Faculty Internship

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Faculty Internship

Salary: $52.94 - $66.34 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time
Job Number: 201700345
Closing: 6/30/2022 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Office of Instruction

Various Disciplines*
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:
  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    The internship program will introduce students, before they approach the end of their graduate studies, to the community college environment and student population. The faculty intern will serve under the direct supervision of a mentor who is qualified to teach in the assigned discipline and/or render the service the faculty intern will provide. Faculty members will provide support for in-class and out-of-class questions and evaluation of the interns' teaching capabilities. A faculty internship will be limited to a maximum of two (2) years. After successful completion of the internship, the intern may move into a regular adjunct pool in their respective discipline.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

  • First semester as an Intern:
    • Assigned a mentor
    • Will meet regularly with mentor to plan course content and discuss student engagement
    • Assigned to one (1) class within the discipline
    Second semester as an Intern:
    • Assigned to a mentor
    • Will have ad hoc access to mentor for support and troubleshooting
    • May be assigned more than one class based on Merced College's need

    Typical Qualifications

    REQUIRED:Disciplines requiring a master's degree
  • Enrollment in a master's or doctoral program at any accredited institution of higher education AND
  • Completion of at least one-half of the coursework, or equivalent, in that graduate program AND
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Disciplines not requiring a master's degree
  • Possess any license or certificate required to perform work pertaining to the discipline AND
  • Be within one (1) year of associate degree completion AND
  • Have six (6) years of industry experience in the discipline OR
  • Completion of an associate's degree AND five (5) years of industry experience in that discipline
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • *To access our 2021-2022 course catalog, please click on the following link: https://www.mccd.edu/getstarted/catalog/mc-catalog-2021-22.pdf (Download PDF reader)

    NOTE: A copy of the California Chancellor's Office minimum qualifications handbook can be found by clicking the following link

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd/promotionaljobs.

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter).
  • Resume.
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  • Diversity Statement: The Merced College District has a diverse staff and student population. As such, applicants must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large. Please describe how your professional experience would contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please do not include any personally identifying information. Limit your response to one (1) page.

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf (Download PDF reader).
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency) http://www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/eqforms.html.

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a teaching demonstration on a selected topic. Interviews may be held onsite or via Zoom. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for any incurred travel expenses, if necessary.

    Employee Benefits:
    Sick leave, faculty employed on a part-time hourly basis shall earn sick leave credit at the rate of one (1) hour for each twenty (20) hours of paid service.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd/jobs/3130901/faculty-internship

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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