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PT Instructor - Emeritus - Continuous Applicant Pool

Employer
Santa Monica College
Location
United States
Closing date
Apr 9, 2024

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Job Duties

SMC Emeritus, started in 1975, is a noncredit older adult program of Santa Monica College. SMC Emeritus serves over 3,600 students annually and offers over 120 free classes of interest to senior citizens. All classes are held during the day at convenient locations throughout the community or at our home base on Second Street. The name Emeritus refers to people "retired with honor."

Job Duties
  • Teach various courses related to a specific discipline of courses taught at Emeritus
  • Communicate with students as necessary before, after and outside of class
  • Maintain office hours
  • Participate in department and college flex day activities

To view our current class offerings, which will help you address which classes you are qualified to teach, and which classes you would like to propose creating, please visit http://www.smc.edu/Emeritus, and click on the current term's Schedule of Classes.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are specifically related to the discipline taught. Master's Degree in one of the following (organized by Disciplines currently taught at Emeritus)

Art

Master's in Fine Arts, Art or Art History

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Humanities

OR

the equivalent

Art History

Master's in Art History, History of Art and Architecture or Visual Culture/Visual Studies

OR

Bachelor's in Art History AND Master's in History

OR

Master's in Art (with a recorded emphasis or concentration in Art History)

OR

the equivalent

Computer Science

Master's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

OR

Bachelor's in Computer Science or Computer Engineering AND Master's in Mathematics, Cybernetics, Business Administration, Accounting or Engineering

OR

Bachelor's in Engineering AND Master's in Cybernetics, Engineering, Mathematics or Business Administration

OR

Bachelor's in Mathematics AND Master's in Cybernetics, Engineering, Mathematics or Business Administration

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Information Science, Computer Information Systems or Information Systems

OR

the equivalent

Dance

Master's in Dance, Physical Education with a Dance emphasis or Theater with a Dance emphasis

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Physical Education, any life science, Physiology, Theater Arts, Kinesiology, Humanities, Performing Arts or Music

OR

the equivalent

English

Master's in English, Literature, Comparative Literature or Composition

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Linguistics, TESL, Speech or Education with a specialization in Reading, Creative Writing or Journalism

OR

the equivalent

Ethnic Studies

Master's in the ethnic studies field

OR

Master's in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies or African-American Studies

OR

the equivalent

Health

Master's in Health Science, Health Education, Biology, Nursing, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Dietetics, Nutrition or Public Health

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in any biological science

OR

the equivalent

Kinesiology

Master's in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Exercise Science or 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

Music

Master's in Music

OR

Bachelor's in Music AND Master's in Humanities

OR

the equivalent

Nutritional Science/Dietetics

Master's in Nutrition, Dietetics or Dietetics and Food Administration

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Chemistry, Public Health or Family and Consumer Studies/Home Economics

OR

the equivalent

Photography

Master's in Photography, Fine Arts or Art

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Art History or Humanities

OR

the equivalent

Physical Education

Master's in Physical Education, Exercise Science or 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

Political Science

Master's in Political Science, government or International Relations

OR

Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in Economics, History, Public Administration, Social Science, Sociology, any Ethnic Studies, JD or LL.B.

OR

the equivalent

Speech Language Pathology

Master's in Speech Pathology, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Communicative Disorders, Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders or Education with a concentration in Speech Pathology

OR

the equivalent

Theater Arts/Drama

Master's or Master of Fine Arts in Drama, Theater Arts or Performance

OR

Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts in any of the above AND Master's in Comparative Literature, English, Communication Studies, Speech, Literature or Humanities

OR

the equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching community college level courses
  • Experience teaching older adults
  • Experience working with older adult
  • Avid interest in urban education

Additional Information

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.

To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.

We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.

Application Requirements

A completed application consists of the following:
  • Online District Application
  • Cover Letter - Your Cover Letter must address the following four points, and anything else you wish to convey:
  • Why you are interested in teaching an older adult population 55 years of age and older?
  • Which discipline(s) within Emeritus you are qualified to teach
  • Which class(es) you are qualified to teach from our existing curriculum in that discipline?
  • What additional classes you would propose creating, if any?

ResumeTranscriptAt least one letter of recommendationPay Philosophy

Starting salary for Part Time Faculty is based on educational achievement and relevant prior employment experience up to but not beyond Step 4. Further step advancement shall occur at the beginning of the intersession or semester following completion of multiples of 30 LHE at Santa Monica College.

Part Time Faculty salary schedule can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Se16Qr43kPYcqmvM4ilW8-U9VF30RcB/view

Please review the following link from the Faculty Association (The Union representing you) on an explanation of the of the salary structure for new faculty hires: https://sites.google.com/view/smcfa/part-time-faculty-resources/understanding-the-new-salary-schedule/new-faculty-members for your counseling assignment please read the section on "Completely non-instructional assignments" once on that New Faculty Salary page.

For even more information about our part-time faculty salary structure, the history of why we've moved away from "hourly" pay scales, and to better understand "Lecture Hour Equivalents" (LHE), you can visit the following site: https://sites.google.com/view/smcfa/part-time-faculty-resources/understanding-the-new-salary-schedule

Diversity Statement

Candidates should show evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the socioeconomic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the college student population, including students with physical and/or learning disabilities, as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.

Ideal candidates will have recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices.

Candidates should also demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity and have the ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.

Equity Statement

Santa Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity and inclusion. Equity, diversity and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Disclosure

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3420 (Equal Employment Opportunity) may be accessed at: http://www.smc.edu/ACG/Documents/Board_Policy_Manual/Updated%20Board%20Policies%202017/Board%20Policy%20Chapter%203.pdf

Equivalency Statement

The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at: https://jobs.smc.edu/applicants/static/customers/655/EquivalencyStatementPDF.pdf

Conditions of Employment

Appointment is subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.

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