Political Science Instructor

Long Beach, California
Nov 09, 2016
Institution Type
Community College

Political Science Instructor

Salary $65,624.42 - $85,459.41 Annually
Location Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Job Type Full-Time Department History & Political Science
Job Number A17-23 Closing 12/9/2016 4:00 PM Pacific

Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track Political Science Instructor commencing with the fall 2017 semester. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching multiple sections of Introduction to American, State and Local Governments. This assignment includes the following responsibilities: reviewing existing curriculum, contributing to department level student assessment, planning and program review, and participating in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities. The teaching assignment will be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment will be day, evening, weekend, on-line or off campus and is subject to change as needed. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in political science, government, or international relations, OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD, or LL.B., OR meet equivalent qualifications established by the District, AND
• Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
• A strong educational emphasis in United States national, state and local government and politics.
• At least 2 years of recent experience teaching various lower division political science courses to college students, especially at a community college.
• Practical experience in politics and/or government such that the applicant has an understanding of the real-life implications and operations of the governmental and political systems of the United States.
• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of political science courses.
• A willingness to develop new curricula and innovative materials for instruction.
• Evidence of an ability to address the needs of diverse and frequently underprepared student populations taking a wide range of college level courses.
• Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies and assessment methods 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 evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
• Ability to work with computers, and other technologies, to provide high-quality classroom and online instruction.
• 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 knowledge of each individual and class.
• 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 on-line courses.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Additional Information
Salary range of $65,624 - $85,459 is commensurate with academic preparation and experience. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Salary Schedule - 1

The deadline to apply is 4:00 p.m. PST, December 9, 2016. Application materials must be electronically submitted and materials uploaded by the applicant. Placement files/Interfolio will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered. 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.
• Three (3) references letters are requested but not required.
• Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division, and graduate level college/university course work with the degree conferral date shown (need not be official – as attachment). The conferral date must be on or before the position closing date and the school name must be visible.
• 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). NACES
• Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline as cited Minimum Qualifications will need submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 562.938.4372.

President's Message College Facts


The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity 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, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

The community of Long Beach is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California's 5th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of nearly 500,000 that was recently named one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise.

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