Instructor, Psychology

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Instructor, Psychology

$65,700.00 - $93,700.00 Annually

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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7/25/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

This is a full-time, tenure track psychology instructor position in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The college is seeking an individual who is capable of teaching psychology courses and who possesses expertise in statistics for the social sciences and research methods. Under the direction of the Dean, the teaching assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following: Statistics for the Social Sciences, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology, and other psychology courses including Life Span Development, as well as participate in any other professional responsibilities as identified under 18.2.3 of the faculty agreement. Although the assignment is initially at the Rancho Campus, courses may also be taught at the Fontana or Chino campuses.


This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
• Provide instruction of psychology/social science courses in accordance with established course outlines;
• Participate in the development and revision of culturally responsive curriculum;
• Participate in department meetings and activities and on department and college committees;
• Perform other duties required of full-time faculty;
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
• Teach courses at the Chino and Fontana campuses, and high school locations, or at other locations.


• Master's degree in Psychology; OR
• Bachelor's degree in Psychology AND Master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work; OR
• Possession of a valid lifetime California Community College credential authorizing service as an instructor in Psychology; OR
• The equivalent (equivalency questions are included in the Faculty Application for Employment); AND
• Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by any or all of the following:
• Two or more years college-level teaching experience in Psychology;
• Expertise with the student populations included in the Chaffey College Equity Plan;
• Experience teaching psychology and/or social science classes online.
• Recent experience teaching courses in non-traditional formats such as online, hybrid, fast-track, accelerated, etc.;
• Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of advanced technology which are utilized in providing high quality classroom instruction;
• Teaching experience in statistics for the social sciences;
• Knowledge in the use of SPSS software;
• Teaching experience in research methods;
• Evidence of working with student groups;
• Learner-centered, able to inspire, motivate, and empower students to succeed;
• Evidence of preparation to teach individuals of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds;
• Understanding of the philosophy and objectives of the community college;
• Evidence of current preparation in the discipline.

Additional Information

Based upon the minimum and/or desirable qualifications stated in this position announcement, the initial salary placement range is $65,700 (minimum qualifications) to $93,700 (doctorate) (Fall 2019 salary schedule). Placement is based on the regular full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon verification of relevant experience and coursework from a regional or nationally accredited institution of higher learning.

Health care, dental program, and vision services for employees and eligible dependents; employee life insurance; sick leave; and retirement coverage through the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

ChaffeyCollege recently implemented a new online electronic application system. The new application can be accessed at The application package must include an online district employment application, filled out in detail and clearly reflect that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the position announcement. In addition, the following documents must be uploaded and included with the online application submission:

Please do not include any additional documents; only the documents that are indicated below. If documents are uploaded that are not required, the application may be disqualified.
• Cover Letter(State briefly how the applicant meets the qualifications)
• Resume
• Professional Reference List(Include names, current addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses)
• Copy of Transcripts(Transcripts must indicate degree earned/conferred - photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Transcripts of all degrees applicable to meeting the minimum qualifications for this position must be included. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Official sealed transcripts will be required upon hire.)
Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service. Educational requirements must be met on or before the closing date.

Completed application and related materials must be submitted no later than the application deadline indicated at the top of this announcement. Failure to submit all required application materials may result in the applicant not being considered for the position.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Applicants should promptly notify the Office of Human Resources of any change of address and/or phone number. All application materials are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

The Selection Process
A screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the announcement and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually held on the Chaffey College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee. Additional interviews may be required. Reasonable accommodations are provided to persons with disabilities. Should an applicant have a need for an accommodation due to a disability, the applicant should contact the Office of Human Resources. Travel costs related to an interview will be borne by the applicant.

About the College

The College
Established in 1883, Chaffey College is one of California's first colleges. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Chaffey's Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Chino campus locations serve students from throughout the Inland Empire. A fully accredited two-year institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Chaffey College offers associate degrees and vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Most recently named one of the Top 10 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute; Chaffey College remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of its students, faculty, and staff through education.

Serving throughout the diverse Inland Empire, Chaffey College provides services to the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, reaching a population of more than 830,000. The District also recruits from some of the area's top high schools, accepting students from four surrounding districts; Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Unified School District, Fontana Unified School District, and the Upland Unified School District.

Whether the goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce better prepared, Chaffey College provides its students with the opportunity to take a variety of applicable courses. From taking lower division and general education classes to learning career-technical skills, the college provides its students with the tools needed to succeed during their time at Chaffey and beyond.

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