Psychology Assistant Professor

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Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking applicants for a full€"time, tenure-track academic position in Psychology. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach a variety of courses from our course offerings and will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations in Psychology.

Position Title
Psychology Assistant Professor

Diablo Valley College

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Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Master€™s degree in Psychology
Bachelor€™s degree in Psychology and Master€™s degree in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work;
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Psychology;
The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at

Desirable Qualifications
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity and reducing the equity gap, and ability to motivate motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Commitment to professional growth and development and to continued improvement of teaching;
4. Demonstrated training, experience, and commitment to working with underprepared students;
5. Demonstrated academic preparation in the subject area and knowledge of diverse teaching strategies;
6. Demonstrated understanding of the application of psychology to everyday life;
7. Experience teaching college-level psychology, beyond graduate teaching assistantships;
8. Master€™s degree (or doctorate) specifically in psychology.
9. Commitment to the integration of multi-cultural and ethnic perspectives in the teaching of all psychology courses;
10. Ability to teach a variety of courses in psychology;
11. Excellent oral and written communication.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please respond to the REQUIRED Supplemental Questions addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications. We recommend that questions 2-5 should each be answered in 250-500 words. These supplemental questions are a required part of the application. They are designed to give you the opportunity to provide information about how you meet the desirable qualifications for the position. ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS even if you repeat information provided elsewhere in the application. The information provided in these questions will be used to determine which individuals will be invited for an interview and teaching demonstration. Note: The disciplines listed in the minimum qualifications are determined by the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. A Ph.D. is considered to encompass a Master€™s degree. Other than that, if the title(s) of your degree major(s) listed on your unofficial transcripts or other documents from the degree-granting institutions are not an EXACT MATCH to the degrees listed below, please submit an equivalency form. Without it, your application will not be considered. You can copy and paste the following in your browser,, to obtain the equivalency form. The completed form can be uploaded in the attachment section of the application.

No candidate for a full-time position shall be recommended as a finalist to the President without meeting the minimum qualifications or having been verified as meeting the equivalency.

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Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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