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Business Instructor

Iowa Lakes Community College

Job Description


This is a full-time faculty position primarily at the Estherville Campus. Instructor is responsible for teaching classes as defined by the College which includes classes taught face-to-face or over other virtual modalities. May include travel to other campuses.  Must evaluate and report student performances and progress in courses in accordance with College and division policies and procedures.

Position: Business Instructor

Classification: Faculty

Department: Arts & Sciences

Report to: Executive Campus Dean

Constant (67-100%)
  1. Effectively organize and teach in contracted courses in accordance with established syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations.
  2. Assess student learning to evaluate, report and record student performance and progress in accordance with College and division guidelines.
  3. Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guides for all courses taught.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Maintain established office hours.
  2. Be available for student consultation and make referrals, when deemed necessary, to other College personnel, such as Campus Dean, Counselor, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
  3. Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.
  4. Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses in discipline area.
  5. Assist in the Marketing of College programs and admission of students, including recruitment and orientation of students.

Occasional (10-33%)

  1. Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
  2. Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classroom use.
  3. Assist the supervisor in budgeting process.
  4. Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the College and community.
  5. Travel between the campuses to instruct assigned courses as needed.
  6. Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations, College activities and community activities.


  1. Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, staff and the community.
  2. Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  3. Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies, and practices.
  4. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  5. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and other contacts.
  6. Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
  7. Possess strong human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  8. Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organization skills.
  9. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.


Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time in office or classroom/laboratory settings. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, and carrying. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds of force frequently. May be required to travel between sites utilizing personal vehicle.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Business related field. Additional 18 graduate credits in Economics or Econometrics, or willingness to obtain, preferred. Prior teaching experience desired.

Salary: Commensurate with education and related experience for a 169-day contract.

Fringe Benefits:
Paid sick leave and personal leave. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement package.


The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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