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Child Development Full-Time Instructor

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Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Child Development Full-Time Instructor
How many positions are you recruiting for? 1
Campus Mission College

Position Summary Information

Definition

Mission College is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure track Child Development Instructor. Mission College’s Child Development Department offers an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, an Associate for Transfer degree, and certificate programs leading to the fulfillment of requirements for Child Development permits and early childhood educators. Successful candidates will be those who reflect an understanding of demands of state licensing as well as the importance of a strong academic foundation in the concepts of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Special Education. Additionally, the instructor is required to participate in the professional and academic work of the Child Development Department, the division, and the college. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.

Assignment

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2018. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Child Development faculty. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $61,553 to $95,792 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
Minimum Qualifications

1.Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education; OR
  • Bachelor’s in any of the above
    AND master’s degree in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies or family and consumer studies; OR
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Child Development; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Ability to teach effectively and communicate well with students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Knowledge of a variety of instructional approaches, techniques and strategies.
  • Teaching, training, and/or cultural life experiences that enable one to teach, tutor, and mentor students from diverse language, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to take an active role in working with faculty, student groups, and college support services, particularly with the Department and Division.
  • Teaching experience, preferably at the community college or university level, in any and all courses embodied in the area of Child Development/Early Childhood Education.
  • Background in Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention and Inclusion.
  • Knowledge of current California State Child Development permit/licensing regulations and laws, as well as the center accreditation standards developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Experience in a College Child Development Lab Environment
  • Bilingual ability
Knowledge and Abilities

Not applicable

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.
  • Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
Working Conditions

Not applicable

Other Duties
Physical Demands

Not applicable

Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. See Equivalency Information below.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application. A list of sample credential review services is available on the District HR website at: http://wvm.edu/documents.aspx?fid=26400&doc=26706&year=0&category=39649&excludeyear=1
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION:
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.

The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.

  • ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.
  • List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.
  • Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY17/18-762FT
Open Date 01/30/2018
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experiences working in Child Development Programs. Please include any work with children, families as well as directing, managing and providing leadership.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience teaching adults. This may include coursework in childhood education, primary education, parent education, child growth and development, and administration.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experiences working with adults from diverse backgrounds. Include any challenges you may have encountered and how you tackled the challenges.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe what you know about how current social issues influence the ways we prepare early childhood students to work with children and families.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe what activities you have done for your professional growth and development in the field of Early Childhood Education and Education in general.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Other Related Licenses or Certificates
  3. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 1
  4. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 2