Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors, Associate (Part Time) Instructor, Spring 2016

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000560 Job Title: Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors, Associate (Part Time) Instructor, Spring 2016 Discipline or Department: Noncredit Older Adults Position Type: Associate (part-time) Faculty Working Title: Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors, Associate (Part Time) Instructor, Spring 2016 Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Please see Salary Schedules: http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/AssociateFaculty2015-16.pdf Type of Benefits: Full Time or Part Time? Part-Time Months Per Year Working Hours: Instructors may be assigned to any campus. Assignments may include days, evenings, or weekends. Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Procedure:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following:

1. A completed application for academic employment

2. A cover letter discussing methods, theories, or technologies especially relevant to your teaching style and describing any qualifications not evident in your resume/CV

3. A resume/CV summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of ALL college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above; legible unofficial transcripts are acceptable but must state that the degree has been awarded if applicable; transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States must be accompanied by a detailed evaluation from a formal evaluation agency; applicants wishing to claim equivalence to the minimum qualifications must also follow the instructions and guidelines at www.miracosta.edu/equivalency.pdf and submit appropriate equivalency documents.

NOTE: Do not submit any additional documents as they will be removed. Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for interview. Applications will remain active for one year from application date. Offer of employment to the persons selected for these positions is contingent upon: 1) submission of a current TB test clearance, 2) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 3) fingerprint clearance, and 4) submission of official transcripts indicating appropriate degree(s) awarded or submission of a valid appropriate California Community College teaching credential.

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation with the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources office at 760.795.6854. Basic Function and Other Details: MiraCosta College in North San Diego County, California, is accepting applications for instructors to teach the following Noncredit Older Adult Education classes in
Spring 2016 (January to May):

NCHAS 81:Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors, Beginning
Course Typically Offered: Monday & Thursday, 10:00 to 11:40am
Description: This course provides an introduction and teaching of the first 16 of the 64 steps of the Chinese exercise/discipline Tai Chi Chuan. Students learn and practice individual positions each week, and the positions are linked together in a continuous, smooth-flowing form. The course focuses on balance, flexibility, and ease of movement. This slow, non-strenuous, effective form of exercise emphasizes the conditioning of the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit.

NCHAS 82: Tai Chi Chuan for Seniors, Intermediate
Course Typically Offered: Wednesday, 12:30 to 2:45pm
Description:This course provides continuing exposure to the Chinese exercise/discipline Tai Chi Chuan. Students complete the first 32 of the 64 steps of Tai Chi Chuan. They learn slow, fluid movements that promote balance, grace, and endurance as well as clarity of thought, clarity of intent, and stability of emotion. The course also covers simple forms of meditation. Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:
(E) = Essential Job Function) The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching classes as assigned by the area dean; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her discipline; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement.

Adherence to District policies and procedures is expected. Representative Duties Continued: Knowledge and Abilities Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
For noncredit courses intended for older adults, either pattern (1) or pattern (2) as follows:

(1) A bachelor's degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught, and either (A) or (B) below:

(A) Thirty hours or two semester units of course work or class work in understanding the needs of the older adult taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district. This requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor.

(B) One year of professional experience working with older adults.

(2) An associate degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught; and two years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; and sixty hours or four semester units of course work or class work in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district. This last requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor.

OR a valid appropriate California Community College Credential in the discipline area

OR the equivalent*

AND Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach an equivalency statement and supporting documentation. Guidelines may be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/equivalency.pdf

Degrees and applicable college coursework must be from an accredited institution (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Dept of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation).

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. Please see link: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf . Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: Desirable Qualifications:
1.Successful Tai Chi Chuan teaching experience with adult learners.

2. Ability to engage and inspire students representing a wide variety of ages, demographic groups, and educational abilities.

3. Demonstrated success in teaching students from historically underrepresented groups, under prepared or nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with learning disabilities.

4. Successful experience with different learning technologies.

5. Strong academic preparation in area of instruction.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse.

7. Commitment to the community college objective of providing lower-division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Licenses and Other Requirements: Physical Effort: PHYSICAL EFFORT: Primarily active with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or less; ability to work at computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: EMOTIONAL EFFORT: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS: Primarily works in an open classroom environment. Subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone, intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion. May work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evening hours with occasional evenings, and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested. Posting Date: 11-10-2015 Closing Date: Open Until Filled First Screening Date: Human Resources Contact Information Open until filled EEO Statement: EEO STATEMENT:
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion.

The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner. About MiraCosta: THE DISTRICT, STAFF AND STUDENTS:
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 113 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected at large from each of the district's seven communities.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities.

The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

MiraCosta College partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center, which provides service to all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College employs 181 full-time faculty, 284 regular classified staff, 13 classified administrators and 15 academic administrators. An additional 540 associate faculty teach in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 150 educators or contract staff provide community service activities. MiraCosta students are diverse, including representation from all of California's major racial/ethnic groups and ages. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, individuals with disabilities, and international students. The district boasts a long history of commitment to collegiality, civility, and mutual respect. About MiraCosta: (contd) THE SITES:
The district consists of three campus sites, the Technology Career Institute, and robust online education offerings. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 14,500 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic, 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains.

The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students.

The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 3,000 students in the college's noncredit classes, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.

The Technology Career Institute & Small Business Development Center opened in March 2015 and is located in central Carlsbad. It offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and biotech manufacturing, and provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 200 fully online class sections each semester, with another 100 sections offered partially online, serving about 6,000 students.

MiraCosta College is approved by the following: Association of Surgical Technologists, California Board of Registered Nursing, California State Colleges and Universities, California State Department of Education, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, University of California.

As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at

MiraCosta College - Human Resources
[email protected]
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056 The Sites: Accreditation: COLLEGIALITY:
MiraCosta College boasts a long history of commitment to a collegial method of governance, a process that promotes dialogue and encourages decision making through consensus.
MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College. The Area THE AREA:
Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at www.miracosta.edu/StudentServices/CampusPolice/righttoknowinfo.htm Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Transcript 1 Additional Applicant Documents: Transcript 2
Transcript 3
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Transcript 5
Formal Agency Evaluation - Non-U.S. Transcripts
CA Credential Authorizing Service in a Community College
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