Assistant Professor of Human Development/Early Childhood Education/Child Development

United States, North America
Feb 03, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Assistant Professor of Human Development/Early Childhood Education/Child Development

Human Development/Human Services and Technology Division/Santa Ana College

Tenure Track Position

RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California’s 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience.
The starting salary may range from $53,554.86 to $90,579.07/year for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

The district will contribute up to $23,472.84 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,250 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee’s annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Starting Date: 2014 Fall Semester

Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 17, 2014, 5:00 pm

Teach combination of Human Development lecture and lab classes which may include evening or off-campus assignments. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Day-to-day operations include assisting students toward successful program completion and fostering student achievement. Collaborate with an advisory committee of industry professionals to review programs that results in developing and maintaining curriculum that meets current industry standards. Be familiar with and observe administrative regulations. Other responsibilities include assisting with course scheduling, course outline maintenance, grant writing, maintaining office hours, and coordination of department events. Manage student learning outcomes assessment such that the results of the assessment lead to meaningful instructional development. Assignment includes recruiting students for the Human Development Program by establishing relationships with area high school teachers and appropriate community organizations. Assumes committee responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
• Possess from an accredited institution: A Master's degree in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies, OR
• Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
•  The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Equivalency Statement:
The Rancho Santiago Community College District in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.

These equivalencies may include:
•  Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership, Psychology or Sociology with:
o at least 15 graduate units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, OR
o 5 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field, OR

• A Master's/Doctorate in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling/Therapy, OR

• A Master's/Doctorate in Family Life Studies, Life Management, or Family and Consumer Studies.

Desirable Qualifications
• Have at least three years of experience with young children and their families as a teacher, director, supervisor, or trainer in a
child development program or agency serving children and families.
• Two years of community college-level teaching experience.
• Master's degree or higher in child development, human development, or early childhood education.
• Ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom and to use technology to offer instruction through distance delivery modes, as appropriate and if required.
• Involvement in professional organizations related to children and families and/or advocacy for children and families.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) and biliterate.
• Evidence of knowledge of: Americans with Disabilities Act, Title XXII Licensing Regulations, Child Development Permit and Credentialing requirements, current trends and practices in Early Childhood Education including: issues of diversity, multicultural childrearing practices, developmentally appropriate curriculum, children with special needs, and the use of technology in the early childhood classroom.
• Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency preferred.
• A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
• Educational experience - breadth and depth
• Work experience - breadth and depth
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities
• Curriculum development
• Program development
• Community involvement
• Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
• Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
• Bilingual ability (if needed)

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
• Oral communication skills
•  Presentation
• Problem solving skills
• Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
• Writing skills/demonstration

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the online district academic application by the specified closing date for the position at All materials must be submitted online. A computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload materials/documents (no USB) are available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:

•  Resume (Required)
• Unofficial transcripts, showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.
The District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status or sexual orientation. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

Post: Tuesday, January 28, 2014