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Emeritus Instructor (Health and Wellness)

South Orange County Community College District
Mission Viejo, California
$75,041/ annually

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Saddleback College


Emeritus Instructor (Health and Wellness)



Job Category:  Faculty CTA

Job Opening Date:  September 08, 2022

Job Closing Date:  October 25, 2022

Pay Grade, for more information click on this link:

Pay Rate Type: Monthly

Work Days: As assigned

Work Hours: As assigned

Hours Per Week: 36

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10

Salary: Starting at $75,041/ annually

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts with Degree Conferred


Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on October 24, 2022


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.


Mission: The mission of the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute is to promote lifelong learning by providing academically rigorous, mentally stimulating, socially engaging, and health improving courses for older adults in south Orange County.


The Emeritus Institute Department of Health and Wellness propels older adult students in their mental and physical health and wellness by providing curricula designed to educate and facilitate healthful living while aging.


Courses in this department are designed for the older adult, lifelong learner. The faculty member in the Health and Wellness Department may be assigned courses which have a lecture/lab split. This means the faculty member must lecture as part of a lecture/lab (applied health) class.



Core subjects in this department include:

Lecture: Consumer Health; Age-Related Health Risk Factors; Geropsychology-Perspectives on aging.


Lecture/Lab: Healthful-Living; Nutrition; Lab emphases in aerobics, aquatic fitness, balance and mobility, brain health, chair exercise, circuit training, Pilates, sequential stretching, tai chi, and yoga.


Assignments may include morning, midday, and evening courses scheduled Monday-Saturday including in-person and/or online modalities. Some teaching assignments may be for online classes scheduled asynchronously. In-person teaching assignments will primarily be off-campus, throughout south Orange County at various teaching sites with required travel between sites.


Faculty will be required to utilize CANVAS which is the Learning Management System of the South Orange County Community College District.


Teach Emeritus courses to a diverse student population.


Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.


Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.


Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.


Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.


Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.


Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division meetings.


Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.


Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.


Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner.  Comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.


Work cooperatively with staff and students.


Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught; and either (A) or (B):


(A) Thirty hours or two semester units of course work in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district.  This requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a non-credit instructor One year of professional experience working with older adults.  OR


(B) An associate degree with a major related to the subject of the course taught; and two years of occupational experience related to the subject of the course taught; and sixty hours or four semester units of coursework or classwork in understanding the needs of the older adult, taken at an accredited institution of higher education or approved by the district.  This last requirement may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor. OR the equivalent.


Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.


Desired Qualifications:

Two or more academic years (4 semesters) of professional, post-secondary faculty teaching experience specifically in a non-credit, lifelong learning academic program serving older adult students.


An earned graduate degree in kinesiology, exercise science, health science, health education, physical education, dietetics and nutrition, or the equivalent.


Professional certification in one or more specialties including: aerobics, balance and mobility, circuit training, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, or the equivalent.


Online instruction certification:


Example 1: @ONE Online Teaching Certificate including all of the following training courses:

1. Introduction to Course Design

2. 10-10-10: Communication That Matters

3. Assessment in Digital Learning

4. Creating Accessible Course Content

5. Online Teaching & Design Capstone


Example 2: The @ONE twelve-week Online Teaching and Design (OTD) course


Example 3: Saddleback College Online Educators Certificate


Demonstrated experience in developing lower-division curriculum at the college/university level.


Expertise in culturally responsive teaching in health and wellness, particularly applied through a gerontological lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for older adult lifelong learners; demonstrated ability to address and close equity gaps from a gerontological perspective related to older adult societal retention; demonstrated advocacy for the health and well-being of older adults; Recent experience working with diverse student populations such as African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other marginalized groups.


Application Procedure:

To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded:


•  Completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education and experience.

•  Cover letter.

•  Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.

•  Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution.  For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.  Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire.  Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.


Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.


Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted.  All travel arrangements will be at applicant’s expense.  Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on October 24, 2022. Application materials received after the closing deadline will not be accepted.


For an online application, information and instructions, visit the District Job Opportunities website at or call (949) 582-4850.


Federal law requires every new employee to present documentation showing eligibility to work in the U.S.  SOCCCD does not sponsor employment Visas.


Selection Procedure:

A screening committee will review application materials which are complete and received by the deadline.  A limited number of applicants will be invited to the District for an initial interview at their own expense.  Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.


Compensation and Fringe Benefits:

Full-time faculty are paid on the Academic Salary Schedule (see Wages for salary placement criteria in the Academic Employee Master Agreement located under Contracts on the District website).  The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits which includes medical and dental insurance, vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, long-term disability plan, and legal plan.  All premiums are fully paid by the District.



Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.


The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, employees, and volunteers with allowances for medical exemptions and sincerely held religious beliefs as defined by law. More information can be found on our District website by visiting



The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.




A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.


Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS




If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]




Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.




Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at or Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources office upon request.




The South Orange County Community College District is committed to creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and special place for individuals of all backgrounds.


Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive community that approaches higher education with the lens of social justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.




Important: You must make sure that you have completed your application for a posting by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, on the posting's Job Close Date, along with any required documents, in order to be considered for the position.


Applicants must complete all fields/sections on the application. Do not type "See Resume" or leave any fields blank. Applicants must enter their work experience, education, etc. on the District application. Applications reflecting "See Resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be considered for recruitment.


The South Orange County Community College District, founded in 1967, is one of 72 community college districts in California. It is a multi-campus district comprised of Saddleback College in the City of Mission Viejo, Irvine Valley College (IVC) in the City of Irvine, and the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) in the City of Tustin. With its strong ties to the 25 communities it serves, South Orange County Community College District links higher education to the quality of life and economic vitality of Orange County while helping generations of residents to fulfill their learning aspirations. South Orange County Community College District currently serves over 40,000 students each semester and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.

Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College are accredited, offering associate degrees and providing academic major prerequisites that are transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Critical career technical education programs, popular continuing education courses, and exciting cultural opportunities are also available at each campus.

Distinguished faculty from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and Irvine Valley College in Irvine provide students with rigorous academic classes, as well as state-of-the-art professional, vocational and skills training. Students, ranging in age from teens to retirees, receive cutting edge, “real world” training, making them highly competitive in the job market. For older, retired students, the Emeritus Institutes offers challenging and enriching special interest courses covering a broad spectrum of educational topics. Vibrant Community Education programs provide myriad lifelong learning opportunities for community members of all ages. Our newest campus, the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP), opened in Tustin the Fall of 2007 by offering courses from Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, and the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies.

Visit one of our campuses today and help us celebrate over 40 years of education and opportunity!

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