Instructor, Philosophy

Fountain Valley, Orange County / Santa Ana, Orange County
Apr 11, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Coastline Instructor, Philosophy 9-C-15 $46,037.00 - $109,761.00 Annually Apply by: 05/20/2014 Complete job description and application available online at: Performance Responsibilities: 1. Provide instruction in Philosophy in accordance with established course outlines. 2. Teach any onsite, hybrid, or distance learning course offered by the Philosophy department. 3. Provide leadership in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student learning outcomes. 4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas. 5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. 6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to, the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district governance. 7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections. Minimum Qualifications: 1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d): a. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. b. Possess a Master's in philosophy. c. Possess a Bachelor's in philosophy and Master's in humanities or religious studies. d. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. e. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Desirable Qualifications: 1. Possession of a PhD in Philosophy. 2. A minimum of two years of recent and successful experience teaching various Philosophy courses, including Ethics and/or Logic & Critical Thinking. 3. Demonstrated current preparation in the discipline. 4. Experience with developing and teaching web-enhanced, hybrid, and online courses. 5. Strong commitment to quality teaching, student success, and academic excellence. 6. Familiarity with instructional technologies that address multiple learning styles. 7. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relations with students, staff, and faculty. 8. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 9. Evidence of continued professional development and commitment to serve the campus in other capacities beyond the usual classroom load. 10. Commitment to a student-learning-centered college. 11. Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in philosophy and its instructional program. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Contract (tenure track), full-time, two-semester, 175 day position. Position availability subject to funding. Location: Coastline Community College Start Date: Fall Semester – August 2014 Assignment may include evening and weekend classes. FACULTY PAY: For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $46,037 to $78,400 is offered, based on the 2013-2014 salary schedule of $46,037 to $109,761. In addition, an annual stipend of $2,781 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714. All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755. Application Requirements: To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes: 1. A complete Certificated Employment Application. 2. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position. 3. Current curriculum vitae not to exceed three (3) pages. 4. Application for Equivalency, if applicable. 5. A written response addressing the "Desirable Qualifications" - be sure to attach as a separate document. 6. Answers to Supplemental Questions. NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application even if your cover letter or CV already address those questions. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name. Disability Accommodations: If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request. Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer