Math Instructor

Merritt College
California, United States
$57,635.00 - $77,843.00
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Merritt College


Math Instructor 

Salary Range:$57,635- $77,843/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Deadline: July 2, 2021


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Job Description Summary

The Math Instructor teaches developmental, pre-collegiate and transfer-level courses. The instructor is expected to possess a broad general knowledge of mathematics.


Duties & Responsibilities


Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.


Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.


• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

• Advising students seeking the AS-T degree in Mathematics.



The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:


• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and


• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics;


2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the above;


Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education;


3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Mathematics. (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


4. The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.


Desirable Qualifications

• Recent teaching experience in Math

• Capable and willing to teach Statistics and any of the other classes of the curriculum.

• Two (2) years of recent full-time teaching experience at the community college or university level.

• Evidence of strong commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of teaching.

• Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of technology to provide high quality instruction.

• Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.

• Demonstrated knowledge in current teaching practices, including assessment of learning outcomes.

• Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

• Awareness of the role and purpose of community colleges generally and Merritt College’s mission, vision, and values specifically.

• Interest and ability to develop and/or revise online, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and transfer-level Math courses within the curriculum.

• Willingness to serve on academic committees and to take a leadership role in department.

• Willingness to work with and help students in their academic and/or administrative problems; ability to make student success a top priority, inside and outside of the classroom.

• Ability to motivate and encourage students to broaden their involvement in mathematics, and to encourage and be patient with basic skills students in a way that leads them to be successful in mathematics.

• Ability to communicate articulately and effectively with individuals differing in age, gender, ethnicity, education background, etc.

• Evidence of diligent, conscientious, and constructive working relationships with professional colleagues

• Teach lecture and/or lecture/laboratory sections of development, pre-collegiate, and transfer level courses designed for a diverse student body at an urban community college.


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