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Part-Time Health Science Instructor (Pool Position)

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Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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General Statement: This is an ongoing application pool for Instructors that is reviewed on an as needed basis. As Instructors are needed to teach specific courses at the campuses, selections will be made from among this pool of applicants for all campuses- Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Cañada College. If you do not receive a response this could be because there is no position at a particular campus available at the present time or that the position/s have already been filled.

Your resume will remain on file for a period of three years after which we would request that you please reapply. Thank you.

Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.

The Selection Process
District Selection Process: Required application materials will be screened by a committee on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to give a classroom lecture/demonstration. Please note that the SMCCCD does not reimburse candidates for travel costs.

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1.A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position);
2.A résumé that details all relevant education, training, teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience;
3.Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted);
4.A cover letter of no more that 3 pages addressing the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:   Duties and Responsibilities: Can~ada College seeks a part-time Health Science Instructor. The essential functions of the position are to: teach in a variety of health career related courses including basic health science; consult with students during regularly scheduled office and lab hours; perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs.

The college offers day, evening, and weekend classes and teaches some classes on local high school campuses. The person selected for the position may be expected to teach evening classes or classes on local high school campuses as part of regular workload.   Requirements: 1.Master's degree in health science, health education, biology, physical education, dietetics, or nutrition; OR a Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in public health or any biological science OR the equivalent.
2.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.

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

Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed above. Transcripts required.
Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field and have completed twenty-four semester units of both upper-division and graduate work in the academic field specified above. Transcripts required
Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications.   Desirable Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1.Recent successful experience in teaching, or preparation to teach health science courses.
2.Ability to incorporate technology mediated instruction in the classroom and/or to teach curriculum using distance education;
3.Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken language;
4.Ability to work independently and as part of a team of faculty and staff;
5.Commitment to supporting gender, ethnically, culturally and academically diverse students enrolled in health sciences;
6.Ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and encourage them to learn problem solving skills;
7.Capacity to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of one's own pedagogy and modify techniques to improve student achievement of learning outcomes;
8.Understanding, enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of the community college.   EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.   Benefits:   Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
College Transcripts   Special Instructions to Applicants: The cover letter should address the applicant's qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.  

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