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Part-time Psychology Instructor (Pool)

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3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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General Statement: Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Attributes listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the qualifications, desirable skills and attributes. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to give a teaching presentation, provide relevant course outlines and materials, and/or demonstrate other job-related skills.

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 than 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:

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.   Duties and Responsibilities: Teach classes as assigned from the regular Psychology Department curriculum; consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours; maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies; perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs. The College offers day and evening classes.   Requirements: 1.Master's degree in Psychology
2.Ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse culture, age and language groups, and people who have disabilities.
3.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.   Desirable 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 college-level courses in one or more of the following fields of Psychology: Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination; Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Introduction to Human Sexuality.
2.Understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
3.Knowledge of the use of technology in teaching and Psychology
4.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
5.Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences
6.Ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student's achievement of these outcomes
7.Ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students abilities
8.Acceptance of the division's commitment to established academic standards
9.Commitment to the SMCCCD goal of integrating writing skills across the curriculum   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: 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.   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.

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.  

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