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San Diego Community College District

San Diego, CA

Psychology: Contract Instructor-College Credit

LocationSan Diego, California 92154
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-11-22
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-10-24
Salary$65,155 - $79,634/year

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date: 01/31/2023

Open Until Filled No

Classification Title Psychology: Contract Instructor-College Credit

Working Title Assistant Professor, Psychology

Recruitment Limits

Location San Diego City College

Pay Information

Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 – $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT -Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE:


Job Duration 10

Position Number: 000974

FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty

Range (na)

Position Type Academic

Department School of Bhv/Soc Sci, Cons & Fam Studies

The Position

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Psychology at San Diego City College with an expected start date during the Spring 2023 semester. One of three credit colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and career-technical offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. Assignment may include day, evening, online, Saturday, and/or off-campus classes.

Major Responsibilities

The Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences/ Psychology is a member of the Behavioral Sciences Department and reports to the Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Consumer and Family Studies. The Behavioral Sciences Department includes the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Human Services, Future Studies, Gender Studies, and Peace Studies.

Primary responsibilities of the new Behavioral Sciences/Psychology faculty member are teaching: Introduction to Counseling, Community Psychology, Psychology of Aging, and General Psychology.

The assignment will be 15 class hours per week. Additional responsibilities of San Diego City College faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, serving on college and District committees, participating in various departmental and college activities, developing curriculum and programs, and willingness to take on leadership roles in the department.



Degrees must be from regionally accredited institutions.

  1. Master’s degree in Psychology; OR,

  2. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology AND Master’s degree in Counseling, Sociology, Statistics, Neuroscience, or Social Work; OR,

  3. Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential (valid for life) in Psychology; OR,

  4. The equivalent.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive clinical and/or counseling experience with diverse communities is preferred.

  • Evidence of recent teaching of Introduction to Counseling, Community Psychology, Psychology of Aging, and General Psychology is preferred.

  • Evidence of outstanding oral and written communication skills as expected of a college instructor.

  • Ability to teach effectively and demonstrate a working knowledge of learning abilities and teaching techniques, including effective evaluation of student performance.

  • Evidence of involvement with or preparation in non-traditional teaching methods and technologies, specifically utilizing computer technology in the classroom, online teaching, and/or in preparation for online teaching.

  • Evidence of recent professional development activities that indicates currency in the field of Psychology.

  • Evidence of experience in developing and/or reviewing courses, curriculum, and/or new programs.

  • Demonstration of effective collegial collaboration and leadership skills.

  • Knowledge of the California Community Colleges mission.

  • Demonstrated cultural humility, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and classified professionals.


If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form (https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/District/employment/Equivalency_Form.pdf) and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) (http://www.naces.org/members.html) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC .( ACEI ) (https://www.acei-global.org/evaluation-services/) . A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.


Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Working Conditions

Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

  • Complete online application;

  • Letter of Application (not to exceed 2 pages) describing qualifications and experience related to the major responsibilities and desired qualifications for the assignment;

  • Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;

  • Unofficial Transcripts: Submit a copy of transcripts from all the institutions attended. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities will need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded; AND ,

  • Three (3) references listed within the application.

  • California Community College Teaching Credential (if applicable).

  • Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable).

  • Equivalency Request (required if applicable).

    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.

  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.

  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Please be prepared to present a valid COVID -19 Vaccination Card or negative COVID -19 test (dated within 72 hours of your interview appointment). Masks are required for in-person interviews.

SDCCD COVID -19 Board Resolution Overview At the June 9, 2022 Board meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution directing the District’s COVID -19 protocols going forward. Click here (https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/District/employee/Vaccine.Resolution.pdf) to access and read the Board resolution directing the District’s COVID -19 protocols.

All potential employees are required to be up-to-date on COVID -19 vaccination, which includes booster doses, or have an approved exemption from the requirement to be vaccinated and/or receive a booster dose based on a medical condition or religious belief, in accordance with federal and state law. Potential employees who do not have an approved exemption must be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on their COVID -19 vaccination to comply with District policy. Potential employees who are fully vaccinated prior to February 1, 2022, must receive a booster dose when eligible.

Potential employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID -19 and plan to request an exemption based on a medical condition or religious belief, may submit the “VACCINATION EXEMPTION FORM” at the time of a conditional job offer.

Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments)

Conditions of Employment:


Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);

Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;

Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

Provide a valid COVID -19 Vaccination card or Vaccination Exemption;

Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND

Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.


If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS (https://www.calpers.ca.gov/page/retirees/working-after-retirement/reinstatement-from-retirement) or CalSTRS (http://www.calstrs.com/general-information/retirement-after-reinstatement-enhancements) website for further information.

Additional Information:

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.


SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System ( STRS ) upon appointment.

Posting Number AC00894

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Job ID: 991763407157379827

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