Description In order to create a pool of qualified applicants, Sierra College accepts applications in all subject areas and conducts interviews for teaching positions throughout the year. Applications are kept in the hiring pool for a period of two years. The number of open positions varies from semester to semester. The Division Dean or Department Chair will contact you directly for an interview when a position becomes available. We appreciate your interest in Sierra College!
Examples Of Functions and Tasks
Lecture/ Laboratory Presentation - ESSENTIAL: Present lecture/laboratory information and concepts in a clear and logical manner; use current examples and /or analogies to convey important concepts; provide instructional objectives to assist student learning; outline, summarize and emphasize major points; enhance presentations with visual aids, handouts, and demonstrations; answer student questions clearly; encourage student participation in classroom discussions.
Student Performance Evaluation - ESSENTIAL: Develop quizzes, examinations, term papers, homework assignments, projects, and laboratory assignments which fairly evaluate student progress in acquiring knowledge of subject material; monitor student activity during examinations and quizzes; read, evaluate, and grade student responses on examinations, quizzes, and projects; assign, read, and evaluate student homework assignments and projects; tabulate scores and assign official grades; advise students on matters regarding their academic performance; refer students to appropriate student services (e.g., Extended Opportunity Programs and Services [EOPS], the Learning Skills Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, etc.) for specialized testing and tutoring.
Lecture/ Laboratory Preparation - ESSENTIAL: Review and select textbooks appropriate for each course; further evaluate textbooks for cost and readability; read material to stay current in the field; develop supplemental materials for use in classroom and laboratory; develop syllabi for each course; prepare lesson plans for each class meeting, as appropriate; coordinate lectures with laboratory assignments, as applicable. PERIPHERAL: Maintain memberships in groups organized to maintain currency in various fields.
Curriculum Development - ESSENTIAL: Review and evaluate curriculum to meet student interests and needs; work with local businesses and advisory committees to meet employment needs; coordinate with regular and part time faculty members to enhance consistency of courses; evaluate and/or revise courses to meet changing needs; present proposals for curriculum changes to the Curriculum Committee and/or other appropriate shared governance bodies.
Shared Governance Activities - ESSENTIAL: Attend and participate in District, division, and department meetings; participate in Advisory Committee meetings, attend Board of Trustees and/or Strategic Council meetings, as necessary; represent department and/or division by serving on District-wide committees; serve on employee selection committees, as requested; serve on faculty peer evaluation committees, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Read minutes of shared governance bodies, Board of Trustees reports, and other written material to maintain knowledge of District activities; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Academic Senate and/or other shared governance bodies.
Student Services - ESSENTIAL: Post and hold regular office hours; acknowledge of diversity of student population and plan accordingly to include all students; provide students with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in commencement and other student award ceremonies; provide students with letters of reference, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Promote articulation with feeder high schools and with transfer universities; encourage and assist students with internships and scholarship applications; invite guest speakers to share their on-the-job experiences; arrange field trips to enhance students' knowledge of job opportunities.
Special Programs - ESSENTIAL: Participate in special programs related to enhancement of instruction (e.g.,Career fairs, Student Services outreach activities, etc).
CCC Minimum Qualifications Handbook Master's in the language being taughtORBachelor's in the language being taughtANDMaster's in another language or linguisticsOR the equivalent
Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credentials, transcripts, LiveScan, and tuberculosis examination as required. Verification of prior employment (teaching or work experience) may be needed to determine minimum qualifications met. Copies of transcripts MUST be attached to the application (photocopies & unofficial transcripts are accepted).
If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: Sierra College Human Resources . Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
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Supplemental Information Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.
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 to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
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 succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College's students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 8% are multiracial and 58% are White.
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.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Faculty Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications on the job announcement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching in this discipline.
Please describe your evidence of the 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 practices within the classroom and in the campus community.
Please respond to the prompt below for your Teaching Philosophy Statement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
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, Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), and Native American 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).
How does your teaching approach reflect your teaching philosophy in ensuring equitable student success?
Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.
EEO/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.
TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000
Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000
From or to Speech-to- Speech English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784
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.