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Assistant Professor of Physical Fitness/Wellness (Fire Technology)
Rancho Santiago Community College District

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Physical Fitness/Wellness (Fire Technology)
University Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana, CA, United States
Department Fire Technology
Application Deadline 4/20/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Health Sciences

Assistant Professor of Physical Fitness/Wellness/Fire Technology #AC20-0816
Fire Technology/Human Services and Technology Division/Santa Ana 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 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: Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:00 PM

Teach fitness or wellness related courses for Fire Technology, which may include FTC 121 and 121L and/or FAC 007, 008, 017, 018, 028, and 029. Courses may include evenings, weekends and/or off campus assignments (Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Los Angeles counties). Administer physical fitness tests including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and power. Conduct pulmonary function, 12 lead ECG, graded exercise, body composition and other fitness related assessments. 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 and fitness professionals. Review programs in order to maintain and develop curriculum that meets current industry standards. Maintain office hours, and participate in department events. Manage student learning outcomes and assessments, which lead to meaningful instructional development. Be familiar with and observe the administrative regulations as they appear in the Faculty Handbook (professional development/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 kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education, with anemphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise or adaptive physical education, OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy, 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).
The equivalency for the Kinesiology discipline is: A Master's Degree with coursework comparable and equivalent to the coursework for the Master's in kinesiology, physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education.

Desirable Qualifications
Certification with American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and/or
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and/or Tactical
Strength and Conditioning (TSAC).
Two years of community college or other higher education experience teaching content similar to the Fire Technology
Fitness/Wellness Classes
Relevant work experience in the tactical environment (fire, police, military) in the area of fitness, strength and conditioning,
physical ability testing, and/or wellness.
12 lead ECG coursework and/or experience.
Functional Movement Assessment experience and/or certification.
Experience with integrated computer technology in the classroom and how to use technology to offer instruction through
distance delivery modes.
Computer skills (web design, social media platforms, excel)
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)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)
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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