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Date Posted: 12/8/17

Mathematics Instructional Faculty (Academic)
Pima Community College District

Posting Number: 17S3H10365
Position Type: Faculty - General Funding
Department: College-wide Faculty Recruitment

$44,670 - $64,774 Note: Compensation (salary/hourly rates) are reviewed by the Board of Governors annually and are subject to change.

Salary Breakdown: Annually
Job List: External
Close Date: 01/12/2018
Open Until Filled: No

About Pima Community College
Pima Community College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of our workforce and seek to hire and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are intentional about social justice, and addressing issues of equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity website for additional information about our commitment.

Pima Community College is committed to becoming a premier community college, one that is built on a foundation of student success, community engagement, and diversity. We hire people who:
• set and meet high standards
• believe in service and accountability
• have a passion for learning
• are creative
• can help fulfill our mission

  • • understand the first-generation college student experience
    • are knowledgeable about the challenges of underprivileged populations
    • are knowledgeable about the traditions and culture of the populations of the Southwest, including Latinos and Native Americans
    • have cultural sensitivity and understanding of needs of differently-abled, veterans, LGBTQ

We are one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the nation, opening our doors to nearly 45,000 credit and noncredit students each year. With six campuses and more than 100 learning sites, we are a comprehensive community college, offering learners of all backgrounds and ages a variety of opportunities to meet their educational goals:

• University transfer programs
• Occupational education programs
• Adult Education/HSE preparation
• Workforce and Business Development
• Continuing Education

The College meets the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it: evenings, weekends, year-round, in traditional classroom settings, online, in web-classroom hybrids, and in semester-long or accelerated formats. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College's vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place, or distance.

Pima Community College is in Tucson, an inclusive and welcoming oasis in the Arizona desert. A cosmopolitan community just 65 miles from the Mexico border, Tucson is enriched by a tapestry of vibrant cultures. Tucson enjoys nearly 300 sunny days a year, and, as the city sits in a valley surrounded by four mountain ranges, residents can travel from the saguaro-studded desert floor to inviting pine forests in 45 minutes. With a population of about 1 million, metropolitan Tucson boasts excellent schools, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and cycling paths, affordable housing, an active LGBTQ community, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and an up-and-coming downtown. In all, Tucson is as great a place to live.

Additional information about the College may be found at

Position Summary
Position is available beginning the 2018-19 fiscal year as a nine-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties.

Instructional Faculty–Mathematics faculty provide instruction in the study of measurement, properties and relationships of quantities and sets by providing mathematics courses that focus on arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, and statistics. Priorities include candidates with interest and/or experience in teaching all levels including teaching emporium-style Developmental Mathematics or other innovations. Experience teaching developmental courses and transfer level courses. Will work a highly varied schedule that will include nights and weekends.

Multiple opportunities are available. Specific campus locations/ arrangements will be made at the point of job offer.

Duties and Responsibilities
The following is a summary of the Duties and Responsibilities for the faculty member. A full list of PCC Faculty Responsibilities can be found the Faculty Personnel Policy Statement Appendix H.

General Duties:
• Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
• Use current, effective classroom management techniques
• Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
• Evaluate student performance
• Continually improve instruction utilizing appropriate delivery methods
• Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
• Provide academic advising
• Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods
• Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups
• Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs
• Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
• Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication
• Create and maintain an inclusive environment which embraces different identities, skills and ideologies
• Promote civility in the workplace

The ideal candidate will have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:
• Teach a broad range of courses in mathematics including developmental and academic mathematics
• Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the instructional needs of students, including working with accommodations and accessibility
• Assessment instruments and their interpretation: knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
• Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students' academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
• Teaching in traditional and non-traditional formats such as online, web-enhanced, and D2L courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
• Techniques for academic advising: knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources
• Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations, and the ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
• Mission: appreciation for the Community College mission

Course Information:
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Job Requirements
Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Academic discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:

• Master's degree in the field of study OR
• Master's degree in any discipline and 18 graduate semester hours in the field of studyOR
• In-progress doctoral dissertation (proposal defended) in any discipline and 24 graduate semester hours in the field of study

Acceptable fields include:

Fields of study (discipline/subfields) are: math, statistics, or mathematical sciences.

Other Requirements: The selected candidate will:
• Work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as needed to meet student demand
• Possibly work at more than one Pima Community College Campus, depending on need
• Experience teaching both developmental and academic courses

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with emporium, co-requisite courses and other innovative teaching methodologies
• Experience working with the diverse, under-resourced populations in the Southwest or similar regions
• Knowledge of and experience with strategies to support first generation students

Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at:

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework completed by May 2018.

A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES or AACRAO's corporate partners

Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty Certification Office to confirm whether you will need to complete this step.

To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within the application form as required. Documents listed as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit the application. Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:

• Resume.This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
• Letter of interest or cover letter. This letter is not a cover letter but it should explain how your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience make you the ideal candidate for this job. This letter will be used as a part of the screening process to determine interview eligibility. The letter should not exceed four (4) pages.
• Unofficial copies of transcripts.These must be

  • - for all post-secondary degrees you have listed in your application
    - legible (front and back) and show the name of the regionally accredited institution, the degree conferred, and the page(s) explaining the institution's grading system
    - attached to the application even if they have been submitted in the past

• Answers to supplemental questions, which should not exceed a total of four (4) pages

Supplemental Questions: In addition, please respond to the screening criteria listed below. Your responses should not exceed four (4) pages total. Failure to submit a specific answer to each of these criteria will result in an incomplete application:

1 Which methods, strategies and techniques do you believe are effective in teaching mathematics courses (developmental and university transfer) to a diverse group of community college students?
2 Discuss methods to assess student learning or evaluate student learning outcomes in a mathematics course in your classroom. How would you use the resulting data to change the course?
3 How have or would you use technology to enhance student learning?
4 Describe methods you have used or would use in order to create a classroom experience that is not pure lecture?

The selected candidate(s) must provide Faculty Certification with official (unopened) transcripts and/or official (unopened) foreign transcript evaluation.


The selection process typically consists of one or two advisory group interview(s), a teaching demonstration, and an administrative interview.

Candidates invited to the interview process will be chosen from those who most closely meet the stated requirements. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Rosa Valenzuela at (520) 206-4603 or Hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

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