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Cuyamaca College seeks talented and dedicated candidates to apply for our faculty positions who share our strategic vision focused on student success and equity. With a remarkably diverse student body, we especially seek candidates with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students of all backgrounds. Cuyamaca College is proud to be recognized in California for its equity-minded and innovative approaches that facilitate clear educational and career pathways for our students. Situated on a tree-studded, 165-acre oasis, Cuyamaca College is also among the most picturesque campuses in beautiful San Diego County. Built in 1978, Cuyamaca College celebrates 40 years of excellence this year, now serving approximately 10,000 students. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, we encourage you to apply and join a stellar team of colleagues to lead us into the future.

Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, missions and values of the college and District. This position will entail teaching lecture and laboratory courses in Engineering for both Engineering majors and general education students. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for maintaining and continuing to grow a state-of-the-art Engineering program for the Science & Engineering department, and will include development, implementation and articulation of curriculum, development of facilities, and obtaining and participating in existing department grants. Cuyamaca College is a Guided Pathways college and the successful candidate will be expected to actively support a Guided Pathways approach to support student success. The department has a commitment to the use of active learning methods and technology in education and to integration of curriculum between related scientific disciplines whenever possible. It is expected that the person in this position will help to expand the department in this area. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

1. Teach lecture and laboratory classes in Engineering for engineering majors including Introduction to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Electric Circuits, Materials, Engineering Computer Applications, Engineering Graphics, and Digital Design.
2. Develop curricula and innovative teaching materials for engineering and closely related courses.
3. Participate in Department of Science & Engineering planning and decision-making including preparation and implementation of operational, planning, growth and budgetary strategies.
4. Participate in the college's shared governance process and serve on college committees.
5. Assist with articulation of courses with transfer institutions.
6. Advise and mentor students in the engineering program on a broad range of topics including degree requirements, strategies for academic success and career opportunities in engineering.
7. Provide academic assistance to students in the engineering program outside of normal class hours and demonstrate a willingness to work with and motivate these students, through activities such as club sponsorship, supervision of independent projects and development of workshops to better prepare students for academic success.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Posted: 2/21/2019
Application Due: 3/15/2019
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