Math Instructor - Merritt

Peralta Community College District Oakland , CA 94604

Posted 6 months ago

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College Information

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Position Information

Job Title Math Instructor - Merritt Time Base 1.0 FTE Compensation Salary Range: $55,817 - $75,386/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background. Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

  • Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

  • Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

  • Long-term disability coverage.

  • Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.28% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees' Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

  • Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

  • Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

  • Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

  • Credit union membership

  • Prepaid legal plan participation

  • Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

Position Type Academic Department Mathematics (652) Job Description Summary

The Math Instructor teaches developmental, pre-collegiate and transfer-level courses. The instructor is expected to possess a broad general knowledge of mathematics.

Duties & Responsibilities


Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.

Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

  • Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

  • Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

  • Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

  • Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

  • Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:

  • Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

  • Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

  • Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

  • Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

  • Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partnerssuch as high school, adult school and other collegesand industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications
1.Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics;

2.Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in any of the above;


Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education;

3.May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Mathematics.

(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).

4.The equivalent qualifications.

(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
5.Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Recent teaching experience in Math

  • Capable and willing to teach Statistics and any of the other classes of the curriculum.

  • Two (2) years of recent full-time teaching experience at the community college or university level.

  • Evidence of strong commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of teaching.

  • Ability to work effectively with computers and other forms of technology to provide high quality instruction.

  • Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in current teaching practices, including assessment of learning outcomes.

  • Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.

  • Awareness of the role and purpose of community colleges generally and Merritt College's mission, vision, and values specifically.

  • Interest and ability to develop and/or revise online, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and transfer-level Math courses within the curriculum.

  • Willingness to serve on academic committees and to take a leadership role in department.

  • Capable and willing to teach any of the classes of the curriculum.

  • Demonstrated willingness to work with and help students in their academic and/or administrative problems; ability to make student success at Merritt College a top priority, inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Ability to motivate and encourage students to broaden their involvement in mathematics, and to encourage and be patient with basic skills students in a way that leads them to be successful in mathematics.

  • Ability to communicate articulately and effectively with individuals differing in age, gender, ethnicity, education background, etc.

  • Evidence of diligent, conscientious, and constructive working relationships with professional colleagues

Environmental Demands Other Requirements Tools & Equipment Used Application Deadline Date May 22, 2019 Open Date 04/24/2019

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you find out about the position?

  • Asian Week

  • California Community College Chancellor's Office website

  • Career Builder

  • Chronicle of Higher Education website

  • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper

  • Community College Jobs Website

  • Community College Times

  • Craigslist

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education

  • El Mundo

  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education


  • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop

  • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)

  • Oakland Post

  • Peralta Jobs Website

  • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)

  • Women in Higher Education

  • Word of Mouth

  • 24-Hour Job Line

  • Other

  • If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • List of References

  • Other Document

  • Letter of Recommendation 1

  • Letter of Recommendation 2

  • Letter of Recommendation 3

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Training/Certification Document

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