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Banking and Finance Instructor (Laney)

Peralta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.

Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.

The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges ( ACCJC ) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.

Position Information

Job Title
Banking and Finance Instructor (Laney)

Time Base
1.0 FTE 10 month

$64,148 - $86,639/yr initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 19.10% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS ). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

Position Type

Language Art (554)



Job Description Summary

The Banking and Finance program introduces students to broad range of banking and finance including asset and liability management, financial decision making, financial markets and institutions, and gaining practical knowledge of accounting and economics core principles.

Coursework includes:

1) an overview of banking system;
2) specific banking functions and the role of banking in the economy;
3) review legal and regulatory issues, including compliance; and
4) explore the Federal Reserve System’s policies and operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.

Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

Provide class instruction in Banking and Finance in accordance with established course outlines.

May include teaching other coursework in the Business Department ( DOQ )

Develop and revise courses in the discipline to meet the needs of a diversified student body.

Foster an inclusive and respectful community of learner that critically explores, investigates and engages in problem-posing analysis of the above topic areas.

Integrate issues and challenges relating to local, national, and global
multicultural/multiethnic/multiracial dynamics, and explore both historically successful and new alternative strategies for addressing these challenges.

Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline .

The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following:

Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of experience in Banking and Finance.


2. Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six (6) years of experience in Banking and Finance.


3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Banking and Finance.

(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


4. The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Business or Finance.

• Four or more years of professional industry experience.

• Prior college level teaching experience.

• Community College teaching experience.

• Recent experience teaching courses in the discipline.

• Experience teaching hybrid and online classes.

• Ability to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.

• Ability to support current program offerings abroad and in lab setting.

• Ability to develop cultural awareness programs and work with student governance groups.

• Ability to teach a wide variety of classes from the Business program.

• Ability to serve on academic committees and to take a leadership role in the department.

• Experience in curriculum development including distance education, and/or hybrid courses.

• Open to develop, in collaboration with the department chair, new online and hybrid classes.

• Evidence of strong commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of teaching.

• Interest and ability to develop and/or revise online and transfer-level courses within the curriculum.

• Experience in exploring the use of Open Educational Resources to create Zero Textbook Cost courses.

Environmental Demands

Other Requirements

Tools & Equipment Used

Application Deadline Date
February 22, 2023

Open Date

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