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PSME Supplemental Learning Instructor and LRC Director
Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Los Altos Hills, California
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Date Posted 01/18/2013
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary $57,904 - $95,099  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 02/01/2013
APPLICATION PACKET: 1. A District application to be completed at http://www.fhdajobs.net *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. 2. A cover letter addressing the preferred qualifications for the position of PSME Supplemental Learning Instructor and LRC Director, Physical Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Center. 3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training. 4. All college transcripts scanned in Word or PDF version. We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain and submit transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense. If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required for this position (including reference letters) will not be accepted. If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not meet minimum qualifications), 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. Documents which can be associated with this posting Resume Cover Letter Transcript Other Transcript (2) Transcript (3) Request for Equivalency Form Job # 13-043 Duties and Responsibilities The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the full-time tenure-track faculty position of PSME Supplemental Learning Instructor and LRC Director, Foothill College. DESCRIPTION: Physical Science, Mathematics and Engineering (PSME) Center programs include weekly, drop-in, group and online tutoring; course-specific supplemental instruction; mentoring; workshops/training for students, staff and faculty; and instructional computing labs and assessment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE: Under the direction of the PSME Dean, provide leadership and guidance in the coordination, decision-making, development and expansion of academic support programs to improve student access, retention and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with special attention to at-risk students, students in developmental level courses and those from underrepresented groups. Serve as the instructor of record for supplemental instruction in the PSME Center, and oversee/revise the supplemental instruction curriculum as needed. Be willing and capable to be a classroom teacher. Oversee and schedule faculty, instructional associates, tutors, supplemental instructors, and volunteers at the PSME Center. Assist the PSME Dean in evaluating the performance of assigned staff according to established policies and procedures. Plan, develop, implement, and integrate STEM academic support programs, faculty development, instructional technology training, supplemental learning approaches, and student learning outcomes assessments. Participate in committees and the Program Review and Student Learning Outcome (SLO) processes. Work closely with other college programs to integrate math and science support efforts into a campus-wide approach to student support services, with focus on the basic skills program/project/committee. Provide oversight in the selection, hiring, and training of STEM supplemental instructors and tutors. Conduct regular meetings to communicate, review and revise program guidelines, tutor training and direction. Work closely with faculty to develop and deliver effective instructional support. Advise faculty in effective pedagogy for basic skills, and coordinate faculty mentoring for students and tutors. Research issues, trends, theories and methodologies related to developmental education, student learning, and retention in STEM courses. Implement program policies and directives according to District, state, and federal guidelines. Prepare proposals, reports, presentations and informational materials for management and state/federal agencies. Participate in grant reporting and grant writing requirements. Ensure program expenses do not exceed allocation, propose budget changes, and participate in funding requests. Anticipate future funding needs and identify new funding sources. Work with institutional research to collect and analyze program data; provide suggestions based on final analysis. Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attendance at department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and college committees and participate in campus extra-curricular activities. Conditions HIRING RANGE: $57,904-$95,099 (FT rate-this position works 35 hours per week)- annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience. 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. Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical 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 WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone as well as making presentations. 2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and standard office equipment. 3. Seeing to read various materials. 4. Ability to sit, review, and/or edit information on a computer for long periods of time. 5. Manual dexterity for use of office machines and equipment and occasional light lifting. 6. Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom. 7. Use of aids such as chalkboards, posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment. 8. Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc. 9. Personally model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language. 10. Accurately asses students' learning abilities, needs, and styles. 11. Develop and implement a behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors. 12. Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control, (b) listening without judgment or retaliation (c) reasoning objectively and consistently, (d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 35 hours per week, 11 months. May require weekend or evening hours providing general oversight. STARTING DATE: Fall 2013 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: employment@fhda.edu http://www.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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 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. 2. Bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or science education, OR the equivalent. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1 Master's degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or science education, OR the equivalent. 2. Experience using technology in and outside the classroom. 3. Experience in learning assistance and instructional support programs. 4.Two years of related instructional experience. 5.Two years overseeing a program in a complex educational environment. 6.Experience with and commitment to culturally and ethnically diverse groups and learning styles. 7. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 8. Experience with state or national efforts in basic skills and STEM education. 9.Experience with external funding mechanisms. Campus Foothill Terms 11 Month Department Physical Science, Math & Engineering Salary $57,904-$95,099 FT rate Job Close Date 02-01-2013 Union Type: Faculty Association Schedule Full Time Regular Ability to In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following: 1. Ability to effectively instruct students from diverse backgrounds. 2. Ability to prioritize and schedule work. 3. Ability to form cooperative working relationships with faculty, counselors, administrators, and staff. 4. Ability to maintain and analyze records and data using appropriate technology. 5. Knowledge of regulations applicable to a learning support environment. To apply, please visit: http://www.fhdajobs.net/applicants/Central?quickFind=179525
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