Business Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

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Posting Number 2014200F Position Title Business Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position) Location Cañada College Department Business & Workforce CAÑ (DEPT) Position Number 3F0058 Percentage of Full Time The work year is 175 days (10 month of service). FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year 10 If other, please specify Salary Range Initial placement with a Master’s degree can range from $71,328 up to $89,496 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $81,732 to $95,544 per year. Min Salary Max Salary Position Type Faculty Positions Posting Text

Who We Are

The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District

Cañada College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in approximately 2000, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Cañada College, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 11.1% are Asian, 3.7% are Filipino, 36.8% are Latinx, 1.4% are Pacific Islander, 25.8% are White, 15.1% are Multi-Ethnic, and 2.9% are unknown.

Who We Want

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The Position

The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in Business. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2019. First round interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 and Friday, March 22. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for a final interview on Tuesday, April 9. Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s)of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Teach all courses in the Business curricula, including Introduction to Business, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Human Relations in Business, International Business, Business Communications, Management, Marketing and Small Business Management and other courses as assigned

2. Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies, technologies, and curricula while developing new instructional materials and techniques to meet the changing needs of students

3. Update existing program and course curriculum in accordance with Title V regulations for Career Education (CE)

4. Assist with the management of student learning outcome (SLO) creation and assessment

5. Organize required Advisory Board meetings and maintain Advisory Board meeting minutes

6. Support new and existing local industry partnerships that serve the best interest of our students

7. Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance instruction, curriculum, student success, and student completion

8. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, technology, and distance education that will enhance offerings of the departments

9. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours

10. Serve as a member of department, division, college, and District committees

11. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs in a timely manner

12. The college offers day, evening, and online classes, and faculty may be required to teach a class in the evening or online

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s or above in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s or above in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree OR Bachelor’s in economics with a business emphasis AND Master’s or above in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree OR the equivalent (see below)

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Subject matter preparation:

Preference will be given to candidates who:

1. Have recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach college-level courses, such as: Introduction to Business, Contemporary American Business, International Business, Business Information Systems, Human Relations in Business, Business Communications, Management, and Marketing

2. Possess a professional level of competence and the ability to teach the full range of community college courses in business

3. Have experience in teaching lower-division transfer courses in business within the last five years

4. Possess professional work experience in the field of business, including demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

Appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:

5. A commitment to staying abreast with the latest developments in business and in collaborating with industry and/or professional organizations on curriculum and partnership development

6. The ability to reflect on and evaluate one’s pedagogy and to examine its effect critically

7. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students’ abilities and learning styles in both developmental and transfer courses

8. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, promote development of critical thinking skills, and encourage them to become lifelong learners

9. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter

10. The ability to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, academic, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds

11. The ability to develop student learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing students’ achievement of those outcomes

12. An enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

13. A familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of technology in business education, including online instruction

14. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

15. The ability, initiative, and commitment to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the spirit of collegiality and innovation to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success

16. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications

• Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcome

• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted student

• Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus

• Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in business

• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within business courses and classrooms

• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices

Faculty Benefits

Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/01/2019 First Review Date 03/10/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience

3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

4. A cover letter that includes discussion of the following questions:

• What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?

• Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?

• How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
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2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
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5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Accomodations

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • EdJoin.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master's or above in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s or above in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree OR Bachelor’s in economics with a business emphasis AND Master’s or above in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree OR the equivalent (see below)?
    • Yes, I have a Master's or above in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor’s in any of the above AND a Master’s or above in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor’s in economics with a business emphasis AND a Master’s or above in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B degree
    • I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
    • No
  3. If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.)DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: Description ACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: Description PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3

 

 

 

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