INSTRUCTOR, MATHEMATICS (Basic Skills) - 2 Vacancies - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

San Jose City College


Math and Science

Duties and Responsibilities

NOTE: For the purposes of this job description, ‘Basic Skills’ math courses are defined as those pre-college-level math courses taught at SJCC, which currently consist of MATH 311 (pre-algebra), MATH 111 (elementary algebra), MATH 013 (Intermediate Algebra) and MATH 014 (geometry).

  1. Teach a 100% load in the field of Basic Skills Mathematics.
  2. Utilize the district's computerized course prerequisite system.
  3. Maintain currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and use methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter (See “Basic Skills as a Foundation for Success in the California Community Colleges”).
  4. Communicate subject matter clearly, correctly, effectively and keep required office hours.
  5. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.
  6. Teach students effectively and submit and maintain appropriate office hours.  
  7. Use appropriate preparation and organizational skills in area of assignment.
  8. Demonstrate commitment to professional development including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.
  9. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.
  10. Meet all professional responsibilities.
  11. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and disabilities.
  12. Work cooperatively within the college community with students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  13. Foster a professional working environment.
  14. Use effective and positive communication skills with staff and students.
  15. Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, a respect for differences and the dignity of others.
  16. Taking a data-driven approach, work with basic skills math faculty and division administration to strategize short and long-term priorities for improving basic skills-enrolled math student learning and success.
  17. Work with other faculty in the math department, and other stakeholder departments, to ensure a well-articulated basic skills math curriculum
  18. Engage in semester-by-semester evaluation of basic skills math courses and programs, including the development and assessment of learning outcomes and the utilization of resulting data to improve instruction and curriculum with the goal of maximizing student learning and success
  19. Work closely with campus support services (i.e. Peer-Led Team Learning, Supplemental Instruction, In-Class Math Tutor Program, Tutoring Center) to maximize benefits to basic skills-enrolled math students
  20. Assist with the creation and maintenance of a library of online and/or physical resources to support basic skills-enrolled math student learning and basic skills math faculty instruction
  21. Meet the following professional and faculty responsibilities within the work week but not in conflict with the member’s primary assignment: Instruction, course preparation/office hours, maintenance/dissemination of current course syllabi (per CA Ed Code & SJECCD board policy), participation in department/division/college/district committees/meetings, participation in governance, curriculum development/maintenance, self and peer evaluation processes, program review, and record keeping related to grades, census, rosters, textbook orders, requisitions and other reporting.
  22. Gain familiarity with the district's computerized course pre-requisite system.

Minimum Qualifications


1. Master’s in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
Bachelor’s in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics AND Master’s in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education
*The Equivalent.

Desired Qualifications

1. M.S. or Ph.D. in [STEM] Education, a high school mathematics teaching credential (e.g. California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics) with 3+ years high school-level teaching experience in basic skills-level math, and/or substantial professional development focused on effective basic skills math pedagogy.
2. Demonstrated history of excellence in basic skills-level math instruction.
3. Evidence of a commitment to ongoing professional development.
4. Curriculum development experience in basic skills mathematics.
5. Demonstrated experience incorporating a variety of effective pedagogical resources – including e-learning resources – and practices in the instruction of basic skills-level math courses.
6. Demonstrated commitment to student access and equity.
7. Working knowledge of California’s Common Core State Standards.
8. Experience providing best practices training/mentorship to basic skills math faculty.
9. Leadership experience in an academic setting and a willingness to assume administrative responsibilities associated with basic skills math (e.g. as math basic skills math coordinator).
10. Experience using rigorous student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning.
11. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$64,313 to $82,493 Entry Level Annual Salary (Academic Salary Schedule 2014-2015); Maximum Salary Potential $111,916. Note: Actual Salary placement is based on candidate's verified education and experience.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Math and Science
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Mathematics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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