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Position: Sociology (Social Statistics) Instructor
Institution: College of the Desert
Location: Palm Desert, California, United States
Duties: Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district
Requirements: Master’s in sociology OR Bachelor’s in sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work or psychology OR the *equivalent; Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
   
Text: Skip to Main Content Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Applicant Interest Cards Create Account Log In Help Salary Schedules Bargaining Unit Contracts Employee Benefits Job Descriptions College of the Desert Human Resources Website Sociology (Social Statistics) Instructor, Temporary Full-Time Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application: * Online Application: Please fill out your online application completely with all requested details. * Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer. * Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess. * Unofficial Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution, show name of institution, degree awarded, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts. IN YOUR APPLICATION * List of Professional References: References should include at three supervisors and two colleagues. Please include name, title, email, and current phone numbers for all references in your application. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required addition of Professional References. EQUIVALENCY REQUESTS & FOREIGN EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: * If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an Equivalency Request Form and narrative with your application. * Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency Evaluation be uploaded in addition to the foreign transcripts. * Additional Equivalency Information is available by clicking here. TIMELINES: * This posting is for a temporary full-time position for the Fall 2020 semester. There is a possibility of an assignment extension to Spring 2021. * This posting will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by June 6th to be considered in first review. * Interview dates are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 22nd. The posting will be updated once a tentative interview date has been secured. Posting Details Job Title Sociology (Social Statistics) Instructor, Temporary Full-Time Classification Title Teaching Faculty Department Sociology Rank Instructor Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track Job Description BASIC FUNCTION Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district. WORKING CONDITIONS Classroom environment and faculty office environment. Classes may be held at all campus locations, Palm Desert, Indio, Mecca-Thermal, Palm Springs, and/or Desert Hot Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekend. EMPLOYMENT STATUS Faculty Bargaining Unit Position About College of the Desert College of the Desert is located in Palm Desert, California, the geographic center of the beautiful Coachella Valley. Nestled among the backdrop of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains in eastern Riverside County, the Coachella Valley is a resort community that offers over 100 golf courses and a wide array of outdoor activities such as tennis, hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, polo, bicycling, rock climbing, and swimming. Founded in 1958, this two-year public college serves over 400,000 residents of eight local cities and the students of the Palm Springs, Desert Sands and Coachella Valley school districts. College of the Desert offers certificates and two-year Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. The College served over 15,700 students in the 2016-2017 academic year. COD is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), with almost 70% of the student body identifying as Hispanic. The Coachella Valley community recently passed a $577 million bond measure, allowing for College of the Desert to improve its current facilities and expand its campus locations. These improvements and expansion will assist with College of the Desert’s goals of providing an education to students inside and outside of the Coachella Valley. For more information about College of the Desert, click here. Click here to read President’s Message. Essential Duties GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES A. Classroom responsibilities 1. Meet classes/laboratories on day and times assigned. 2. Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline. 3. Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students course objectives, grading criteria, and classroom policies. 4. Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws. 5. Submit requisitions for textbooks and instructional materials in a timely manner. 6. Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate. 7. Supervise student in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructors load. 8. Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours. B. Evaluation of Students 1. Evaluate students’ progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation and the results of the evaluation. 2. Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion. 3. Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations for the State of California. 4. Participate in the credit by examination program where applicable. 5. Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner. C. Curriculum 1. Participate in the development and review of curriculum as needed. 2. Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities. D. Student Advising 1. Advise enrolled students on such matters as: a. Course content, scope, and meaning. b. Major course requirements for the degree or certificate. c. Learning skills d. Collateral or enrichment reading or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field. e. Career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field. 2. Participate as a Faculty Advisor to student organizations or clubs. E. Professional Development 1. Participate in required professional development activities. 2. Continue to develop professional skills and knowledge. 3. Participate in planning staff development programs. 4. Participate in institutional research activities and grants. 5. Attend/participate in professional conferences, seminars, or meetings. F. Additional Responsibilities 1. Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours. 2. Attend and participate in department/center meetings. 3. Attend commencement ceremony. 4. Participate in the process of Shared Governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department, division, college and/or district level, or participate in other significant non-classroom college, district, or community activities. 5. Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures. 6. Participate in supervision of student assistants and paraprofessionals. 7. Participate in articulation activities and the coordination of inter-divisional and intra-divisional learning activities. 8. Abide by departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of equipment. 9. Advise administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions. 10. Participate in advisory committee meetings as required. 11. Consult with management on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment, and screening/interviewing committees. 12. Participate in the tenure review process as assigned. 13. Participate in the evaluation of regular faculty and adjunct faculty as assigned. 14. Participate in mentoring of new faculty as assigned. 15. Fulfill all obligations as established in the current collective bargaining agreement. Knowledge Of Ability To Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s in sociology OR Bachelor’s in sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work or psychology OR the *equivalent. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. EQUIVALENCY REQUESTS & FOREIGN EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you MUST submit an Equivalency Request form along with your application materials. Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency Evaluation be uploaded IN ADDITION TO the foreign transcripts. Foreign Equivalency information is available by clicking here. Equivalency Request Form is available by clicking here. Preferred Qualifications PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to teach Social Statistics and familiarity with SPSS software strongly desired. Salary Range/Rate Salary Detail Information Salary Placement is according to the Full time Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Minimum Master level starting rate is $7,460.32 per month. Maximum starting salary with a doctorate and significant instructional experience is $9,576.66 per month. These are temporary full-time positions for the Fall 2020 semester. There is a possibility of an assignment extension to Spring 2021. For more information on salary placement please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Schedule . Posting Number 20-017-F Open Date 04/23/2020 Close Date 06/06/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application: Online Application: Please fill out your online application completely with all requested details. Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer. Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess. Unofficial Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution, show name of institution, degree awarded, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts. IN YOUR APPLICATION List of Professional References: References should include at three supervisors and two colleagues. Please include name, title, email, and current phone numbers for all references in your application. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required addition of Professional References. EQUIVALENCY REQUESTS & FOREIGN EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS: If you do not clearly meet the minimum qualifications as they are defined, you must submit an Equivalency Request Form and narrative with your application. Degrees earned outside of the U.S. require that a Foreign Equivalency Evaluation be uploaded in addition to the foreign transcripts. Additional Equivalency Information is available by clicking here. TIMELINES: This posting is for a temporary full-time position for the Fall 2020 semester. There is a possibility of an assignment extension to Spring 2021. This posting will remain open until filled. Applications must be received by June 6th to be considered in first review. Interview dates are tentatively scheduled for the week of June 22nd. The posting will be updated once a tentative interview date has been secured. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Public Job Posting Internal Job Posting Agency Referral Advertisement/Publication Personal Referral Website Other If you selected other, how did you hear about this job? (Open Ended Question) * What job sites do you typically visit when searching for a job? (Open Ended Question) * Are you currently an employee of College of the Desert? Yes No * Please describe your experience or ability to teach Social Statistics and familiarity with SPSS software. (Open Ended Question) Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents Resume Cover Letter Transcripts Optional Documents Other 43-500 Monterey Ave Palm Desert, CA 92260 760.773.2529 Back to top Copyright © College of the Desert To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at . 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