarly activity, or creative work appropriate to accounting.
  • CPA preferred.

Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that they operate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Nicole Comstock
Title IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Phone: (413) 662-5571
Mailing Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424
Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877) 521-2172

Application Instructions:

Please note that all part-time instructor postings are for adjunct pools. Positions may or may not be immediately available, however whenever openings occur, department chairs will turn to the adjunct pools to fill the openings.

Applicants to these pools will not hear back on their status unless an opening occurs and the department chairs decides he/she wishes to interview that candidate to possibly fill the new opening.

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statement, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

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