Mathematics Assistant Professor (Pittsburg campus)

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January 29 2021
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Mathematics Assistant Professor (Pittsburg campus)

Posting Number: F00734
Location: Los Medanos College
Salary: $65,088-99,876 per year

Description of Position:
Under the direction of the Dean of Math and Sciences, and working closely with math department as a whole, this position is responsible for providing high-level classroom and math lab instruction to a diverse student population and working collaboratively with the department and the college in our constant effort to support student success. Moreover, this position will be expected to teach transfer level courses from Precaluclus to Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra to support the Pittsburg campus.

For questions, please contact Eileen Valenzuela in the Office of Instruction via email

The college is closed for semester break from December 22, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Inquires during this period will be answered after the college reopens on January 4, 2021.

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: L5009-Mathematics

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in Colleges shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:
1. A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential with authorization to teach Mathematics OR
2. A Masters Degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics OR
3. Bachelors Degree in either of the above AND a Masters Degree in Physics, Statistics or Mathematical Education OR
4. The equivalent. (If you are applying for equivalency, please complete the equivalency form.)

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Ability and willingness to support students in developmental math courses, especially co-requisite skills courses.
2. Experience teaching a range of courses, including developmental courses (e.g. Arithmetic and/or and Algebra), transfer level courses (e.g. Statistics, Precalculus, or Calculus), and non-credit or adult education courses.
3. Ability to teach our Calculus pipeline courses, and a willingness to work with other disciplines to help serve our STEM student population.
4. Experience or willingness to teach and design additional curriculum for co-requisite instructional model. Specifically Applied Calculus, Pre-calculus and Statistics with support.
5. Understanding of and experience in supporting the goals and needs of community college students, including helping students with study skills and affective factors affecting their academic success.
6. Ability to facilitate effective mathematical learning in the classroom, including experience utilizing modes of instruction such as class discussions, facilitating student collaboration and group work, tutoring, and working a math lab.
7. Ability and willingness to integrate new technology into the curriculum. This includes utilizing technology in face-to-face teaching (e.g. graphing calculators, software, course management systems) as well as teaching on-line and hybrid courses.
8. Ability and willingness to modify personal teaching practices based on current research and effective teaching strategies.
9. Demonstrated experience and/or willingness to participate as a team member or leader in committees and activities of the Math Department, developmental math and first transfer level course committee, and the college.

Job Open Date: 12/17/2020
Job Close Date: 2/25/2021
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: Fall 2021
# of Months: 12

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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