Psychology Assistant Professor (104 views)

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
December 12, 2018

Diablo Valley College

Psychology Assistant Professor

Job Number: F00526

Salary: $59,616-$89,724 per year

Deadline: 02/07/2019

Complete job description and application available online at:

Description of Position

Diablo Valley College is seeking applicants for a full–time, tenure-track academic position in Psychology. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach a variety of courses from our course offerings and will play an active role in increasing participation and success of underserved student populations in Psychology.

Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):

Master’s degree in Psychology


Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work;


A valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing full-time instruction in Psychology;


The equivalent. If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e. you do not possess the exact degree listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications because of equivalent educational or professional background), please fill out the equivalency petition form found at

Desirable Qualifications

1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;

2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity and reducing the equity gap, and ability to motivate motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;

3. Commitment to professional growth and development and to continued improvement of teaching;

4. Demonstrated training, experience, and commitment to working with underprepared students;

5. Demonstrated academic preparation in the subject area and knowledge of diverse teaching strategies;

6. Demonstrated understanding of the application of psychology to everyday life;

7. Experience teaching college-level psychology, beyond graduate teaching assistantships;

8. Master’s degree (or doctorate) specifically in psychology.

9. Commitment to the integration of multi-cultural and ethnic perspectives in the teaching of all psychology courses;

10. Ability to teach a variety of courses in psychology; 

11. Excellent oral and written communication.

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.