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Part-time Yoga-Pilates 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: 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 District
San Mateo County Community College District, one of 72 community college districts in California, is comprised of Skyline College (San Bruno), College of San Mateo (San Mateo), Cañada College (Redwood City) and the central administration building in San Mateo. In addition to its three colleges, the District also operates several community-centered training facilities in San Mateo County that provide residents with a variety of technical services.

Employment Policy
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

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:

The Selection Process
Required application materials will be screened 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 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.   Duties and Responsibilities: Essential functions include the following:
1.Teach courses offered in yoga and/or pilates;
2.Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development;
3.Consult with students during regularly scheduled office and lab hours;
4.Maintain expertise in current practice and technologies;
5.Serve as a member of division and college committees; and;
6.Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs.   Requirements: 1.Possession of a Master's degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education, OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy OR the equivalent.
2.Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities.
3.Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

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:

1.Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcript required.
2.Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the Requirements in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
3.Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets the Requirements.   Desirable Skills and Abilities: 1.Show evidence of successful experience at the college or high school level teaching yoga and pilates classes.
2.The commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the community college.
3.Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching.
4.The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals.
5.The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment.
6.The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals.
7.Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on yoga and/or pilates.   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 applicant 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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