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Computer Applications & Business Technology (CABT) Instructor - Tenure Track

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Employment Opportunity

Full-time, tenure track faculty position.

Starting Salary Range: $55,703 to $85,443 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9.

Cabrillo College provides a generous doctoral stipend of $3,719 per year for eligible faculty.

Benefits: Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term disability insurance. Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be $0 or otherwise relatively low.

Days Per Year: Faculty enjoy a 175-day work schedule.

Beginning Date: Position(s) scheduled to begin Monday, August 19, 2019, pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. Assignments may include distance education courses, may be scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and may be scheduled at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance.

Faculty at Cabrillo College have a long history of shared governance and participation in all levels of decision-making at the college. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 45.13% are LatinX, 5.26% multi-ethnic, 2.64% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 0.79% Filipino, 0.30% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2018. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to initiatives aimed at improving student completion, transfer, labor market outcomes, equitable access and achievement, development of culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increase faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes.

About the Department:

Proficiency with computer applications and business technology is a necessary skill for a large number of occupations in Santa Cruz County. The goal of the Computer Applications and Business Technology (CABT) department is to prepare students to use computer applications and platforms, office technology, and occupational-level writing skills for workplace productivity in any field that they choose. CABT students prepare, retrain or upgrade skills for a variety of occupations in virtually every type of industry. For example, within the traditional CABT occupational category of Office and Administrative Support Occupations, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists 54 job titles.

To meet the ever-growing need for well-trained office workers, and to support students through the completion of their learning goals, the CABT department recently launched a Business Information Worker learning community. Cabrillo's cohort of students take classes together, and the department provides additional academic support and services.

While the CABT department teaches students the skills necessary for administrative assistant and office occupations, many students who take CABT courses use the skills they acquire to complete such programs as Medical Assisting, Digital Media, Agriculture Technology, Human Services, Business, and Accounting, or to prepare for the technological expectations of transfer-level coursework. CABT also supports learning communities with career-related general computer training. Finally, the CABT program collaborates with the Accessibility Support Center (ASC), to provide support for students with learning challenges and differences. In this way, the CABT program provides courses which meet the Cabrillo College Mission of educating students in Career Technical Education (CTE), transfer, and beginning skills courses and programs. CABT offers the following degree and certificates:

  • A.S. Degree:
    • Computer Applications/Business Technology
  • Certificates of Achievement:
    • Administrative Support
    • Business Information Worker Level I
    • Computer Applications/Business Technology
  • Skills Certificates:
    • Business Information Worker Level II
    • Computer Proficiency
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • Office Software
    • Social Media
  • Certificate of Completion (Non-Credit):
    • Beginning Technology Skills
  • About the Position:

    The CABT department requires candidates to be capable of teaching the full range of CABT CTE level courses and to be able to develop innovative approaches to teaching a diverse student population.

    In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to participate in duties related to the CABT program and shared governance, student success, and support of the department's learning community. Examples of Duties

    • Teaching a full range of CABT classes: Examples of course assignments are: Microsoft Office, Beginning and Advanced Documents, Beginning and Advanced Spreadsheets, Microsoft Windows, Outlook and Internet, Designing a Simple Website, Computer Proficiency, Writing for the Workplace, Business and Technical Writing, Business Technology and Procedures, Customer Relationship Management Technology, Customer Service, Social Media for Business, Effective Presentations, Records and Information Management, and open-entry courses in keyboarding and beginning technology skills.
    • Teaching at various times and locations: Courses are offered during daytime, evenings and occasionally on weekends, at both the Aptos campus and Watsonville Center, and at off-campus locations, such as local high schools. The successful candidate will need to be able to meet these scheduling requirements.
    • Collaborate with local employers: A faculty member will be expected to aid in the expansion of the department's collaborations with local employers and provide outreach for the program.
    • Aid student success in the campus computer labs: Participate in the department's support of students in our Computer Technology Centers
    • Remain current: As computer technology and employer requirements will continue to change and evolve, it is expected that a successful faculty member adapts to these changes. Staying current in the field is required for the CABT instructor.
    • Participate in the department's shared governance: A faculty member will regularly contribute to department meetings, program planning, curriculum design, Student Learning Outcome (SLO) assessment, and participate in college-wide committees.
    • Participate in student outreach: A faculty member will regularly support and contribute to the department's community and student outreach efforts; and attend the learning community's events.
    • Hold regular office and lab hours.
    • Communicate regularly with the CABT department's diverse student population.
    • Collaborate and support other CABT faculty members.
    • Completion of required annual trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

