Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

San Diego, San Diego County
Jun 16, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

San Diego Community College District

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Alcohol and Other Drug Studies

Closing Date:

Classification Title:
Behavioral Sciences / Alcohol & Other Drug Studies: Contract Instructor (City College)

City College

Pay Information:
10-Month Contract Position

The salary range for this Assistant Professor level position is $5,329.73 – $6,803.29 per month. Note that all new faculty hired by the SDCCD start at the Assistant Professor level. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Adjunct/Overload College Classroom and Non-Classroom, Schedules B and C. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Assistant Professors may earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor.

For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0
Job Duration: 10
Position Number: 007860
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty
Position Type: Academic
Department: School of Bhv/Soc Sci, Cons & Fam Studies

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Alcohol and Other Drug Studies at San Diego City College beginning Fall 2014. One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and career-technical offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. Assignment may include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the 2014-15 academic year.

Major Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences/ Alcohol and Other Drug Studies is a member of the Behavioral Sciences Department and reports to the Dean of the School of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Consumer & Family Studies. The Behavioral Sciences Department includes the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Human Services, Future Studies, and Peace Studies.

Primary responsibilities for the new Behavioral Sciences/Alcohol and Other Drug Studies faculty member are teaching Pharmacology of Psychoactive Substances, Introduction to Chemical Dependency, Prevention, Intervention, Law and Ethics, Chemical Dependency Case Management, Family Counseling, Group Dynamics, Chemical Dependency Internship and Seminar.

The assignment will be 15 class hours per week. Additional responsibilities of (College) faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, serving on college and District committees, participating in various departmental and college activities, developing curriculum, and willingness to take on leadership roles in the department.


Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions
1. Any bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experience; OR,
2. Any associate degree AND six years of professional experience.; OR,
3. The equivalent; OR,
4. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Psychology.

Equivalency: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page ( You will need to complete and upload this form with your on-line application.

Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, or Social Work preferred.
• Graduate preparation in psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, social work, chemical dependency counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or marriage and family therapy with emphasis in Alcohol and Other Drug Studies.
• Experience teaching Alcohol and Other Drug Studies courses, such as Introduction to Chemical Dependency, Group Dynamics, Family Counseling, Case Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Prevention, Intervention, Law and Ethics.
• Experience in the field of Chemical Dependency counseling.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Experience working with individuals having diverse learning abilities.
• Experience using non-traditional teaching methods and technologies and computer technology in the classroom.
• Currency in the field of Alcohol and Drug Studies.
• Experience developing and/or reviewing courses, curriculum, and/or new programs.
• Experience establishing cooperative working relationships with others.
• Cultural competency working with diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
• Knowledge of the California Community College mission.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Licenses/Certificates/Credentials: [If possess] Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Psychology

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions: Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
1. Cover Letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae;
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Legible Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts that clearly state the institution name and degree(s) received. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded; AND,
4. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation [you may upload letters sent to you using the respective document name labels on the Documents page (optional documents) OR you may request confidential letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail from the Reference Requests page. You may use a combination of both methods, however, please ensure you are submitting a maximum of three (3) letters with your online application].

[If applicable] REQUEST FOR EQUIVALENCY FORM: Link to the form is available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: Any applicable documentation

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

Additional Information: Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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San Diego Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer