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Employment Opportunity

Position: Professor of Mathematics (2) one position in Merced, one position in Los Banos
$50,339 - 68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
Closing Date:
April 18, 2013
Beginning Date:
August 8, 2013

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's degree in mathematics or applied mathematics OR
  • Bachelor's degree in either of the above and Master's degree in statistics, physics, or       mathematics education from an accredited institution OR
  • Hold a California Community College Instructor Credential in mathematics OR
  • The equivalent 
  • Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Minimum of one year of community college teaching experience in mathematics.
  • Education and/or expertise in adult learning theory and practice.
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments. 

General Description:   This is a full-time tenure-track instructional assignment in the Mathematics Department under the general direction of the Dean of the Science, Math and Engineering Area or the Dean of the Los Banos Campus.  The professor will teach a full lecture load.   The professor must be willing to teach all levels of mathematics, from fundamentals of mathematics through transfer level courses.  The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
  • Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
  • Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
  • Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Science, Math, & Engineering Area: The Mathematics Department consists of 19 full-time members within the 35-member Area.  The Area employs approximately 50 adjunct faculty members both on the main campus and at the off-campus centers.  It offers a full range of classes from the pre-associate degree to the sophomore transfer level.  The Math Department offers classes ranging from beginning algebra to differential equations.  There is a Math Lab, which contains 24 computers, five TV/VCR units and space for tutorial services.  The Math Lab is open 49 hours per week and staffed by Math instructors.

Los Banos Campus:  The Los Banos Campus of the Merced Community College District is a full service college center located approximately forty miles west of Merced.  Approximately 150 classes are taught each semester, ranging from developmental to transfer level coursework. The campus enrolls about 2,000 students from the western side of Merced County. There are 17 full time professors and approximately 40 adjunct faculty members.

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4.  3 letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2 years)
 Copies of transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. Please mail to:

Sue Miller, Merced College, Office of Human Resources, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic.   Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Applications for Download

Academic or Administrative Service Application

Word Document [226k] - This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK. Merced College and the eight other colleges will accept your document as it prints.

PDF Format [62k] - This application may be printed and filled out using pen or a typewriter.

Employee Benefits: The District’s pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association (MCFA) or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.