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WELCOME TO GWC!

Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a two-year college, serving over 19,000 students on a 122-acre campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education certificates, community education, and extensive student support services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its students. For the last two years, Golden West College has been named a "Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer" by The Campaign for College Opportunity in recognition of its extraordinary work in awarding and implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.

Golden West College (GWC) welcomes a diverse pool of candidates and has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes, inclusive practices, and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.

Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups. Additionally, the college supports equity minded programs as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events.

Golden West College Employee-Student Demographic Information

Direct Link: GWC Employee-Student Demographics


THE POSITION

Golden West College (GWC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in economics commencing with the 2022 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of economics. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Golden West College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of accounting.

The Economics Department shares GWC’s commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share GWC’s devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.

The Social Science Division at Golden West serves students with transfer degree opportunities and by providing general education breadth. We encourage innovative teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom. The Social Science Division is dedicated to continued growth of the departments and programs to meet educational goals of students and has a strong commitment to teaching and working with diverse students in an inclusive environment.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide instruction in economics in accordance with established course outlines.

Provide leadership in the development and revision of the economics curriculum responsive to the students served.

Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (3):

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

Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see "Additional Information" below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

AND

All candidates must demonstrate evidence of a responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree in Economics from an accredited institution with a strong emphasis on general economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, and quantitative methods.

3-years full-time equivalent (30 sections) teaching experience in economics as the instructor of record.

1-year full time equivalent (10 sections) of in person instruction and 1year full time equivalent (10 sections) experience and certification in distance education.

Recent and successful experience teaching a variety of lower division economics courses, preferably at the community college level.

Teaching experience or graduate coursework in areas of mathematical economics, statistics, global and international economics, political economy, environmental economics, and public issues.

Demonstrated experience in creating and updating course and program curriculum through the campus curriculum committee.

Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and implementing student centered initiatives to support closing equity gaps.

Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom and incorporating multicultural examples in teaching practices.

Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the district.

Ability to work with computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment

PAY PHILOSOPHY

For a full-time, 2-semester, tenure-track position a maximum starting range of $57,396 to $97,854 is offered, based on the 2021-2022 salary schedule of $57,396 to $136,836. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,348 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

BENEFITS

The district provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Please see the benefits tab above for a comprehensive list of employee benefits.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet at https://www.cccd.edu/employment/index.html by the application deadline: 11:59 p.m., January 27, 2022.

Incomplete applications, application materials submitted by mail and documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered. Please note that the district does not return materials submitted in the application process (copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).

A complete application packet includes:

A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.

All Unofficial Transcripts. Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES).

Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).

A Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae that outlines your educational background and completed degrees, teaching experience, and professional experience relevant to this position. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)

A Cover Letter that addresses additional information noted in either the Minimum or Desirable Qualifications and that is not included in #3 or #4 above. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).

Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable. (upload as separate attachments - PDF recommended)

How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the State Minimum Qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form. This form must be included as an attachment to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials.

Submit an application online at:

https://www.cccd.edu/employment/index.html

Coast Community College District – Human Resources

1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4716.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

All online applications received by the application deadline will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest committee evaluation of preferred qualifications will be invited to an interview.

If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.

During the interview, candidates may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise, or hands-on practical.

Consideration will also be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.

The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited for a second-level interview.

The hiring manager will conduct reference checks on the final candidate. The district reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.

The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.

The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.

Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.

The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.

Additional Information

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:

Submit “official” transcripts after employment offer;

Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination card or Vaccination Exemption;

Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States including a Social Security Card; AND

Participate in a new hire onboarding appointment with an Employment Services Representative.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and, equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services, and student support services.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Organization

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

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