Teaching Intern '20-'21 (Teaching Internship with Experienced Support) TIES Program
A teaching intern in the TIES Program will collaborate with a full-time, discipline-specific Coast Community College District faculty member who will serve as a formal mentor. Through the mentor/intern relationship, teaching interns will gain first-hand observational and guided instructional experience; insight into course and lesson planning, student engagement techniques, and best practices for classroom management; and opportunities to shape and connect with the community college culture. The following performance responsibilities further describe the position:
- Participate in a brief, pre-semester orientation and a final celebration and debriefing of program accomplishments near the end of the semester.
- Attend, regularly, one of the mentor's course sections throughout the duration of the semester. As mentors and interns agree, there may be flexibility for interns to attend multiple sections.
- Communicate respectfully and effectively with the mentor; regularly share needs, expectations, and ideas.
- Meet with the mentor for a minimum of 30 minutes per week using a mode or modes agreed upon by both parties: in person, on the phone, by email, over Skype, etc.
- Collaborate with mentors to prepare course and/or lesson plans.
- Prepare with and receive the approval of the mentor to teach a minimum of two 20-minute lessons for students. Debrief about the lessons with the mentor.
- Interact with students as guided by mentors; this may include conferencing with students in class or in office hours, leading small- and large-group discussion, and/or facilitating study or review sessions.
- Collaborate with mentors to develop and/or strategize about student assessment techniques, including grading methods.
- Observe and develop strategies for engaging students and for managing the classroom.
- Understand the role of campus and/or department-wide committee service by attending at least one college-, division-, or department-wide meeting.
- Strategize with mentors to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom in which all participants' ideas, cultures, and identities are valued and respected.
- Participate in discussions about cultural humility and equity in relation to community college students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Identify the roles that various campus offices and individuals play in student and employee success.
- Heighten a sense of belonging to the community college faculty culture through regular and open dialogue with mentors about these subjects: prioritizing professional responsibilities, avoiding burn out, managing time and work/life commitments, and locating opportunities for professional growth.
- Engage in opportunities for career development by attending a District "Hire Me" workshop, reviewing application and interview strategies with mentors, and connecting with students and professionals in higher education.
- Design and perform additional duties in consultation with the mentor and/or Program Director.
Applicants must meet 1a, 1b, 1c, or 1d and 2 to be considered:
Applicants are eligible to participate in the program only if they have never taught a community college course. Additionally, applicants may not participate in the program and concurrently teach a community college course.
- Academic/Professional Experience: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):
- Individuals currently enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral program, who have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework at the graduate level.
- Master's or doctoral degree holders who have not had paid higher education teaching experience.
- For vocational/technical areas only: Bachelor's degree holders with a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area and no paid higher education teaching experience.
- For vocational/technical areas only: Associate's degree holders with a minimum of six years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area and no paid higher education teaching experience.
OPEN RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
Applications, along with all required materials, must be received no later than the posted closing date. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
A select number of candidates will be invited for an interview. Selection for interviews will be based on (1) connections to disciplines of special interest, (2) academic preparation and/or occupational experience, (3) responses to the supplemental questions, and (4) demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socio-economic, lifestyle, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds in community college environments.
Applicants will be notified of their status by early December.
Teaching Interns in the TIES Program will be paid a $500 stipend on the last business day of May 2021. Failure to complete the assigned performance responsibilities may result in nonpayment.
To be considered for employment, applicants must submit a complete application packet, which includes all of the following materials:
- A completed District online application (including embedded supplemental questions)
- A professional résumé or CV
- Unofficial copies of college transcripts from the highest level completed and those from a program in which the applicant is currently enrolled (if applicable)
Please apply online at http://www.cccd.edu/employment/open_positions/Pages/default.aspx.