Engineering Assistant Professor – Long-Term Temporary

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American River College


Engineering Assistant Professor – Long-Term Temporary

Job Posting Number: F00420P

Salary: $41,823 to $77,043 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information    Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience.

Closing Date: 10/15/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:


Position Summary    

General Responsibilities:

The Long-Term Temporary (LTT) faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


The department maintains a focus on:

● Cultural competence, defined as an ongoing process of increasing the ability to assess and revise individual and organizational behavior, in response to an expanded understanding of culture. Culture refers to an integrated pattern of collective behavior, including habits, customs, values, beliefs, and institutions. Cultural competence is associated with attributes, knowledge and skills that enable individuals and organizations to demonstrate respect and value for each person and to manifest an understanding of the dynamics of difference.


● American River College pursues attitudes, values, and practices that promote healthy, constructive interactions in a diverse community and enable the college to work effectively with our diverse students, promoting cultural competence, and creating an inclusive learning environment to including consideration of:


Diversity and pluralism.

Continuous personal and professional development, assessment and revision.

Awareness of the dynamics of cross-cultural interactions. 

Teaching strategies and student services that better serve diverse populations.

Creating an environment of respect, equity, and justice.


● Creating and maintaining currency on laboratory activities, lecture and/or demonstrations.

● Providing field expertise in order to keep the Engineering department and its equipment up to date with modern educational and industry standards.

● Utilizing a variety of teaching methods and technologies to keep students motivated and engaged. 

● Integrating computer data acquisition using sensors to lab activities.

● Providing hands-on learning opportunities.

● Participating in outreach and distance education.

● Mentoring and supporting student club activities.

● Developing projects and grants for the benefit of students.

● Working effectively and collegially with other members of the department.


Assignment Responsibilities    

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Engineering in: 

● Properties of Materials (lecture and laboratory)

● Engineering Graphics (manual and CADD)

● Introduction to Engineering

● Statics

● Electrical Circuits

● Independent Studies (student research)


The instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 17, 2019, in any field of Engineering; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in any field of Engineering, AND have a master’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, or Geology; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in any field of Engineering, AND have a professional engineer’s license; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


*NOTE: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.




The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 10/15/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $41,823 to $77,043 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules