Job Details

Southwestern College
  • Position Number: 1389801
  • Location: Chula Vista, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering


This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, and extension site assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, this is a tenure track, full time faculty position. The teaching assignment may consist of a combination of lecture and laboratory courses. The new faculty member will serve as the lead engineering instructor in the Physical Science Department. SWC's Physical Science Department strives for academic excellence in its faculty and students; the new faculty member is expected to embrace this philosophy. In addition, the new faculty member is expected to evaluate and counsel students, plan and organize instructional materials to meet course objectives, work with articulation as may be necessary, act as a discipline resource in both lecture and laboratory for the Department Chair and the School Dean, and perform related tasks as required. The new faculty member is expected to participate in department, school and college committees, selected staff development and/or extracurricular activities.

General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:

Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

SWC faculty members are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.

In addition to instruction, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
implement innovative teaching strategies
revise discipline-specific courses and develop new curricula
recruit, advise, and mentor students
assess and evaluate students in an impartial manner
work collegially and professionally as part of a team
support and participate in departmental and school activities
participate on various departmental, school and college committees
demonstrate commitment to the goals and philosophy of the California Community College system
prepare for and teach all classes, as assigned, and maintain contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
show a commitment to on-going professional development
participate in strategic planning and program review
provide a learning environment that addresses diverse learning styles
understand and be sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
appropriate class instruction in support of all course objectives
maintain adequate records of student performance and outcomes
maintain rigorous academic standards within the classroom and encourage academic integrity

Master's degree in any field of engineering
Bachelor's degree in any field of engineering and Master's degree in mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, or geology
The equivalent
A valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Engineering.

Note: A bachelor's in any field of engineering with a professional engineer's license is an alternative qualification for this discipline.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable as well as the ability to utilize teaching methods, techniques, and strategies appropriate for students for whom English is a second language.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in any field of engineering with successful experience in teaching college-level engineering courses; ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students abilities; interest in, commitment to, and enthusiasm for excellence in engineering instruction that prepares students for subsequent courses at Southwestern College and for transfer to a baccalaureate institution; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to adapt to changes in curriculum and to design new and effective laboratory activities; proficiency in the use of computer technology for lecture and lab applications, including multimedia presentation, data acquisition, and data analysis; active participation in professional organizations.

Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at Excellent fringe benefits.

STARTING DATE: August 22, 2019 (Fall Semester, 2019)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online at by 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019. Screening of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review. Position is open until filled.


Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.

Selected applicants who wish to be considered as candidates will be required to participate in an in-person (not video) interview and teaching demonstration, at a time scheduled by the District.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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