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San Mateo Community College | San Mateo, California
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Job Description

General Statement

This is a position for the Middle College at Skyline College in the Language Arts Division. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. The Middle College at Skyline College strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Middle College at Skyline College faculty members are expected to be knowledgeable about and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline. Faculty and student services staff are expected through professional development to be active and engaged knowledge-builders, adopting and using the very skills they are seeking to instill in their students: collaboration, knowledge-building, self-regulation and assessment (or learning to learn) and use of technology for learning. They collaborate to design and deliver an innovative multidisciplinary curriculum that places emphasis on "authentic" learning opportunities that prepare learners for college, life and work in the 21st Century.

Start date of this assignment: Fall 2015

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach classes as assigned from South San Francisco Unified School District 11th grade United States History curriculum for Middle College at Skyline College

2. Provide learning support services and activities

3. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours

4. Maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies

5. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs

Minimum Qualifications

* Possession of Master's Degree in History OR, Bachelor's Degree in History AND a Master's Degree in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies, Women's Studies, Social Science, Ethnic Studies OR the Equivalent.
* California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science-United States History
* Current EL Authorization
* Meets Highly Qualified Teacher status
* Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse cultures and language groups, and people who have disabilities. Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with disabilities, in both day and evening settings

Physical Requirements Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master's Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor's or Associate's Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

1. Recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach 11th grade United States History

2. Understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the Middle College

3. Acceptance of the division's and SSFUSD's commitment to established academic standards

4. Works collaboratively with SSFUSD Curriculum Department in carrying out District curriculum

5. Maintains current records of student attendance and progress

6. Evaluates student progress based primarily on achievement of performance objectives

7. Adheres to SSFUSD and SMCCCD policies and procedures and state regulations

8. Commitment to using writing as an evaluative assessment

9. Knowledge of the use of technology in teaching and United States History

10. Ability to use and develop teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills

11. Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences

12. Ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student's achievement of these outcomes

13. Ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students abilities

14. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director

15. Acknowledges professional responsibility to support and supervise co-curricular activities

16. Commitment to the SMCCCD goal of integrating writing skills across the curriculum

Preferred Qualifications Faculty Benefits

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

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