The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) announces an opening for an Electronics instructor at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC). LAVC is a two-year community college located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and is one of nine colleges in the LACCD. In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at LAVC focuses on creating pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer. Faculty members at LAVC are expected to create a learning-centered environment that supports students in fulfilling their educational goals. The Applied Technology Department offers courses in Architecture, Electronics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Engineering General Technology (construction management), and Manufacturing. Under Electronics, the department offers classes and programs in electronics fundamentals, computer hardware and networking, and biomedical instrumentation. All instructors are required to teach fifteen hours per week. Evening, online, off-site, and/or split assignments, may be included in this assignment. The teaching obligation is based upon a 10-month calendar; however, additional summer and winter assignments may be available.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teaching the regular load of 15 hours of electronics courses and holding regular office hours.
- Planning, developing, and implementing course curricula, as well as updating course materials and the course outlines of record.
- Contributing to the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
- Completing and submitting required documents in a timely manner.
- Participating in mandated projects, such as Program Review.
- Participating in department and campus committees and activities.
- Participating in professional development activities and maintaining current knowledge in the discipline.
- Performing other academic duties and responsibilities as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements below as described in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in the California Community Colleges Handbook for teaching an Electronics course:
· Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience* directly related to the teaching assignment; OR
· Associate’s degree and six years of professional experience* directly related to the teaching assignment
· Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
*Professional experience must be reasonable related to teaching assignment.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· Experience teaching electronics, preferably in a community college or other college setting.
· Experience in biomedical electronics.
· Experience or interest in working with high schools and other industry/community partners.
· Commitment to execute non-teaching responsibilities within the department and college.
· Commitment to maintaining a current knowledge of recent developments in electronics.
· Ability to set specific learning outcomes and objectives and measure achieved results.
· Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
· Knowledge of or experience with best practices in teaching related to student success and equity.
· Success at initiating, executing and following-up of projects in a timely manner.
· Ability to function and collaborate in a collegial team setting.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Excellent organizational skills.
All required documentation must be filed electronically no later than 4:30PM March 24, 2023.