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Psychology Instructor-- Temporary, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track Position

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Basic Function

The temporary, full-time, non-tenure track college instructor will be directly responsible to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and/or their designee.


A. General Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Practice excellence in teaching and instruction.
  2. Demonstrate evidence of professional growth and academic currency.
  3. Carry out the responsibilities specific to his/her area, department and/or program.
  4. Contribute to the College Community by participation in service activities.
  5. Contribute to the local community by participation in service activities.

B. Teaching and Instruction

1. Begin class on time in an orderly, organized fashion.

2. Be courteous to and approachable by students.

3. Follow approved policies and procedures in the conduct of all instructional activities.

4. Use effective motivation to help stimulate a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).

5. Constantly strive to improve instruction through:

a. Self-analysis and evaluation.

b. Observation and study of new instructional techniques for lecture, laboratory or performance courses.

c. The use of technology where applicable to enhance the learning environment.

d. Re-evaluation and re-definition of instructional objectives.

e. Continual revision and updating of course content and materials of instruction.

f. Attendance at the division meetings, conferences on improvement of instruction, and such activities as may be required for self-improvement.

g. Initiation and/or participation in overall department/division wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.

6. Meet and assist students during office hours or by appointment at other reasonable times.

7. Prepare complete course syllabi.

8. Utilize standard methods of evaluation listed in course outlines or other materials approved in advance by the Office of Instruction.

C. Professional Growth and Currency

Instructors are required to engage in activities, which demonstrate a pattern of academic, professional, and/or technical updating or currency.

D. Area or Departmental Responsibilities

1. Be knowledgeable about and abide by College policies and procedures, including accurate and timely submission of all reports, grades and paper work.

2. Attend all meetings scheduled by the administration for planning and orientation.

3. Order instructional materials (e.g., textbooks, manuals, syllabi, and equipment) with sufficient lead-time to ensure for use in teaching.

4. Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by the Office of Instruction.

5. Comply with the BCCD Collective Bargaining Agreement Provisions such as:

a. All full-time instructors shall be present on campus for thirty (30) hours per week, including a minimum of two (2) hours per day on the days that they teach.

b. All full-time instructors shall maintain a schedule of at least five (5) office hours per week for every school week, or no fewer than four (4) days per week as office time for consulting with and assisting students.

c. Comply with other requirements of said bargaining agreement as required.

E. College-Wide Service

1. Volunteer to serve on College committees.

2. When requested serve on College committees and project teams.

3. Participate in faculty governance e.g. Academic Senate.

See job description for complete listing of duties and responsibilities.


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


$45,106 - $80,406
Initial placement on the Certificated Salary Schedule will be commensurate with education and experience not to exceed Step 12, Column V ($80,406). This is a temporary, full-time, non-tenure track position for the spring 2013 semester.


Environment: Classroom/Lab
Physical Abilities: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, standing for extended periods of time, reaching overhead and above shoulders, walking, bending, hearing and speaking to exchange information, and seeing to observe students at work.


January 1, 2013


Interested applicants must submit:

  • Letter of Application to include, but not limited to, information on related knowledge and experience specified in the job description.
  • Completed District Application for Academic or Administrative Positions
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts verifying educational degrees (official transcripts required upon offer of employment).
  • A list of at least 3 references with contact information.

Above materials are to be submitted to the:

Human Resources Office, Barstow College,
2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311

Or Emailed to:

Contact Human Resources for an application and job description:

Telephone: 760/252-2411 Ext. 7232

All application materials will be evaluated by a qualified screening committee. Applications will be evaluated, taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities. A select group of candidates will be invited for an oral interview and teaching demonstration with the selection committee. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Final interviews will be conducted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


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Phone: (760) 252-2411
Fax: (760) 252-6777
TTY: (760) 252-6759

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