Assistant Professor/Counselor

Location
United States, North America
Posted
Feb 03, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track


Assistant Professor/Counselor
#AC14-0354

Counseling Division/Santa Ana College

Tenure Track Position

Salary
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 $58,758.01 to $99,378.87/year for 192 contract days, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

Benefits
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: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 5:00 pm

Responsibilities
Counselors provide academic, career and personal counseling by assisting current and prospective students with course and program information, career exploration, educational planning, career selection, and the identification and exploration of personal concerns. They provide assessment opportunities and use the results in helping students with course and program selection. Counselors may teach courses as assigned by the Dean of Counseling. They provide assistance to students on academic probation and assist in the monitoring of student progress with emphasis in helping students to achieve their educational goals. When appropriate, they refer students to other student services programs or community resources. They may participate in staff development and in-service training activities. They perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy, or marriage, family and child counseling, OR bachelor's degree in one of the above listed degrees AND a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), 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).

Desirable Qualifications
• Two years of educational counseling experience
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

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.

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 www.rsccd.edu. 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)
Letter of interest (Required)
One letter of recommendation (Required)
Written responses to supplemental questions, 3-4 pages in length; double spaced (Required)

Supplemental Questions
1. Explain your service on committees and your involvement with campus-wide activities in a community college
setting.
2. Outline your experience with assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for counseling programs and services.
3. Specify the community college counseling assignments you have held and the number of hours you worked per
week on these assignments.

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: Thursday, January 30, 2014



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