Instructor, Engineering

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, California
$49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Orange Coast College


Instructor, Engineering

Job# 26-O-18

Salary: $49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually

Deadline: 05/22/17


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Orange Coast College is currently seeking one full-time tenure track Engineering instructor commencing in Fall 2017.  The primary teaching assignment involves academic transfer courses in Engineering.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.  The current emphasis on workforce development in the California Community Colleges ( and goal of serving industry partners through our programs opens the potential for curriculum growth in career and technical education in the field of Engineering.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Engineering and career development programs.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in engineering in the full range of courses in the community college level Engineering curriculum.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of engineering curriculum to meet the needs of both transfer and work-force bound students.

• Participate in curriculum evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Demonstrate an understanding of/desire to learn the needs of the Engineering workforce in Orange County and develop appropriate industry partnerships for curriculum enhancement.

• Serve as a coordinator and mentor for partnerships with local universities, high-schools and industry.

• Develop and maintain Engineering laboratory curriculum and equipment to meet current industry standards.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject and related matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

• Lead and/or participate in industry advisory committees.  Use environmental scans, economic, needs assessment, and other objective data analysis methods to improve program and curriculum.

• Participate as required to improve programs, course offerings, create a positive learning environment, and achieve college goals and objectives.


Minimum Qualifications defined by the State Chancellor's Office:

1. Must meet one of the following qualifications (a) through (c):

a Possess a master's degree from an accredited institution in any field of Engineering

b Possess a bachelor's degree in Engineering AND a master's in degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or geology from an accredited institution

c Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency (downloadable at in addition to all other required materials.

2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.



Desirable Qualifications:   

• Recent experience teaching engineering, engineering technology, or related interdisciplinary engineering at the post-secondary level.

• Evidence of, or interest in, developing and delivering hands-on interdisciplinary topics in engineering and engineering related to career preparation.

• Evidence of or an interest in developing community partnerships including oversight of an advisory board for degree and certificate programs.

• Industrial experience in civil, electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, aerospace, and/or control systems, or related fields, with additional certifications in engineering and/or technology areas.

• Interest in, or experience with, coordinating student groups.

• Desire to develop and implement new programs that encourage a broad spectrum of students to pursue Engineering as a transfer major such as Women and Minorities in Science & Technology and an ability to develop curriculum in emerging areas of engineering.

• Desire to provide leadership in working with other disciplines and networking with industry.

Evidence of commitment to interacting and working successfully as a team with engineering instructors, laboratory technicians, and other colleagues

• Experience with grant writing, development, and implementation of grant-funded or other projects, building engineering labs, or other design-related technology.

• Evidence of an ability to address the instructional needs of a diverse and frequently under prepared student population.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Conditions of Employment

For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $49,354 to $84,144 is offered, based on the 2016-2017 salary schedule of $49,354 to $117,665. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,878 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.  The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child

Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in

Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ) The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line at  Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.


Additional Information


 A Coast Community College District 'Certificated' Online Application.

 A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.

 A letter of application addressing the desirable qualifications.

 A current resume or curriculum vitae.

Answers to supplemental questions.

An Application of Equivalency, if applicable.

Submit application on-line at:

Coast Community College District – Human Resources

1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714.



All online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.  Please note:  Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited discuss their qualifications in an interview to the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.  During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.

The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical.

Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.

The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their experience.

The start date will be determined by the Dean of the Division/Department depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.



To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline.  Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.


The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.


Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.


During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs. Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application.


Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment. 


The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews. 


The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.


The College does not return materials submitted in application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable. Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.



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