General Business/Computer Applications Professor

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General Description

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. College of Sequoias provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

College of the Sequoias is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Business Department beginning August 2023.


COMMITMENT TO EQUITY:

College of the Sequoias values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who promote the success and inclusion of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.


Job Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for the teaching assignment will be in General Business (e.g., Entrepreneurship, Business English, Finance, and Business Communication) and Computer Application courses (Computer Concepts and Introduction to Computers, and Keyboarding).

Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, online, and teaching at our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare.

Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is voluntary. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, justice, and appreciation for diversity throughout the college.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate must meet the following criteria. The degree must be from an institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.

  • Master’s in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing, technology management or business education OR
  • Bachelors in any of the above AND Masters in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree OR
  • Bachelors in economics with a business emphasis AND Masters in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree OR
  • The equivalentAND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/Governance/Board/BoardPolicies/Documents/AP%207211%20-%20Equivalency.pdf

    Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    The Business Division is looking for evidence of the following:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is highly desirable
  • Recent teaching experience in General Business courses and a strong background in computer applications and system hardware and software in the adult, secondary, and/or college/university level.
  • A background in business, marketing, finance, etc., and a strong background in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Familiarity with the educational needs of community college students pursuing a certificate, degree, and/or transferring to a four-year university.
  • Experience and a commitment to working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
  • Evidence of ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
  • Ability to make a positive contribution to the instructional program at College of the Sequoias by developing instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines, and other necessary material.
  • Ability to incorporate student learning outcome objectives within courses and programs and assess those outcomes.
  • Experience in alternative instructional modes.
  • Application Procedure

    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

    • Completed online application.
    • Equity Narrative (included in the application packet)
    • Letter of interest, which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter, we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
    • Resume
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of courses and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
    • Equivalency documents (If necessary)
    • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

    Recruitment Analyst: Keila Reynoso at [email protected] or 559-730-3920.

    College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

    Organization

    College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

    In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

    COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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