Instructor, Child Development Education

Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructor, Child Development Education

Posting #: 16-119

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 10 Months

Starting Salary: $57,066.30 - $93,722.20 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 4/10/17

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Child Development and Education, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice
  • Critical thinking


Primary responsibility of a Child Development Instructor is to teach a variety of college-level courses that fulfill either general education requirements, count towards the Associate of Arts degree in Child Development or AD-T in Early Childhood Education, certificate programs and California Child Development Permit. Provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

Assist with developing and maintaining the department's equity plan and socially just practices. Help the college meet its commitment to global, cultural, social and environmental awareness through the praxis of equity, social justice and multicultural education. Commit to professional development and practice of cultural humility. Commit to support the college's institutional core competencies, in particular, civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, advising students, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students and staff.
  2. Master's in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies OR the equivalent.


  1. Experience teaching Child Development and Education using inclusive pedagogies and course content at the post-secondary level to students of ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  2. Experience in teaching in an Early Childhood setting (children ages 0-8).
  3. Advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation on local and/or statewide child development communities.
  4. Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.
  5. Knowledge, ability, and enthusiasm to teach any of the Department's Child Development lower-division courses including, but not limited to: School Age Child, Infant/Toddler Development, Atypical Infant Development, Affirming Diversity in Education, Child Growth and Development, Observation, Child Development, Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom, Language Development, Child Family and Community, Guidance and Positive Discipline, Self-Assessment, Practicum, Administration and Supervision, Trauma Informed Curriculum.
  6. Experience and commitment to advising and mentoring students related to career and transfer options, to include service-learning and field experiences.
  7. Ability to use various teaching methods in both a classroom and laboratory setting that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress.
  8. Knowledge of the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies and the National Association for the Education of Young accreditation standards, and commitment to the department's A.A. degree accreditation.
  9. Experience with teaching and/or strong desire to teach at the community college.
  10. Ability to incorporate critical and equity pedagogies as well as apply equity mindedness to classroom engagement.
  11. Knowledge and experience applying culturally responsive practices.
  12. Experience and/or ability in developing new curricula and programs, and the ability to integrate multicultural perspectives and culturally responsive pedagogies as well as maintaining currency in the field.
  13. Experience integrating technology in the classroom and/or online teaching.
  14. Knowledge of and ability to communicate various issues and concerns facing historically underrepresented students as it relates to the course content.
  15. Experience facilitating difficult conversations and addressing cross-cultural conflicts with sensitivity and compassion.
  16. Ability and commitment to working with a diverse division/team on implementing culturally inclusive practices and participating in dialogues on equity in education.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom.
  2. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Use of aids such as chalkboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment.
  5. Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc.
  6. Personally model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language.
  7. Accurately assess students' learning abilities, needs, and styles.
  8. Develop and implement a behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors.
  9. Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

NOTE: Official Transcripts verifying qualifications will be REQUIRED prior to an offer of employment. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates will be subject to this requirement.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217


This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

To apply, visit:


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