BUSINESS INSTRUCTOR (NEVADA COUNTY CAMPUS) 1920-31 FULL-TIME, TENURE TRACK POSITION
BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Business Instructor. The Nevada County Campus (NCC) primarily serves students who reside in the western Nevada County areas of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, and its nearby smaller communities. The ideal candidate will join a campus staff who understand that they have a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of residents from these rural communities. As such, the ideal candidate will share the college’s commitment to educating and supporting its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. This includes understanding the socioeconomic challenges that students may face specific to living in this region.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students develop the critical skills necessary to succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities for this position include:
Teaching college level Business courses, including Accounting, Introduction to Business and small business management courses. NCC full-time instructors teach several different courses during each semester.
Since NCC is a center campus of the main Rocklin campus, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of business subjects with classes scheduled at day and evening times as well as online courses.
Evaluate students' performance engaged in the study of general business.
Participate in special programs related to enhancement of instruction, including Career fairs and Student Services outreach activities, be active in the community to promote current transfer and Career and Technical Education programs; and develop new Career and Technical education pathways to meet industry demands.
An additional component of this position is the requirement to grow the NCC business program, including increasing student enrollment through internal and external community outreach, increasing student internships and job placement opportunities, and employer engagement with the business sector of western Nevada County.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms.
The faculty member will participate in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity and other key demographics to ensure the success of all students.
Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, departmental activities such as program review, and in one’s own professional development is also an integral component of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching college level Business courses.
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.
Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latinx, Native American students and first-generation college students?
What role should faculty play in student success?
Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
Explain the role that business sector community partners play in a college-level business program.
DEADLINE:Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later thanTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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Incumbent must possess a Master's Degree in business administration, business management, business education, marketing, public administration, or finance OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in economics, accountancy, taxation, or law OR the equivalent.
Incumbent must have college or high school (or equivalent) teaching experience.
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Business concepts and principles including management and accounting principles and practices.
Teaching practices, methods, and techniques.
Computer operating systems applications software appropriate for Business courses.
Lecture in front of large and small groups.
Explain business concepts and principles in a logical, sequential manner.
Provide students with a "hands on" learning experience in the laboratory.
Show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Provide for the special needs of students with disabilities.
Form and maintain effective working relationships with students and other faculty members and staff.
Maintain personal integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation.
Work independently and/or collaboratively to solve problems.
Observe routine safety precautions for use of equipment.
Develop activities and assignments to address diverse learning styles.
About Sierra Joint Community College District
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.