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Assistant Professor, Psychology (Norco College)

Employer
Norco College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title:
Assistant Professor, Psychology (Norco College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
2/18/2022

Department:
Social & Behav Sci (N)

Position Type:
Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian

College/Campus:
Norco

Physical location of the position:
Norco

Employment Type:
Full-Time
Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:
10-month

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

Salary Amount:
$72,351 - 111,474

Salary Type:
Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
No

BASIC FUNCTION:
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.

EDUCATION:
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).

EXPERIENCE:
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 preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The candidate should display positive and effective interpersonal skills when interacting with both students and staff.

Other:
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT:
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. 87360a).

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 members.
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 position.

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 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 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
Cover Letter
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Associate or Equivalent Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
August 2022

Application Deadline:
02-18-2022

Special Comments:
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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

* 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!

* 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.

Application Types Accepted:
Faculty Application

To Apply, visit:
https://pa379.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60003

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