Faculty Researcher

$60,783 - $113,413 yearly
  • San Joaquin Delta Community College District
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Jun 04, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education) Mathematics & Statistics Social & Behavioral Sciences Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description


Faculty Researcher

San Joaquin Delta Community College District

Job Number: 2100001R

Note: Please review your application and documents for completeness BEFORE submitting your application. Once your application is submitted,revisions or additions after submission will NOT be considered.

San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member as a Faculty Researcher. This role is responsible for maximizing the impact of data sets, research, and evaluation on behalf of the college, including, where necessary increasing the data analytics proficiency of college administration, faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.


San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”

San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 26,086 students in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows: by ethnicity - 48.18% Latinx, 16.15% White, 19.87% Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 7.61% Black/African American, 0.38% American Indian, 5.17% two or more races and 2.64% unknown; by gender - 58.69% female, 39.52% male, 1.79% unspecified; and by age - 40.78% ages 19 or younger, 29.62% ages 20-24, 11.54% ages 25-29, 6.71% ages 30-34, 4.47% ages 35-39, 4.17% ages 40-49,2.71% ages 50 and older.

San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction and Planning or designee, the faculty member will add to the college capacity in the research, development, analysis, communication, visualization, reporting, and effective use of student performance and equity data to inform improvement efforts in instructional programs, related support services, grant projects, and overall institutional effectiveness. The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.


Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Designs, develops, and maintains data visualizations for disaggregated TrAC, programs, and course-level data in support of institutional effectiveness, including the District strategic goals and student momentum points.
  2. Meets with faculty each semester and provides them with the disaggregated student data for each course taught the previous semester to identify and or compare statistical significance as it relates to addressing equity gaps, student success and retention.
  3. Conducts research as assigned and disseminates the results through research reports, presentations, executive summaries, and other methods.
  4. Reviews Human Subjects Research requests and makes recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction or designee.
  5. Provides expert knowledge on current research in the field of Higher Education, specifically for culturally responsive teaching and learning, equitable teaching practices, and at-scale student success strategies. Disseminates current research through reports, presentations, executive summaries etc.
  6. Provides data for grants.
  7. Works collaboratively with participatory governance committees and District programs to create and provide data-informed approaches to faculty professional development/flex, specifically for culturally responsive teaching and learning, equitable teaching practices, and at-scale student success strategies.
  8. Provides technical assistance and leadership for faculty engaged in program review, institutional projects, or classroom research, including strategic goal development, research design, survey administration, test validation, and evaluation and data analysis.
  9. Works collaboratively with and provides expert knowledge, technical and analytical support, and data coaching for TrAC success teams, TrAC Deans and program faculty, specifically focused on equity and success, including completion and post-graduation outcomes; includes facilitation of discussions among success teams and discipline groups regarding data related to student performance and promising practices for improving equitable outcomes for disproportionately impacted student populations.
  10. Meets with TrAC Deans and Discipline groups, counselors, TrAC teams on a monthly basis to discuss student equity gaps and disproportionately impacted populations and groups and to collaborate on plans to address how the needs with be meet.
  11. Prioritizes and responds accurately and timely to faculty and TrACs requests for data and information regarding academic programs, courses, and related support services.
  12. Serves as a member of the General Education Committee to provide ongoing and updated data analysis related to student equity gaps.
  13. Participates in the TrAC departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes based on the statistical analysis of student equity data.
  14. Maintains confidentiality of any private personal information encountered and any release of student related records must be in accordance with FERPA regulations and the policies and procedures of the District; additionally, treats all information encountered in the performance of duties as confidential unless and until advised otherwise by assigned supervisor.
  15. Participates in departmental, divisional, advisory, campus-wide and community committees as part of the shared governance process and service area needs of the District as it relates to student equity data.
  16. Perform other necessary duties, as assigned and/or as outlined in Board Policy.



Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Have a master's degree from an accredited institution in, statistics, education research administration or methodology, applied social research, or related field.


  • Experience and/or training in sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and differences of community college students and staff.
  • Data-modeling, database design, or similar experience that demonstrates knowledge of data systems.
  • Knowledge of human-centered design framework and methodology within higher education and business settings.
  • Experience querying and analyzing data sets in relational databases
  • Knowledge of current research and best practices in student success and equity
  • Effectively use a variety of computer software applications for database management, communications, spreadsheets, graphics, and word processing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster cohesion
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student's ability, learning styles, culture and ethnic groups.
  • Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment, including the use multimedia hardware, current applications, and online instructional strategies. A working knowledge of Canvas or other Learning Management Systems is particularly desirable.


Application Details

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 60,783
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 113,413
  • External Closing Date: Jun 18, 2021
  • External Opening Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Stockton, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltacollege.referrals.selectminds.com

The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The District’s prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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