Contra Costa Community College District — Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor

Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00958
Location: Los Medanos College

Description of Position:
Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction, Liberal Arts, and working closely with the Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Studies department, this position is responsible for providing high-level classroom instruction to a diverse student population. This position is also responsible for working collaboratively with other faculty in the department and the college in our constant effort to support student success.

Possible teaching assignments will be at the main campus in Pittsburg and the Brentwood Center. Teaching assignments may include a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, fully online and/or hybrid instruction.

For questions, please contact Eileen Valenzuela in the Office of Instruction via email evalenzuela@losmedanos.eduThe college is closed for semester break from December 21, 2022 through January 2,2023. Inquires during this period will be answered after the college reopens on January 3, 2023.

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: L5007-Social Science

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

Master’s in the ethnic studies field
A master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies
OR the equivalent
OR Interdisciplinary Studies.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Training or experience teaching in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) and developing Ethnic Studies curriculum and programs as well as collaborating with other Ethnic Studies professors.
  2. Experience in teaching courses that center knowledge about and knowledge produced by Native American/Indigenous, Chicano/a and Latino/a, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Black/African American communities, which can include topics such as racism, racialization, ethnicity, equity, ethno-centrism, eurocentrism, white supremacy, agency, group affirmation, sovereignty, self-determination, liberation, decolonialization, anti-racism, and anti-colonialism.
  3. Training or experience in Ethnic Studies or Social Justice Studies STEM fields, especially regarding qualitative and quantitative (statistical) data gathering for communities of color.
  4. Training or experience as an instructor in gender, sexuality, and women of color feminist approaches to education.
  5. Training or experience teaching in a variety of modalities (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) and developing Social Justice Studies curriculum and programs as well as collaborating with other Social Justice Studies professors.

Job Open Date: 12/09/2022
Job Close Date: 1/16/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August 2023
# of Months: 12

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The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.