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Computer Science (CS) Instructor - Tenure Track
Cabrillo College

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2022
Title Computer Science (CS) Instructor - Tenure Track
University Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Oct. 7, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - Computer Science

Cabrillo College


Computer Science (CS) Instructor - Tenure Track

Job#  2022-01491

Deadline:   10/7/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world one student at a time!

Starting Salary Range: $64,137 to $98,451 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $4,282 is granted to eligible faculty.

Excellent benefits, including quality health insurance at a *LOW COST for you and your family! Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program.  *Depending on health plan selections, in many cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums may be as low as $0.  Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY: This full-time, tenure track instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule. The position begins on Monday, January 23, 2023 pending Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online, or hybrid format scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations including days, evenings, and/or weekends.

Teaching assignments may be in the core areas of introduction to programming using C++, Java, or Python, introduction to computer science, computer literacy, technology tools for college majors, data structures and algorithms, discrete mathematics, or elementary computer organization, etc. Other assignments may include elective courses such as internet programming, database topics, mobile application, game development, and other topics. Professional assignments include attendance at faculty meetings, curriculum development, and related duties as required or assigned.


Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity:

Our ideal candidate will share and participate in Cabrillo's commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College is proud to be designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that Cabrillo has to the education and economic well-being of not only the surrounding community but to foster the success of each individual student.

Guided Pathways

Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project helping students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the College: Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

About the Community: Santa Cruz County is situated on the northern coast of beautiful Monterey Bay.  The county has four predominant regions:  the northern coast that includes the urban areas of Santa Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Aptos; the mountainous north that separates Santa Cruz County from Silicon Valley, the San Lorenzo River Valley; and the agricultural south county that includes Watsonville and Corralitos on the way to Monterey, Carmel, and Salinas.  With more than 29 miles of beaches, over 14 state parks, 2 colleges, over 70 wineries, hundreds of places to dine, a symphony, an NBA G League team, museums, a Shakespeare company and so much more, there’s something for everyone here.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.


About the Department: 

The Computer Science program is intended to meet the needs of students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, and students from other science disciplines where computer programming is required. 


The Computer Science Department supports the Cabrillo College mission by serving a large and diverse population of students with multiple educational needs. As a department and as individuals, we strive to create a student-centered learning environment in the classroom. Our ultimate aim is to provide courses of high academic standards so that students may attain their personal and professional goals.


Within the Computer Science Department, Cabrillo College offers a degree program, four certificates of achievement, and two skills certificates. The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree program transfers to four-year colleges and universities. Our primary transfer partners include the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University, Monterey Bay.


Interested in learning more about us? Please visit out department website:


Examples of Duties

  Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments

  Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

  Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress

  Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours

  Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

  Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

  Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S.  Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications:

  Master’s in computer science or computer engineering OR

  Bachelor’s in computer science or computer engineering  AND a Master’s in mathematics, cybernetics, business administration, accounting or engineering OR

  Bachelor’s in engineering AND a Master’s in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration OR

  Bachelor’s in mathematics AND a Master’s in cybernetics, engineering, mathematics, or business administration OR

  Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree in information science, computer information systems, or information systems OR 

  The *equivalent OR

  A lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential in Computer Science or Computer Engineering


Required Professional Expertise:

  Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field, curriculum development, review and assessment of student learning outcomes

  Knowledge and understanding of programs such as Guided Pathways, that address commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies enhancing student success 

  Work cooperatively and demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, administrators, faculty, and staff

  Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

  Evidence of professional activities and service beyond primary teaching assignments

  Knowledge of common issues and challenges facing a diverse population of community college students.


Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  Successful online teaching experience.

  Successful teaching experience in a higher-education institution.

  Demonstrated ability to support an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect, and engagement.

  Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential student issues and situations.

  Demonstrated ability to facilitate student requests for information and assistance, identify appropriate resources and advocate effectively for students.


EEO Statement

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.


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