Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies

Location
91910
Posted
Mar 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES - 10-MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION
Southwestern College

(VACANCY IS CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING)

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend and extension site assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Arts, Communication and Social Sciences is seeking a full-time professor of Mexican American Studies. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Dean and will work collaboratively with colleagues and the department chair. This position requires a candidate skilled in teaching primarily MAS 141/HIST 141 Mexican-American History I and MAS 142/HIST142 Mexican-American History II courses. It may also include contributing to curriculum development projects, such as creating interdisciplinary courses and/or technology-enhanced curriculum. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following: teaching all scheduled classes and maintaining office hours; class preparation; curriculum development duties; assessment and evaluation of students; monitoring and record keeping of student performance; attendance at meetings pertinent to faculty responsibilities or assignments, including committee meetings; and involvement in selected staff development and/or extracurricular activities. Faculty should also observe proper channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to improve and support college programs.

General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:

Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.

SWC faculty members are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.

In addition to instruction, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

- teaching all classes as assigned or scheduled and maintaining contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
- appropriate class preparation in support of all course objectives
- impartial assessment and evaluation of students
- adequate tracking and record keeping of student performance and outcomes
- participation in meetings pertinent to faculty professional responsibilities, including standing and ad hoc committees
- consistent involvement in professional development and/or extracurricular activities
- involvement in the shared governance process
- participation in strategic planning and program review
- knowledge and practice of pedagogy and andragogy that supports a variety of learning styles and includes a wide range of instructional delivery systems
- demonstrates commitment to collegiality and professionalism by working as a team with discipline faculty members in the planning of class schedules, teaching rotations of discipline courses, and support for department and school activities

Faculty members are expected to play a proactive role in the updating and revision of their discipline-specific courses and development of new curriculum, as well as student recruitment, advising and retention. This includes the appropriate merging of technology and student outcomes into the curriculum, as well as effective applications and utilization of instructional technology. Active involvement in student recruitment, advising and retention is also expected.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Chicano Studies or Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent, OR possession of a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Chicano Studies.


Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.

A short teaching demonstration may be required of those invited for an interview.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based on years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.

STARTING DATE:	August 17, 2017 (Fall Semester)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials online at https://jobs.swccd.edu:
	

Letter of application (cover letter)
SWC Online Employment Application
Resume
Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
	
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.


All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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