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Adjunct Pool- Child Development/Early Childhood Education

Institution: Merced College
Location: Merced, California
Posted: 04/21/2020
Application Due: 06/30/2020
Type: Part Time

Open pool for academic year 2019-2020

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Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students with room to expand on its 267 acre main campus and 120 acre Los Banos site. Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes – large and small – throughout the county.


Merced College Vision

Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.


Merced College Mission

Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning

  • basic skills

  • career technical education

  • transfer

  • degree/certificate programs 

Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.


General Description:

This is a part-time, instructional assignment in the Child Development department under the general direction of the Dean of Allied Health, Child Development, Kinesiology & Public Safety.  The maximum teaching load is 10 units per semester, which may include evening and weekend hours.


Examples of Duties

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


Typical Qualifications


  • Master's degree from an acceptable accredited institution in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR

  • Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND Master's degree in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies OR

  • Hold a California Community College Credential in Nursery and Preschool Education OR

  • The equivalent

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Recent experience teaching college students in a lecture and lab setting and/or supervising in a child development center.

  • A depth of knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children and/or teaching experience in a preschool center.

  • Literacy and fluency in Spanish.

  • Knowledge of Transitional Kindergarten Standards and Elementary Education Curriculum.

  • Experience teaching in an online environment.

  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments. 


Supplemental Information

How to Apply:

Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career Pages at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mccd/promotionaljobs.


  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position

  2. Resume

  3. List three professional references

  4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.   Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired. 

  5. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf (Download PDF reader)

  6. Diversity Statement: Provide a statement about yourself that specifically demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at large.  Your response is limited to one (1) page.

  7. OPTIONAL: Equivalency Review Form, if applicable. (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency)  http://www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/eqforms.html


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.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  


Employee Benefits: The District 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.  Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.


Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States.  Merced College does not sponsor visas.  An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

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