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Engineering: Contract Instructor-College Credit
San Diego Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title Engineering: Contract Instructor-College Credit
University San Diego Community College District
San Diego, CA, United States
Department Engineering
Application Deadline 10/16/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Engineering

Engineering: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/16/2022

Position Number: 002022

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the "Leading College of Equity & Excellence", we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a world-class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 58 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Engineering, at San Diego Mesa College Beginning Spring 2023. Mesa College is located in the Kearny Mesa area of the city of San Diego and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community District. Assignments may include some combination of day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes. While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, applications submitted may serve to establish an eligibility list for similar vacancies that may occur in the District throughout the academic year.

While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:
The position is a part of the Physical Sciences Department (including disciplines of Astronomy, Engineering, Geology, Physical Science and Physics) and reports to the Dean, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Teaching duties will include engineering courses. The instructor will engage in the development of curriculum, particularly laboratory curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include supervising and instructing students, maintaining office hours for student advisement and counseling, and participating with other college faculty on academic committees.

Masters in any field of engineering OR Bachelors in any of the above AND Masters in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, or geology OR the equivalent. (NOTE: A Bachelors in any field of engineering with a professional engineers license is an alternative qualification for this discipline, pursuant to Title 5 Section 53410.1.)

Desired Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications:

  • A Masters degree or higher in the mechanical/civil field of engineering.
  • Demonstrated currency in the field through professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience, success and/or knowledge in planning, preparing, and teaching college level engineering lecture and laboratory courses to students from historically underrepresented groups.
  • Demonstrated experience, success and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience, success and/or interest in improving engineering education using strategies that foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, enabling all students to fully participate in the learning process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or leadership experience writing, developing, coordinating, implementing, evaluating, and revising engineering curriculum, coursework materials and laboratories in accordance with contemporary standards in engineering programs.
  • Knowledge of technical drafting and the ability and/or experience to teach courses using Matlab and Computer Aided Design (CAD) courses with SolidWorks.
  • The ability to develop a vision and provide leadership for the engineering discipline including areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience, success, and/or interest in outreach activities designed to recruit high school students and retain Engineering students, with a particular emphasis on students underrepresented in Engineering fields.
  • An understanding of the role of community college engineering programs in the overall pathways to engineering degrees.
  • The ability to participate in curricular coordination efforts between interlocking disciplines such as engineering, physics and mathematics.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with regional entities such as K-12, colleges, universities, industry, and engineering associations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with students, colleagues, administrators, and other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in participatory governance, committees, and/or department in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A - Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 - $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT - College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 - Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code 87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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