Child Development Instructor 2018
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu
Discipline or Department: Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Position Type: Full-time Faculty
Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:
First Screening Date: Open until Filled. Submission deadline for 1st screening of applications is Tues., Feb. 13, 2018.
Basic Function and Other Details:
MiraCosta College's Child Development Department invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August, 2018. The ideal candidate will share MiraCosta's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Principle responsibilities include teaching a variety of child development courses, both on-ground and online. The person selected will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in developing curriculum, in using culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and in coordinating the overall program.
The Child Development Department includes both Child Development and Education. Students take courses to build skills for success in the workplace, in preparation for transfer as child development majors, and to fulfill general education requirements. Our department currently consists of four full-time faculty members, with one of those faculty members responsible for directing our Child Development Center, which is connected to our main child development classroom and is used by students in our classes for observations, curriculum implementation, service learning, and student teaching. We are committed to maintaining a strong connection between our college courses and our lab school (Child Development Center), as well as to providing students with a learning experience that includes high expectations, inclusive classroom practices, and a high degree of professionalism.
MiraCosta was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as well as a military-friendly organization, reflecting the responsibility the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. MiraCosta currently enrolls approximately 20,000 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. In the Child Development Department, 47% of the students are Latinx, 5% Asian-American, 5% African-American, 7% multiracial and 35% white. The successful candidate will join a campus that provides a robust offering of culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center, and is committed to closing equity gaps.
To view the Child Development Department website, go to www.miracosta.edu/Instruction/ChildDevelopment
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at http://www.miracosta.edu/officeofthepresident/board/downloads/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Adopted4-6-16.pdf.
(E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Teach a variety of child development courses, including both online and on-ground courses. (E)
2. Integrate the latest research and utilize a variety of culturally responsive teaching strategies to promote student learning and student success. (E)
3. In close cooperation with other faculty in the department, provide leadership in curriculum development, program review, and mentoring of associate faculty. (E)
4. Advise students about program requirements and facilitate student acquisition of certificates, degrees, and teaching permits. (E)
5. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the child development program through participation in college and community events, student clubs, and educational outreach.
6. Participate in articulation with high schools and transfer institutions.
7. Work with other child development faculty to maintain certification programs and coordinate student internships.
8. Work with the Child Development Advisory Committee to serve the needs of the community and update the curriculum.
9. Coordinate local and state grants, and participate on local and state committees related to services and/or advocacy for children and families. (E)
10. Participate in institutional service and collegial governance (e.g., governance councils, advisory committees, working conditions committees, ad hoc committees, task forces, and standards groups); and active involvement in department and/or program functioning (e.g., serving on hiring committees, faculty evaluation, and department meetings). (E)
11. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
12. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/CriteriaForEvaluation.pdf.
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Child Development (CD); Early Childhood Education (ECE); Human Development; Educational Psychology with a specialization in CD/ECE; Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies with a specialization in CD/ECE; or Human Development and Psychology (an approved comparable degree at MiraCosta College); OR
2. Bachelor's degree in any of the majors listed above AND a Master's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education; Educational Supervision; Elementary Education; Family and Consumer Studies; Family Life Studies; Life Management/Home Economics; Psychology; Social Work; or Special Education; OR
3. the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf; OR
4. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND
5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
1. Recent, successful experience teaching at the college level, as well as experience working in programs for young children and/or families.
2. Experience or familiarity with student and program learning outcomes development and assessment.
3. Ability to design and assess culturally responsive curriculum and teaching pedagogy related to student learning needs.
4. Demonstrated success in helping students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups, nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with learning disabilities.
5. Experience collaborating with faculty or community leaders in programs or initiatives that are specifically designed to help historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.
6. Commitment to work closely with child development center staff on program issues and the integration of theory and practice.
7. Experience with online teaching and pedagogy.
8. Demonstrated leadership and advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation in local and statewide child development communities.
9. Knowledge of the system of regulations regarding employment and credentialing of early childhood and elementary TK-grade five.
10. In addition to being well qualified to teach, additional abilities and interests in contributing to other professional pursuits at the College, such as: instructional innovation, second language ability, sponsoring clubs, new program development, student success initiatives, and community outreach.
11. Ability to communicate professionally and clearly, both orally and in writing; experience writing grant reports, program review, student learning outcomes reports, etc., preferred.
12. Evidence of a strong commitment to teach and remain current in the field of early childhood education.
13. Demonstrated commitment to the community college mission of providing instruction to students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
14. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom and counseling practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html).
15. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Child Development/Early Childhood Education and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.
Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS: For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/SalaryScheduleAndSalaryClassDescrip2017-18.pdf. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Tuesday, February 13, 2018, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Submit the following documents directly in the online system:
1. a completed MiraCosta College Application for Academic Employment;
2. a cover letter addressed to the Selection Committee discussing your strengths and weaknesses as they apply to the desirable qualifications and representative duties stated in the position announcement;
3. teaching philosophy statement (attach this to the "Other Document 1" link), addressing questions such as
a. What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
b. What role should faculty play in student success?
c. Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for Black/African-American, Latinx, and Native-American students?
d. Describe how your teaching approach has changed over the years. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s);
4. a curriculum vitae or resume summarizing your educational background and experience;
5. three recent letters of recommendation (must be dated and signed). Letters need not be confidential. If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and receive a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the closing date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters. NOTE: Entering your letter writers' names and email addresses in order for them to receive an email generated by the system is a separate step from just listing them in the "References" section of the Application for Academic Employment;
6. two sample syllabi, written by you, for two of the following courses: children in a diverse society, children with special needs, infant/toddler, child/family/community, or any curriculum course (art, music, math/science, language/literature, or program planning);
7. a sample syllabus, written by you, for a core child development course (child growth & development; or child, family & community). Attach this to the "Other Document 2" link.
8. a sample exam, written by you, for a course taught recently;
9. Transcripts. a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)
If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.
NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.
-- What experience, certification, or professional development do you have in teaching online? Attach documentation, if applicable.
-- Provide examples of ways you connect theory and practice, and utilize experiential learning, in your teaching (e.g., working in or with a lab school, having students implement activities in a lab school, assigning service learning, mentoring students who are enrolled in internship courses).
-- Briefly describe your accomplishments in curriculum development (e.g., course outlines written) and collaboration (e.g., clubs, committees, grants).
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.
Human Resources Contact Information:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.
MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.
The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.
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