Assistant Professor, Psychology, Moreno Valley College

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Psychology, Moreno Valley College

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Humanities, Arts & Soc Sci (M)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian

Moreno Valley

Physical location of the position:
Moreno Valley

Employment Type:
Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:

Salary Range:
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:
$ 68,860 - $ 106,095

Salary Type:

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?

Basic Function:
The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for lecture, lab, and instruction in Research Methods and lecture and instruction in Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. The assignment may also include lecture and instruction in Biological Psychology as well as General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology, or other courses in the discipline.

The candidate may be expected to teach evening and Saturday classes, as well as weekday offerings, and may be asked to teach at any site MVC offers classes. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate subject specific expertise in psychology as well as demonstrate the ability to communicate challenging concepts and practices in a clear and engaging manner to all community college students, while maintaining academic rigor. The ideal candidate will share Moreno Valley College's commitment to educating its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. The successful candidate will join the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science's Department and faculty dedicated to the principles of community colleges, learning, diversity, equity, educational opportunity and student success.

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Master's in psychology; OR bachelor's in psychology and master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work; OR the equivalent. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).

While a minimum of two years of successful college teaching in psychology is required (i.e., Developmental and/or General Psychology), experience successfully teaching Research Methods and Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences is strongly preferred. Additional experience teaching Biological Psychology is preferred as well as at least one of the following courses: Theories of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and Social Psychology. Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes is also strongly desired.

The successful candidate should have:
1. recent experience working with historically underserved students in the classroom
2. an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
3. a willingness to examine and remediate their instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support all students, including historically underserved students.
4. experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom.
5. experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Psychology, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Psychology to students' lives, interests, and communities.
6. a willingness to develop new course curriculum.

Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in the learning environment.

Cover Letter: Brief cover letter describing specific aspects of your experiences and academic background that qualifies you for this position. Additionally, briefly address: a) Why teach at a community college? and b) What is the importance of equity and opportunity in learning and student success?

The successful candidate will, among other things:
1. Fulfill the duties of a full-time instructor, including, but not limited to, holding weekly office hours and completing 24 hours of "flex credit" within each academic year through various available activities and seminars.
2. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline(s) assigned.
3. Faculty will participate in student learning and program learning outcomes assessment work.
4. Faculty assignment is based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
5. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.
6. Participation in discipline/department decision-making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters is expected.
7. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.

1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Georgina Villasenor-Lee, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Other Document
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Other Document:
Required: Sample Syllabus for Research Methods.
Optional Applicant Documents:
Other Document
Bachelors Transcript
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript

Other Document:
Optional: Sample Syllabus for Behavioral Statistics or Biological Psychology

Effective Employment Date:
August 2021

Application Deadline:

Special Comments:


* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

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