Assistant Professor/Learning Disabilities Specialist

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

Assistant Professor/Learning Disabilities Specialist

Disabled Students Programs and Services/Student Services/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 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

Conducts initial intake interviews with students, qualifies students for disability related accommodations based on medical documentation; conducts testing to establish eligibility for services under the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Learning Disabilities Eligibility Model; meets with students to provide support and develop strategies for effective learning in the community college setting; provides support to faculty as needed in working with students with disabilities; assists with the training and supervision of psychological interns on their learning disability testing rotation; makes presentations and conducts workshops for faculty, staff and students; and provides outreach to community college students and high school students transitioning to the community college. Maintains accurate student records, participates in department meetings and activities, and serves on campus wide committees. Be familiar with and observe administrative regulations.

Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in, or equivalent foreign degree, in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, educational psychology, or rehabilitation counseling AND fifteen semester units of upper division or graduate study in learning disabilities, to include, but not be limited to: (a) Learning disabilities; (b) Developmental disabilities, (c) Deaf and hearing impaired, (d) Physical disabilities, or (e) Adapted computer technology, OR
•  Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in DSPS, OR
• The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the application form.)

Desirable Qualifications
•  Completion of the California Community College Chancellor's Office Learning Disabilities Eligibility Training.
•  Formal training in the administration, scoring and interpretation of cognitive (WAIS-III) and achievement (WJ-III)
assessment instruments.
Experience with adults who have learning disabilities.
• Experience providing accommodations to students with a wide range of disabilities in a college setting
Knowledge of assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities.
Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability-related mandates
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
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 21, 2014