Faculty Diversity Internship Program - Reading
Description ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Long Beach Community College District is looking to train and develop graduate students and industry professionals interested in teaching at the community college level. Interns team up with full-time, discipline-specific faculty members to cultivate the necessary skills to teach at the community college level. The Faculty Diversity Internship Program is intended to develop a pool of potential candidates, which reflects the diversity of community college student demographics, for possible future adjunct or contract teaching positions. This year-long program is a structured training and mentoring program that promotes the systematic development of new faculty by pairing them with an experienced, tenured faculty mentor. This opportunity provides graduate students and industry professionals the ability to work side by side with an expert instructor in a given department, for one semester following a previous semester of training provided by a faculty facilitator. LBCC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student equity, student learning, and student success. Program highlights include: * Student engagement techniques and classroom management skills * Observational and guided instructional experience * Professional development events & workshops * Course and lesson planning * Equity-minded and inclusive practices * College networking and relationship building * Opportunities to shape and connect with the LBCC students The program may be a blend of remote, hybrid, or in-person, depending on evolving District guidance. LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE SUMMARY Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 36,000 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 54% are Hispanic/Latinx, 17% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning). For more information on our College demographics please click here: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/lbcc-collegefacts. COLLEGE MISSION Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful. * Equal Employment Opportunity Plan * Strategic Plan * Office of the Superintendent President At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success. Duties POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES * Engage in and understand the terms of the formal mentoring agreement. * Meet with your mentor at regularly scheduled times. * Attend all regularly scheduled classes. * Call upon your mentor as needed while respecting his/her time. * Carry out specific assignments made by your mentor, seek clarification as necessary. * Assist your mentor as requested. * Assist students as directed by your mentor. * Share your ideas with your mentor. * Receive and deliver helpful criticism as appropriate. * Articulate your wants and needs so that your mentor may help you succeed as intern and teacher. * Prepare appropriate classroom learning experiences for students. * Develop sample syllabi and course outlines. * Seek outside assistance from the program director or department chair as needed. * Participate in the evaluation of the internship program. * Participate in activities, workshops and orientations developed for interns. * Other related duties. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * For disciplines in which a master's degree is required, faculty interns shall be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at any accredited institution of higher education, and shall have completed at least one-half of the coursework, or the equivalent, in that graduate program. OR * For disciplines for which a master's degree is not expected or required, the faculty intern shall possess any license or certificate required to do that work and be within one year of completing the associate degree and have six years industry experience in the discipline OR have completed the associate degree and have completed five years of industry experience in that discipline. * Faculty interns shall only be assigned to teach or to serve in a discipline in which they would be legally qualified to teach or render service upon completion of their graduate studies or associate degree and six years of industry experience in that discipline. A faculty intern shall be limited to two years of participation in the program. * Evidence of demonstrated cultural competency, personal and professional life experience, and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning), as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom. READING DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS * For disciplines in which a master's degree is required, faculty interns shall be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program at any accredited institution of higher education, and shall have completed at least one-half of the coursework, or the equivalent, in that graduate program. Meaning, to be considered for this internship, a qualifying candidate must be enrolled and halfway through a * Master's program in reading or teaching reading, OR * Master's program in English, literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, composition, comparative literature, TESL or psychology, and Bachelor's in any academic discipline, and twelve semester units of course work in teaching reading, OR * The equivalent. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS * Evidence of strong communication skills * Evidence of problem-solving skills * Experience in adult education * Training in literacy pedagogy * Evidence of strong collaboration and teamwork skills Additional Information REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS * A Long Beach Community College District application. * A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV). * ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. This includes transcripts for any and all for the following degrees, AA, BA/BS, MA/MS and above (Ed.D, Ph,D, etc.) and courses used for transfer credit. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications. Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES). Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline verbatim are required to submit Supplemental Equivalency Application. The deadline to apply for this position is 6:00 p.m. PST, July 22, 2021. Long Beach City College will only consider complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant before the application deadline. DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372. THE LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics. The community of Long Beach itself is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California's 7th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of nearly 500,000.