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Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona
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Date Posted 12/06/2017
Faculty-Science-Computer Science
Salary 44,897 - 86,519  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 01/17/2018

Note: Applications must be received by Midnight on the closing date stated for the position 01/17/2018.

Applications must be submitted via On-Line Application at the Maricopa Community Colleges' website:


Submit Online:

  • Completed Online Application (required)
  • Unofficial transcripts (required)
  • Cover Letter with Resumé/vita (upload) (required)

Transcripts, Cover Letter and Resumé must be uploaded into the online Application (follow prompts within the Application). The application and cover letter/resumé should detail how the applicant's education, training, and experience directly relate to the listed minimum and desired qualifications and job description.

FACULTY / CIS – JobID 310295

Job Summary: 

Position begins Fall 2018

Instructs students from diverse backgrounds and/or cultures in computer programming languages with emphasis on Java, C#, C++, Python, programming fundamentals, functional programming and other computer information systems (i.e. CIS105) classes in accordance with the college’s learning-centered philosophy.  Uses multiple methods of instruction, assessment results, and appropriate technologies to engage students in learning, enhance teaching, and promote student success.  Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, assessment, student success, integrity, and diversity in the performance of job duties. The instructor will teach in both traditional and non-traditional settings such as Learning Communities, short-term courses and accelerated programs as well as hybrid and/or online courses.  Collaborates in development and leadership of programs for students; builds relationships with high school and university institutions in support of transfer pathways; facilitates activities outside the classroom for students (e.g., internships, undergraduate student research, clubs, STEAM activities and programs, experiences for students in the community, etc.)  Builds relationships with businesses and community organizations and provides leadership for the CIS programming classes. May teach at the PVCC Black Mountain site as well as at the Union Hills site. May teach evening as well as day classes.

Paradise Valley Community College is a Learning Centered College that supports a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect, equity and understanding and incorporating views from dissimilar frames of reference are encouraged and valued. (https://www.paradisevalley.edu/diversity-and-inclusion) and (https://www.paradisevalley.edu/learning-centered-college)

Essential Functions:

50% - Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students, including students in high school bridge programs, in a classroom and/or lab setting, online or hybrid, accelerated, and other alternative schedules and formats; uses learning centered strategies to engage students and promote student success; demonstrates innovation in teaching and learning and the scholarship of learning by focusing on student learning, retention, and achievement; incorporates instructional technology and alternative delivery or scheduling techniques

20% - Develops instructional materials and curriculum; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; assesses and evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students’ scholastic records; prepares and grades examinations and other learning activities; hires, supervises, and evaluates adjunct faculty; participates in division and college assessment and program review processes; uses assessment and evaluation results to improve instruction and student learning

20% - Maintains office hours to assist, tutor, and advise students to promote learning, citizenship and personal development; works with students outside of the classroom on instructional activities and projects such as clubs, undergraduate student research, STEAM programs and activities, and experiences in the community; develops and cultivates relationships with high school and university institutions to develop and promote transfer pathways for students; develops relationships with businesses, industries, and community organizations and provides leadership for the CIS program and programming classes; develops internships

10% - Remains current with new trends and developments in the field through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, workshops; develops and enhances knowledge of pedagogy related to the computer information systems and programming disciplines as well as pedagogy of adult learners and underprepared students; participates in college and district activities including department/division meetings, committees, workshops and projects; contributes to the academic life and mission of the college; demonstrates intercultural competence in interactions with students, staff, and the community; maintains a team approach in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students

Minimum Qualifications:

The Occupational Teaching Fields require the following from an accredited college or university:

1. A master's degree in the teaching field, or a master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or

2. A bachelor's degree plus three years work experience in field to be taught, or an associate's degree or 64 semester hours and five years work experience in the field to be taught, or five years work experience in the field to be taught 

3. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community College or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire

Desired Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree or higher in computer-related field from an accredited institution

2. Experience teaching computer courses at post-secondary level, community college preferred

3. Experience using student engagement and/or collaborative/active learning strategies

4. Experience developing and teaching online and/or hybrid post-secondary computer courses.

5. Experience teaching object-oriented programming languages such as Java, C#, C++, Python, etc.

6. Evidence of computer industry software development work experience

7. Experience teaching Survey of Computer Information System courses (e.g. CIS105)

8. Demonstrated evidence of working with diverse faculty, staff, and/or students including people representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, disabilities, learning styles, life style preferences, first generation college, etc.

Special Notes:

Only applications with unofficial transcripts, resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the stated qualifications will be considered. If you qualify based solely on 5 years work experience in the field to be taught, then unofficial transcripts need not be included.

MCCCD accepts unofficial transcripts for U.S. schools at the time of application. Unofficial transcripts are submitted as an attachment to the application. Transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be translated/evaluated and provided with application material.

All applicants should specifically address how the candidate meets the minimum and desired qualifications of the position in cover letter/resume.  Cover letter, resume, and unofficial copies of transcripts should be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Paradise Valley Community College is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite locations-- located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona--which comprise the Maricopa County Community College District.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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