Computer Science Instructor Ohlone College United States

Ohlone College
Computer Science Instructor
Position Description
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.
The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.
Under the general supervision of the division dean, the Computer Science Instructor will be responsible for teaching lower division courses in Computer Science (CS). The CS faculty members teach skills and concepts that enable students to pursue many different fields of study that include not just computer science, but also engineering, information technology, bio-tech, multimedia, and many more disciplines that use computers. The instructor may be assigned to have his/her teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekend and/or at both Fremont and Newark campus locations.
Desirable Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Computer Science.
2. Two years of teaching experience in teaching computer science, computer programming, or computer information systems (using languages such as C++, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP , Python, Ruby, etc.).
3. Two years of experience in a commercial, industrial, scientific, or educational computer environment.
4. Experience and education which indicates that the candidate has the ability to teach courses in the Computer Science field.
5. Be involved with community related projects, such as participating in liaison and outreach activities with high schools, transfer institutions, and the community.
6. Prepare curriculum appropriate to the demands of a diverse student population.
7. Possess the understanding and commitment to the community college philosophy.
8. Use computer-assisted instruction in the classroom.
9. Good verbal and written communication skills.
10. Evidence of ability to work successfully in a team environment.
11. Demonstration of a pattern of participation in professional growth activities.
12. Familiarity with business, industry, and the private sector of the labor market.
13. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
14. Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach courses in some of the following areas:
a. Computer Science Introductory area (introducing students to computers using various operating systems such as Linux, data communications, database technology, and introduction to various programming techniques and styles;
b. Computer Science transfer area (Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Object-Oriented Programming, Assembly Language];
c. Working knowledge of Web technologies including Web-based application, client/server applications and mobile computing; and
d. Working knowledge of SQL programming and database management systems (DBMS ).
2. Teach assigned courses at the post-secondary level.
3. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
4. Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
5. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods, including the use of computer-assisted or smart classrooms and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
6. Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
7. Ability to use multiple curriculum platforms, including online course materials and building online learning communities that utilize Title 5 55211 effective contact policy and the Ohlone College formal Course Management System (Canvas).
8. Assist in the selection and evaluation of part-time faculty.
9. Responsible for the teaching, planning and implementation of undergraduate transfer courses.
10. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
11. Participate in the development and revision of curriculum and the program review processes, as well as assess student learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
12. Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
13. Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, full and part-time faculty recruitment and hiring, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities.
14. Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
15. Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.
16. Engage in activities that enhance the department’s rapport with area high schools, industry partners, and/or four-year institutions.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering OR the equivalent
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.
Starting Salary Range:
$61,816 - $94,588
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Close Date: 2/7/2017
Open Until Filled: No
If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency form with all related documents must accompany the application. Candidates needing equivalency who do not submit a completed equivalency form and related documents will not be considered for the position. The equivalency form could be found on our website at:
Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
FOREIGN DEGREES: If you have a degree from a college or university outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( A copy (original will be required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter must be submitted with the application packet.
Benefits Statement:
Ohlone College is proud to rank among the top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, amongst the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental (includes orthodontic coverage), Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP ), and Life insurance through UNUM .
Medical*: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,000 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium. The allowance will be increased to $1,200 per month effective January 1, 2018.
*Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.
Long-term Disability (LTD ) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP ): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.
Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.
Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS ) or the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS ). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA .
Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.
Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.
Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.
Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO ) and are required to pay union dues.
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historic Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement:
Ohlone College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or disabled veteran status in providing educational services and programs, or in the employment process, pursuant to Federal and State statutes and regulations pertaining to unlawful discrimination.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
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