Instructor in Physics/Astronomy Part-Time Pool
Ventura County Community College District
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Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and
3506 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and
requires that all students and employees of the
Ventura County Community College District, which includes faculty,
staff, volunteers, student workers, and administrators, be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19. All new employees must be fully
vaccinated by the first day of employment. An exemption may be
requested by individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical
and/or religious reasons. Employees who receive an exemption will
be required to wear a mask or face covering while on District
property and/or facilities and will be required to undergo COVID-19
testing twice weekly.
We are accepting applications on an on-going basis for future
consideration for part-time instructors in this discipline at any
of our three colleges (Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura). While there
is no current vacancy in this discipline, applications submitted to
this pool will be kept on file for the current academic year
, Fall 2021, and/or Spring
) and may be considered if
a vacancy opens within the academic year. If you have applied to
previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this
pool to continue to be considered.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor
(Non-Contract/Temporary) provides comprehensive classroom
instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of
facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational
objectives. In accordance with the provisions of Education Code
sections 87482.5, Instructors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be
employed up to 67% of a full-time assignment.
WHO WE ARE
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and
the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College
District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district
serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three
colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College -
offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities;
career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as
community service, economic development, and continuing education
for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The
Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse
community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic
excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work
environment for its students, employees, and the community it
serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters
multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and
respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is
committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group
of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the
success of all college students.
We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an
application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving
Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it
reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek
to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion.
The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all
employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity
for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race,
color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national
origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender,
sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical
or mental disability.
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or
performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities,
communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among
students through appropriate assignments and activities in
one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional
Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other
institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and
effective study skills; refer students to support services,
programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate.
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course
objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments,
projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a
timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during
established consultation office hours.
Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines
and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in
alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement
the student performance objectives as listed on the official course
outline of record. E
Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment,
attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and
student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports
related to course and student progress in a timely manner.
Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks,
manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with
discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to
campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery.
Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in
accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments
within the discipline or area of specialization.
Update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular
basis to assess and revise measurable student performance
indicators for each course. E
May participate in curriculum and program development; may provide
input into the development of student learning outcomes.
May attend and participate on committees and in department,
division, campus, and district meetings.
May participate in articulation and matriculation related
May provide work direction to others.
Perform related duties as assigned.
E = Essential duties.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the
discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board
of Governors and defined in the
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in
California Community Colleges handbook.
Master's in physics, astronomy or astrophysics;
Bachelor's in physics or astronomy
Master's in engineering, mathematics,
meteorology or geophysics; OR the equivalent*;
OR possession of an appropriate California
Community College Credential.
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college
or university. If you have competed your education at an
institution outside of the United States, please see the section
below titled “Foreign Transcripts” for additional
The Ventura County Community College District, in its desire to
select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool
of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may
attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means.
Certain combinations of education, experience and other
accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal
to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates
whose transcripts do not list the title of their degree exactly as
listed above, but feel they possess such equivalent qualifications
are encouraged to complete and submit the
Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF
reader) (Download PDF reader)
with their application for
review by the Districtwide Equivalency Committee.
Minimum Qualifications state: “Master's degree in
Candidate's transcripts state: “Master's degree in agricultural
Since the degree on the candidate's transcripts in
the example do not EXACTLY MATCH the degree listed in the minimum
qualifications section, this candidate MUST complete the
Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency (Download PDF
in order to be considered (Download PDF
. When completing the form, be sure to explain in
detail how your qualifications are equivalent to the required
minimum qualifications. Do not assume that you do not need to
submit a Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency because your
degree is similar to a degree stated in the minimum qualifications.
Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered
outside of the equivalency process.
The equivalency review is an independent
process for district wide disciplines that is separate from the
recruitment process to fill a vacancy. A subcommittee of discipline
experts that is coordinated by an Academic Senate President will
review the equivalency materials and make a recommendation as to
whether or not the applicant demonstrated they have qualifications
that are equivalent to those shown in the minimum qualifications
section of the job posting. For disciplines that are unique to a
specific campus the equivalency may be done by the hiring committee
along with an Academic Senate President. Please be aware that the
hiring committee may not be able to wait for the results from the
equivalency review due to various time constraints and may need to
move forward with the recruitment process.
For further details regarding equivalency and the criteria by
which equivalency may be granted, please review VCCCD
Board Policy 7211 and
VCCCD Administrative Policy
If a vacancy in this discipline becomes available at one of the
campuses, the applications in this pool will be reviewed by the
hiring department. Only complete application packets that include
the required documents and that meet the minimum qualifications (or
that have been determined to possess equivalent qualifications)
will be reviewed. The candidates deemed most qualified for the
position will be invited to an interview. When completing the
application and the supplemental questions, it is important to
outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars,
workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the
If you need assistance using the online application system please
contact the GovernmentJobs.com applicant support line at (855)
524-5627 between the hours of 6 AM to 5 PM, Pacific Time, Monday
All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD
, must submit the following documents with their
application in order to be considered. Please be aware that the
hiring committee will NOT have access to materials kept in District
personnel files, such as transcripts, and such materials will not
be considered unless they are included in your application packet.
All required documents must be submitted by the
You may submit a new application once every 24
hours, but it must have all of the attachments as listed below.
Failure to submit these materials may result in disqualification.
Please note that only the most recent application submitted will be
1. A completed Ventura County Community College
District/GovernmentJobs.com Employment Application
2. Cover Letter
- All sections of the application must be filled out. Resumes are
not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience”
section of the employment application.
4. Letters of recommendation
- The cover letter of must include the following: A) the date,
your name, and the position and locations for which you are
applying, B) address your sensitivity to and understanding of the
diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and C) provide
the screening committee with an understanding of how you will
contribute as a fully participating member of the VCCCD
5. Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency
- If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, they should
be uploaded with your application materials. We will not accept
confidential letters of recommendation.
6. Complete official or unofficial college/university
- See the section titled “Equivalency” under the minimum
- Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree
was conferred, or the degree will not be considered for the purpose
of determining if you meet minimum qualifications.
Copies of diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of
transcripts. If the qualifying degree has yet to be
conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin
employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the
degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the
anticipated completion date in your response to the associated
supplemental question provided during the application process.
An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being
hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until
official transcripts have been received.
If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is
not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must
include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your
application materials if you wish for us to consider the
coursework. Visit the
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
U.S. Department of
to search for institutions that are recognized as
accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review
list of agencies approved for foreign transcript
evaluation (Download PDF reader)
. If applicable, an official copy
of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon
Starting salaries for PT Faculty are based on educational
achievement and relevant experience. Initial placement is within
the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on
longevity and educational growth. Please review the
Explanation of Salary Placement for Part-Time Faculty
for more information.
Part-time faculty with classroom assignments are paid between
per 10% load.
Part-time faculty with non-classroom assignments are paid between
per 10% load.
Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective
bargaining agreement between the Ventura County Federation of
College Teachers, AFT, Local 1828, AFL-CIO and the Ventura County
Community College District. More information can be found in the
Please be aware that we will require verification of all part-time
teaching experience for which you wish to receive credit toward
placement on the salary schedule. You will have 30 days to provide
verification upon receipt of the offer of employment. Verification
must come from the human resources department and state the
percentage of full-time-equivalent assignment you worked during the
specified time period.
Individuals who are invited to participate in the interview process
who require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, must
notify the Ventura County Community College District Human
Resources Department in writing at least two business days prior to
the interview. Those applicants needing such accommodations should
document this request in an email to HRMail@vcccd.edu
and include an
explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to
participate in the selection process.
For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD,
including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our
Academic Careers page
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3008049/instructor-in-physics-astronomy-part-time-pool