Western Psychological Association

Psychology Instructor – North Orange County Community College District

Psychology Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: FCF603

Location: Fullerton College

Department: FC Social Sciences

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach a variety of college-level courses in psychology including, but not limited to, research methods and statistics.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities. Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings. (Office hours not included in non-credit positions).

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://nocccd.edu/Employment/Employment.htm for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions (see www.nocccd.edu/Employment regarding accredited postsecondary institutions).

Minimum Qualifications:

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. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity.

Desirable Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable regarding current findings, theoretical approaches and research strategies in the field.

Graduate course work in Research Methods and Statistics.

Evidence of advanced coursework and/or teaching experience in clinical/abnormal, developmental, psychobiology, or social psychology.

Demonstrated ability to evaluate psychological research and familiarity with the teaching of critical thinking skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Experience teaching Research Methods/Statistics at the college level.

Experience teaching college students.

Evidence of participation in professional activities.

Experience using computer software packages such as SPSS , MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Evidence in utilizing a variety of instructional delivery methodologies, including the incorporation of technology, open education resources and online components.

Experience and/or interest in utilizing strategies for creating inspiring, supportive, and effective learning environments.

Evidence of involvement with students, department, division, or campus activities.

Demonstrated ability to work collegially.

Working Conditions:

Originally enrolling 28 students in its first year in 1913, today Fullerton College boasts an enrollment figure of nearly 25,000. Founded in 1913, the college is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. As one of five institutions of higher learning in Fullerton, it is an integral part of both the K-12 and higher education systems. Fullerton College offers a comprehensive educational program of lower division transfer courses and vocational training to prepare its students for further academic study as well as today’s technology-driven workforce.

The college is recognized as a leader in transfers to four-year institutions throughout the state of California and awards more than 300 career certificates each year. Fullerton College is served by a full-complement of student services including a bookstore, health center, career development center, and campus dining. Students also enjoy a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including athletics teams, a student-newspaper, and clubs.

The 83-acre campus features 11 major instructional buildings that include conventional classrooms as well as state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for science, art, computer technology, photography, automotive services, physical education, and other specialized programs. A successful bond measure in 2002 provided $125 million for new construction and extensive renovation. The college is now preparing to utilize a new bond measure that passed in 2014 and will award NOCCCD $574 million to fund construction and renovation projects for the next 25 years.

More information about Fullerton College may be found at www.fullcoll.edu.

Salary Range: $60,221 – $91,174 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

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

Posting Number: 201622FT

Open Date:

Close Date: 2/26/2016

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/732963

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