Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, prepare and present lecture and laboratory instruction, evaluate students’ performance engaged in the study of general business and management, develop curriculum, participate in shared governance and other activities in support of the instructional program, and do related work, as required.
Incumbent may supervise student and/or other temporary help, as assigned.
Examples Of Functions and Tasks
Lecture/ Laboratory Presentation – ESSENTIAL: Present lecture/laboratory information and concepts in a clear and logical manner; use current examples and /or analogies to convey important concepts; provide instructional objectives to assist student learning; outline, summarize and emphasize major points; enhance presentations with visual aids, handouts, and demonstrations; answer student questions clearly; encourage student participation in classroom discussions.
Student Performance Evaluation – ESSENTIAL: Develop quizzes, examinations, term papers, homework assignments, projects, and laboratory assignments which fairly evaluate student progress in acquiring knowledge of subject material; monitor student activity during examinations and quizzes; read, evaluate, and grade student responses on examinations, quizzes, and projects; assign, read, and evaluate student homework assignments and projects; tabulate scores and assign official grades; advise students on matters regarding their academic performance; refer students to appropriate student services (e.g., Extended Opportunity Programs and Services [EOPS], the Learning Skills Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, etc.) for specialized testing and tutoring.
Lecture/ Laboratory Preparation – ESSENTIAL: Review and select textbooks appropriate for each course; further evaluate textbooks for cost and readability; read material to stay current in the field; develop supplemental materials for use in classroom and laboratory; develop syllabi for each course; prepare lesson plans for each class meeting, as appropriate; coordinate lectures with laboratory assignments, as applicable. PERIPHERAL: Maintain memberships in groups organized to maintain currency in various fields.
Curriculum Development – ESSENTIAL: Review and evaluate curriculum to meet student interests and needs; work with local businesses and advisory committees to meet employment needs; coordinate with regular and part time faculty members to enhance consistency of courses; evaluate and/or revise courses to meet changing needs; present proposals for curriculum changes to the Curriculum Committee and/or other appropriate shared governance bodies.
Shared Governance Activities – ESSENTIAL: Attend and participate in District, division, and department meetings; participate in Advisory Committee meetings, attend Board of Trustees and/or Strategic Council meetings, as necessary; represent department and/or division by serving on District-wide committees; serve on employee selection committees, as requested; serve on faculty peer evaluation committees, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Read minutes of shared governance bodies, Board of Trustees reports, and other written material to maintain knowledge of District activities; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Academic Senate and/or other shared governance bodies.
Student Services – ESSENTIAL: Post and hold regular office hours; acknowledge of diversity of student population and plan accordingly to include all students; provide students with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in commencement and other student award ceremonies; provide students with letters of reference, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Promote articulation with feeder high schools and with transfer universities; encourage and assist students with internships and scholarship applications; invite guest speakers to share their on-the-job experiences; arrange field trips to enhance students’ knowledge of job opportunities.
Special Programs – ESSENTIAL: Participate in special programs related to enhancement of instruction (e.g., Career fairs, Student Services outreach activities, etc).
Master’s in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in economics, personnel management, public administration, or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) OR Bachelor’s in economics with a business emphasis AND Master’s in personnel management, public administration, or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) OR the equivalent
ESSENTIAL: Business concepts and principles including management and accounting principles and practices; teaching practices, methods, and techniques. PERIPHERAL: Computer operating systems applications software appropriate for Business courses.
ESSENTIAL: Lecture in front of large and small groups; explain business concepts and principles in a logical, sequential manner; provide students with a “hands on” learning experience in the laboratory; show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students; provide for the special needs of students with disabilities; form and maintain effective working relationships with students and other faculty members and staff; maintain personal integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation; work independently and/or collaboratively to solve problems; observe routine safety precautions for use of equipment. PERIPHERAL: Develop activities and assignments to address diverse learning styles.
Physical Suitability Requirements:
ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must be able to function indoors in a classroom/laboratory environment engaged in work of primarily a moderately active nature, and to accomplish the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: Frequently: Utilize vision (near) to read written materials and computer screens; utilize vision (far) to critique body language and other nuances of student performance; utilize hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation, to deliver lectures and respond to student questions, and to listen to student presentations; stand upright and forward flexing to deliver lectures and view student group activities classrooms and/or laboratories; walk, to move about classroom and campus environs; utilize manual and finger dexterity to write and to operate computers and audio/visual and other equipment; lift (from overhead, waist, and floor levels, max. 50 lbs.) and carry (max. 50 lbs.) to move equipment and materials to and from classrooms/laboratories and in and out of storage areas; reach (from low, level, and overhead) to connect computer and audio/visual equipment and turn television monitors on and off; twist and turn head and trunk to deliver lectures and assist students with laboratory activities.
If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment/index.php
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
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Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry-level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at the time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
- Employment Application
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Applicable transcripts
- Faculty Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications on the job announcement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
- The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching in this discipline.
- Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community.
- Please respond to the prompt below for your Teaching Philosophy Statement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
- What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latino/a/x, and Native American students?
- What role should faculty play in student success?
- Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.