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Student Success- 1-year Provisional Instructional Faculty (Academic)
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Position Type: Faculty – General Funding
Salary: $47,000-$77,161 (based on education and experience)
Job List: External
Close Date: Monday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. (Arizona Time)
Please note, this position will be in person, to be located in the Pima County/Tucson area.
About Pima Community College
Pima Community College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of our workforce and seek to hire and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are intentional about social justice, and addressing issues of equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity website for additional information about our commitment.
About the Division
Student Success courses fall under the College Readiness and Student Success Division. The division’s mission is to support and empower students to succeed academically, professionally and personally. We accomplish this by providing access to learning opportunities, tools, materials and spaces designed to support student success. Our current efforts focus on pathways, digital literacy, proactive embedded support, and equity.
About the Position
The position is available beginning the 2023-24 academic year as a 1-year provisional contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties. This position is expected to be able to work at various campuses, focused on the West and Desert Vista sites.
We offer a highly competitive benefits package that goes beyond affordable medical plans. Because we value work-life balance, we offer an award winning Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs. For more information visit our Benefits webpage.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
- Support Pathway requirements
- Recruit and support adjunct faculty, when designated
- Use current, effective classroom management techniques in all modalities
- Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
- Evaluate student performance
- Develop curriculum in accordance with discipline framework, quality teaching practices, and enriched modality considerations
- Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
- Provide academic advising as a Student Success (STU) instructional faculty
- Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in teaching strategies
- Maintain competency and currency in subject delivery modalities
- Maintain competency and currency in assessment methods
- Serve actively as a contributing member of the department and discipline groups
- Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs
- Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
- Work in collaboration with the Department, faculty, staff and students
- Use professional and collegial communication
- Support faculty development with student centered teaching practices
- Work with First Year Experience, Completion Agenda, Program Advising, Pathways and similar student success initiatives
- Teach classes in a diverse schedule that meet Pathways and College requirements and student needs
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The College places a premium on candidates with an openness to new approaches and professional growth. We recognize that our faculty body is strengthened by a cross-sectional breadth of experience.
- Ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the student instructional needs and learning styles, including working with accommodations and accessibility
- Knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
- Evaluation of students’ educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students’ academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
- Teaching in multiple modalities such as online, web-enhanced, and D2L courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
- Knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources, skilled in providing academic advising
- Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations, and the ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
- Knowledge in adult learning pedagogy and student success strategies
Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Academic discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
- Master’s degree in counseling, guidance counseling/school counseling, community counseling, mental health counseling, career counseling, clinical psychology, education (teaching emphasis), educational psychology, psychology, or social work (clinical). OR
- Master’s degree in any discipline and 18 graduate credits in counseling, guidance counseling/school counseling, community counseling, mental health counseling, career counseling, clinical psychology, education (teaching emphasis), educational psychology, psychology or social work (clinical).
The selected candidate will:
- Work a flexible schedule including afternoons and evenings as needed to meet student demand
- Possibly work at more than one College campus, depending on evolving instructional need
- Teach in multiple modalities, including in-person, hybrid, virtual, and fully online
- Teach in a variety of session lengths (5 week, 8 week, 14 week, 16 week)
- Strong career development/career counseling background and experience
- Substantive background in curriculum and lesson planning in higher education
- Considerable experience teaching in all modalities
- Previous experience observing and evaluating teaching
- Instructional leadership experience
- Substantive experience teaching Student Success or First Year Experience Courses in higher education
Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework completed by May 2023.
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES or AACRAO’s corporate partners
Before ordering an evaluation, check with Faculty Qualifications & Hiring to confirm whether you will need to complete this step.
To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within the application form as required. Documents listed as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit the application. Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:
- Resume. This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
- Letter of interest or cover letter. This is a description of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. The letter should not exceed two (2) pages.
- Diversity Statement. In one page or less, please share your experience working with diverse student populations and also indicate how that informs your teaching practice and/or philosophy.
- Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:
- for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application
- legible (front and back) and show the name of the regionally accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution’s grading system
- attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past
The selected candidate(s) must provide Faculty Qualifications & Hiring with official (unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript evaluation.
The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.
Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
If you have any questions regarding the application process or to request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact faculty- Office hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
About the College and Tucson Community
Pima Community College is committed to becoming a premier community college, one that is built on a foundation of student success, community engagement, and diversity. We hire people who:
- set and meet high standards
- believe in service and accountability
- have a passion for learning
- are creative
- can help fulfill our mission
- understand the first-generation college student experience
- are knowledgeable about the challenges of underprivileged populations
- are knowledgeable about the traditions and culture of the populations of the Southwest, including Latinos and Native Americans
- have cultural sensitivity and understanding of the needs of differently-abled, veterans, and LGBTQ
Pima recently was named one of the top workplaces in Arizona by Forbes magazine, which analyzed such factors as safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement and openness to telework.
The College meets the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it: evenings, weekends, year-round, in traditional classroom settings, online and virtual learning, in web-classroom hybrids, and in semester-long or accelerated formats. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College’s vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place, or distance.
Pima Community College is in Tucson, an inclusive oasis in the Arizona desert. With a population of about 1 million, metro Tucson is a cosmopolitan community. It is a majority-minority city enriched by an active LGBTQIA+ community and by nearly 150 distinct neighborhoods, from Barrio Anita to Poets Square.
Located 65 miles from Mexico, Tucson sits on the border-spanning ancestral lands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui peoples and is proud of centuries of Hispanic and Indigenous heritage.
The city has a history of welcoming everyone, whatever their circumstance, wherever their birthplace. Since the City Council’s passage of resolution 21944 in 2012, Tucson has been an official “immigrant welcoming city,” in recognition that “our city’s identity is built upon its promise of equality, esteem for diversity, and commitment to innovation.” Because of the pioneering work of a Presbyterian church on the city’s predominantly Hispanic South Side, Tucson is commonly recognized as the birthplace of the sanctuary movement. Each year, some 1,000 refugees settle in Tucson, aided by local chapters of national networks of resettlement and social-service agencies.
Environmental stewardship is in Tucson’s nature. The city is situated in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges that create a unique ecosystem encompassing a saguaro-studded desert floor and pine forests on Mount Lemmon. We’re bracketed on the East and West sides by Saguaro National Park, we’re perennially listed among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S, and we’re committed to planting 1 million trees by 2030.
Additional information about the College may be found at www.pima.edu.