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Athletics/Kinesiology Instructor - Tenure Track

Job description

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 scheduled to begin coaching assignments on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and teaching assignments on 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:

Cabrillo College's Health, Athletics, Wellness and Kinesiology (HAWK) Division seeks a dynamic, innovative individual to serve as a Kinesiology Instructor and Head Coach for our Intercollegiate Women's Indoor and Beach Volleyball Teams. Students' health and welfare, sound academic progress, and ethical conduct are the foundation of our athletic programs. The department functions within the rules and regulations of the Coast Athletic Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). There are five (5) contract faculty instructors in the Kinesiology Department, four (4) of whom are intercollegiate coaches. Cabrillo College offers intercollegiate athletic programs that reflect the interests and abilities of the college's student body and local high schools. Cabrillo College supports fifteen (15) intercollegiate athletic programs, seven (7) men's programs and eight (8) women's programs.

About the Position:

Cabrillo College expects and supports excellence. All faculty members are expected to enhance Cabrillo's state-wide reputation as a leader in shared governance through involvement in division, campus-wide and state committees and activities. Professional responsibilities include writing curriculum, program development, committee membership, student outreach, and attendance at HAWK department and division meetings.

The primary responsibility of this position will be as Head Coach of Cabrillo College's Intercollegiate Women's Indoor Volleyball team as well as our Beach Volleyball team; however, classes will also be assigned across the Kinesiology Discipline.

Examples of Duties

Coaching Assignments:

Coaching assignments are for an intercollegiate Head Indoor and Beach Volleyball Coach. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Consulting with the Associate Dean of Athletics to prepare the equipment and supply budget
  • Requesting and coordinating transportation needs
  • Developing daily and weekly practice and game plans/schedules
  • Scouting opponents and analyzing their game film
  • Promoting volleyball in Santa Cruz County and the Cabrillo College recruitment area
  • Recruiting student-athletes
  • Participating in athletic department public relations and fund-raising projects
Teaching Assignments:

Typical teaching assignments consist of seven (7) three-hour classes per week per semester. During the semester of competition, coaching is 50% of the assignment. The teaching assignment will include volleyball courses and may include, but are not limited to: first aid, weight training, athletic conditioning, and other kinesiology courses. Additional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
  • Providing instruction for assigned courses, which includes preparation for in-class or online/distance education activities, evaluation of students' work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, and maintenance of currency in the subjects being taught
  • Maintaining accurate class and other records required by the college
  • Submitting attendance rosters and grade reports when due
  • Following course outlines as filed in the instruction office
  • Maintaining office hours each week
  • Observing, supporting, and enforcing regulations, policies, and programs of the District and college
  • Providing each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook
  • Referring students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services
  • Assisting students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement
  • Working cooperatively within the college community
  • Fostering an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community
  • Fostering an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community
  • Demonstrating a respect for the dignity of each individual
  • Assessment of course student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum development
  • Attendance at athletic department and HAWK division meetings.
  • 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:

  • Master's degree in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education OR
  • Bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education AND a Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration or physical therapy 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 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:
  • Knowledge of:
    • Current theories and principles of intercollegiate volleyball
    • Skill learning progressions from beginning to advanced levels
    • Conditioning and weight training principles
  • Ability to:
    • Employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
    • Recruit local high school athletes within California Community College Athletic Associations parameters
    • Coach student athletes
    • Safely lift up to 40 pounds
Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
  • Recent successful teaching experience in Kinesiology and Athletics 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.
  • Successful online teaching experience.
  • Credential and/or experience in personal training, physical fitness or wellness programming.
  • Experience developing and marketing new programs to diverse populations.
  • Innovation, development, and review of curriculum including assessments of learning.
  • First Aid and/or CPR Certification
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 April of 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 an area as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section of this job bulletin, 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 outlining your philosophy of coaching and its relationship to education.
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 Friday, February 22, 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: 1/22/2019
Application Due: 2/22/2019
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