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Construction Management Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track Construction instructor to start in August, 2023.
We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.
We are looking for instructors who share a strong commitment to social and racial justice and who use or are inspired to use anti-racist pedagogies that close equity gaps by recognizing, understanding, and respecting the perspectives of all students.
We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply, including people of color, non-binary and transgender individuals, women, and Indigenous people.
The construction program at Diablo Valley College offers courses for students seeking training, transfer and career opportunities in a variety of construction fields and areas of study. The program also offers a number of certificates and degrees, and maintains strong ties to local industry partners. In addition, the full-time construction faculty serves as the liaison to local apprenticeship programs for HVAC, plumbing and steam fitting and oversees the pre-apprenticeship program on campus.
Currently a variety of classes are offered, ranging from materials and methods of construction to topics in building codes and inspection. Many of these courses emphasize a hands-on participatory approach with students utilizing campus lab facilities which include a woodshop and other supporting labs and technology.
The program has an enrollment of several hundred students a year and seeks to continue to grow and expand its offerings to the community and to students of diverse backgrounds and career and academic paths. Courses are offered throughout the week during the day as well as evening times.
The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach courses in Construction, Construction Management, Building Inspection, and Construction Supervision and Superintendency. Candidates should have a strong interest in supporting the future direction of the program and in participating in continued development of pedagogy and course curriculum as well as industry partnerships and outreach.
Please send any questions to the Office of Instruction to:
Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
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 Colleges shared governance processes.
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.
The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
Any bachelors degree or higher AND two years of professional experience
Any associate degree AND six years of professional experience. Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a masters degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to teaching assignment.
If you do not possess the EXACT minimum qualifications (i.e., you do not possess the EXACT degree title listed) and believe that you meet the minimum qualifications, fill out the equivalency petition form in the document section of the online application. If you are unsure that you meet the minimum qualifications, please fill out the equivalency petition. The equivalency form can be downloaded here
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.
- Industry experience in construction management.
- Currency with technological trends and standards in industry.
- Experience teaching construction to students of diverse backgrounds and varied levels of preparation.
- Commitment to addressing issues of equity and inclusion both in and out of the classroom.
- Commitment to continuous improvement of teaching and pedagogy.
- Skill to teach a wide range of construction-related classes, offered in a variety of formats, such as online, hybrid, face-to-face and off-campus.
- Commitment to contributing to department and division duties outside the classroom.
- Commitment to engaging with students in and out of the classroom.
- Clear and engaging communication skills.
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