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Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 06/26/2019
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Salary Salary Range: $55,817- $75,386/y -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.

Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.

The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.

Job Title


Time Base



Salary Range: $55,817- $75,386/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 16.28% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.


Vocational Technology (552)

Job Description Summary

In compliance with Article 9 of the agreement between the PFT and the District, only probationary and tenured faculty are invited to apply to the following full-time, tenure track faculty vacancies. This listing is being posted for a period of ten (10) working days. If interested, you must submit ALL required application materials by midnight on the stated deadline.

Instructors in Career and Technical Education (CTE) fields are expected to maintain their knowledge of industry trends and technical developments in their CTE discipline area.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.

Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

• Provides classroom instruction in carpentry.
• Improve instructional quality by engaging in assessment of approved student learning outcomes, evaluation of results achieved, and planning and implementing new instructional strategies to improve results on an ongoing basis.
• Develop and revise programs in the discipline.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and performance records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to, the following:

• Leading efforts in the department to develop and work with an industry advisory board to validate curriculum and guide curriculum improvements;
• Leading efforts in the department to place students in jobs in industry and track job placement data on an ongoing basis.
• Leading efforts in the department to perform short term and long term planning, including preparation of annual unit plans and semi-annual program review documents;
• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND four years of professional experience in the carpentry field;
  2. Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six years of experience in the carpentry field;
  3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in carpentry.
    (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
  4. The equivalent qualifications.
    (Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.
  5. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of residential construction.
  • Recent experience as a general contractor.
  • Commitment to sustainable construction practices.
  • Appropriate certifications as a green industry professional.
  • Commitment to the community college objectives of providing instructional strategies and resources for adapting to cultural diversity within the student community population.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with students, staff and the public.
  • Membership in appropriate professional societies and organization(s).
  • Ability to adapt instruction to students with widely varying academic backgrounds.
  • Significant and successful industry work experience related to the teaching assignment.
  • Recent teaching experience, especially in a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with and/or willingness to expand the use of computer based technology appropriate to the subject area(s) of the assignment.
  • Training and/or experience in general contracting and construction management.

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