Santa Rosa Junior College

Salary: $73,691.00 – $102,455.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: 22-13

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Department: Ethnic Studies

Closing: 4/1/2022 11:59 PM Pacific


It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that all required materials noted under application procedures section of this job announcement are submitted by the filing deadline in order to be given consideration.


  • Salary Range: $73,691 -$102,455 (2021/22 Faculty Salary Schedule); teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges. Contracted salary is for 177 days per year (August through May) as specified in the All Faculty Association Contract, Article 8. AFA Contract – Articles
  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).

We are seeking equity-minded faculty who are committed to educating our diverse student population. SRJC supports equal access for all students, multi-ethnic global perspectives, and cultural competencies. We value diversity that supports honesty and integrity in an environment of collegiality and mutual respect and compassion that includes civic engagement opportunities that contribute to real world problem solving and empathy to identify the challenges and address the needs of others. Candidates must have demonstrated instructional skills to join our outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students.

These are full-time, tenure-track/continuing contract positions in the Ethnic Studies Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2022. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

ABOUT SRJC:Santa Rosa Junior College has been an integral part of the Sonoma County community and its rich history, beauty and culture for more than 100 years. Many of SRJC's students are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. SRJC's mission is to passionately cultivate learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:

  • Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
  • A learning- and learner-centered environment;
  • A welcoming physical environment;
  • Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
  • Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.
  • Access to lifelong learning opportunities

In 2021, SRJC served approximately 21,000 students each semester and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. SRJC is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. We also support diverse learning communities including, APASS, HSI Connections, Puente, Umoja. SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the past three consecutive years and SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

Video Overview of Santa Rosa Junior College

Essential Functions

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including online. While these assignments are for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college. For faculty job duties, please go to the Article 17: Job Descriptions of the AFA Contract at (Download PDF reader).

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College, launching in August 2022, is comprised of African-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicanx & Latinx Studies, and Native American Studies. As a new Department, we are seeking dynamic scholar-teachers whose scholarship and teaching are centered on the cultures and histories of communities that have played a vital force in shaping America. Towards this, we are hiring five (5) tenure-track positions in the following areas:

  • African-American Studies (2 positions)
  • Asian American Studies (1 position)
  • Chicanx & Latinx Studies (1 position)
  • Native American Studies (1 position)

We seek faculty, especially those from the communities that make up Ethnic Studies, who are innovators in their discipline and whose research and teaching pushes or exceeds disciplinary boundaries for new discoveries and new ideas. We seek faculty who are excited about teaching and working with students from a wide range of backgrounds. We seek faculty with a steadfast commitment to vigorously confronting and dismantling white supremacy through education and multiracial collaboration and solidarity.

African-American Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College is a multidisciplinary academic endeavor centered on black lives and experiences. The humanities, performing arts, studies of the natural world, the social sciences, and cinema, are brought together to explore the profound contributions of African-American cultures to the Americas and to the world. Thus, we approach African-American Studies as simultaneously authentically American while embedded within a global black diaspora stretching from the Caribbean to Europe to Asia. African-American Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College is committed to examining and confronting white supremacy, anti-blackness, and racism through education and multiracial collaboration and solidarity. In examining white supremacy, African-American Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College explores the life-affirming strategies that black people have employed to survive, resist, and flourish in the past, present, and most especially into the future.

We welcome multidisciplinary scholar-teachers in any areas encompassing African-American Studies. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Black Political Thought and Philosophy
  • Sociology of Race
  • Black Feminist Theory
  • Music and Sound Studies
  • Studio and Digital Art
  • Race, Media and Technology
  • African-American Literature
  • Black Diaspora and Interracial Organizing and Action
  • Environmental Justice, Race and Health
  • Black Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Black Youth Studies
  • Black Immigrants Inside and Outside of the US
  • Anti-Black Racism
  • The Carceral Continuum
  • Sports, Athletics, and Culture
  • Race and Performance Studies
  • Architecture and Race
  • Food Systems, Food Studies, Economics and Inequality

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies; OR Bachelor's degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies AND master's degree in Ethnic Studies; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Ethnic Studies.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications exactly as listed above for disciplines of interest, or they must file for equivalency (Download PDF reader) in order to be considered. Candidates who are requesting equivalency consideration are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. For questions regarding the equivalency process, please contact Human Resources (Maria Padilla Please also see the Equivalency Guide for Faculty Applicants (Download PDF reader) and the Faculty Minimum Qualifications Self-Evaluation Checklist for more information.


  • A record of :
  • creative, multidisciplinary scholarship that bring together ideas, questions, and methodologies in unique and novel ways.
  • creative, inspiring, and robust pedagogy in a community college or with a wide variety of audiences across different levels of academic abilities, interests, and goals.
  • involvement in projects and events, inside and outside of a college setting, that promote a culture of equity and democratic sensibilities. This may include, but is not limited to, endeavors that feature collaboration or shared governance or deliberate attempts to include forgotten or overlooked communities.
  • Experience in teaching courses in African-American Studies
  • Bilingual
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.

Application Procedures

In order to be considered for these positions, applicants must provide the following:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/ employment application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the “Work Experience” section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.
  2. Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
  3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in these positions, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting.
  4. Current Curriculum Vitae
  5. Respond to the following two questions. Please respond separately to questions (500 words max for each response):

1. Please describe how you would contribute to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups, not only in an Ethnic Studies classroom, but also within and beyond our college. [This would be the “diversity prompt.”]2. As part of an entirely new Ethnic Studies department, what course would you like to design and why? How would you know that your course is positively affecting and enriching the learning experience of students of color in your classroom? What guideposts would you use to measure the effectiveness of your initiative?6. Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution.

  • If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application.
  • SRJC only accepts foreign transcripts that have been evaluated by a credential evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a full list of accepted evaluation services, please see NACES.
  • For further details on SRJC requirements on Foreign Degrees, please see Foreign Degree Requirements.

7. If you do not possess minimum qualifications as noted under the Minimum Qualifications Section of the job posting, you must complete and attach the Faculty Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader) and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis, to your employment application in order to be considered. Please see the SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures, the Equivalency Guide for Faculty Applicants (Download PDF reader) and the Faculty Minimum Qualifications Self-Evaluation Checklist for more information.
8. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides).
Candidate Accommodations:

  • Candidates must be able to perform the job duties included in this job posting in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-4 weeks after the filing deadline, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for an interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee.
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
EMAIL: Please contact Maria Padilla –

The office is located in the Bussman Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely until further notice.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
  2. Must be fingerprinted in California and have background clearance (at applicant's expense);
  3. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter);
  4. Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings on topics such as Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention, and Mandated Reporter;
  5. Employees who work on-site or access District facilities, will need to provide proof of full vaccination beginning January 1, 2022. For more details, see vaccination mandate.

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. Link to read or obtain a full copy of this report. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by visiting the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Non Discrimination
The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non- discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities– including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics–and application for District employment.

SRJC Strategic Plan

VISION: SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.
MISSION: SRJC passionately cultivates learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community.

  • We focus on student learning by preparing students for transfer; by providing responsive career and technical education; and by improving students' foundational skills.
  • We provide a comprehensive range of student development programs and services that support student success and enrich student lives.
  • We support the economic vitality, social equity and environmental stewardship of our region.
  • We promote personal and professional growth and cultivate joy at work and in lifelong learning.
  • We foster critical and reflective civic engagement and thoughtful participation in diverse local and global communities.
  • We regularly assess, self-reflect, adapt, and continuously improve.

Equal Employment Opportunity
SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.
The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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