Bakersfield College, California


Starting Date:  August 22, 2005   

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Position Description                          

The successful applicants will be expected to provide instruction in lower division mathematics including courses in developmental mathematics, elementary statistics, and  lower division transfer courses through differential equations and linear algebra. The assignment will be based on experience, background and institutional needs. Other duties include actively maintaining currency in the discipline, participating  in conferences and workshops, developing and revising curriculum,  using technology to enhance mathematics education, and actively participating in departmental and college wide committees and projects.  Assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day, evening, or weekend classes, large classes, distance learning and using multiple teaching methodologies. 

Minimum Qualifications                     

Possession of a credential, which authorizes the full-time teaching of mathematics at the California community college, level; 

OR-Master’s in mathematics or applied mathematics; 

OR--Bachelor's in either of the above AND master’s in statistics or physics; 

OR--The equivalent.  Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an Application For Equivalency form.  Supporting documents must be included with the completed form. 

AND- A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.  

Desirable Qualifications                     

A commitment to teaching that demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; work effectively and harmoniously with students, colleagues, staff, and others; integrate a variety of teaching methodologies; develop and revise curriculum; infuse technology into instructional delivery; and work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals.  Knowledge of and commitment to the community college mission and philosophy.   Ability to incorporate Student Learning Outcomes objectives within courses and programs and willingness to use and develop stated objectives and measures. 


These are ten-month (175-day) faculty positions eligible for tenure after the fourth year of successful employment.  Placement on the salary schedule is based upon education and work experience.  Starting salary range:  $45,290 - $73,051.  


Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are provided for the employee and dependents.  The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan.  Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program. 

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by February 25, 2005 are assured consideration.  The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. 

Interviews will be scheduled by telephone. Candidates invited for interviews will be notified within approximately four weeks after the review date.                                                                                               

Individuals selected as finalists will be required to present a twenty-minute classroom presentation.  The topic of the classroom presentation will be furnished at the time interviews are scheduled.  

Application Procedures:

Applications are available in the Human Resources Office and will be mailed upon request by calling (661) 395-4633. 

Applications are available on the Internet at Applications can be submitted online.  However, a signed copy of the application form must be received in the Human Resources Office in order for your packet to be considered.  

In order for an application file to be considered complete it must include the following:

►Completed and signed Kern Community College District Application for Academic Employment.  (Do not use terms like “see resume” when completing the form.  All questions on the form must be completed.)

►Signed letter of interest outlining professional qualifications that relate to the position.

►Current resume.

►Copies of legible transcripts verifying degrees, certificates and coursework required for the position.  (Hiring is subject to verification of official transcripts.)

►Applicants who believe they meet equivalent qualifications must request and submit an Application for Equivalency with the required supporting documents.

►Three (3) letters of recommendation written by people with first hand knowledge of the applicant’s current professional qualifications and work experience. 


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