Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TT as Basic Skills Math Instructor, Kern CC District CA *Physics MS qualify*

Job Title: Basic Skills Math Instructor Position Number: Posting Date 12/12/2013 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Type: Contract Academic Rate: Work Week This is a ten-month (175-day), tenure track, faculty position Minimum Salary: $47,798.81 per year Maximum Salary: $77,097.52 per year College/Site Porterville College Location PC-Main Campus Basic Function This is a full-time, tenure-track, 175-day position as a community college Basic Skills Mathematics instructor. Instructor is responsible for providing a full professional service week, which may involve teaching at off-campus sites and/or require evening and Saturday classes as part of assignment. Responsibilities include coordinating and promoting the integration of Basic Skills philosophy throughout the campus. Teaching faculty are also responsible for providing a full professional week which includes, but not limited to, teaching 15 units of mathematics per semester with a primary emphasis in basic skills mathematics and holding five office hours per week. Other duties include: maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline specific professional activities. Benefits: Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are provided for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program. Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge and Abilities: Provide instruction in mathematics as assigned, primarily in basic skills. Participate in all aspects of curriculum review and development. Maintain required class documents. Maintain expertise in subject matter. Participate in college-widecommittees and work groups. Participate in recruitment and articulation efforts with other educational institutions. Work collegially with full-time and adjunct faculty at all sites. Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials. Maintain scheduled online and campus office hours for student contact. Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in mathematics or applied mathematics; Experience in teaching basic skills mathematics courses offered in the community college: arithmetic, pre-algebra and math in the modular format. Specific commitment to students with math anxiety and impediments to learning. Experience in or willingness to participate in the development of mathematics curriculum and commitment to shared governance of the college. Experience with math labs, learning assistance centers, tutoring and other learning support programs Experience in technology-assisted applications for mathematics and distance learning modes of education. Experience in a field or occupation that applies mathematics to the real world. Demonstrated life-long commitment to professional growth. Education and Experience MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s in mathematics or applied mathematics; OR - Bachelor’s in mathematics or applied mathematics AND Master’s in statistics, physics, or mathematics education; OR - Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Mathematics at the California Community College level; OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form. AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. Salary Grade Requested Start Date: Special Instructions to Applicants First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include: Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form Current resume Letter of interest (Cover Letter) Statement of personal philosophy of teaching Copies of legible transcripts List of six (6) professional references listed on application form Copy of sample syllabi Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.