Assistant Professor, Psychology (Norco College)
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Social & Behav Sci (N)
Physical location of the position:
Tenure Track (Faculty)
Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
$72,351 - 111,474
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
The successful candidate will carry primary responsibility for
lecture, lab, and/or instruction in Statistics for the Behavioral
Sciences and Research Methods. The assignment may include courses
in Developmental Psychology, Theories of Personality, Social
Psychology, General Psychology Abnormal Psychology, and Biological
Psychology, as well as 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 Norco College 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 Norco College's commitment to
educating its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student
population. The successful candidate will join the Social and
Behavioral Sciences' Department and faculty dedicated to the
principles of community colleges, learning, diversity, equity,
educational opportunity and student success.
The ideal candidate will share Norco College's commitment to
educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student
population. We currently serve approximately 15,000 students
annually, the majority of whom are from historically underserved
populations, 58% Latinx, 9% Asian American, 6% African American,
and 22% white. Norco College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college
has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the
surrounding community. The successful candidate will join the
Social & Behavioral Sciences Department, dedicated to the use
of curriculum through a lens of equity. These efforts include
participation of department faculty in campus-wide programs, such
as the Completion Initiative, Teaching Men of Color at the
Community College, and training on Microaggressions. This
department values the use of equity-minded andragogical techniques,
while maintaining academic rigor in the field of psychology.
The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its
equity minded values through intentional practice. We are a
Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs
for Puente, Umoja, Allies, Veterans, and Foster Youth. Norco
College is a leader in pathways for student completion, dual
enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce
preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and
their families, and through a variety of means provide robust
offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and
opportunities for professional training in equity practices.
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).
A minimum of two years' experience teaching at the post-secondary
level General and/or Developmental Psychology is required, and
experience teaching Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences and
Research Methods is strongly desired. Experience teaching at least
one of the following courses is also desired: Biological
Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality, or Social
Psychology. Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The candidate should display positive and
effective interpersonal skills when interacting with both students
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Recent experience working with historically underserved students in
the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of
exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of
participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate
one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more
effectively engage and support all students, including historically
underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues
of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally
responsive teaching in Psychology, particularly as it relates to
the relevance of Psychology to students' lives, interests, and
communities; Willingness to develop new course curriculum.
Must demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and an understanding
of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. The instructional assignment will include lecture and laboratory
classes in the discipline.
2. All faculty will participate in outcomes assessment work.
3. Assignments are 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, student learning outcomes
assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties
per the bargaining unit agreement.
4. Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty
5. Participation in discipline/department decision making processes
and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of
Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of
all department faculty.
6. Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of
professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to
Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the 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 and College promotional activities, active participation
in college committee work, student activities and other support
services, and appropriate professional activities.
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* 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
* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted
electronically when applying on-line.
*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.
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 Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA
92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
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