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Computer Studies and Information Technology (CSIT) Instructor
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Computer Studies and Information Technology (CSIT) Instructor
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Discipline or Department
Computer Information Systems
One full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2015. The position is based in the Computer Studies Department. To view the Computer Studies website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/computerstudies. The standard work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation. The remaining time will consist of five (5) hours of student engagement (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) hours of departmental activities and collegial governance (i.e., institutional service). The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
Basic Function and Other Details
The Computer Studies Department is seeking a faculty member who will provide instruction on ground and online across a wide range of current CSIT classes. The person selected will not be a specialist with a single focus, but rather one who demonstrates the ability to teach and lead across multiple areas of the Department, including sub areas such as: computer basic skills, computer and management and business information systems, computer applications, network administration, e-commerce, social media, and more general computer and technology theory and issue oriented classes that meet MiraCosta, California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) General Education requirements. The person selected will be expected to share leadership roles with other full-time faculty in coordinating multi-section courses and proactively engage in marketing classes online and in person to sustain and grow enrollment. The person selected will be expected to develop new and emerging curriculum in areas such as but not limited to: cyber security, device intelligence, computer forensics, interconnection of embedded Internet devices and corresponding dynamic systems, cloud technologies, social media and web 3.0, data analytics, etc. Note that at MiraCosta College, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Web Development, and Multimedia are different disciplines housed in different departments. Experience in these disciplines is a plus but the person selected will not teach or develop curriculum in these areas
Students take courses in the Computer Studies Department that meet days, evenings, weekends, and online. All courses are designed to meet business and professional level certification computer competency standards and are taught using the latest industry standard software. Roughly half of the Department's students transfer to a four-year university, while the rest pursue local General Education Requirements or a Computer Studies Department Degree, Certificate of Proficiency, Certificate of Achievement or Professional Certification. The Department currently consists of two full-time faculty and many associate faculty members committed to providing students with a learning experience that is diverse, rich, and academically rigorous. Our teaching facilities are well-equipped and include strong technology support resources including large student open labs, and automatic lab equipment and software upgrades.
(E = essential job function)
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provide instruction in several areas of the Computer Studies and Information Technology (CSIT) Program. (E)
2. Participate in typical departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, performance of faculty evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E)
3. Work in collaboration with other full-time instructors of the Computer Studies Department in coordinating curriculum and mentoring and supervising associate faculty in CSIT courses. (E)
4. Assist in developing and maintaining instructional support materials for CSIT courses. (E)
5. Maintain currency in areas appropriate to the position, including revising, updating, and developing new CSIT curriculum. (E)
6. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
7. Recruit students and promote the CSIT Program through participation in various forms of digital and in-person marketing, including leadership and attendance at college-sponsored events, student clubs, and high school outreach.
8. Build links with local employers, including facilitating internships, job placement, and advisory board participation. (E)
9. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E)
Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.
Type of Benefits
SALARY POLICY AND FRINGE BENEFITS:
For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/AcadSalarySchedule_2014Dec.pdf.
MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. a bachelor's degree (or higher) AND two years of professional experience (either full time or equivalent part time) directly related to the teaching assignment; OR
2. an associate degree AND six years of professional experience (either full time or equivalent part time) directly related to the teaching assignment; OR
3. a valid California Community College teaching credential in the appropriate subject matter; OR
4. the equivalent. View the equivalency instructions and guidelines (use Section C) at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf; AND
5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.
The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by:
1. A Master's Degree in a computer or information technology related field with related professional certifications.
2. Significant industry experience in a computer or information technology related field.
3. Experience utilizing engaging and innovative teaching practices in both on ground classes and online classes to encourage student success.
4. Demonstrated ability to think with agility both creatively and critically, and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse.
5. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment.
6. Demonstrated success teaching across a wide variety of computer technology and information systems classes.
7. Experience developing new and cutting edge community college courses and certificates in areas such as but not limited to: cyber security, device intelligence, computer forensics, interconnection of embedded Internet devices and corresponding dynamic systems, cloud technologies, social media and web 3.0, data analytics, etc. Interest in leading and teaching in these areas.
8. Experience coordinating multiple sections of courses and also engaging in digital and in-person student marketing and outreach to sustain and build enrollment. Strong interest in developing student engagement through participation in student clubs and other student-focused success and community building initiatives.
9. Experience building links with local employers, including facilitating internships and job placement
10. Commitment to the community college mission of providing lower division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
Human Resources Contact Information
firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Application for academic employment.
2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.
3. A separate document stating your teaching philosophy, not to exceed one page.
4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and industry and teaching experience.
5. A separate document that contains (in reverse chronological order) a list of courses taught by course name, institution, whether on ground, online, or hybrid, and dates. Attach this document to the "Other Document" link.
6. One sample syllabus from a course you have taught in a Computer Studies and Information Technology related field.
7. Copies of student evaluations from a course you have taught in a Computer Studies and Information Technology related field.
8. Two recent letters of professional recommendation, submitted directly by you.
9. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess a conferred degree that qualifies you for this position or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at: http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf)
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