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Job Overview

Full-time, Tenure Track Faculty Position – Start: Fall 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Starting Salary Range: $58,502 to $88,723 
 
IDEAL CANDIDATE
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 “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.
 
POSITION
Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the responsibilities for this position include teaching psychiatric/mental health and medical-surgical nursing courses -theory, skills lab and clinical.  Participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required.   The instructor may be required to teach in the evening and/or weekends depending upon availability of appropriate hospital and community based clinical sites.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Teaching experience in registered nursing at the post-secondary level is “highly” desirable. 
• National certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
• Teaching experience with course management system (i.e. WEBCT, Blackboard, Angel, etc).
• Evidence of a willingness to develop new knowledge and clinical skills as required by a dynamic curriculum, which is highly responsive to a rapidly changing and demanding health care job market.
• Experience teaching online and/or hybrid courses.
• Experience in working with diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Be able to communicate effectively with students and colleagues. Ability to present material in a clear and effective manner. 
• Record which demonstrates a strong commitment to innovative teaching/learning methods. . 
• Demonstration of a pattern of participation in registered nursing professional growth activities. 
• Evidence of ability to work successfully in a team environment.
 
THE DISTRICT
The mission of Ohlone College is to serve the community by offering instruction for basic skills, career entry, university transfer, economic development, and personal enrichment for all who can benefit from our instruction in an environment where student learning success is highly valued, supported, and continually assessed. Ohlone College is a multi-campus single college district, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City located in the southeast area of San Francisco Bay.  Enrollment is 12,000 per semester.  The student population and surrounding communities represent a highly diverse population. 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 San Jose.  The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Teach assigned courses in psychiatric/mental health and medical-surgical nursing at the post-secondary level.
• Assess registered nursing student theory, clinical skills and ability to apply theory to practice. Provide assessments in a timely manner.
• Effectively promote student learning, engage student interest, and adapt teaching methods to a variety of learners.
• Participate in division/departmental activities and meetings.
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participating in shared governance and campus life activities. 
• Attend division and department meetings.
• Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of registered nursing curriculum and contribute to department program review processes
• Continue in related registered nursing professional career development and remain current in the field throughout employment through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Participate in the assessment of registered nursing student learning outcomes at the course and program levels and provide feedback to students in a timely manner
• Develop/revise registered nursing curriculum and contribute to the department program review processes.
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e. grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
• 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. 
• Perform duties described in the Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO (faculty bargaining unit) Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont/Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations such as hospital/clinics/health care facilities. 
• Participate in faculty hiring.
• Perform other duties as assigned. 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS*
• Master’s degree in registered nursing from an accredited college/university, which includes course work in field of study, with preparation for teaching clinical nursing as related to this job description.  Equivalencies considered as approved by BRN*.
• Completion of at least one year experience teaching courses related to nursing OR a course which includes Practice in Teaching Nursing.  (Submit official course description to verify course content or documented equivalent experience.)
• Minimum or equivalent of one-year continuous, full-time registered nurse experience within the past three years in the practice of direct patient care in psychiatric/mental health and medical-surgical nursing.  
• A current, valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California, or eligibility for license, and BRN faculty approval.
AND
• 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. 
 
*EQUIVALENCY: If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency form with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered.
 
*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 (http://www.aacrao.org/).  A copy (original will be required at the time of hire) of the professional evaluation letter must be submitted with the application packet. 
 
CONTRACT PERIOD
This is a regular probationary, tenure track, faculty position commencing Fall semester 2013.   The appointee would be expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.  The work year is 175 days.  For more information see the faculty http://www.ohlone.edu/org/hr/docs/20112014ufocontract.pdf.  Continuance in this position is dependent on satisfactory evaluations and performance.
 
Health and Welfare Benefits *
Employee paid: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life. You may opt out of our medical plan.  You are required to enroll in: dental, vision and life insurances. The district participates in the CalPERS medical program and offers: PERS Choice PPO, Blue Shield HMO and Kaiser HMO.  Dental is offered through Delta Dental , Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through UNUM.
 
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.
 
District paid: Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
 
Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers’ Retirement System or the Public Employees’ Retirement System. For STRS, District pays: 8.25% of gross salary and employee pays: 8% of gross salary; and for PERS, District pays: 10.923% of gross salary and employee pays: 7% of gross salary.  The district paid amounts are subject to change.
 
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.
 
* Ohlone salary schedule includes approximately $9,991.99 to cover the cost of medical, dental, vision and life premiums.  Having these dollars included in your salary allows for a higher contribution to your STRS or PERS retirement account.  You may opt out of medical, but enrollment in dental, vision and life is mandatory. 
 
Application Procedures
To be considered for this recruitment, applicants must submit ALL of the items listed below to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 19, 2013 .  The College reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this recruitment at any time.
 
• Completed Ohlone Community College Academic application form.  You may obtain the application form from our website at: http://apptrkr.com/329020 .  You can also obtain applications by calling the Human Resources office at (510)659-6088; or walk-in at: 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA. Room: 1203A.  The application form must be completed in its entirety; please do not refer to “see resume” for required information. 
• Current resume; please include a list and description of courses taught.
• No more than one page typed essay about innovative teaching techniques you have used.
• A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications, personal and professional qualities;
• List of at least three professional references including name, position, organization, phone number, email and their relationship to you;  please do not submit letters of reference at this time. 
• Copies (official or unofficial) of all college transcripts; official sealed transcripts will be required at the time of hire. 
 
Materials submitted with your application will be considered for this opening only.  All material submitted becomes District property and will not be returned.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered. 
 
Forward your completed application and other required documents to: 
 
Ohlone College, Human Resources Office
Attn: Kathleen Johnson, Senior Human Resources Specialist
43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539.
 
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline.  All other applicants will be notified by email.  Please be sure that the district has your correct email address.  Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled to be during the Week of May 13, 2013.  Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the applicant.  Selected finalists will have second round interviews with the President and Vice President.  Positions are subject to adequate funding and Ohlone CCD reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. Ohlone CCD regrets that relocation assistance is not available. 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ohlone Community College believes in a close relationship among students, faculty, staff, and community.  The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and has made a commitment to the principles of equal opportunity.  The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.  If you are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
 
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.
 
Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO) and are required to pay union dues.