Instructor of Psychology, One-Year Temporary -2019-2020 - Modesto Junior College

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Position Information

Job TitleInstructor of Psychology, One-Year Temporary -2019-2020 - Modesto Junior CollegeSiteModesto Junior CollegeTenure TrackNon-Tenure Track PositionSalary Range / Other

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2018 – 2019 Salary Schedule – $59,926 to $112,199 per year, plus an annual $2,568 stipend for an earned doctorate.

New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $93,028.

Benefits

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Position Summary Information

Required Quals Summary

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s in psychology OR Bachelor’s in psychology AND Master’s in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience or social work OR the equivalent.

Determined by California State Chancellors Office.
Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:
http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Reports/2016-Minimum-Qualifications-Report-ADA.pdf

EQUIVALENCY:
District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet for minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, go to https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Teaching lower division college courses in Psychology.
•Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
•Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
•Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
•Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
•Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
•Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
•Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
•Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
•Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
•Participating in department, division, and college committees.
•Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.
•Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
•Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
•Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
•Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

•Education and/or experience in teaching lower division psychology courses at the community college level, including general psychology, human development, social psychology, research methods, and/or human sexualities.
•Current knowledge of research methodologies in the psychological sciences as they apply to the courses listed above.
•Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
•Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.

Desirable Characteristics

DESIRABLE CHARATERISTICS
•Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
•Enthusiasm for the learning process.
•Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
•Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.
•Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.
•Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
•Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
•Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.
•Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY: District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be placed on the appropriate salary column and step up to step 10. Initial salary placement will be at the first column/step until official transcripts have been submitted to Human Resources and placement processed.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The District may hire more than one applicant with this applicant pool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Licenses and Certificates Posting Detail Information

Open Date06/26/2019Close Date07/18/2019Open Until FilledNoPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * Describe any personal or professional experiences which have prepared you to teach in the unique environment of California Community College:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe experiences, which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of two of the following:1. Curricula or services which stress innovation:2. Accommodations of various student learning styles:3. Activities which promote currency and professional growth in subject area:4. Effective participation in leadership and management:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you possess the Master's degree or the Bachelor's/Master's degree listed in the Minimum Qualifications for this position?
    • Yes
    • No- If No, applicant must submit an Equivalency Form to be considered for this position. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at http://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
  6. * Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
    • Job Fair
    • YCCD Recruitment Website
    • Website-Other
    • YCCD Email
    • Family/Friend
    • Newspaper
    • CCC Registry
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript (Attach all college transcripts)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Equivalency
  3. List of Graduate Courses
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/29/2019
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