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Economics Instructor - Tenure Track

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Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world one student at a time!

Starting Salary Range: $60,189 to $92,390 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $4,018 is granted to eligible faculty.

Excellent benefits, including quality health insurance at a *LOW COST for you and your family! Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. *Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

College Commitment to Equity and Diversity
Our ideal candidate will share and participate in Cabrillo's commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its socioeconomically and ethnically diverse student community. In the Fall of 2020, 58% of Cabrillo students are members of minoritized populations, identifying themselves as LatinX (48%), Multi Ethnic (5%), Asian (2%), Black Non-Hispanic (1%), Filipino (1%), American Indian/Alaskan Native (<1%) and Pacific Islander (<1%).

Cabrillo is proud to be an Hispanic Serving Institution, enrolling 48% Hispanic students, and recent data from spring 2021 indicate that the college has closed the achievement gap for graduation success (50% of graduates are Hispanic). The college is also proud of its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, having established Board goals of supporting antiracism efforts and promoting a year-long equity reading certificate program for faculty, staff, and managers.

Guided Pathways

Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project helping students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the College: Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

About the Community: Santa Cruz County is situated on the northern coast of beautiful Monterey Bay. The county has four predominant regions: the northern coast that includes the urban areas of Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Aptos; the mountainous north that separates Santa Cruz County from Silicon Valley, the San Lorenzo River Valley; and the agricultural south county that includes Watsonville and Corralitos on the way to Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas. With more than 29 miles of beaches, over 14 state parks, 2 colleges, over 70 wineries, hundreds of places to dine, a symphony, an NBA G League team, museums, a Shakespeare company and so much more, there’s something for everyone here.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: This full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule. The position begins on Monday, August 22, 2022 pending Governing Board ratification.

A full-time teaching load is ten semester classes per year with a typical class size of 50 to 60+ students. Some assignments will be in-person, either in Aptos or Watsonville, and some may be online. In addition to teaching, full-time instructors provide leadership to the department, to the division, and to the entire college.

About the Department:

The Cabrillo Economics department is part of the Human Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) division and offers two courses, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. The department offers an Associate Degree for Transfer (A.A.-T degree). Besides economics majors, students take economics to fulfill general education requirements or required preparation for specific majors such as a degree in business.

Examples of Duties

  • Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
  • Lead ongoing course assessments, departmental reviews, and planning
  • Maintain development in economic knowledge and pedagogy
  • Engage in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
  • Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
  • Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

  • Master’s in economics OR
  • Bachelor’s in economics AND Master’s in business, business administration, business management, business education, finance or political science OR
  • The *equivalent OR
  • A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in one of the above required fields
  • *Equivalency Application Form and Process link

    Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I am already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee.

    Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the Completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency.

    Still working on completing your degree? Applicants currently working on the required degree(s) for the position are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they must complete the Equivalency Form and attach supporting documentation with their application.

    For additional information, please review our Applicant FAQ’s here.

    Required Professional Expertise:

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field, curriculum development, review and assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of programs such as Guided Pathways, that address commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies enhancing student success
  • Work cooperatively and demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, administrators, faculty, and staff
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary teaching assignments
  • Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

    Successful online teaching experience Additional Information

    APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Answer all Supplemental Questions
  • Attach one of the following:
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended displaying any degrees conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense – click here for more information OR
    • Copy of lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in Economics, front and back (if applicable) OR
    • Equivalency Form – click here Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. Unofficial transcripts must accompany this form. Graduate students currently working on the required degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2022.
  • Please note: All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

    Attention Applicants
    Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including cover and reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.

    Selection ProcedureMeeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A teaching demonstration / presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists will be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and by accessing your application profile. Candidates invited in for an interview are slated for March 2022.

    Conditions of Employment
    Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes). Please see Cabrillo's COVID-19 Immunization Protocol here.

    EEO Statement
    Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

    Accommodations
    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at [email protected]

    Organization

    About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment. Employees at Cabrillo support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

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