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Instructor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Ventura County Community College District

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Ventura, California, United States
Job description

This is a continuous open pool to fill part-time instructor positions at any of our three colleges (Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura) for the summer 2012, fall 2012, and spring 2013 semesters. If you have applied for previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this pool to continue to be considered.

Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor (Non-Contact/Temporary) provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives. In accordance with the provisions of Education Code sections 87482.5, Instructors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be employed up to 67% of a full-time assignment.

Job Duties:

  • Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E
  • Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
  • Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E
  • Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
  • Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E
  • Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E
  • Update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course. E
  • May participate in curriculum and program development; may provide input into the development of student learning outcomes. 
  • May attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings.
  • May participate in articulation and matriculation related activities.
  • May provide work direction to others.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

Master's degree in philosophy OR bachelor's degree in philosophy AND master's degree in humanities or religious studies, OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

  • Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency if they wish to be considered. If your degree does not specifically match one of the degrees listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and attach it to your application.

For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency available at: http://apptrkr.com/294494.

Knowledge Of: 

  • Current theory and practice within the subject discipline 
  • Principles and best practices of effective teaching 
  • Learning theories, both pedagogical and andragogical 
  • Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment 
  • Community college curricula 
  • Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students 
  • Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data 
  • Modern computing technology 
  • Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline 
  • Deliver course curricula in various learning styles 
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students 
  • Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience 
  • Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality 
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, both on and off-campus 
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action 
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Physical Abilities

  • Operate computers and other office equipment and technology 
  • Communicate to exchange information

Required Applicant Documents: 

Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum 

To apply, visit: https://jobs.vcccd.edu/

The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:

  • Completed Application for Academic Employment
  • Resume
  • Official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications (An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.)

NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

  • Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable.

The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications as stated above must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above. The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on the VCCCD employment homepage at http://jobs.vcccd.edu.

SELECTION PROCESS: 
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the filing date stated on the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested. 
Salary Range: Part-time faculty are paid between $1,428 and $2,428 per semester per .1 load. Placement on the salary schedule is based on education and experience. Faculty may be assigned any combination of lecture, lab. or lecture/lab classes. Following is an example of a 3 unit class: 
3 hour per week lecture = .2 load 
3 hour per week lecture/lab = .15 load 
3 hour per week lab = .1333 load (Except for those listed on Appendix F of the VCCCD/AFT Contract calculated at 75% of regular load.)

Example: An instructor who is placed at column II, step 1 ($1,714) on the salary schedule who is assigned to teach one 3 unit lecture class will be compensated as follows: 
$1,714 x 2 = $3428 total wages for the semester.

Starting Salary: 
$1,428 to $2,071 starting pay per semester per 10% load.

Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the VENTURA COUNTY FEDERATION OF COLLEGE TEACHERS, AFT, LOCAL 1828, AFL-CIO and the VENTURA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. 
To review the contract, go to: 
http://www.vcccd.edu/departments/human_resources/contracts.shtml.

To review the complete faculty salary schedule, go to: 
http://www.vcccd.edu/assets/pdf/human_resources/salary_sched_academic.pdf

Special Instructions to Applicants
Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment.

Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency form.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Supplemental Questions: 
The following questions will be asked of all applicants.

When you apply for this position, you may wish to compose your responses to the supplemental questions in a separate document that can be edited, saved, and pasted into the applicable online application supplemental question response fields. This will prevent the unintended loss of data, as the system will automatically log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

  • What are your areas of specialization within the discipline?
  • Please provide the days and hours you are available to work.
  • How did you learn about this job vacancy?

Are you requesting consideration based on equivalent qualifications? (Note: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications, you must complete and attach the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency)

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Web address to apply http://apptrkr.com/294494
Application deadline May 16, 2013
Contact
Web address for more information http://jobs.vcccd.edu
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Time created October 24, 2012, 6:34pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 21, 2013, 10:34am PST
Expired on May 17, 2013, 9:06pm PST
Last updated May 18, 2013, 12:06am EST
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