Detailed Job Description
The Department of Business at Mission College is now seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track instructor position. We are seeking applicants who will teach the full range of courses designed for all Mission College students, students who come from various cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. These courses include but not limited to Small Business Startup & Management, Business Communications, Business Mathematics, Introduction to Business Computing, Business Law, Fundamentals of Financial Investing, Introduction to American Business, Project Management, Human Resource Management, Global Business, and Internet Marketing.
Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2015. Instructional assignments may include online, day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed. This position is represented by the Association of College Educators (ACE).
Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
We have begun a district-wide classification and compensation study. The compensation study will provide information on what other employers pay employees who are performing similar duties. The District will use this information to ensure that our employees are adequately compensated.
The classification & compensation study started in November 2014 and is expected to take approximately 9-12 months to complete. As a result of this study, it is possible for the compensation to change in this position opening.
1.Education – Possess one of the following:
- Master’s degree in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing, or business education; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the above, AND master’s degree in economics, personnel management, public administration, or Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) degree; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in economics with a business emphasis, AND master’s degree in personnel management, public administration, or J.D. or LL.B. degree; OR
- A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline; OR
- The equivalent of the above.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Recent work experience in a private or public business occupation, human resource management or public administration management.
- Recent teaching experience in a Business course or occupation.
- Experience, training and/or ability to work with computers and other forms of technology, particularly in connection with using a Learning or Course Management System.
- Experience teaching online courses.
- Commitment to maintaining currency in the discipline, including the use of advanced technology.
- Ability to take an active role in working with faculty, student groups, and college support services, particularly within the Department and Division.
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, 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, and class schedules.
- Follow course outlines as filed in the appropriate instruction offices.
- Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and College.
- Provide each student with a course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
- 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 a respect for the dignity of each individual.
Knowledge and Abilities
Salary and Benefits
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $49,659 to $77,282 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).
- 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.
- Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) 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 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.
- 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.
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: West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059