Contra Costa Community College District — Humanities Assistant Professor

Humanities Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00945
Location: Contra Costa College

Description of Position:
The Humanities/Philosophy Department at Contra Costa College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track professor in Humanities to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will help shape the department's efforts to offer culturally relevant courses and programs by teaching Humanities courses, participating in curriculum development, and leading the coordination of the Humanities program. The student population of Contra Costa College (CCC) reflects its surrounding diverse communities. CCC is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and serves predominately historically disadvantaged and under-represented student groups including African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Latinx students. CCC is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient an culturally vibrant community. We seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek candidates who operate with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness.

Patricia West

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: C3007-Humanities/Philosophy

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 Humanities OR the equivalent.

If you do not possess the required degree, you can petition for equivalency. The equivalent for a Master’s in Humanities is met by any of the following:

A MA in art, literature, drama, music, philosophy, religious studies or history
a BA in a second of the disciplines listed above
30 additional units of coursework in several of the disciplines listed (other than the Master’s subject)
documented study and publications or professional performance in a Humanities discipline (other than the Master’s subject)
a Master’s thesis topic which demonstrates the interdisciplinary approach we look for in the teaching of Humanities courses. Publications in any of the Humanities disciplines can be substituted for courses. Published papers count for at least 6 units, and books for at least 15.
Please note:
If you are applying for equivalency, please attach the Master’s Degree Discipline Equivalency form contained in the application packet.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Experience teaching Humanities courses in a community college environment2. Training in culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy and practices3. Degree or coursework in Ethnic Studies and/or Gender Studies4. Experience evaluating and developing curriculum through the lens of equity and inclusion5. Ability to work creatively and productively in collaboration with other faculty6. Experience using current technology for in-class and online instruction7. Experience working with diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic, LGBTQIA+, and special needs populations8. Activities and experiences that demonstrate a passion for and commitment to working towards racial and social justice

Job Open Date: 11/22/2022
Job Close Date: 1/17/2023
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: August 2023, Fall Semester 2023
# of Months: 10

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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.