Long Beach Community College District — Ethnic Studies Instructor

Ethnic Studies Instructor

SALARY: $67,923.44 – $101,089.44 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/05/21
CLOSING DATE: 03/26/21 04:00 PM


The Long Beach Community College District is looking to hire one (1) full-time tenure track Ethnic Studies Instructor commencing with the 2021 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching Introduction to Ethnic Studies as well as other courses in the instructor's field of expertise, and/or courses such as Introduction to Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to Chicana/o Studies, and/or Introduction to African American Studies. The assignment may include the following responsibilities: contributing to the creation of an Ethnic Studies Program, reviewing and developing curriculum, mentoring students, advising student clubs, contributing to department level student learning assessment, planning and program review, and participating in the shared governance process. The teaching assignment may be at our beautiful Liberal Arts campus, state of the art Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. Assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online and are subject to change as needed. Long Beach City College seeks applicants that are committed to student-focused learning, closing equity gaps, creating diverse learning opportunities, and using data-informed decision making to drive instruction and student success.

Long Beach City College (LBCC) is among the oldest and largest community colleges in California. Founded in 1927, LBCC has deep roots in the Long Beach community. Our student demographics reflect our community: 11% African American, 11% Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 59% Latina/o, 5% Multi-Ethnicity and 14% White. At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Plan
  • Strategic Plan
  • Office of the Superintendent President

    All candidates must demonstrate
    Evidence of a sensitivity, understanding, and ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

    Candidates must also meet one of the following qualifications under 1 – 4.
    1. Master's degree in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, African-American Studies, AsianAmerican Studies or Native American Studies; OR
    2. Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, African American Studies, AsianAmerican Studies, or Native American Studies AND Master's degree in History, Sociology, Education, Urban Planning, Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy, American Studies, or Women's Studies
    3. Possess a valid California Community College instructor credential, specific to the discipline, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).
    4. Possess a combination of education and professional experience that is equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application in addition to all other required materials



  • An M.A. or Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and/or African American Studies
  • A strong educational emphasis in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and African American Studies
  • Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and African American Studies or courses in related fields.
  • Two years of recent experience teaching Ethnic Studies-related courses to college students, especially at the community college level.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equitable teaching outcomes.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds.
  • Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies that encourage retention while successfully challenging a diverse student population.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively utilizing verbal, written, and online communication skills.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.

    The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.


  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the abilities of a diverse range of student learners.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and online courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


    Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

    A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors. Please include title and email addresses for all references
  • ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline verbatim are required to submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application.

    For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lbcc/jobs/2977717/ethnic-studies-instructor


  • Application deadline: 03/26/2021 at 4PM
  • Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.

    Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

  • Tentative Schedule
    First level interview: Week of 4/19/2021
    Final interview: tentatively planned for: Week of 4/26/2021

    Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

    Long Beach City College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

    We currently have the privilege of serving approximately over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Of our student population 59% are Latina/o, 14% are White, 11% are African American, 5% are Multi-Ethnicity and 11% are Asian/Pacific Islander/Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning).

    *All data is pulled from the 2019-2020 academic year according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office


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