Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Public Health commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Public Health. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities, assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Public Health.
The Public Health department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations:35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 31% are White, 23% are Asian, 6% are multiracial, 2% are African-American, and less than 1% Native American. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility," "Basic Skills: Helping Students Help Themselves," and "Taking a Skills-Based Approach to Teaching College Students." Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Examples of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach courses in the Public Health/Health Science, that support students general education and transfer preparation, including those who desire to major in Public Health/Health Science.
Participate in the development of new curriculum related to Public Health/Health Science, including vocational certificates.
Utilize technology in support of teaching, including Canvas, Zoom, and other innovations.
Maintain affiliation with appropriate professional organizations such as the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), to include participation in conferences. Develop processes that encourage students' participation with these organizations by providing leadership to increase student conference attendance and poster presentations.
Foster and maintain relationships with local and regional health care agencies and organizations such as OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RADD, local nonprofits, and others as appropriate.
Participation in the creation, development, and evaluation of the course and program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for certificates and programs.
Create pathways for students to transfer to local public and private universities by developing relationships with key stakeholders at the receiving institutions. Provide opportunities for students to engage and interact with local institutions in their inquiry related to their educational goals.
Maintain currency in health science and public health science topic and trends, including discipline-related technologies. This includes topics pertinent to college student health.
Coordinate and lead the Peer Health Action Team (PHAcT), including teaching PUBH A160 – Peer Health Educator, providing certification to students as peer health educators; help develop, coordinate and provide student lead health programming for the OCC campus, including evaluation of programs.
Participate on campus wide, participatory governance committees.
Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental and division meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
Qualifications and Physical Demands
Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):
Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Health Science, Health Education, Biology, Nursing, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Dietetics, Nutrition or Public Health OR
Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in Biological Science from an accredited institution;
Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.
Evidence of responsiveness to, and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills.
Evidence of the ability to plan, organize, and administer peer health educational programs.
Ability to develop and maintain a student-driven, campus-wide service program
Experience recruiting students into programs
Evidence of working collaboratively with OCHCA or other public health agency/organization.
Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
Experience working with college students outside the classroom, organizing activities that support student learning.
Evidence of preparation to teach individuals of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners.