Job Details

Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District
  • Position Number: 1882757
  • Location: El Cajon, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology


San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, April 20, at 11:59 p.m.

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Department: Psychology

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$56,229 (Class I, Step 6) - $85,393 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2020

Job Description

Grossmont College seeks academic professionals who are dedicated to equitable and superior student success outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who will demonstrate a history and willingness to continue to learn about varied, relevant teaching and learning practices, assessment strategies, and educationally sound supports that will sustain a diverse and changing student body and college service area.

We seek colleagues who create positive, engaging learning and development environments in class and throughout the college that challenge and support students to aspire to, and achieve, their full potential.


The primary teaching assignment for this position will be split between introductory psychology and statistics for the behavioral sciences. The successful candidate will also be able to teach one of the following: cross-cultural psychology, gender studies, human sexuality, or industrial-organizational psychology. Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the open door concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.


Master's in psychology OR Bachelor's in psychology AND Master's in counseling, sociology, statistics, neuroscience, or social work OR The equivalent.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS - Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Graduate level coursework and teaching experience in quantitative analysis.
2. Graduate level coursework and research experience or teaching experience in at least one of the following: cross-cultural psychology, gender studies, human sexuality, or industrial-organizational psychology.
3. Experience in teaching psychology at the community college and/or university level.
4. Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in psychology and its instructional program.
5. Skills and experience to promote the success of students with varying levels of academic preparation for college level work.
6. Commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment that supports the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
7. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following:

1. Evidence of innovative approaches to teaching introductory psychology.
2. Evidence of involvement in the furtherance of department and/or college activities, programs, or governance.
3. Evidence of involvement in community related projects in the public interest.
4. Demonstrated ability to develop culturally competent curriculum to promote and support student success.
5. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of instructional formats, including online education.

Additional Information


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1. District Application for Psychology Instructor Position.
2. A 1-2 page cover letter addressing how the applicant meets each of the qualifications.
3. Curriculum vitae.
4. Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or course work.
5. A recent syllabus you have used or a syllabus you would use for an introductory psychology course AND a statistics for the behavioral sciences course.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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