Gerontology Assistant Professor - Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento California

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Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento, California 65841

United States


Detailed Job Description

American River College

Gerontology Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: 0002108

Closing Date: 03-15-2016

Salary: $45,559 to $75,533 per year  

Additional Salary Information:Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. 

Complete job description and application available online at:

Position Summary:

General Responsibilities: 

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.  

Assignment Responsibilities:

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, classes in: 

Sociology of Aging 

Psychology of Aging 

Communicating with and Validating Older Adults 

Reminiscence Therapy 

Aging Policy and Practice 

Ethnic Diversity and Aging 

Multiple 1/2 unit courses designed for continuing education may also be assigned. 

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.  

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 18, 2016, in Gerontology ; OR have a bachelor's degree in Gerontology AND a master's degree in one of the Interdisciplinary Studies areas such as Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, or Social Work; OR hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area; OR the equivalent.* 

2. Have sensitivity to and learning understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in styles. 

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.  

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Gerontology
  • Gerontology Assistant Professor
  • Sciences
  • Other Sciences
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: $45,559 - $75,533
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 3/15/2016