Instructor, Psychology

  • Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • Cupertino, CA, USA
  • Mar 10, 2020

Job Description

Instructor, Psychology

 

Posting #: 19-084

 

Campus: De Anza College

 

Close/Initial Review Date:

 

Description:

 

Initial Review Date: 05/04/2020*

 

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Psychology, De Anza College.

 

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

 

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

 

De Anza College Mission Statement:

 

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

 

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

 

• Communication and expression

• Information literacy

• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility

• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness

• Critical thinking

 

We invite applicants to become part of a community of teachers and learners in which everyone feels included, respected and safe.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:

 

Under the direction of the Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities Division, teach psychology courses using a variety of culturally inclusive and equity-minded teaching strategies. Support the success of all students through effective use and understanding of multicultural and multiethnic materials, pedagogies, forms of assessment, and feedback techniques. Advise and assist students and develop strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population and facilitate student retention and success. Collaborate with other members of the Psychology Department, the Social Sciences and Humanities Division, and instructors from other divisions in the development of new courses and/or programs needed for student success. Assist in the development and revision of curricula, text selection, student learning outcomes, and Psychology Department program review. Keep abreast of research, pedagogical and methodological developments, and equity issues in learning and teaching of all cultural, linguistic, and diverse backgrounds.

 

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

• Ability to teach cognitive psychology, research methods, and other courses in the discipline.

• Experience teaching lower division post-secondary courses in psychology or a closely-related field.

• Experience working with historically underserved and culturally diverse at-promise student populations.

• Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to collaborative instruction.

• Experience and/or ability to work in a psychology lab.

• Experience or strong interest in teaching courses online.

• Evidence of commitment to cultural humility and culturally responsive student-centered pedagogy through coursework, training, and/or experience.

• Demonstrated commitment to the mission of community colleges and its philosophy of education.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Environment:

 

• Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:

 

(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

 

• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.

• Vision sufficient to read various materials.

• Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.

• Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.

• Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.

• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:

 

• A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

• A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.

• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf

 

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

 

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

 

HIRING RANGE: $60,495.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

 

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

 

http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/2019-2020%20Faculty%20Salary%20Schedules.pdf

 

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

 

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

 

STARTING DATE: Fall 2020

 

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

 

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

 

For more information about our application process contact:

 

Employment Services

 

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

 

12345 El Monte Road

 

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

 

(650) 949-6217

 

Email: mailto:employment@fhda.edu

 

http://hr.fhda.edu/

 

This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

 

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