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Psychology: Contract Instructor-College Credit

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Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT on the closing date. If you need assistance with your online application, employment staff is available 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PT, Monday through Friday (excluding all major holidays).

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). Please enter "N/A" if any section does not apply.
  1. Complete online application;
  2. Supplemental Questions-Assistant Professor, Psychology, (N.B. Applicants must answer EACH of the questions completely; references to c.v.’s, résumés, or other uploaded documents, even if included separately, are not sufficient, and will result in the application being considered “incomplete”);
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing experience, education, and training related to the position, and publications and presentations (if any);
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from all institutions listed in the online application and/or in the c.v.;
  5. Letter of Interest;
  6. Three Professional References listed within the online application.
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. Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.
  • 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: it is the applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)

    Closing Date: 11/30/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Classification Title Psychology: Contract Instructor-College Credit
    Working Title Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Recruitment Limits
    Location San Diego Mesa College
    Pay Information

    Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($5,697.94 – $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFTCOLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

    Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

    Position Equivalent FTE:

    1.0

    Job Duration 10
    Position Number: 000402
    FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
    Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty
    Range (na)
    Position Type Academic
    Department School of Social/Beh Sci and Multicul Studies
    The Position

    From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
    San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence,” we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
    As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 53 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
    We are adding new faculty who, alongside our stellar current faculty, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

    Applications are now being accepted for one position of Assistant Professor, Psychology, beginning Fall 2018 (August 15, 2018) at San Diego Mesa College. Interviews will occur between February 12 and February 15, 2018. While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

    Major Responsibilities

    Primary responsibility is the teaching of Behavioral Science Statistics and General Psychology. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching Introduction to Psychological Research and/or other courses. The assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.

    Qualifications

    Master’s in psychology
    OR
    Bachelor’s in psychology AND Master’s in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work
    OR
    the equivalent.

    NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.

    Desired Qualifications

    The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of:
    • Subject matter competency.
    • Completion of appropriate graduate level coursework in Statistics, Research Methods, and a specialty area.
    • Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of teaching techniques, along with the ability to fairly and effectively evaluate student performance.
    • Recent teaching experience in Statistics and General Psychology at the lower-division college level.
    • Active contributions to Departmental activities and goals (as a graduate student or as a professional).
    • Effective oral communication and writing ability.
    • Continued professional growth and maintaining currency in the general field of Psychology.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
    • Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
    The following qualifications are desired or preferred but not required:
    Ph.D. in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution

    Equivalency

    If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

    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:
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    moderate

    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). Please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.


    1. Complete online application;

    2. Supplemental Questions-Assistant Professor, Psychology, (N.B. Applicants must answer EACH of the questions completely; references to c.v.’s, résumés, or other uploaded documents, even if included separately, are not sufficient, and will result in the application being considered “incomplete”);

    3. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing experience, education, and training related to the position, and publications and presentations (if any);

    4. Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from all institutions listed in the online application and/or in the c.v.;

    5. Letter of Interest;

    6. Three Professional References listed within the online application.

    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.

    Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.

  • 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: it is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Conditions of Employment:

    SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:

  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
  • Provide a Tuberculosis Clearance Certificate 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 (if applying for a permanent contract position, you must be able to permanently work in the U.S.); AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
  • EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT
    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

    Additional Information:

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

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    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.

    Posting Number AC00632

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Letter of Interest (Refer to "Special Instructions" in Posting)
    2. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
    3. Unofficial Transcript(s) (Graduate) from every institution listed in the online application
    4. Unofficial Transcript(s) (Undergraduate) from every institution listed in the online application
    Optional Documents
    1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Please list the Undergraduate Upper Division courses you have completed in Psychology. Include: course title (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), units (specify if it is quarter units or semester units), and date completed. Please also list relevant Upper Division courses you have completed in other disciplines.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please list the Graduate courses you have completed in Psychology. Include: course title (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), units (specify if it is quarter units or semester units), and date completed. Please also list relevant Graduate courses you have completed in other disciplines.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Please list the courses you have taught in any areas of Psychology. Include: course title (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), level (i.e., lower-division, upper-division, or graduate), and dates.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Please describe your approach to teaching, and any specific teaching methods that you have utilized in your Statistics courses. Also, please describe any specific teaching methods that you have utilized in your General Psychology courses.

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * The General Psychology course is very broad, so you would need to teach topics outside of your sub-discipline area. Please discuss the resources you would use to develop curriculum for those topics outside of your area of specialization.

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * If you have completed or are in the process of completing a doctoral dissertation, please provide the title, the date or anticipated date of the degree, and a brief abstract. If you have completed a master’s thesis, please provide the title, the date of the degree, and a brief abstract.

      (Open Ended Question)

    11. * Please describe how you maintain currency in the general field of Psychology.

      (Open Ended Question)

    12. * Please provide an example of your non-teaching work on college committees (if any) and an example of professional service related to your discipline (if any).

      (Open Ended Question)

    13. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)