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Adjunct Instructor – Economics/Finance (Main Campus – St. Louis, MO)

Apply now Job no: 492805
Work type: Adjunct
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Academic Affairs, School of Business, Adjunct

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function


In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville University actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’s learning community.

The John E. Simon School of Business is accepting applications for an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member to teach International Trade & Finance during the Fall 2023 semester. The course will be conducted face-to-face on our main campus and is scheduled during regular business hours. Applicants would need to have reliable transportation as well as the flexibility to teach during regular business hours.

Course Information
ECON-470 – International Trade & Finance
Cross-listed: FIN-470
8/28/23 – 12/17/23
Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:30-1:45pm CST

Description: This course studies the economic principles involved in international trade and finance. It is designed to provide the student with the conceptual tools needed to analyze such international economic issues as import tariffs and quotas, import liberalization, loss of jobs to foreign countries, free-trade agreements, customs unions, monetary unions, and exchange-rate fluctuations. The general topics to be covered in this course include the pure theory of trade, the theory of trade policy (such as trade restrictions and economic integration), foreign-exchange markets and exchange rates, the international monetary system, and international economic institutions.

Prerequisite: ECON-203 or ECON-201 and ECON-202

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere.
• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and course contract.
• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University’s mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
• Prepare essential lesson plans and assignments. Develop course syllabus.
• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, assignments and deadlines, using available technology with Canvas.
• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner.
• Establish times outside of class to assist students with additional questions and concerns.
• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
• Additional duties, as assigned, will vary based on course(s) taught.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• Willingness and ability to learn new academic technology and engaged pedagogy to facilitate student learning.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Economics, Finance, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field.

Physical Demands


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants would need to have reliable transportation as well as the flexibility to teach during regular business hours on our main campus. 

While the School of Business is searching for a qualified applicant to teach the specified course during the Fall 2023 semester, the department is also using this posting to build a qualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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