Instructor, Computer Science

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Orange Coast College


Instructor, Computer Science

Job# 12-O-19

Salary: $50,519.00 - $120,442.00 Annually

Deadline: 04/27/18


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Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Computer Science commencing with the 2018 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Computer Science.  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 assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, 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 individualized student and employee goals through the work of Computer Science.

The Computer Science Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.  Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 22,285 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 21% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 32% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility", "Basic Skills:  Helping students help themselves" and "Taking a skills based approach to teaching college students". Student centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).    


The Computer Science (CS) Department at Orange Coast College prepares students for transfer to four-year university programs. Students who have completed the CS program at OCC have successfully transferred to UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and Cal Poly Pomona.


Our program focuses on object-oriented programming using Java, C++ and Python, and includes courses on data structures, computer architecture, and software engineering.  We offer a C++ Certificate of Specialization and a Python Certificate of Specialization to help students find entry-level positions and internships in the computing field.

Program Outcomes:

1. Design and implement, test and debug small-scale programs that use fundamental programming constructs and object-oriented programming concepts.

2.  Demonstrate understanding of fundamental data structures and their application to programming.

3. Write small programs in Assembly and/or Machine languages showing an understanding of the internal organization of a computer system.

4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

The Computer Science department at OCC is dynamic, innovative, and currently enrolled at 116% of capacity.


Preferred Qualifications: 

Demonstrate a commitment to:

Teaching the Computer Science Transfer sequence in C++ (intermediate, advanced and data structures).

Teaching additional transfer courses such as Computer Architecture, Software Engineering and Computer Theory.

Strengthening the Computer Science Transfer sequence.

Collaborate with fellow faculty members in program- and course-level curriculum development.

Learn and teach a wide variety of new Computer Science courses on an ongoing basis.

Instruct and assist in growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Three years of teaching experience in C++, Python and/or Java at the college level.

Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of Computer Science shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.

Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Computer Science, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Computer Science to students' lives, interests, and communities.

Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Computer Science courses and classrooms.

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

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).

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






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Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 4/27/2018
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Salary: $50,519.00 - $120,442.00 Annually