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Mathematics Instructor
San Jose Evergreen Community | San Jose, California
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Position Summary:

This faculty position is a full-time, 100% FTE Tenure Track position as Mathematics Instructor in the Division of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering located at Evergreen Valley College.

Assignment may include day and evening responsibilities.

This position is represented by the San Jose/Evergreen Federation of Teachers, AFT 6157.

Duties and Responsibilities/Specific to Position:

1. Working/teaching in a college-level program targeting underserved populations.

2. Developing and teaching developmental math courses to college students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

3. Commitment to working on institutional reforms that deal with issues such as student access and equity.

4. Successful experience in program improvement through collaborative assessment of student learning, staff development, and curriculum development.

5. Ability to facilitate effective mathematical learning in the classroom, including experience utilizing alternative modes of instruction such as tutoring, small group and individualized instruction.

6. Ability and willingness to integrate new technology (computers, graphing calculators, math software, distance education, hybrid, etc.) into the curriculum.

7. Teach courses in assigned discipline by communicating subject matter clearly and effectively.

8. Adapt methodologies for students with special needs and different learning styles.

9. Demonstrate commitment to professional development, including but not limited to activities such as: participation in professional conferences, workshops, seminars, membership in professional organizations, research projects, publishing academic work, participation in statewide committees or organizations, etc.

10. Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.

11. Participate in faculty responsibilities such as: course and curriculum development and review, student learning outcomes and assessment, program review, committees, research and special projects as needed in the discipline/department or district.

12. Attend and participate in department, division and college meetings and keep posted office hours.

13. Meet record keeping obligations on time, e.g. grades, census, reports, rosters, textbook orders, and requisitions.

14. Maintain and provide current course syllabi as required by California Education Code and Board policy.

15. Foster a professional work and learning environment.

16. Perform other duties as required by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications:


1.Master's in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics


2.Bachelor's in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics AND Master's in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education


* The Equivalent

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:

1.Culturally and linguistically prepared to work with students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Training or expertise in dealing with the learning challenges of students in developmental math courses including math anxiety, lack of confidence, English language learners (ELL), learning disabilities and poor study skills and experience in creating a learning environment that supports students emotionally as well as intellectually.

2.Commitment to the mission and functions of a community college including a desire to serve on departmental and college wide committees.

3.Bilingual abilities, desirable.

* Equivalency Information:

Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if: 1. degrees are not in exact discipline required, 2. if degree is in progress, 3. if degrees were earned at a college/university not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education, and/or 4. if degrees were earned at a college/university outside of the U.S.

Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.

For information on the Equivalency process, copy and paste the link below:


For the Equivalency Application form, copy and paste the link below:



Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education. All degrees and credits earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District - Academic/Faculty:

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 18% Hispanic/Latino, 23% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 47% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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