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Computer Information Systems Instructor (2 Positions)

Pasadena City College
$7,471.29 - $11,097.09 Monthly

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Pasadena City College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Computer Information Systems (CIS) Instructor commencing with the 2023-2024 academic year.
CIS instructs students in a wide range of information communication and technology (ICT) courses in Microsoft enterprise system administration, Cisco enterprise network/security No-lP/wireless administration, cybersecurity, database development and administration, software development, and full stack web development. CIS plans to offer new courses in data science, big data, business and data analytics, intelligence and warehousing, block chain technology, robotic programming, machine learning, Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps, Cisco DevNet, and Internet of Things (loT).

We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.

At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.

  • We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice.
  • We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
  • Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
  • We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
  • We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.

  • We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.


    • Teach classes in this discipline/area
    • Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching a diverse population of both major and non-major students
    • Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum
    • Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students
    • Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
    • Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
    • Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities


    • Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
    • Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
    • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
    • Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved
    • Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes
    • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning techniques
    • Excellent understanding and knowledge of object oriented and procedural programming languages
    • Proficiency in various programming languages which includes but not limited to Java, C++, Pearl, Python, R, SQL, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby on Rails
    • Proficiency in software engineering / software development life cycle / secure development life cycle
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning technologies
    • Commitment to stay abreast of current topics in programming languages and related fields
    • Willingness to take the lead in curriculum development for the department and program especially in program language related areas
    • Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off­ campus community groups and educational partners
    • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
    • Demonstrated understanding of career pathways and transfer/workforce opportunities as they relate to the field
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of professional experience
  • OR• Associate's degree AND six (6) years of professional experienceOR
    • Valid California Community College Instructor CredentialOR
    • The equivalent
    Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.


  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following (listed alphabetically):
    • Data Analytics
    • Database Development and Administration
    • DevOps and Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, and Google)
    • Full Stack Web Development
    • Machine Learning services in the Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, and Google)
    • Software Development/Engineering
  • Hold valid programming language industry certifications
  • Minimum of four (4) years of full-time recent experience as a software developer/engineer/analyst and/or a full stack web developer
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience teaching programming (intro and advanced) courses at the college level or equivalent
  • Experience using learning management systems
  • Documented experience in generating financial resources through grants/contracts

  • APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on February 27, 2023 will receive full consideration.
    Please keep in mind the following:

  • If you do not follow the process or your application is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
  • The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
  • While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
  • Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.
  • The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.
  • Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified. approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their applicationSUPPORTING DOCUMENTS:For full consideration, all of the following must be submitted along with the online application. An incomplete application packet will not be forwarded to the hiring committee for review.
  • Complete application for employment indicating your career experiences and your abilities as they relate to this position
  • Detailed resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter that addresses your qualifications for this position. Please include the ways you meet each of the items listed under the "Responsibilities/Duties", "Minimum Qualifications", "Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities", and "Desirable/Preferred Qualifications". Include an Equity, diversity, and inclusion statement that describes your past and planned contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • After a review of applications received, the District may require the completion and submission of supplemental documents prior to the interview process. A teaching demonstration may be required at the interview stage.Note: It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
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    The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

    Institutional Core Values

    As an institution committed to successful student learning in an environment of intellectual freedom, Pasadena City College is guided by the following essential, enduring and shared values:

    A Passion for Learning

    A Commitment to Integrity

    An Appreciation for Diversity

    A Respect for Collegiality

    A Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence

    Academic programs: 60 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Career and Technical programs: 76 program areas, with day, evening and weekend classes

    Lifelong learning programs: 25 program areas with evening and weekend classes

    Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

    Offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Occupational Skills Certificates

    Recognized for:

    • High student transfer rate
    • Honors at Entrance Scholarship awards and nearly $28 million in student scholarships and financial aid

    Number of Employees:

    • 435 faculty, librarians, counselors and administrators;
    • 625 adjunct faculty
    • 382 maintenance, trades, professional, clerical, and management


    We are looking for faculty, administrators, and support staff who will help us meet our educational goals of providing students with:

    • excellence in education in a learning-centered environment, 
    • high-quality support services, and
    • a campus climate that embraces diversity.

    We are proud of our excellence. We invite you to contribute to our tradition of excellence and to apply for available positions in the Academic, Classified, Adjunct Faculty, and Management categories.

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