At Pasadena City College (PCC) we celebrate and respect the racial, social, economic, academic and cultural diversity including students with different ability statuses. PCC is hiring a full-time, tenure-track, student-centered Kinesiology Instructor/Intercollegiate Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Instructor commencing with the 2022-2023 academic year. The primary emphasis of the position will be teaching Kinesiology Lecture & Activity Courses & Coaching Basketball.
· We seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti- oppression, equity, and justice in Kinesiology.
· We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understanding of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities.
· Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and engagement that incorporates working with historically marginalized populations.
PCC is looking for candidates who have the desire and ability to create a welcoming classroom culture that positively engages and impacts our racially and socially diverse student population. PCC is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the College’s mission, vision, and core values.
We are committed to achieving equally high outcomes for all students. Successful candidates will share our vision and will work with us to help all students, regardless of background and level of preparation, achieve their educational goals. PCC is a designated Hispanic-serving institution that takes great responsibility in serving our Latinx students while also supporting Black, Asian American and Pacific Islander and Indigenous Students towards their educational attainment and economic well-being. Pasadena City College prides itself on faculty contributions through active participation in college-wide governance and the decision-making process.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE KINESIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR
- Instruct Kinesiology, Health, Theory, Activity and/or Lab courses and adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence;
- Have the ability to use technology in an instructional environment; ability to navigate social media and update web pages;
- Maintain professional responsibilities including class preparation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, attend department and college meetings and participate in shared governance;
- Keep current in the discipline, pedagogy and teaching techniques by actively engaging in faculty development activities designed to improve teaching and learning;
- Participate in college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities;
- Use current, inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom
- Provide academic support to diverse students within the discipline within the discipline;
- Develop quality programs through active engagement and participation in strategic planning, assessment of program outcomes, while taking action to address gaps or opportunities;
- Maintain a current First Aid/AED/CPR card;
- Work successfully and collaboratively in a team with other instructors and colleagues;
- Provide instruction in one or more areas of the Kinesiology/Health program (lecture/lab classes) including, but not limited to, yoga, weight training and self-defense courses (lecture/lab classes);
- Be willing to teach in a variety of formats: face-to-face, Hybrid/blended, or online
- Assist in developing and maintaining instructional support materials for Kinesiology;
- Participate as a faculty mentor for students completing Kinesiology degrees or internships.
- Explore the implementation of Kinesiology-related programs of study and be prepared to design and implement curriculum and related program requirements (e.g., accredited physical therapy program);
- Provide each student at the beginning of the course with written information about the course, to include a full description of the grading system and how the student will be evaluated.
- Accurately keep required class records on attendance, withdrawal and grading;
- Participate in the development, assessment, and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs);
- Contact the administrator/dean in advance to plan for unavoidable absences;
- Maintain currency in areas appropriate to the position. Professional development in Kinesiology/Health;
- Maintain appropriate office hours for student conferences;
- Perform related duties as required;
- Teach and coaching assignments which may require days, evenings, weekends and/or off campus teaching classes;
- Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected;
- Other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Dean.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC COACH
- Recruit quality student athletes for Basketball within the framework of college procedures and California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Constitution and Bylaws;
- Attend conference meetings and possess knowledge of coaching in accordance with the objectives, policies, regulations and procedures established by the Athletic Division, South Coast Conference, and CCCAA
- Maintain necessary records that support eligibility, recruitment, student-athlete academic progress, matriculation, transfer, etc.
- Maintain a current First Aid/AED/CPR card
- Prepare budget requests for the assigned sport and implement the approved budget
- Organize, conduct, train and coach student-athletes in the techniques of Basketball
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with recruiting area high schools, community organizations, and college staff
- Scout opposing athletic teams as well as review game or practice video footage as well as coordinating/preparing video and recruitment materials for the recruitment of PCC student athletes for four-year Colleges and Universities
- Assist in the arrangement of transportation for participants of campus contests
- Successfully complete all compliance and decorum requirements of the CCCAA, related conferences and Pasadena City College. Abide by and enforce district, conference and CCCAA athletic regulations and policies
- Attend meetings scheduled by the Dean, Athletic Director and/or Senior Vice President of Instruction or Student Services as required
- Professional growth through attendance at workshops, clinics, coach’s association meetings, etc.
- Work with college sports information director regarding public relation efforts for Basketball
- Work with equipment attendants in issuing, collecting and maintaining inventory of all district equipment as well as coordinating schedules with athletic training staff
- Work with the Athletic Director and the College Foundation, community to develop a supplemental funding stream to augment district’s Basketball budget
- Assume special responsibilities as assigned by the Dean, Athletic Director or immediate supervisor/head coach of the assigned sport
- Teach and coach, unless otherwise assigned by the Administration
- Participate in the selection and hiring or component, student centered assistant coaches
Master’s degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education
Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND a Master’s degree in any life sciences, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, physical therapy
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Degree must be shown as conferred on transcript. Some degrees may require equivalency.
