Instructor, Math Performance Success (MPS)

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Initial Closing Date: 7/23/21*, but open until filled.

*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position of Instructor, Mathematics & Math Performance Success (MPS), De Anza College.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state’s 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District’s students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success.  We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability.  Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students.  We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression   
  • Information literacy   
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility  
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking          

The position is a tenure-track, full-time Instructor, Mathematics & Math Performance Success (MPS) at De Anza College. The successful candidate will teach statistics and/or mathematics courses within the Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Division. The instructor is expected to teach in both Math Performance Success (MPS) sections and non-MPS math sections. The MPS program aims to help all students (with a special focus on those traditionally underrepresented in STEM) meet their goals by improving student success in math through innovative and collaborative approaches including extended lecture time, in-class tutoring, and embedded counseling services. Currently, MPS programs offer Statistics, Precalculus, and Calculus sections. The instructor is expected to apply engaging, inclusive and equity-minded pedagogies, and culturally responsive teaching practices to students from diverse backgrounds in both the MPS Program and all mathematics courses they teach.


  1. Practice student-centered and equity-minded pedagogies and be intentional about using high-impact strategies that serves all students including underserved and disproportionately impacted students (i.e., Latino/a, African Ancestry, Filipino, Veterans, Foster Youth, Disabled Students, First-Generation Students, LGBTQ+, and low-income students)
  2. Teach community college mathematics and/or statistics courses to a diverse student populations (course range includes algebra, pre-calculus, statistics, calculus, discrete mathematics, linear algebra and differential equations);
  3. Teach Statistics, Precalculus, Calculus, and other math classes that are part of the Math Performance Success (MPS) Program that aims to help underrepresented students to succeed in math;
  4. Teach in multiple modalities that appeal to the learning characteristics of all students, including asynchronous/synchronous online courses and synchronous in-person courses, collaborative learning, etc.;
  5. Work collaboratively with math and other discipline faculty, tutors, counselors, Director of the STEM Program, and the Dean of PSME to ensure the success of all students at De Anza.
  6. Collaborate in the development and revision of curriculum;
  7. Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which is inclusive and mindful of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories;
  8. Provide leadership to disseminate equity-minded practices to other faculty, classified professionals and administrators;
  9. Perform standard duties expected of all faculty that include:
  • maintaining scheduled office hours
  • attending department, division, and program meetings
  • keeping abreast of pedagogical and discipline research
  • pursuing professional growth activities
  • participating in activities that enhance the student experience


    1. Knowledge of teaching mathematics, preferably to community college students and/or similar populations.
    2. Knowledge of teaching methods that are equity minded, eliminate the demographic predictability of educational outcomes, and enhance success for all student populations.
    3. Knowledge of a variety of instructional methods that emphasizes cooperation and collaboration among students and engages students in their own learning. 
    4. Knowledge of teaching methodologies that incorporate materials and activities that reflect the relevance of mathematics and statistics to students’ lives.
    5. Knowledge of the use of appropriate technology in the teaching and learning process.

    Skills and Abilities:

    1. Ability to prepare for and teach all mathematics and statistics courses offered by the department in a way that conveys enthusiasm for the subject and fosters excitement and curiosity inside and outside the classroom.
    2. Ability to present ideas in an organized and clear manner.
    3. Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success. 
    4. Ability to provide leadership in equity programs, policies, and initiatives. 


    1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
    2. Master's degree in mathematics or applied mathematics OR, Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in statistics, physics, or mathematics education OR, the equivalent. 

    In addition to the knowledge, skills, abilities and education listed above, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following:  

    1. Experience teaching mathematics.
    2. Experience teaching community college students and/or similar populations that include traditionally underserved and disproportionally impacted students.
    3. Demonstrated leadership in equity programs, policies, and initiatives. 
    4. Demonstrated experience working with staff, faculty, and administrators and in student success and cohort programs and learning communities to ensure the success of students.
    5. Evidence of continual professional growth relevant to community college teaching.



    1. Indoor, office environment.  

    Physical Abilities*:
    (*Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

    1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
    2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
    3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
    4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
    5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.  
    6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.  
    7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


    1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. 
    2. A cover letter documenting your experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications enumerated in the position announcement. Please be sure to address all preferred qualifications that you meet, as your responses will be a primary source of information concerning your qualification for the position. 
    3. A current resume or CV of all work experience, formal education and training. Please provide the exactdegree title(s) as they appear on your certificate(s).
    4. A list of all courses that you have taught (institution, title, and course number) or other instructional experiences that you feel are relevant to the position qualifications.
    5. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire: In a single document, not to exceed 300 words, please respond to the following question: Describe how your teaching is aligned with the mission statement of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, “Putting students first.”

    Please be sure your application includes all of the above materials before you submit it. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.   For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you must submit the Request for Equivalency form and supporting documentation.  This form must be submitted with your application packet.  You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. 

    You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

    HIRING RANGE:  Annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience. For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: In addition, the District is a participating member of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Faculty Association (FA).  The current Faculty/District Agreement can be found online at:


    Position: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
    Starting Date: Fall 2021

    We are happy to assist individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process, provided that you notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. 

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. 

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

    For more information about our application process contact:
    Employment Services
    Foothill-De Anza Community College District
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, California 94022
    (650) 949-6217
    Email: [email protected]


    Working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 43,000 students per quarter. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.

    The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.

    Foothill College

    Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.

    De Anza College

    Two words—"excellence" and "innovation" — have captured the essence of De Anza College for nearly four decades. Although each carries importance, together they're a winning combination that has established De Anza in the forefront of community colleges nationwide.   De Anza provides outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.     

    Employment with Foothill - De Anza

    Foothill - De Anza Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the U.S. that has distinguished itself as a leader among California Community Colleges.

    We currently employ approximately 1,200 full-time employees and 1,900 part-time employees. It is the policy of the District to provide an educational and employment environment which is committed to high quality, equal opportunity and diversity.

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