West Hills Community College District — Mathematics Instructor (Tenure-Track)

Range 48: $53,862-$90,408 annual
Closing Date: 09/16/16

BASIC FUNCTION:
The West Hills College Lemoore Math and Science instructional area is offering a full-time, tenure track position in math. The math discipline offers a full range of math courses (basic skills, algebra, statistics, pre-calculus and calculus) to meet a variety of student needs. Courses are designed to satisfy the certificate, associate degree, and transfer level requirements for all students.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to serving students of varying skill levels and will be responsible for teaching math courses at any of the district sites. Additional responsibilities include involvement in instructional area activities, advising, developing and review curriculum consistent with the needs of diverse backgrounds and abilities of our students, and work with other faculty on interdisciplinary issues. The candidate should be able to incorporate current technology and pedagogy including using instructional technology in the classroom and various distance learning strategies in their teaching.

Qualification:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Instruct and evaluate students effectively in the college classroom.
  • Instruct a full load of courses in math and related areas.
  • Teach courses consistent with the adopted course outline.
  • Assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, as well as informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Implement contemporary teaching methods and technologies; incorporate the use of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties including distance education technology, online course delivery, videoconference course delivery, computerized and multi-media presentation, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Work with other faculty to design, implement, and assess Student Learning Outcomes at the course, program, and General Education levels in an effort to improve the quality of educational delivery and ensure student success.
  • Advise and assist students.
  • Plan, develop, and articulate courses within the instructional area.
  • Coordinate instruction with other faculty.
  • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation, program review and other departmental activities including accreditation.
  • Assume supplementary faculty responsibilities such as participation in faculty, department and college committees, hold regular office hours, assist in budget preparation, participate in staff development activities, and perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Commit to extracurricular activities as assigned (e.g., student club advisor, student newspaper, coaching, etc.)
  • Participate in college activities that promote the improvement of math achievement in high school students.
  • Commit to professional excellence by remaining current in the subject matter and techniques of effective instruction through participation in professional development programs in areas such as multimedia in the classroom, supplemental instruction, open educational resources and other new technologies that may affect the teaching discipline.
  • Instruct community college lecture to a diverse student population.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to instruct and evaluate students effectively in the college classroom.
  • Ability to develop curriculum in the discipline.
  • Ability to implement contemporary teaching methods and technologies.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and community organizations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development through memberships in regional, state, and national organizations or other activities appropriate to the discipline or assignment.
  • Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as scheduled and situations that require  travel to the district’s various sites.
  • Knowledge of technology in performing instructional and non-instructional duties, including distance education technology, online course delivery, computerized presentations, open educational resources and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Successful teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level.
  • Bilingual preferred (but not required).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background of community college students.
  • Master’s in mathematics or applied mathematics

OR

  • Bachelor’s in any of the above

AND

  • Master’s in statistics, physics, or mathematics education

OR

  • The equivalent

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Requires a valid driver’s license.

Application procedures:
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply online at: www.westhillscollege.com

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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