Job Details


  • Closing Date: 2/26/2016
  • Position Number: 000402
  • Location: Mesa College
  • Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From Mesa College President, Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The college is committed to academic excellence in a rich environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are the largest college in the San Diego Community College District; the college celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014. We are building a solid foundation for the next 50 years by renewing our efforts to find innovative, collaborative and knowledgeable new faculty who alongside our stellar current faculty will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment expressing your interest.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Psychology, beginning Fall 2016 (August 15, 2016) at San Diego Mesa College. Primary responsibilities are the teaching of Behavioral Science Statistics and General Psychology, though ability to develop and teach other lower division courses in Psychology is also desired, depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department. Application forms are available on-line at Otherwise, to request application forms, please e-mail the SDCCD Employment Office at, or call (619) 388-6580. Application Deadline: Application packets must be received in the Employment Office no later than 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date of Friday, February 26, 2016.

Major Responsibilities:
Primary responsibility is the teaching of Behavioral Science Statistics and General Psychology. Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching Introduction to Psychological Research and/or other courses. The assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.

Master's in psychology
bachelor's in psychology AND
master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work OR
the equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution.

The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of:
Subject matter competency.
Completion of appropriate graduate level coursework in Statistics, Research Methods, and a specialty area.
Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of teaching techniques, along with the ability to fairly and effectively evaluate student performance.
Recent teaching experience in Statistics and General Psychology at the lower-division college level.
Participation in Departmental and College activities (as a student or as a professional).
Effective oral communication and writing ability.
Continued professional growth and maintaining currency in the general field of Psychology.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

Pay Information:
The salary range for this Assistant Professor level position is $5,389.42 - $7,068.05 per month, for the number of months of the assignment. Monthly salary begins with Step A of the Tenured/Tenure-Track College Faculty, Schedule A and subsequent step movement is achieved annually up to the maximum of the Class. Monthly salary may begin with Step B with 1 year prior verified related teaching experience. The highest monthly starting salary would be $7,068.05 with a PhD or 105 semester units beyond the earned Master's Degree and 1 year full-time prior verified related teaching experience. Note that all new SDCCD College Faculty begin with Assistant Professor level/rank. Overload assignments are paid based on contract parity using the Adjunct/Overload College Classroom and Non-Classroom, Schedules B and C. Salary placement is based solely upon education and experience as outlined in the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it is non-negotiable. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Assistant Professors may earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor.

With promotions through Associate and Professor levels based upon mastery in the field, teaching of that knowledge, a PhD or equivalent, successful evaluations and tenure track experience, the top range would be $11,210.31. For further information, please visit the SDCCD Employment Web Page which provides a link to AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement and more information about terms and conditions of employment which includes salary, benefits and comprehensive rules for salary placement and advancement.

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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 and staff.