Job Details

College of the Desert
  • Position Number: 2041173
  • Location: Palm Desert, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting


Automotive Instructor, part-time


Classification Title: Adjunct Teaching
Department: Automotive Technology
Rank: Adjunct Instructor
Tenure Information: Adjunct non-tenure

Job Description:
The College and the District:
The College of the Desert, Desert Community College District enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year with steady enrollment growth each year. College of the Desert embraces diversity in all forms and the right of all people to have access to quality higher education in a safe learning environment. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), College of the Desert administers an array of student programs specifically focused on student support and helping students achieve their educational and career goals. As a two-year college, we offer Associates Degree for Transfer, both in Art and Sciences, Associates Degrees, and Certificates across a wide range of disciplines.
College of

the Desert is a district that consists of leadership, staff, and faculty who are committed to enhancing our community through supporting the academic success of all of our students including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students of all ages, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, dreamers, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expression.

When you join College of the Desert you can expect to be part of a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences, emphasizes collaboration, and engages students in and out of the classroom. We are committed to ensuring that College of the Desert is a welcoming place for the success of all students.

Interested in learning more about College of the Desert and the Coachella Valley? Visit the links below.


Who We Want:
College of the Desert is seeking individuals from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. As such, we prioritize individuals who fully demonstrate their understanding of the community we serve, the benefits of diversity in a professional and educational setting, and values creating a culture that brings people together. A successful candidate will value working in a collegial, collaborative environment that is guided by a commitment to inclusion, student education, and equity. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
  • Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as faculty, staff and leadership for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  • Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  • Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
  • Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
  • Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.


Basic Function:

Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the adjunct instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

Working Conditions:

Classroom environment and unassigned faculty office environment. Classes may be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening or weekends.

Employment Status:

College of the Desert Adjunct Association (CODAA) Bargaining Unit


Essential Duties:
Examples of Job Duties:

A. Classroom responsibilities

    a. Meet classes/laboratories on day and times assigned.
    b. Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline.
    c. Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students course objectives, grading criteria, and classroom policies.
    d. Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.
    e. Ensure course textbooks and instructional materials are made available to students in a timely manner.
    f. Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.
    g. Supervise student in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructors load.

B. Evaluation of Students
    a. Evaluate students progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation and the results of the evaluation.
    b. Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.
    c. Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations for the State of California.
    d. Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.

C. Curriculum Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty
D. Student Advising Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty
E. Professional Development Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty

Additional Responsibilities
    a. Abide by department regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of equipment.
    b. Advise Supervisor of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.
    c. Fulfill all obligations as established in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    d. Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.


Optional Duties*

    a. Advise enrolled students on such matters as: Learning skills, collateral or enrichment reading or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field, career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field.
    b. Provide academic assistance and related services to students during office hours.
    c. Participate in the credit by examination program where applicable.
    d. Participate in the development and review of curriculum as needed.
    e. Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.
    f. Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours.
    g. Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.
    h. Participate in professional development activities.
    i. Attend and participate in department/center meetings when assigned by the District or shared governance.
    j. Participate process of shared governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department division, college and/or district level, or participate in other significant non-classroom college, district, or community activities.
    k. Consult with Supervisor on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment, and screening/interviewing committees.
    l. Participate in mentoring of new faculty as assigned.


*All optional duties are on a voluntary basis, but some may have compensation attached per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Consult with departmental Dean for clarification.


Knowledge Of:


Ability To:


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Any bachelors degree or higher and two years of professional experience, or any associate degree and six years of professional experience in the discipline.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


FOREIGN EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS:


Preferred Qualifications:


Salary Range/Rate: Bachelor Degree Lecture Rate - $60.93 , Bachelor Degree Lab Rate - $51.79, Master Degree Lecture Rate - $64.10, Master Degree Lab Rate - $54.49, Doctorate Degree Lecture Rate - $67.47, Doctorate Degree Lab Rate - $57.35
Salary Detail Information: Salary Placement is according to the CODAA Collective Bargaining Agreement. For information on salary placement, please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Schedule.


Posting Number: 20-035-F
Open Date: 10/30/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:

Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • Online Application: Please fill out your online application completely with all requested details.

  • Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer.

  • Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess.

  • Unofficial Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution, show name of institution, degree awarded, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts.


IN YOUR APPLICATION
  • List of Professional References: References should include at three supervisors and two colleagues. Please include name, title, email, and current phone numbers for all references in your application. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required addition of Professional References.

    FOREIGN EQUIVALENCY EVALUATIONS:


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