When equivalency is requested, the file will be reviewed by PCC’s Equivalency Committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide ample documentation to support equivalent qualifications.
- Experience in teaching Kinesiology at the community college level to a diverse student body, the majority of which are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
- Demonstrated experience in developing lower division Kinesiology curriculum which uses established high impact practices to increase student success and completion
- Experience in using student-centered and innovative pedagogies to teach and motivate students at all levels of college-readiness.
- Up-to-date experience and/or training in online instruction and knowledge of best practices in distance education
- Demonstrated awareness and/or implementation of effective course assessment techniques
- Candidates with a strong record of successful mentorship and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences
- Experience in culturally responsive pedagogy that acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates equitable access to education for students from all cultures
- Innovative lesson planning in emergent curricula
- Demonstrated ability/previous experience in teaching in two or more of the following areas:
- Kinesiology, with an emphasis in the fitness areas of yoga and aerobics;
- Kinesiology with emphasis on movement-based classes, such as indoor cycling, self-defense, cardiovascular conditioning:
- Theory classes such as First Aid-Responding to Emergencies, Introduction to Kinesiology, Wellness for Life or introduction to Athletic Training;
- Health classes, such as Human Sexuality, Health Education, Contemporary Health Issues
- Demonstrated successful coaching experience at the California Community College level, High School and/or four-year college coaching experience
- Experience in developing grant initiatives to enhance funding in Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and/or a college-wide wellness program
- Current CPR/AED card
- Demonstrated skill in applying current technology in the instruction of Kinesiology/Health
- A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated passion for, and experience with, teaching a diverse student body with a broad spectrum of socioeconomic means and academic preparation
- Ability to adapt varying pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of students with differing learning modalities and abilities
- Experience working collaboratively on curriculum development
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum
- Awareness and experience with appropriate uses of technology in the teaching and learning of Kinesiology
- Knowledge of current practices in distance education including learning management systems such as Canvas
- Knowledge of current practices in distance education including course management systems, e.g. Canvas
- Experience with equipment used in Kinesiology/Athletics
- Experience with Student Learning Outcomes and assessment methods
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, and other members of the campus community
- Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with students of varying academic preparation and learning styles
- Knowledgeable about culturally sustaining pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African American, Latinx, and Indigenous groups who are historically underrepresented and underserved in (fill in the blank as to discipline).
- Recent experience working with minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shapes patterns of participation and outcomes.
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience and proficiency in current teaching and learning technologies
REASONS WHY THIS POSITION IS ATTRACTIVE
- Pasadena City College athletic teams annually strive toward excellence in the classroom, in the field/court/pool of play, and in the community
- Pasadena City College Athletics takes great pride in preparing student-athletes for their future endeavors in academics, athletics and life. This balance allows for students to have an opportunity to achieve their life goals and aspirations. This, coupled with the daily commitment from dedicated coaches, staff, faculty, administration, demonstrates the comprehensive educational opportunities offered here at PCC
- The Athletic Academic Zone is a comprehensive learning assistance center that supports over 750 PCC Student-Athletes annually. We provide counseling, tutoring, and life development resources that reinforce the academic and personal goals of our student-athletes
- Faculty are highly collaborative leading to multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and student research
- Faculty are involved in outreach to the community and local high schools as well as collaboration with area four-year colleges and universities
- Pasadena City College supports ongoing professional development
- Pasadena City College is respected and supported by its community
- Pasadena City College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) since 1990
- Pasadena City College is a world-class institution. We are ranked first among all community colleges in California in the awarding of associate degrees and ranked first in the awarding of associate degrees to multicultural students
- The Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and Management Association are active in the effective shared governance process of the college
- PCC is dedicated to the shared work and sustained efforts of reimagining a sense of community for all
- PCC is a campus that exhibits dedication to its students and faculty through long standing faculty/staff led affinity groups and a robust offering of culturally responsive events, including speaker series and programming dedicated to issues of social justice
Ten Months, 100% – Tenure-track position beginning August 2022
Thirty-four (34) hours per week consisting of a combination of in-class teaching and preparation for teaching; five and one half (5.5) hours of additional time for student conferences; and five and one half (5.5) hours for professional growth and development, College governance and other professional responsibilities. The College has two 16-week semesters and offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. Faculty may be offered the opportunity to teach classes during winter and summer intersessions.