Napa Valley College
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Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/napavalley/jobs/2241692/psychology-instructor
Napa Valley College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high-quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. The Psychology Instructor will teach a variety of psychology courses and participate in developing and implementing the philosophy and curriculum of the Psychology Department.
This full-time, tenure-track faculty position works a 175-day faculty work year, in accordance with the district/faculty agreement, beginning fall semester (August 2019). Appointments are contingent upon approval of the college's Board of Trustees. Initial salary placement is $58,327 - $67,812 annually, with future steps to $95,863. Placement on the salary range is commensurate with education and experience. The college offers a fringe benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and CalSTRS membership.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics and Engineering, and chair of the Social Sciences Division:
- Teach courses that complement the expertise of current members of the Napa Valley College Psychology Department, including Research Methods in Psychology, Biological Psychology, Human Development, and/or Psychological Statistics
- Participate in the development and revision of curriculum, program evaluation, and the assessment of student learning outcomes
- Assist the division chair and dean in program development and other division tasks
- Participate in professional development activities
- Maintain current knowledge in the subject-matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies
- Work cooperatively with other department members, the division chair, the dean, and the vice president to develop and maintain quality instruction
- Perform related duties in the Social Sciences Division, as assigned
The assignment may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, off-campus classes, and online or other technology-supported instruction. All contract and regular faculty are required to adhere to contractual obligations, meet assigned classes, maintain regular office hours, assist and advise students, participate in division activities and appropriate college committees, including regular faculty meetings of the department, division and College.
- Earned Master's degree in psychology OR
- Bachelor's in psychology AND Master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work OR
- The equivalent. If you do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications as stated in #1 or #2 above and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency, a Request for Equivalency Review (Download PDF reader) form must be submitted at the time of application
All degrees must be from an accredited institution.
- Demonstrated college-level teaching experience in psychology
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students
Desirable Professional Competencies
- One year of full-time or two years of part-time college teaching experience in psychology, preferably at the community college level
- Expertise necessary to teach the following courses: Research Methods in Psychology, Biological Psychology, Human Development
- Expertise for and interest in developing a new Biological Psychology and/or Psychological Statistics course to add to the curriculum at Napa Valley College
- Demonstrated experience in implementing teaching techniques to effectively address the learning needs of the range of students we serve at Napa Valley College
- A PhD in Psychology/Psychological Science from an accredited institution, with graduate training focused on the conduct of original research, preferably using quantitative data, and in the areas of biological, developmental, or experimental psychology
A. Applicants must complete the online application through GovernmentJobs.com. To begin the application process, please visit the Napa Valley College website at www.napavalley.edu/hr and click the "Job Opportunities" link. All elements of the application, including supplemental questions, must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete.
Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position. This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials.
The District will not accept materials by email, fax, or mail.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.
Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.
For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources:
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
For technical support, contact NEOGOV at (855) 524-5627.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT