PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR, FULL-TIME, TENURE-TRACK
El Camino College
PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR, FULL-TIME, TENURE-TRACK
Division: BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Close Date: January 9, 2019
Complete job description and application available online at: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic
El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team. This position is a full-time teaching assignment in Philosophy. The department offers the following courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics and Society, Critical Thinking and Discourse, Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Logic, History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, and Existentialism. Other responsibilities will include participation in program development and committee work. Applicants selected for interview must present a brief teaching demonstration and complete a short essay on an assigned topic.
The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.
Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.
Master's degree in philosophy; OR
The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR
Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Previous college-level teaching experience, including symbolic logic.
Interest in teaching philosophies of gender, feminism, race, and/or ethnicity.
Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Interest in the use of technology in the classroom or in teaching online.
Experience examining and remediating one’s instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.
Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.
Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: Please limit your response to 150 - 300 words.
1. What strategies do you use to motivate students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How
do you access whether these strategies are effective?
2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, beginning August 22, 2019. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.
The starting salary ranges from $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.
Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:
1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic
2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.
3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.
4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by- course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:
5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.
Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application
online. If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3478 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.
Closing Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.