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Job ID: 146163

College of the Canyons

Date Posted Sep. 4, 2020
University College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Department learning disabilities
Application Deadline Oct. 16, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time tenure track instructor in the Disabled Students Programs & Services department.  The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year.  Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4% Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2% White, 6.3% Asian, 5.5% African-American, 4.5% Pacific Islander, 2% multi-ethnic, and less than 1% Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.  As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.

Full-Time Faculty Tenure Track
Review Date: October 16, 2020

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This position is a high priority for our District for the 2020-2021 year and is contingent upon continue available district,
grant and state funding.

College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the area of Learning Disabilities and Accommodations.  This is a 11-MONTH professional, full-time tenure track position beginning January 4, 2021.  The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions. 


  • The Learning Disability/Accommodation Specialist will work with students having a wide range of disabling conditions; administer, score, and interpret standardized tests to determine eligibility for learning disabilities;
  • Identify educational limitations of and appropriate accommodations for students with learning disabilities;
  • Develop and monitor Academic Accommodation Plans (AAP) for students with disabilities utilizing appropriate information from educational, medical, psychological and vocational sources;
  • Maintain appropriate student records for purposes of evaluation and accountability, including federal and state reporting;
  • Assist in developing and implementing learning strategies;
  • Assist in the development of projects and proposals concerning students with disabilities;
  • Consult with staff and faculty on students’ progress;
  • Duties may include developing and teaching courses for students with disabilities such as orientation, self-advocacy and workshops;
  • Maintains office hours and participates in department, division, and college committees and governance;
  • Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews;
  • Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. * The activities will occur both within the department as well as in the larger College setting;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential in the appropriate area;
    Master’s degree in learning disabilities, special education, education, psychology, speech language pathology, communication disorders, educational or school psychology, counseling, or rehabilitation counseling AND 15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of learning disabilities, to include, adult cognitive and achievement assessment or the equivalent.

The Santa Clarita Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.  The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online at
If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661)362-3427 or email us at: or for the hearing impaired TTY/TDD Line at (661)362-5178.  Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 5 weeks following the Review Date as to the status of their application.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District.  Materials will not be returned, copied or considered for other openings. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the official application form.

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