Instructor, Psychology (Temporary 1-Year Contract)

Golden West College
Huntington Beach, California
$49,354.00 - $117,665.00 Annually
May 08, 2017
Job# 11-G-18
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Golden West College


Instructor, Psychology (Temporary 1-Year Contract)

Job#  11-G-18

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

Deadline:  06/05/17


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Coast Community College District is currently seeking ­­­a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track ­­­Psychology Instructor position commencing with the 2017 fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves lower division courses, which may include introduction to psychology, life span developmental psychology, psychobiology, abnormal psychology, research methods, statistics, or social psychology.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, and 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 teaching assignment will primarily be on the Golden West campus but may include online instruction.  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 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 Psychology. 


Performance Responsibilities:

Teach a variety of lower division courses in psychology.

Provide leadership in developing psychology instruction to include laboratory work, fieldwork, and other activities consistent with course objectives.

Provide leadership in the refinement and development of psychology curriculum and technology, degrees, SLO (student learning outcomes) assessment, institutional learning outcomes, and program review.

Provide academic and career advice to students.

Build strong partnerships with other colleges, universities, and the private sector with respect to psychology and its related fields.

Maintain office hours, and participate in division and campus-wide meetings and committees as assigned.

Assignment may include evening, weekend and/or online classes. 



Minimum Qualifications:

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

Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.

Possess a master's degree or higher in psychology (completed by August 20, 2017) from an accredited institution.

Possess a bachelor's degree in psychology AND a master's degree in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience or social work from an accredited institution.

Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. *Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications, must submit an Application for Equivalency (downloadable at along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.*

2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 


Desirable Qualifications:

• A minimum of two (2) years of recent and successful experience teaching various Psychology courses.

• Experience teaching LCF (large class factor) courses.

• Evidence of student success in teaching Psychology.

• Demonstrated current preparation in the discipline.

• Evidence of experience utilizing current and emerging modes of instructional delivery, including online.

• Evidence of ability to teach in a large class format.

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

• Evidence of an ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

• Evidence of an ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and learning style of students in each class.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of Psychology.

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

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

• 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.

• Appreciation and understanding of the community college mission, and ability to design curriculum and learning activities to address diverse learning levels.

• Interest and willingness to participate in divisional and cross-college committees and activities.


Conditions of Employment

Dates: Fall semester - August 25, 2017; Spring semester - May 27, 2018


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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