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Construction and Energy Management Instructor - Tenure Track (EXTENDED)

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(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:

The Construction and Energy Management (CEM) program provides students with the skills and training needed to obtain employment in the construction industry. This program consists of four (4) separate tracks that include: Construction Management, Energy Management, Building Codes and Standards, and entry-level skills in the construction profession and trades. The management programs offer three (3) comprehensive Associate of Science Degrees as well as a variety of Certificates of Proficiency and skills certificates. The tracks include construction project/business management, sustainability, and energy management, and building codes and standards. The entry-level skills track is a hands-on training program designed to provide basic building skills for those wishing to enter the construction trade(s). The department is interested in developing student-centered, innovative courses to address the career needs of our students

Our current curriculum includes construction project planning, oversight and management, and building codes and standards with an emphasis on sustainability, including solar-derived sciences. Other specialized training includes building science, energy efficiency, HERS (Home Energy Rating System), and, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). In addition, the program provides a variety of practical or "hands-on" training.

About the Position:

The CEM Department is currently looking for candidates with experience in the planning, permitting, construction, and closeout of residential, commercial, and heavy civil construction projects. This new faculty member will be expected to aid in the expansion of the department's participation in collaborations with local universities and secondary schools, and/or develop programs funded by outside grants.

This position may have the opportunity to assume the role of CEM department chairperson.

This position must stay current in the related CEM fields. Faculty are expected to assume duties related to instruction and shared governance of the college which include, but are not limited to, CEM Department program planning, coordinating CEM industry advisory committee meetings, curriculum design, Student Learning Outcome (SLO) assessment, holding regular office and lab hours, and participation in college-wide committees such as serving on Cabrillo's Academic Council, Faculty Senate, and Curriculum Committee.

Examples of Duties

  • Teach any combination of courses offered by the CEM Department including, but not limited to:
    • Construction Management with an "Integrated Approach" to construction planning and construction
    • Sustainability and Solar-Derived Sciences (Passive Solar, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, etc.)
    • Building Science, IAQ/IEQ (Indoor Air Quality/Indoor Environmental Quality) HERS, LEED, etc.
    • Building Codes and Standards
    • Practical and "Hands-on" Skills (i.e. Foundation Layout, Framing, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing Basics)
  • Maintain expertise and currency in all aspects of the construction field(s) and effective construction education methodology
  • Provide leadership, direction, and support to various Lab Assistants and Student Assistants
  • Participate in curriculum development, program planning, budget management, and schedule development
  • Oversight of Cabrillo and CEM Facilities, tools, and equipment
  • 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's degree or higher AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
    • The equivalent OR
    • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential

    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.

    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
    Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations/Licensure:
    • Recent successful teaching experience in Construction Management 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.
    • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification
    • Class A, B, or C California State Contractors License(s)
    • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification
    • LEED Green Associate or Accredited Practitioner Certificate
    • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and/or Thermal related Certificate(s)
    • Residential/Commercial Building Inspector Certificate(s) (California and/or International)
    • Teaching experience, preferably in California's community college system
    • Bilingual in Spanish
    • Experience using desired outcomes to design programs, courses, and curriculum
    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, birthplace 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 an 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 May 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 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, double-spaced), clearly identified, separately attached statement describing the candidate's ideas and experiences in the use of innovative methods in the teaching of Construction and Energy Management systems. Include your general teaching philosophy and any ideas regarding future directions in this area.
    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 Monday, April 1, 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: 4/1/2019
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