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 LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

 
 

Los Angeles Mission College

Announces the position opening for

Mathematics Instructor

To Expand Learning Opportunities for Students

 

 

Position Summary Information

Los Angeles Mission College seeks a full-time tenure track Mathematics Instructor who is experienced in teaching a variety of courses within the Mathematics Department.  Interested individuals who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the required experience are invited to apply.  The assignment is to begin August 2017.

Introduction

Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) is a two-year community college that serves more than 11,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.  The College is one of nine in the Los Angeles Community College District.  Founded in 1975, LAMC is located in the scenic foothill community of Sylmar and has strong historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills.  In recent years, the institution’s enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.

The College provides excellent transfer, basic skills, transitional, and career education programs.  Committed to student success, Los Angeles Mission College works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly-respected job training programs that directly meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers.

Los Angeles Mission College prides itself on its commitment to diversity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula, and its inclusion of the community in its programming.  Student-focused, motivated, and dynamic individuals who possess the required education, work experience and commitment to Los Angeles Mission College’s mission and values are invited to submit applications.

Job Description

Los Angeles Mission College is seeking a dynamic and non-traditional faculty member to teach a broad spectrum of courses within the Mathematics Department.  The department prides itself on being an innovative and collaborative group of faculty and staff who collectively strive to offer our students exemplary educational experiences.  The department is seeking an innovative and creative faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to his/her discipline, and hopes to attract an educator who will assist in the growth of the program, has a passion for teaching, and can develop courses that align with current initiatives related to mathematics.  At Los Angeles Mission College, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

  •  Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student learning;
  • Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, ages, identities, abilities and educational experience;
  •  Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving;
  • Self-reflection on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics;

OR

Bachelor’s in either of the above AND Master’s in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education;

OR

the Equivalent.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach a variety of courses in the Mathematics Department as assigned and scheduled (the teaching schedule may include morning, afternoon, evening or weekend hours).
  •  Advocate for the reform of the accelerated math pathway.
  • Train instructors to teach pre-statistics and statistics.
  •  Engage in department, college, district, and state initiatives.
  • Participate in the campus' shared governance.
  •  Participate in curriculum development that is responsive to a diverse community, students' needs and interests, and changing technologies in contemporary learning environments.
  • Incorporate the use of current technology in direct instruction and supplemental course materials.
  • Maintain competence in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities.
  • Collaborate with faculty members to develop student and program learning outcomes and assessments.
  • Maintain office hours to meet the needs of students.
  •  Participate in the accreditation processes of the college.
  • Perform other contracted duties.

Desired Qualifications

  • At least two years of teaching introduction to statistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to design curriculum for accelerated courses or remediation as needed.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using current technology and software to implement high quality instruction.
  • Experience in developing and implementing hybrid and online courses.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students.
  • Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college to fulfill the needs of the program.

Salary and Benefits

This is a 10-month, 30 hour per week tenure-track faculty position.  The beginning salary range is $54,670 to $85,120, with beginning salary commensurate with academic experience and professional preparation.  The doctoral differential is $3,440 per academic year.  District benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, and term life insurance and retirement program (State Teachers Retirement System) for the employee.

APPLICATION PROCESS

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

  • A one page Letter of Interest addressing the responsibilities of the position;
  • Current resume;
  • Contact information for three individuals as references who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers);
  • Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview):
  • Note: Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries.  For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf;
  • A one-page response to the following question: "Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities.  What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences?”

Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to file the application package.  The completed application package must be filed no later than March 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to be considered.  [Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or email or U.S. Mail].  All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Mission College.  After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interview.

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  Los Angeles Mission College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

For additional information or questions, please contact Academic Affairs at (818) 364-7632 or by email at hiring-aa@lamission.edu.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days’ prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of the Los Angeles Community College District to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, Ethnic Group Identification, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, perceived to be in a protected category or associated with those in protected category and veteran status.

 

Los Angeles Mission College is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer







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