Temporary Psychology Instructor
Hartnell College, Department of Psychology
United States

THE DEPARTMENT

 

Hartnell College offers an associate degree and an associate degree for transfer in psychology, the scientific discipline concerned with the study of the mind and human behavior. This broad discipline involves both pure science and practical application of science to matters of everyday living. The program provides students with a basic understanding of motivation and behavior that is valuable to many careers in business, government, education, and health care.

 

THE POSITION

 

Under the general direction of the area dean, the psychology instructor will be responsible for providing instruction in all psychology courses, and contributing to the growth of the major and degree programs in psychology. This assignment may include teaching at any of the college's campus sites; day, evening, or weekend classes; large lectures, smaller seminar-like classes, or lab-based classes; distance learning; and using multiple teaching methodologies.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

 

· Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct lecture and lab courses as assigned;

 

· Coordinate, plan, prepare, present, evaluate, and deliver classroom instruction and related activities, including developing and revising curriculum; using computer and advanced technologies in instruction; and maintaining currency in field;

 

· Offer student advising and assistance;

 

· 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 discussion;

 

· Develop and file appropriate syllabi for each course taught, ensuring that each syllabus conforms to required and approved curriculum, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and reflects currency in field;

 

· Recommend textbooks and other instructional materials, including classroom and laboratory equipment, to dean;

 

· Keep students informed about their progress through the prompt evaluation and grading of papers and other work;

 

· Maintain and report accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records;

 

· Participate in program and curriculum review and development;

 

· Develop and assess student learning and program level outcomes;

 

· Utilize the results of student learning outcomes assessment to make improvements in teaching and learning;

 

· Post and maintain office hours for student consultations;

 

· Participate in student recruitment and articulation programs;

 

· Participate in faculty recruitment and peer evaluation;

 

· Collegially participate in department, college, and discipline-specific activities;

 

· Participate in assignments and activities that support accreditation, institutional planning, and institutional effectiveness;

 

· Participate in college governance, including serving on various committees;

 

· Participate in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations;

 

· Attend faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the dean, vice president, superintendent/president, or designee.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

· Ability to work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;

 

· Ability to effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills, motivations, preparation, and academic and career goals;

 

· Ability to work effectively in a participatory governance environment;

 

· Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via various modalities;

 

· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

 

· Ability to maintain subject matter currency;

 

· Ability to develop Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes.

 

· Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning;

 

· Knowledge of institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement;

 

· Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission;

 

· Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

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

 

Previous teaching experience at the community college level, evidence of effective teaching and academic rigor, desired.

 

Strong interest and ability in teaching research methods, social psychology and general psychology courses, desired.

 

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

Temporary, full-time, psychology faculty position beginning August 8, 2019 (Academic year 2019-2020).

 

Starting faculty salary range: $55,973 to $79,370 annually based on 175 days per academic year. Within this salary range, the successful candidate's starting salary will be based on verified education and teaching experience.

 

District- paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and a high percentage of coverage for eligible dependents.

 

Employee assistance program, basic life insurance for employee only.

 

STRS (state teacher retirement system).

 

403b/457 options

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

The following documents MUST be uploaded as attachments to your on-line application:

 

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

3) Transcripts from all colleges/universities (unofficial copies acceptable)

 

We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework and must be from regionally accredited institutions. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization at the applicant's expense.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

It is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District that no person shall be discriminated against in any employment procedure on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The College actively seeks applications from candidates who have multi-cultural experience. Contact the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process.

 


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