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Mathematics: Contract Instructor-College Credit

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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). 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. Complete online application;
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
  3. Computer Table as referenced in supplemental question #5.
  4. Unofficial Transcript (Undergraduate); AND
  5. Unofficial Transcript (Graduate).
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 the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)

    Closing Date: 10/09/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Classification Title Mathematics: Contract Instructor-College Credit
    Working Title Assistant Professor, Mathematics
    Recruitment Limits
    Location San Diego Miramar 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: 000474
    FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
    Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty
    Range (na)
    Position Type Academic
    Department Mathematics
    The Position

    Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Mathematics at San Diego Miramar College beginning Spring 2018. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. The assignments may also include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus responsibilities.

    Major Responsibilities

    The correct classification title is Contract Instructor – College.

    Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked Contract Instructor – College classification description.

    The Contract Instructor – College is expected to meet the qualifications presented on the Contract Instructor – College classification description and displayed as “Desired Qualifications” and “Training and Experience,” as well as the ‘Licensure’ upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Contract Instructor – College assignment.

    Some of the following ‘qualifications’ may be duplicates from the list on the linked Contract Instructor – College classification description. Those ‘qualifications’ below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked Contract Instructor – College classification description and are not related to the area of specialty (e.g.: subject matter/disciplines, etc.) are desired or preferred but not required.

    The Assistant Professor of Mathematics reports to the Miramar College Dean of the School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise, and Physical Sciences.
    The Assistant Professor is expected to perform the following duties:
    • Direct and instruct students in basic skills, associate degree, and transfer-level mathematics courses ranging from basic arithmetic and statistics through calculus and differential equations.
    • Integrate technology into the classroom as a teaching and learning tool.
    • Teach lab classes.
    • Teach hybrid or online classes.
    • Participate in mathematics department meetings and committees.
    • Assist with curriculum revision and course/program assessments.
    • Maintain office hours for student advisement.
    • Participate in various college and/or district committees which promote shared governance.
    • Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with district guidelines.

    Qualifications

    Master’s in mathematics or applied mathematics OR Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in statistics, physics, or mathematics education OR the equivalent.

    Desired Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have:
    1. Demonstrated mastery of mathematical subject matter.
    2. Demonstrated experience, ability, and interest in teaching mathematics courses ranging from arithmetic and statistics through calculus and differential equations.
    3. Demonstrated willingness to enhance his/her mastery of the theory and applications of mathematics and pedagogy.
    4. Demonstrated competence in the use of calculators, computers and/or other multimedia technologies in instruction.
    5. Demonstrated interest and/or past involvement with the teaching of mathematics using non-traditional approaches that promote student learning.
    6. Demonstrated understanding of the mathematics curriculum currently offered at a community college as it relates to the mission of the college and the responsibilities of its faculty in realizing this mission.
    7. Demonstrated experience with participatory governance, committee, and/or department work especially in an academic setting including but not limited to knowledge and experience with Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Program Review processes.
    8. Demonstrated ability to communicate and teach effectively both orally and in writing.

    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” (link to the left) 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

    Favorable, usually involves an office.

    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. Complete online application;
    2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
    3. Computer Table as referenced in supplemental question #5.
    4. Unofficial Transcript (Undergraduate); AND
    5. Unofficial Transcript (Graduate).

    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 the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email 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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Posting Number AC00645

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
    2. Other (Refer to Posting for Instructions)
    3. Unofficial Transcript (Undergraduate)
    4. Unofficial Transcript (Graduate)
    Optional Documents
    1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)
    3. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials

    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. * COURSE TITLES: Using a computer-based software program, please CREATE A TABLE listing your completed upper division and graduate coursework in pure and/or applied mathematics. Indicate the course title, number of semester or quarter units and whether the course was at the upper division level or graduate. Using a computer-based software program, please CREATE A 2ND TABLE listing all mathematics and applied mathematics courses you have taught from highest level to lowest level courses, including dates, institutions, and mode of instruction (classroom, hybrid, online or lab). Save both tables in one document. NOTE: You need to ATTACH this document during the "Attach documents" step of this application process - please use "Other" as the document type. You may only upload doc or pdf types.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Describe two professional development experiences which have had an impact on your teaching. Describe what you learned and how you applied it in the classroom.

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Give a specific example or two in which you have incorporated technology into your teaching.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Cite at least two examples of non-traditional teaching methods that you have used. How did your students respond to these methods? What did you learn from the experiences?

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * Discuss how the various levels of mathematics courses relate to the mission of the California Community Colleges.

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * Describe your knowledge and/or experience with Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and Program Review processes.

      (Open Ended Question)

    11. * Other than teaching, describe your experience with participatory governance, committee and/or department work, and other activities that promote student success.

      (Open Ended Question)

    12. * 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)