Engineering Associate Professor - Taft College in Taft California

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Taft College

Taft, California 93268

United States

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Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Track Position
Commencing Fall 2015

Disclaimer ~ this position is grant and/or categorically funded and continued employment is contingent on adequate availability of funds.

Open until filled, priority consideration date of Monday, May 18, 2015

Taft College believes in a close relationship among students, faculty, staff and the community.  The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and has made a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity.  The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

• Instruction of community college engineering courses; classes include: Electrical Circuits, Material Science and Engineering, Statics, Computer Programming and Algorithm Development (CC++), Computer Programming – MATLAB and Hardware Controls, Engineering Graphics and Introduction to Design, and Introduction to Engineering.
• Participate in the evaluation of materials, outline improvement and Student Learning Outcomes for all engineering courses.
• Develop curriculum, lecture materials, hands-on lab work and SLO’s for Electrical Circuits, Material Science and Engineering, and Statics courses.  
• Cultivate and engage with industry representatives to ensure curriculum is applicable, provide student site visits, classroom guest speakers and summer internships.  
• Utilize innovative teaching approaches such as project-based learning, hands-on creative lab work and problem solving techniques with current engineering technologies.
• Assist in development, implementation and oversight of open-learning innovation center for students.
• Participate in Math/Science division meetings and serve on campus committees.
• Be available to students for five (5) hours per week of scheduled office hour time; may be held in office, student tutoring or innovation center.
• Maintain an inventory of equipment used.
• Complete SLO’s, reports, schedules and grades within established guidelines.
• Other duties as assigned.

An earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in any field of engineering or bachelor’s in any of the above and master’s in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, or geology or the equivalent.  NOTE:  A bachelor’s in any field of engineering with a professional engineer’s license is an alternative qualification for this discipline.  Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not meet the specific degree requirements for this position, you may request equivalency by the final filing date.  There is one (1) form that you will need to download from the website; it is titled Equivalency Determination.  The information requested is required of all candidates not holding the stated minimum qualifications who are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency.  Candidates making application under equivalency shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.  Please submit this supplement as well as other materials specified in Application Procedures.  Use extra pages as needed.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a recognized U.S. credential evaluation service.

Based upon the 2014-15 175-day salary schedule, the salary range is $56,205.00 to $92,701.00.  An annual doctoral stipend of $3,530.06 is included in addition to the salary when appropriate.

The assigned work year is 175 days per academic year.  The typical assignment will include 15 units plus 5 office hours per week per semester.  The successful applicant will participate in campus-wide events beginning August 2015.

To be assured full consideration, complete application packets must be in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015.  Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, or e-mailed.  E-mails must be followed by original documents.  No facsimiles will be accepted. All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee.  Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.


To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
• District Academic application. Complete all sections; stating “See letter and/or resume” is not acceptable.
• A letter of application that describes why you are interested in the position and how your breadth of experience has prepared you for this position.
• A current resume.
• A written statement of your philosophy and approach to teaching engineering courses.
• Copies of transcripts or list of pertinent course work and grades.
• Three (3) letters of recommendation current within the last three (3) years that address your professional and interpersonal skills.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, do not submit materials other than those requested.

Application forms may be obtained from by clicking on the About Us tab and then on Jobs or from the Human Resources Department by calling 661-763-7805.

Send all application materials to:    
Taft College Human Resources Department
29 Cougar Court
Taft, CA 93268
Telephone:  (661) 763-7805

Current employees must provide documentation and materials in the same manner and degree of detail as any other applicant.

Employment with Taft College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.  Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a recognized U.S. credential evaluation service.  Offers of employment are contingent upon Board of Trustees approval.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Employees must sign an Oath of Office and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.  Taft College reserves the right to modify or rescind this job announcement at any time.

Taft College is a tobacco free campus.

A candidate selected for an interview will be required to visit Taft College at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

The District provides health, dental, vision and life insurance for the employee, spouse and dependents.  The District and the employee contribute to the State Teacher’s Retirement System or the California Public Employee’s Retirement System.

Taft is located in the foothills at the southwestern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, just 35 minutes west of Bakersfield, two hours north of Los Angeles and two hours from California’s central coast.  The Taft area is home to 18,000 residents and numerous companies who enjoy friendly neighbors, temperate climates and bustling economy.  Cultural and recreational opportunities include the West Kern Oil Museum, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Tule Elk State Reserve and the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation area.  Residents enjoy a reasonable cost of living along with affordable housing and good schools.

Taft College is committed to creating a community of learners by enriching the lives of all students we serve through career technical education, transfer programs, foundational programs, and student support services.  Taft College provides an equitable learning environment defined by applied knowledge leading to students’ achievement of their educational goals.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who, due to a disability, require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for the position), or the interview, should notify the Human Resources Department 10 working days before the accommodation is required.


Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Other Engineering
  • Community College Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume