Teach classes in psychology in accordance with program and scheduling needs (e.g., biological psychology, research methods, statistics and introductory psychology)
Co-advise the Psychology Club and the Psi Beta Honor Society.
Teach classes in dual enrollment program (high school age students) and engage and/or coordinate with partner schools and program staff to ensure student success.
We are committed to helping all students achieve their educational goals, including those of every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of background and level of preparation. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented demographics in the sciences who can create a welcoming classroom culture and positively engage in our diverse student population.
At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses.
- We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
- Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
- We seek candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population.
- We seek applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College's mission, vision, and core values.
We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PSYCHOLOGY – BIO/RESEARCH/STAT INSTRUCTOR:
- Teach classes in psychology
- Participate in professional development activities that support best practices for teaching a diverse population of both major and non-major students
- Participate in the evaluation, revision, and development of the curriculum
- Participate in the recruitment, outreach, and development of internship opportunities for students
- Participate with faculty to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Use the results to improve teaching and learning
- Undertake the divisional and professional responsibilities of a regular faculty member
- Participate in divisional and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
- Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
- Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
- Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
- Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved
- Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized student
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning techniques
- Master's in psychology
- Bachelor's in psychology
- Master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work
- Valid California Community College Instructor Credential
- The equivalent
Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency. When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC's Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.
- Master's degree in Neuropsychology, Biological Psychology, or Physiological Psychology from an accredited university
- Ph.D. in psychology, experimental psychology and psychometrics from an accredited university
- Demonstrated experience in teaching biopsychology, research methods and statistics at the community college level or equally diverse student body
- Demonstrated experience in implementing pedagogy which uses established, high impact practices to increase student success and completion
- Experience in using student-centered, culturally-responsive, and innovative pedagogies to teach and motivate students at all levels of college-readiness
- Up-to-date experience and/or training in online instruction and knowledge of best practices in distance education
- Demonstrated awareness and/or implementation of effective course assessment techniques
- Experience and/or training relevant to teaching secondary school-age students
Ten Months, 100% – Tenure-track position beginning August 2023
Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Successful completion of livescan clearance and TB screening
- Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination.
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per government codes 3100-3109
- Meeting applicable eligibility requirements under CalPERS or CalSTRS if you are a current or former member
- Board of Trustees approval
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS:
Pasadena City College utilizes an online application process. Hard copy, e-mailed, or faxed resumes are not accepted. You can apply for a position from any computer with Internet access. Applications completed and received by 11:59 p.m. on March 21, 2023 will receive full consideration.
Please keep in mind the following:
- If you do not follow the process or your application/resume is incomplete, your information will not be processed.
- The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a particular position does not assure the applicant an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
- While the acceptance of the application packet is done through the Applicant Tracking Software (ATS), all hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee.
- Positions are full-time (100%) and "open until filled," unless otherwise stated.
The college president will conduct a final interview and recommend a candidate to the Board of Trustees.
Once applications are submitted they are final. Please carefully review your application and the documents which you are attaching to make sure that they are free from errors and complete.
If you require assistance, please contact the Human Resources office at 626.585.7388. Applicants may expect to be notified. approximately 4 – 5 weeks following the closing date as to the status of their application.
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About Pasadena City College
Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the San Gabriel Valley with a high-quality, innovative learning environment that inspires student success.
Each semester PCC serves 29,200+ students, including international students from 76 different countries. Our academic programs encompass a variety of degrees, transfer programs, certificates of achievement, and occupational skills certificates that challenge students and support progress toward their goals.
Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC is one of California’s top schools for transfers to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.
Whether a student is beginning his or her college experience here, or picking up new skills for a change in career or work responsibilities, PCC empowers individuals to maximize their investment in education.
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