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Faculty Position Descriptions


Ranked Faculty

Ranked faculty are all teaching personnel holding the academic rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor. Ranked faculty includes both tenured/tenure-track faculty and non-tenure-track faculty with multiyear appointments. The provost makes the determination of rank for initial placement.

Tenured/tenure-track ranked faculty must be selected through a national or international search, as described in Hiring of Tenure-Track Faculty, in order to be eligible to apply for an appointment that carries tenure. With very few exceptions, their appointments are full-time. In addition to serving the needs of programs, they serve the long-term mission and direction of the college.

Ranked non-tenure (RNT) faculty are selected through local or regional searches and with few exceptions (such as an RNT faculty member appointed as a governance or program chair), RNT appointments are part time. Their functional and service roles are similar to tenured/tenure-track faculty commensurate with line commitment.

General Qualifications and Expectations

Ranked faculty positions serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Ranked faculty are expected to teach, maintain an active professional practice in their field of expertise, and provide service to the college and community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignments;
  • Teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education;
  • CCA’s judgement of professional activity in area of expertise;
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of involvement in and service to educational institution(s).

Exceptional strength in one or more areas may or may not be judged in certain circumstances to compensate for lesser accomplishment in another, although professional or service performance may never substitute for lack of teaching excellence at an appropriate institution.

Tenure-track faculty may be contracted for no more than 5 teaching lines per academic year. Ranked non-tenure track faculty may be contracted for no more than 4 teaching lines per year, with the exception of those holding concurrent faculty leadership positions.

Instructional Duties

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Ranked faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in Faculty Absences and Leaves. Teaching and instruction-related responsibilities constitute 45% of each ranked faculty’s overall annualized evaluation.

Ranked members of the faculty are required to attend all scheduled academic meetings, including assigned classes, program meetings, divisional meetings, and college meetings. These include meetings scheduled by program chairs, deans, the provost, or staff from across the college. All ranked faculty are required to attend both fall and spring faculty weeks, and commencement annually. Ranked faculty members are also expected to attend faculty senate meetings.

In the case of unavoidable absences, the faculty member must notify the appropriate program chair and program manager ahead of the absence, or as soon as possible once it occurs.

Professional Achievement

Faculty are expected to contribute to their fields of practice in substantive ways throughout their careers. The quality, scope and stature of professional achievement should be commensurate with the rank of the faculty member and of the college. The college considers professional practice to constitute 33% of each faculty’s overall annualized evaluation.

Service

Committee service and other service to the college is required for all ranked faculty. Service expectations are commensurate with teaching lines. For example, full-time faculty are expected to provide more service than part-time faculty, and a faculty member with an average course load of three lines per year is not expected to provide as much service as one with a five-line appointment. Faculty service constitutes 22% of the annualized evaluation of each ranked faculty member.

All ranked faculty are expected to meet with their chair to discuss service opportunities and load on an annual basis. Service opportunities should be discussed between faculty and program chair or dean in advance of undertaking tasks or assignments.

Paid coordinatorships, stipended work, or any work related specifically to a faculty member’s instructional duties (e.g. syllabus creation/revision, participation in assessment work, attendance at program/division/senate faculty meetings, etc.) is not considered service, and are part of a ranked faculty’s regular work expectations as outlined under Instructional Duties above.

Resources related to service opportunities are available from Academic Affairs.

Other Duties

All faculty members are expected to abide by campus operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning the changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.

All faculty are required to participate in ongoing trainings, and respond to CCA communications from faculty leadership and staff in a timely manner. All faculty are expected to engage with staff, students, and faculty across the college in a collegial and professional manner. All faculty are required to acknowledge receipt and/or sign all official documents (such as contracts, appointment letters, and promotion review outcome letters) sent to them by the deadlines established by Academic Affairs.

Associate and professor ranks have additional minimum qualifications for initial appointment and for promotion. Satisfaction of such additional minimum qualifications does not guarantee either initial appointment or subsequent promotion.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor

  • At least six years FTE teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education.
  • CCA’s judgment of sustained teaching excellence indicated by professional evaluation/recommendations, syllabi, and student reviews.
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of continuing professional engagement/achievement.
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of high quality engagement in or service to the external professional community such as National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) panels, boards, competitions, and juries.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Professor

  • At least 12 years FTE teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education.
  • Clear evidence of sustained teaching excellence indicated by CCA’s judgment of professional evaluation/recommendations, syllabi, and student reviews.
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of professional engagement/achievement recognized beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of leadership in the educational institution(s).
  • CCA’s judgment of evidence of recognized service to the regional, national, or international community.

Minimum Requirements

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Professor

Education

Terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignments

Terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignments

Terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignments

Teaching

Teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education

At least six years FTE teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education

At least 12 years FTE teaching experience at an accredited institution of postsecondary education

CCA’s judgment of sustained teaching excellence indicated by professional evaluation/recommendations, syllabi, and student reviews

Clear evidence of sustained teaching excellence indicated by CCA’s judgment of professional evaluation/recommendations, syllabi, and student reviews

Professional Practice

CCA’s judgement of professional activity in area of expertise

CCA’s judgment of evidence of continuing professional engagement/achievement

CCA’s judgment of evidence of professional engagement/achievement recognized beyond the San Francisco Bay Area

Service

CCA’s judgment of evidence of involvement in and service to educational institution(s)

CCA’s judgment of evidence of high quality engagement in or service to the external professional community such as National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) panels, boards, competitions, and juries

CCA’s judgment of evidence of leadership in the educational institution(s)

CCA’s judgment of evidence of recognized service to the regional, national, or international community


Unranked Faculty

Adjunct I

JOB SUMMARY

Unranked faculty jobs serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct I faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct I faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Adjunct I faculty may perform committee, governance, or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from an Adjunct I’s faculty position.

