Western Psychological Association

Psychology Instructor – Moorpark College, CA

Psychology Instructor
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Job Type: Full-Time Faculty: Tenure-Track
Job Number: 2016-00162
Location: Moorpark College, CA
Department: MC – Student Learning
Closing: 10/10/2016 11:59 PM Pacific
Description:
Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives.
The initial assignment is a tenure-track position located at Moorpark College with an initial focus in behavioral neuroscience. All academic employees are subject to assignment in any college of the District depending upon staffing needs as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT Agreement. Nontraditional assignments such as evening, weekend, or off-site assignments may be made with consent of faculty member, management or when special conditions exist on a campus as defined within the terms of the VCCCD/AFT agreement.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience in placement on the salary schedule. Contract is based on a 10 month year to begin with the Spring 2017 semester that will be prorated for the first year of the assignment. Fringe benefits include family medical, dental and vision insurance plans. Maximum credit for prior experience is 7 years.
Representative Duties:
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E
Participate in curriculum and program development; update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course; may provide input into the development of student learning outcomes. E
Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E
Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and district meetings; may participate in articulation and matriculation related activities.
May provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential duties.
Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.
Master’s in psychology
OR
bachelor’s in psychology
AND
master’s in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work
OR
the Equivalent*
OR
possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.
*Applicants who do not meet the above-stated minimum qualifications must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency in order to be considered on the basis of possessing equivalent qualifications (equivalency). The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on our website at http://www.vcccd.edu/sites/default/files/files/departments/human-resources/supplemental_questionnaire_for_equivalency_03.05.15.pdf. When completing the form, be sure to explain in detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required minimum qualifications.
If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency. Do not assume that you do not need to submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by which equivalency may be granted, please click on the following link:http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/vcccd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=83LDBP0DD9E5.
Supplemental Information:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
SALARY RANGE:
$48,751 – $102,372 / Ten Month Contract
STARTING SALARY:
$48,751 – $85,311 / Ten Month Contract
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following materials in order for their application to be considered. Failure to submit these materials will result in disqualification.
* Letter of Application: The letter of application must include date, your name, position and location for which you are applying. Your sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students must also be included. The letter should give the screening committee a better understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD
* Completed Application for Academic Employment
* Resume
* Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)
* Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable (see minimum qualifications above)
* Complete official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. Transcripts mush show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of VCCCD-recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
SELECTION PROCESS:
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questions, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.
Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
To apply, please visit http://apptrkr.com/877090