The Athletic Department in the Division of Kinesiology and Athletics is currently seeking a full-time tenure track Kinesiology Instructor/Head Water Polo Coach commencing with the 2020 Fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching Kinesiology degree and transferable classes in Introduction to Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise physiology, professional activities, and athletic team classes related to water polo. 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, including but not limited to division-specific pedagogy and leadership training.
The assignment may be a day, evening, weekend, on-line 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 teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Kinesiology and water polo.
The Division is organized into three Departments that include Kinesiology, Public Health, and Athletics. Each Department provides a collection of academic experiences to prepare students for professional fields or extended areas of study in human performance and health, while the Athletic Department provides students an opportunity to participate at the highest level of intercollegiate competition within the California Community College system.
The Division offers academic programs in kinesiology, athletic training, health, fitness and exercise, yoga, and lifeguarding. The array of activity classes our program offers provides students with the opportunity to develop, refine, or advanced skills and knowledge in aquatics, racquet sports, fitness, individual and team sports, or eastern movement studies. We also offer advanced movement and fitness experiences for students with special needs through our Adapted Program.
The purpose of the Division of Kinesiology and Athletics at Orange Coast College is to:
* Educate students, faculty, and staff at Orange Coast College on the meaning of Kinesiology and its importance within a globally diverse society
* Provide rigorous, competitive, and meaningful athletic competition where leadership, physical skills, and individual character are developed.
* Support student-athletes through their academic and athletic pursuits.
* To serve the Orange County Community by providing outstanding academic programs in Kinesiology and Public Health while offering a broad comprehensive Athletic Program.
* Respond to the growing demands of students, faculty, and staff to learn, participate, and live an active lifestyle.
* Increase students' understanding of high risk and protective health behaviors, and provide the tools to make positive health behavior choices in their development and adoption of a lifestyle that contributes to a high quality of life.
* Create academic programs and services in Kinesiology for students to study the disciplines of Kinesiology, Health Education and Public Health Science for transfer and employment, and/or enrichment.
About Orange Coast College (OCC)
Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges, enrolling more than 25,000 students each semester. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich 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 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. 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" and "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).