Adjunct I faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Adjunct I faculty must apply for promotion review after 6 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 14 of the CBA.

Adjunct I faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;

● Evidence of successful teaching for fewer than four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited higher educational institution is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as judged by the College is required.


SALARY

$6717 per class line effective July 2019.


NOTES

Adjunct I faculty are considered active for three years after the last semester in which they receive a course teaching of er with course assignments. After three years, the faculty member’s position is closed, ending any previous accrual towards promotion or other teaching-history based eligibilities as outlined in the CBA. Faculty members whose position has closed must be reconsidered for hire by the College in order to teach in subsequent terms.


Adjunct II

JOB SUMMARY

Unranked faculty positions serve the specific instructional needs of the college. Adjunct II faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Adjunct II faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Adjunct II faculty may perform committee, governance, or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from an Adjunct II’s faculty position.

Adjunct II faculty are evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Adjunct II faculty must apply for promotion review after 12 semesters of teaching at CCA and be awarded promotion by the Provost in order to be eligible to continue teaching at the College. The promotion review process and outcomes are defined in Article 14 of the CBA.

Adjunct II faculty members are expected to abide by all operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

● A terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignment(s) is preferred;

● Evidence of successful teaching for at least four academic years in the area of the course assignment(s) at an accredited institution of higher education is required; and/or

● Equivalent non-teaching professional experience in the area of the course assignment(s), as determined by the College is required.

SALARY

$7885 per class line effective July 2019.

NOTES

Adjunct II faculty are considered active for three years after the last semester in which they receive a course teaching of er with course assignments. After three years, the faculty member’s position is closed, ending any previous accrual towards promotion or other teaching-history based eligibilities as outlined in the CBA. Faculty members whose position has closed must be reconsidered for hire by the College in order to teach in subsequent terms.


Senior Adjunct

JOB SUMMARY

Unranked faculty positions serve the specific instructional needs of the college. The Senior Adjunct faculty rank is a promotion-only category of faculty per Article 14, section E of the CBA. No faculty may be hired at the College at the rank of Senior Adjunct. Senior Adjunct faculty must successfully complete promotion review from the position of Adjunct II.

Senior Adjunct faculty provide students with instruction by ensuring the delivery of designated course content and adherence to stated learning goals for assigned courses.

Core Duties:

  • Maintain competence in the field of instruction (inclusive of staying informed of current developments in that field) and successfully bring this expertise to bear on instruction and the achievement of student learning for all students in the course.
  • Attend new faculty orientation, if applicable.
  • Develop and/or revise the course section description, syllabus, assignments, activities, curricula, and policies in accordance with all program policies and directives.
  • Adhere to the course description as communicated to students by the College.
  • Adhere to the course-specific learning outcomes as designated and provided by the Program, and participate in course, program, and college assessment and accreditation activities.
  • Prepare for class; plan, coordinate, and lead all classroom activities; and assist students with course materials.
  • Regularly monitor student progress, provide feedback and grades to students, and discuss performance with students.
  • Exclusively use CCA email addresses and servers for all CCA communications; and during the period of the course obligations, substantively respond to all CCA-related communications within 48 hours.
  • Submit a course syllabus adhering to all program and college requirements and input the required textbook information by the deadlines established by the College.
  • Submit grades for all students by the deadline established by Student Records.
  • Attend meetings related to course teaching obligations when required.
  • Apprise the program chair, designated coordinator, program expert, advising staff, and/or administrative staff of any concerns regarding students as needed.

Senior Adjunct faculty are expected to attend all scheduled course meeting sessions. Additional guidelines regarding faculty absences are outlined in the Faculty Handbook and Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Senior Adjuncts may perform committee or other college-wide service with the permission of the provost as described in Articles 20 and 27 of the CBA. These non-instructional assignments have separate position descriptions or outlines of responsibilities, and are evaluated separately from a Senior Adjunct’s faculty position.

Senior Adjunct faculty will be evaluated according to the college-wide faculty evaluation process as a method of demonstrating teaching effectiveness.

Senior Adjunct faculty members are expected to abide by campus operational policies of the College; however, it is the responsibility of the College to give appropriate advance notice of policy and operational changes, and to include information concerning the changes in faculty orientation and training sessions.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Terminal degree in a field relevant to teaching assignments is preferred;
  • Outstanding higher education teaching of at least twelve semesters teaching courses at CCA is required;
  • Outstanding non-teaching professional experience in the subject matters taught at CCA is required;
  • Persuasive evidence of high quality engagement in or service to the external academic or professional community, such as participation in panels, boards, competitions, conferences, publications, and juries, etc. (particular engagement and service activities to be determined pursuant to Article 14, section F of the CBA) is required.


SALARY

$9287 per class line effective July 2019.


NOTES

Senior Adjunct faculty are considered active for three years after the last semester in which they receive a course teaching offer with course assignments. After three years, the faculty member’s position is closed, ending any previous accrual towards promotion or other teaching-history based eligibilities as outlined in the CBA. Faculty members whose position has closed must be reconsidered for hire by the College in order to teach in subsequent terms.