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Computer Science Instructor 2018

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Computer Science Instructor 2018

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Computer Science
Position Type: Full-time Faculty
Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:

Closing Date: 2/20/2018

First Screening Date:

Basic Function and Other Details:
MiraCosta College is seeking one full-time, tenure-track computer science instructor who is focused on the college's commitment to promoting academic excellence and educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. The successful candidate will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing culturally-responsive and interdisciplinary curriculum. This position begins in August 2018.

At MiraCosta College, Computer Science, Information Technology, Web Development, and Multimedia are different disciplines housed in different departments. Experience and knowledge of these related disciplines is a plus, but the person selected will not be tasked to teach or develop curriculum in areas other than Computer Science. Note, specifically, that Information Technology (CSIT) is also hiring a full-time faculty member. For more information, go to

MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in 2017 is approximately 44% White, 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 7% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013, reflecting the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.

The Computer Science Department is committed to providing students an excellent foundation in computer science, introducing them to the discipline specialties available in this field, and preparing them to meet their educational goals. These goals include attaining a certificate or associate degree, fulfilling general education requirements in order to transfer, as well as professional career development. This academic discipline seeks to present opportunities for students to 1) discover an appreciation for computer science and programming; 2) develop the knowledge and skills required to work professionally in a software and/or hardware environment; and 3) gain awareness and respect for the impact that Computer Science has on the modern world. These efforts include student engagement through the Computer Science Club and community outreach through events that promote teaching middle school girls and students of color how to program which includes the GirlTech Conference and Expo, Girls Inc. coding party, and the Encuentros Conference. The department currently consists of two full-time faculty members committed to providing students with an exceptional learning experience. To view the department website, go to

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

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Teach computer science courses throughout the curriculum. This includes incorporating culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging women, African American, Latinx, Pacific Islander, and/or Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional computer science classrooms. (E)

2. Teach computer software design, programming and development courses while demonstrating the importance of writing flexible, well-documented, efficient and effective code. (E)

3. Support students in fulfilling their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement. (E)

4. Participate actively in departmental committees, subcommittees, and projects.

5. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance.

6. Maintain currency in the profession and in applicable technologies.

7. Foster relationships with the local community and industry companies to build summer internships for students.

8. Expand the opportunities for students' career and transfer opportunities through curriculum development and enrollment management.

9. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate (part-time) faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of and culturally-responsive curriculum. (E)

10. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)

11. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs) and course success rates, disaggregated by race/ethnicity. (E)

12. Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. a Master's degree in computer science or computer engineering; OR

2. a Bachelor's degree in either of the above AND a Master's degree in mathematics, cybernetics, business administration, accounting, or engineering; OR

3. a Bachelor's degree in engineering AND a Master's degree in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration; OR

4. a Bachelor's degree in mathematics AND a Master's degree in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration; OR

5. a Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in information science, computer information systems, or information systems; OR

6. 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; OR

7. a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND

8. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Academic experience in program and curriculum building, such as creating new courses, Student Learning Outcomes, and course outlines.

2. Expertise in culturally responsive teaching in computer science, particularly as it relates to the relevance of computer science to students' lives, interests, and communities.

3. Demonstrated student engagement both in classroom and out-of-class activities, such as group projects, hackathons, programming contests, internships, etc.

4. Demonstrated ability to teach, supervise, and mentor students through the appropriate design and coding of a wide variety of programs as well as Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

5. Professional industry experience and expertise in a computer science discipline(s), such as Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Robotics, etc.

6. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at

7. 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 Computer Science 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 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 Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for Academic Employment.

2. A cover letter specifically describing how you meet the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

3. A separate document (attach this to the "Other Document 1" link) describing your teaching philosophy (must include discussion of the following questions):

a. Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, LGBTQIA+ or other disproportionately impacted students?

b. How do you define success in teaching Computer Science?

c. What role should faculty play in student success?

d. How has your teaching approach changed over time? Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).

4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and teaching experience.

5. One sample computer science syllabus written by you, preferably from a course you have taught.

6. One sample intro to computer science course group project written by you, preferably from a course you have taught, along with scoring rubric and desired solution. Attach this to the "Other Document 2" link.

7. Two (2) recent, dated letters of recommendation, preferably written within the last two years, including one from a computer science colleague. 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.

8. 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 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 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.

-- Briefly describe your academic work and/or teaching experience in computer science. Do not say "see resume."

-- Briefly describe your professional experience as it relates to this position. Do not say "see resume."

-- Briefly describe any community service experience as it relates to this position. Do not say "see resume."

-- Briefly describe how you maintain currency in the field. Do not say "see resume."

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.

An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Human Resources Contact Information: 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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Location: OceansideCA 92056
Document ID: AB514-2XLE  
Ad Number: 1144465
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Published in:  JobElephant
Published on: 2018-02-1802/18/2018
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