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Assistant Professor of Education
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Jan. 7, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Education
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Education/Counseling
Application Deadline 2/25/2020
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Education

Assistant Professor of Education #AC20-0806
Education/Counseling & Student Support Services Division/Santiago Canyon College
Tenure Track Position

RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California's 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The current starting salary may range from $60,826.05 - $102,877.08/year ($63,259.09 - $106,992.16/year effective July 2020) for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.

The district will contribute up to $30,672.60 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,750 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee's annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers' Retirement System.

Starting Date: 2020 Fall Semester
Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00 PM

Teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate teacher education courses, which may include evening or off-campus assignments unless excused according to Board Policy provisions. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Assist and support students toward successful program completion, foster student achievement, and collaborate with advisory committees of industry professionals and/or university teacher education programs to review programs that result in developing and maintaining curriculum that meets current industry standards. Assist with course scheduling, curriculum development and course outline maintenance, and grant writing. Maintain office hours, and coordinate department events. Manage student learning outcomes and assessments such that the results of the assessment leads to meaningful instructional development. Establish relationships with area high school programs and appropriate community organizations for recruiting students to the Education Program. Be familiar with and observe the administrative regulations as they appear in the Faculty Handbook (flex calendar obligations, course overviews, etc.). Participate in department and college governance committees and activities.

Minimum Qualifications
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in Education, OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies
Section in the application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Equivalency Statement
The Rancho Santiago community College district in its desire to select outstanding faculty member from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates are encouraged to apply by completing the Equivalencies Section in the application, providing conclusive evidence of such. Equivalencies for this position may include: Masters in Education: teaching/administration/leadership/special education/curriculum and instruction/a recognized K-12 subject matter, AND hold or have held a state approved K-12 teaching credential, plus three (3) years of full time K-12 teaching experience.

Desirable Qualifications
A master's degree specified or concentrated in any of the following: Teaching, Special Education, Administration or a recognized 7 – 12th grade subject matter such as English, Mathematics, Sciences or Social Sciences AND possess or have held a state-approved K-12 teaching credential with experience teaching in a public school classroom.
At least three (3) years of teaching or administering in a public school environment.
Two years of community college or other higher education experience teaching content similar to SCC
Education courses.
Experience with integrating computer technology in the classroom and to use technology to offer instruction
through distance delivery modes
Experience in grant writing and grant management
Bilingual (English/Spanish) and biliterate.
Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of
proficiency preferred.
A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment.

Selection Criteria
Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience - breadth and depth
Work experience - breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Curriculum development
Program development
Community involvement
Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Bilingual ability (if needed)

Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.

Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
Writing skills/demonstration

Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
Resume (Required)
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Please respond to each supplemental question below. Use a size 12 font and double-space your responses. Your response to each question will be strongly considered in determining your qualifications for this position. (Required)

Supplemental Questions
1. Please review the Education course descriptions in the Santiago Canyon College catalog ( and indicate which courses you have taught similar content and/or have content expertise, including where and when you had this experience:

2. Describe your knowledge and experience with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (teacher performance expectations, teacher performance assessment, and subject matter waiver programs) and how you would approach teaching those concepts to undergraduate (pre-credential program) teacher education students.

Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x- ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.


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