Tuesday, January 12, 2016

TT, Director/Assistant Professor, Los Medanos College CA


Position TitleMESA Director/Assistant Professor
Description of Position
This is a full-time, tenure track position under the STEM departments. Under general direction, the director will develop, plan, organize, direct, supervise, and coordinate the college MESA and S-STEM programs and complete related administrative duties as required.
For questions contact Sandi Schmidt, sschmidt@losmedanos.edu or 925/473-7408.
Recruitment TypeFaculty
LocationLos Medanos College
Posting NumberF00174
# of Openings1
Yearly Salary Range / Hourly Range$58,452 - $$87,960 per year
Position StatusTenured Track
EEO Job CategoryFaculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee GroupFull-Time Faculty
DepartmentL5000-Liberal Arts & Sciences
DisciplineBiological sciences
Alternate DisciplineChemistry
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Candidate must meet the minimum qualifications for ONE of the disciplines approved under STEM (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physics/Astronomy) as required below:
Biological Sciences:
• Master’s degree in any biological science OR
• Bachelor’s degree in any biological science AND master’s degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR
• The equivalent
• Master’s degree in chemistry OR
• Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry AND master’s degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry OR
• The equivalent
Computer Science:
• Master’s degree in computer science or computer engineering OR
• Bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND master’s degree in mathematics, cybernetics, business administration, accounting or engineering OR
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering AND master’s degree in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration OR
• Bachelor’s degree in mathematics AND
master’s in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration OR
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a master’s degree in information science, computer information systems, or information systems OR
• The equivalent
• Master’s degree in any field of engineering OR
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, or geology OR
• The equivalent.
• Master’s degree in mathematics or applied mathematics OR
• Bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND master’s degree in statistics, physics, or mathematics education OR
• The equivalent
• Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR
• Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR
• The equivalent.
Please Note:
If you do not meet the minimum qualifications EXACTLY as required above or if you’re unsure whether or not your degree meets the minimum qualifications, you MUSTcomplete the equivalency form contained in the application packet.
Degrees must have been granted by a college or university accredited by a recognized accrediting agency. All foreign degrees must be evaluated by NACES, National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. It is important that the candidate request an evaluation to determine what comparable U.S. degree they possess.
Desirable Qualifications
A Master’s degree in a STEM discipline AND:
• Experience providing academic services to students in mathematics based fields
• Experience teaching and knowledge of curriculum for introductory level courses forSTEM majors;
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with a diverse group of colleagues;
• Knowledge of Principles and practices of program administration, supervision, and training;
• Research and report writing techniques (including grant reporting);
• Experience analyzing policies and procedures to formulate recommendations for improvement
• Experience working with diverse racial, ethnic, gender, disabled, and cultural populations; and commit to working on reform surrounding student equity issues.
Job Open Date:12/16/2015
Job Close Date:02/05/2016
Open Until FilledNo
Employment Begins:Fall 2016 Semester - Mid August
# of Months10
Diversity Statement
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.
Employee Benefits
Membership in State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)
District-paid benefits (employee contributes 6%) for employee and dependents/domestic partners include:
- Medical (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) insurance including chiropractic services
- Dental and vision
- Flexible spending (125) plan
- Life and long-term disability insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Deferred compensation (403b and 457)
- Sabbatical Leave
Additional Benefits: The District also offers eligible faculty employees, travel assistance plan, retiree benefits, and employee discounts on health memberships.
The United Faculty positions are within a collective bargaining unit. United Faculty employees are required to join the union or pay an equivalent service fee. The monthly contribution is an agency fee of .55 % of gross pay + $2.50.
How to Apply
1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.
2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.
3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.
4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.
5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.
6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a “placeholder” document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.
7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.
Selection Process
Applications will be screened to ensure the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial college transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense.
2. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a demonstration appropriate to the discipline. Selected interviewees may be invited to present an entire lecture in front of a class. Responses to the interview questions and demonstration will be rated by the interview committee.
3. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited at their own expense to the campus for an interview with the college president and vice president of instruction.
4. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.
5. Upon hire, the successful candidate must meet the conditions of employment. Finalists must provide verification of transcripts. TB test, physical examination, fingerprinting/conviction clearance and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement
In accordance with the United Faculty Contract, Article, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. Please upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date
ADA Accommodations
Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by notifying the Human Resources Department by the deadline date. Candidates will be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made. Please complete the forms provided in the links above and email to 
Quick Linkhttp://www.4cdcareers.net:80/postings/3161
About Us
About the District
Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is located in Contra Costa County in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area. Contra Costa County has approximately one million residents, living within 720 square miles. The county is diverse in business, population, and wealth.
CCCCD first opened its doors in 1949. It is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The county population is served by Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, in addition to the Brentwood Center, and San Ramon Campus. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College is a large suburban community college, approximately 25 miles east of San Francisco in Contra Costa County. One of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, DVC enrolls approximately 20,000 students, about 40% who come from groups historically underrepresented in higher education. DVCranks consistently as one of the most successful transfer institutions in California and also offers a wide range of highly respected occupational programs leading to certificates or degrees. The faculty is known for its intellectual vitality and deep commitment to the success of its students.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Paper screening will take place February 8 – 21, 2016. Screening interviews will be held March 7-18, 2016. The final interviews will be held March 14-25, 2016.