Full Time Faculty/Tenure Track Instructor – Life Science Nutrition
Santa Monica College
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Salary: $65,901.00 – $137,311.00 Annually
Job Number: 00243
Closing: 1/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.
To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.
We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
The Life Sciences Department encourages all highly qualified, equity-minded candidates to apply to teach lecture & laboratory courses in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science. The Life-Sciences Instructor will use an interdisciplinary approach to provide students majoring in Nutrition with the advanced knowledge and skill sets needed for future studies in the dietetics profession. The instructor will have a broad & current perspective of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science and provide the highest quality of instruction & mentorship to our diverse student population. The Instructor will maintain academic relevance & expertise on relevant topics through currency with the literature and/or research activities and participate in exemplary course & materials development. They will also collaborate with colleagues to continually update & strengthen the Nutrition Major and program and demonstrate flexibility with their teaching schedule to accommodate departmental needs. The instructor will support student nutrition majors by promoting student leadership opportunities, including internships and education and career planning; maintain office hours, and participate in campus-wide and departmental activities including, departmental meetings, faculty evaluations, staff development programs, academic & career advisement, college and faculty committees, and other activities. The Instructor must have a commitment to providing an equitable student experience and effectively teach students with a variety of educational backgrounds.
Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a Fulltime Faculty/Tenure Track Instructor- Life Science Nutrition faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, which can be found on the California Chancellor’s Office website at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=httpswww.cccco.edu-mediaCCCCO-WebsiteAbout-UsDivisionsEducational-Services-and-SupportAcademic-AffairsWhat-we-doCurriculum-and-Instruction-UnitMinimum-Qualificationsupdated_cccco_2020_report_min_qualifications-a11y.pdflaenhash976FF09D36A5141E9710046EFF9CEC13F5AC80E7&data=0501HALLBAKER_TRESHAWNsmc.edua0790c54bea645eb93e908dac29de574be95da8a67ab4574a292eeb9e5694a6900638036280666939691UnknownTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn03000&sdata=QUqlHrx9XFSmq0s05Z7z2i4oJMdCt6ItF2kO96ZFgc&reserved=0
Master’s in nutrition, dietetics or dietetics and food administration OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in chemistry, public health or family and consumer studies/home economics OR the equivalent (NOTE: A bachelor’s in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration, and certification as a registered dietitian, is an alternative qualification for this discipline.)
*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
Ideal candidates demonstrate a sensitivity, commitment and understanding of equity, diversity & inclusion. It is preferred that candidates have recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, & other students from minoritized groups. Preferred candidates have a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices and an ability to motivate & teach community college students from diverse backgrounds, including cultural, ethnic, physical and/or learning disabilities, sexual orientation & gender identity, and students with varied levels of academic preparation.
Additional preferred qualifications include M.S., Ph.D. or Ed.D. training or experience in Nutrition/Dietetics and Food Science lab coursework; demonstrated skills in, and enthusiasm for teaching Nutrition courses at the college level; experience developing technology-related teaching methods. Skilled at interactive teaching methods and experiential learning.
We encourage candidates from minoritized groups to apply. SMC is designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and proudly serves a large proportion of underrepresented students. Equity, diversity & inclusion are built into the culture at SMC as an essential component of the work that we do. We strive to hire candidates who share this commitment.
Full-Time Faculty Application Requirements
A standard application consists of the following:
- Online District Application
- Cover Letter
- Two (2) Confidential Letters of Recommendation
Additional, job-specific items may be required. Please refer to the job posting for specific details.
PLEASE NOTE: THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS REQUESTING CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT GENERATED UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR APPLICATION AND CLICK SUBMIT FOR THE E-MAILS TO GO OUT. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS TO RECEIVE THE REQUEST AND SUBMIT THE LETTERS PRIOR TO THE RECRUITMENT DEADLINE. ALSO, THE LINKS IN THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS WILL NOT WORK IF THEY ARE TRYING TO SEND THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR REFERENCE WRITER SUBMIT THEIR LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.
Starting salaries for Full-Time Faculty are based on a combination of experience (step) and educational (group) achievement. Initial placement is within the starting salary range and a minimum of step 5 within the applicable group. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.
This advertised salary range is based on the contracted regular semesters (Fall and Spring). Intersessions (Winter and/or Summer), additional teaching load, and/or substitute teaching may result in increased earning potential.
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom; and a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices.
Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
Santa Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity and inclusion. Equity, diversity and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment. Equal Employment Opportunity Disclosure The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District’s Board Policy 3420 (Equal Employment Opportunity) may be accessed at: https://www.smc.edu/administration/governance/board-of-trustees/documents/board-policy-manual/board-policies/chapter-3-general-institution/BP-3420-EEO.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/
The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at https://jobs.smc.edu/applicants/static/customers/655/EquivalencyStatementPDF.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/
Conditions of Employment
Appointment is subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.
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