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Speech Language Instructor, pursuant to

  2020-01-27     Cabrillo College     6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos     42,867 year  

Cabrillo College

Speech Language Instructor, pursuant to Ed Code 87470

Job# 2019-00973

Salary: 2019-00973

Deadline: 3/2/2020

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increased faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.

About the Position: The part-time, seventy-five percent (75%), categorically-funded instructor will enjoy a 175-Day work schedule.The position begins on Monday, August 17, 2020, pending Governing Board ratification. Classes may be in a traditional "in class" setting, online or hybrid format, scheduled over summer and/or winter months, and at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends.

About the Department: In its 46th year, the Cabrillo College Stroke & Disability Learning Center provides a unique interdisciplinary and intergenerational learning lab for adults who are dealing with major neurological and physical challenges the opportunity to develop their skills as college students in classes that offer a supportive learning community. In this college environment, other college students interested in becoming healthcare professionals also serve as learners at the center, while coming to volunteer or while completing clinical rotations in programs such as nursing, medical assisting and dental hygiene. The ideal applicant for this instructional position will have a passion for working collaboratively with staff and adult students to foster resilience and a healthy learning community. 

About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.

Starting Salary Range: $42,867 to $65,754 per year, salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the faculty salary schedule (Download PDF reader) is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.  Note the salary is prorated based on the 75%, part-time assignment.

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.

Examples of Duties

• Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes 

• Instruct and assist a diverse population of students to achieve their goals in speech, language communication skills

• Evaluate incoming student participants and document learning needs and goals using the accessibility support accommodation form

• Work with other members of a multi- disciplinary team to develop, maintain and co-ordinate student learning outcomes (SLO's) for each course

• Evaluate student performance using appropriate assignments and activities

• Submit grades and student learning outcomes data in a timely manner

• Participate in peer evaluations of faculty

• Participate in a team effort to evaluate program services, e.g., intake performance level, goal setting, modalities to achieve goals, time line for projected changes in services, and periodic program evaluations

• Work with and instruct students and staff on computer-assisted technology

• Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments

• Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

• Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress

• Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours

• Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

• Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

• Provide peer mentor support coordination for community outreach 

• Confer with students, family members and others to teach them how to effectively facilitate communication strategies or support communication skills instead of cope with communication disorders

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

• Master's degree, in speech pathology and audiology or in communication disorders AND License or eligibility for license as a speech pathologist or audiologist by the Medical Board of California 

Required Professional Expertise:

Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes

• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways

• Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success

• Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology

Required Discipline Specific Requirements/Licensure: 

California License: Current License by the California Board of Speech Language Pathology (or schedule for completion of state licensure within 12 months)

• ASHA Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association  

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

Recent experience with a variety of adult diagnoses including, but not limited to Stroke/CVA, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Head injury/Tumor (aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria and dysphagia)

• Bilingual (bicultural) English/Spanish preferred 

• Experience with assistive technology relevant to speech, language and learning disability needs 

• Experience in supervising speech language pathology graduate externs

• Successful teaching experience in a higher-education institution

• Successful online teaching experience

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer

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