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Instructor, Computer Science
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2018
Title Instructor, Computer Science
University Coast Community College District
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Computer Science
Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Computer Science commencing with the 2018 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Computer Science.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Computer Science.
The Computer Science Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.  Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 22,285 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 21% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 32% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like: Digital Accessibility, Basic Skills, Helping students help themselves,Taking a skills based approach to teaching college students. Student centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).    

The Computer Science (CS) Department at Orange Coast College prepares students for transfer to four-year university programs. Students who have completed the CS program at OCC have successfully transferred to UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, and Cal Poly Pomona.

Our program focuses on object-oriented programming using Java, C++ and Python, and includes courses on data structures, computer architecture, and software engineering.  We offer a C++ Certificate of Specialization and a Python Certificate of Specialization to help students find entry-level positions and internships in the computing field.
Program Outcomes:
1. Design and implement, test and debug small-scale programs that use fundamental programming constructs and object-oriented programming concepts.
2.  Demonstrate understanding of fundamental data structures and their application to programming.
3. Write small programs in Assembly and/or Machine languages showing an understanding of the internal organization of a computer system.
4. Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.
The Computer Science department at OCC is dynamic, innovative, and currently enrolled at 116% of capacity.
Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Provide instruction in Computer Science in accordance with established course outlines.
2. Provide leadership in the development and revision of Computer Science curriculum responsive to the students served.
3. Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
4. Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
5. Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
6. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
7. Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

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