Job Details

Los Angeles Community College District
  • Position Number: 5010002
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Electrical


FY25 - Electronics Instructor

LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE

FY25 - ELECTRONICS INSTRUCTOR

Position Announcement

Full-time, Probationary Tenure-Track C Basis

Deadline to File: April 3, 2024

Issue Date: February 7, 2024

Begin: Fall 2024


INTRODUCTION:

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) announces an opening for an Electronics instructor at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC). LAVC is a two-year community college located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. With an enrollment of more than 18,000 students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, LAVC provides strong transfer, transitional and career educational programs and is committed to student success. The College works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly respected job training programs that meet the direct needs of local employers. The college offers 75 associate degree programs, 26 associate degrees for transfer, 83 certificate programs, as well as continuing education, noncredit, and job training programs. Today, it has more than 200 full-time faculty and more than 400 part-time instructors. LAVC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, and is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE'S COMMITMENT STATEMENT:

As our nation confronts the challenges of systemic racism and the status quo of social injustice, LAVC recognizes that by virtue of our position as an institution of higher education and our role in the community, we have the opportunity and the obligation to be an agent of change in addressing these issues. As such, and in response to the uprising and racial reckoning of summer 2020, LAVC commits to being an anti-racist institution and to working towards equity and social change. We join in the LACCD commitment: "As an organization founded on educational excellence, opportunity and access, and dedicated to the principles of equity, justice and community, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) must lead by example, and make structural and permanent change to root out the ill effects of racism and bias from our classrooms and our workplace."

JOB DESCRIPTION:

In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at LAVC focuses on creating pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer. Faculty members at LAVC are expected to create a learning-centered environment that supports students in fulfilling their educational goals. The Applied Technology Department offers courses in Architecture, Electronics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Engineering General Technology (construction management), and Manufacturing. Under Electronics, the department offers classes and programs in electronics fundamentals, computer hardware and networking, and biomedical instrumentation.

All instructors are required to teach fifteen hours per week. Evening, online, off-site, and/or split assignments, may be included in this assignment. This is a ten-month appointment; however, additional summer and winter assignments may be available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Teaching the regular load of 15 hours of electronics courses and holding regular office hours.

  • Planning, developing, and implementing course curricula, as well as updating course materials and the course outlines of record

  • Contributing to the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.

  • Completing and submitting required documents in a timely manner.

  • Participating in mandated projects, such as Program Review.

  • Participating in department and campus committees and activities.

  • Participating in professional development activities and maintaining current knowledge in the discipline.

  • Performing other academic duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:



    Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements below as described in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in the California Community Colleges Handbook for teaching an Electronics course:

  • Any bachelor degree and two years of professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment; OR

  • Any associate degree and six years of professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment; AND

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students



    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • At least two years of experience working in electronics positions such as electronics technician.

  • Experience teaching, mentoring, and/or conducting trainings.

  • Interest in working with high schools and other community partners.

  • Commitment to execute non-teaching responsibilities within the department and college.

  • Commitment to maintaining a current knowledge of recent developments in electronics.

  • Commitment to participating in professional development activities related to equity and high impact teaching practices.

  • Ability to set learning outcomes and provide timely and effective feedback to students.

  • Success at initiating, executing and following-up of projects in a timely manner.

  • Ability to function and collaborate in a collegial team setting.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.



    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

    The current starting range is from $72,990 to $135,620 for the ten-month academic year depending on education and experience. The Ph.D. differential is $461 per academic year. The district provides an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents. See LACCD's Health Benefits website for more information.

    FILING AN APPLICATION:

    Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please go to: https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to file the application.

    For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following

    1. A current resume, summarizing how the candidate meets the above qualifications for the position.

    2. A cover letter, no more than two pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy

    3. Transcripts of all college work from accredited institutions. (Unofficial copies are acceptable for application. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation at the time of application. You may obtain a listing of approved agencies at The Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.)

    4. Three references, including phone/email contact information.

    5. Verification of Experience Letters must be on company letterhead stationery indicating:

    a) Dates of employment

    b) Position title

    c) State if experience was full or part-time (if part-time, please indicate the weekly percentage or hours worked)

    d) Description of related duties performed.



    All required documentation must be filed electronically no later than 4:30 p.m. April 3, 2024. Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail, or e-mail.

    All application materials will be screened and a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in interviews. A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.

    If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Tom Aduwo at aduwotm@laccd.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Rebecca Stein, Chair of Applied Technology at steinrl@laccd.edu.

    Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LAVC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:

    Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days' prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested. For more information, please visit https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=5010002&targetURL=.

    Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LAVC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:

    Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days' prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested. For more information, please visit LACCD's ADA Compliance website.



    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY:

    The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status (LACCD Board Rule 101301 and Title IX, Section 504 - Employer). Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of underrepresented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures.

    Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    To apply, visit https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=6&id=1809







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