Psychology Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

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Psychology Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014174F

Department: Social Science / Humanities CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3F0035

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Canada College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Canada College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

First level interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 23 or April 30. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for second round interviews on Thursday, May 10.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2018.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s or above in psychology OR Bachelor’s in psychology AND Master’s or above in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience or social work OR the equivalent (see below)
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:

Preference will be given to candidates who:
1. Have recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach the following college-level courses: introduction to psychology, psychology of prejudice and discrimination, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, introduction to human sexuality, or research methods
2. Possess a professional level of competence and the ability to teach the full range of community college courses in psychology. Preferable to have experience with online instruction and course management systems.

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

In addition to a short classroom lecture or lab demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
3. An understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of this community college
4. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college
5. Skill and enthusiasm for the development of psychology curriculum
6. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities, levels of preparation, and learning styles
7. The ability to use teaching methods that promote development of critical thinking skills, engage students actively in their own learning, and encourage them to become lifelong learners
8. Knowledge of current theories and teaching methods, especially in a culturally diverse student population
9. Ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

10. The ability, initiative, and commitment to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the spirit of collegiality and innovation to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success
11. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division, and college activities

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in psychology preferred.


First Review Date: 04/24/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.





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Posted: 4/5/2018
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