Instructor, Adapted PE

Los Altos Hills
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Instructor, Adapted PE

Posting #: 16-018

Campus: De Anza College

Number of Working Months: 10 Months

Starting Salary: $57,066.00 - $93,722.00 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 5/5/17

*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, Adapted PE, De Anza College.

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 awareness
  • Critical thinking

General Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Dean, Adaptive Learning Division and Disability Services instruct a variety of day and evening, and on- and off-campus adapted physical education classes for students with disabilities. Conduct fitness evaluations, maintain evaluation records, and review results with students. Establish, update and refine fitness goals according to the needs of the student. Develop and implement student educational contracts, including on-going assessments of fitness levels of individuals with disabilities and prescribe an exercise program designed to fit individual needs and goals.

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


Ability to:

  1. Ability to instruct students with a variety of disabilities in a classroom setting.
  2. Ability to teach small and large group classes.
  3. Ability to assess fitness levels of individuals with disabilities and to develop an exercise program designed to achieve individual fitness goals.
  4. Ability to develop an individualized exercise program based on a physician's recommendation and the student's goals.
  5. Ability to design programs appropriate to the population and meet current trends.
  6. Ability to use appropriate technology to enhance student learning.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  8. Ability to write reports and develop outreach and recruitment materials.
  9. Ability to teach and communicate effectively.

Knowledge of:

  1. Knowledge of the medical aspects of disabling conditions, specifically in the psychomotor domains.
  2. Knowledge of the methods and principles of teaching students with disabilities.
  3. Knowledge of state and federal guidelines and academic accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
  4. Knowledge of current research literature on adapted physical education including assessment, exercise prescription, and fitness evaluation.


  1. 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. Master's degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adapted physical education OR Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy OR the equivalent AND Fifteen (15) semester units of upper division or graduate study in Adapted Physical Education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience teaching adult and older adult students with varied disabilities preferably in a college setting.
  2. Current CPR certificate.
  3. Experience teaching adapted physical education classes including general conditioning, water exercise, and back and balance exercises.



  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Dexterity of hands to perform the tasks required of the position.
  3. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  4. Ability to lift 40 pounds


  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. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  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.
  4. In a Word document as an attachment to your online application, please provide a list of all relevant courses you have completed. Applicants invited to interview will be requested to submit transcripts verifying all courses taken and completed.

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


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