    • Any Bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) years of professional experience, OR
    • Any Associate degree AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
    • The equivalent OR
    • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above required fields

    Candidates without the specified degrees listed above must complete and submit an Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination. Additionally, candidates must provide documentation, as part of this application process, sufficient to convince the committee that the candidate possesses the equivalent of these minimum qualifications, including the depth and breadth of discipline knowledge plus general education.

    *Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2019.

    Required Professional Expertise:
    • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field
    • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success, including effective use of technology
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities; sexual orientations; and students with disabilities
    • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment
    • Development and review of curriculum, including assessments of learning
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
    • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom
    • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
    • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
    • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom
    Required Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
    • Recent successful teaching experience in a range of Computer Applications and Business Technology subjects in a higher-education institution.
    • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies.
    • Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.
    • Expertise and interest in teaching the full spectrum of community college courses in computer applications and business technology, especially occupational-level courses in Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite and CRM platforms, as well as other emergent applications and platforms, business technology, and business and technical writing.
    • Expertise and interest in teaching professional competencies and communication skills, such as customer service, business communication, self-management, and interpersonal workplace relationships.
    • A commitment to full participation in a wide range of department-level activities, including support of the department's learning community, curriculum development, department representation on college-wide committees, and an active role in the program planning process.
    Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
    • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies.
    • Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.
    • Experience in computer-assisted lab instruction and a willingness to support students working in Cabrillo's Computer Technology Center on CABT coursework.
    • Successful use of online learning management systems (LMSs) such as Canvas for in-person and online courses.
    • Successful online teaching experience.
    Additional Information

    Selection Process: A search committee will review complete applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview; it is therefore critical that candidates submit a detailed and complete application with supporting required materials. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces, or notes saying "see resume". When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: social security number, birth date, age, gender, birth place and personal photos. A search committee will review application materials. On the basis of appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted, the search committee will invite applicants for interview (a teaching demonstration/presentation will be a part of the interview.) A limited number of candidates will be invited for an interview slated for March 2019.

    To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

    1. Completed online Cabrillo College Application
    2. Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the required qualifications and gives an introduction to the candidate's teaching philosophy
    3. Current job-related resume detailing teaching and/or related work experience
    4. Verification of education qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such translation is paid for by the applicant.):
      • Transcripts from all colleges attended showing the degree conferred that meets the requirements for this position as listed in the Minimum Qualifications Section (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable). Please note diplomas, certificates, evaluations, or letters of verification of degrees awarded are not accepted in lieu of college transcripts. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required upon hire OR
      • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Computer and Related Technologies, front and back (if applicable) OR
      • Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination and supporting documentation. (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees listed in the above minimum qualifications OR does not possess a valid lifetime California Community College Instructor credential.)
    5. Three (3) recent job-related letters of recommendation which address the candidate's ability to perform the duties of this position. Please note verification of employment, evaluations, or lists of references cannot be submitted in lieu of attached letters of recommendation, and such letters need not be confidential nor from a supervisor; they need only address the candidate's ability to perform the duties as listed in this job bulletin.
    6. A brief (not to exceed two {2} pages), clearly identified, separately attached statement that addresses your strengths relative to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position and your understanding of the mission, vision, and value statements of Cabrillo College.
    If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

    Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

    Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted and cleared, provide current Tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

    Application Deadline: All application materials MUST be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

    Please note: Cabrillo College will be closed beginning Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

    Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.




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    Posted: 12/25/2018
    Application Due: 2/27/2019
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