History/Political Science Faculty

South Lake Tahoe, California
$51,013 to $79,995 annually
Jan 25, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

LTCC announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure track instructor in the History/Political Science department. 

Reporting to the Dean of Instruction, this faculty member will be the full-time presence in this general education, core subject which is important to student success and in alignment with the mission of Lake Tahoe Community College.

This position is a 178-day contract over the period of 10 months, with evening and weekend responsibilities as needed. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties.


LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received. After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Tuesday, April 17, 2018. First-round interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2018. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.


LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $51,013 to $79,995 annually dependent upon education and experience, see the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability.




  • Teach assigned courses in History and Political Science curriculum.
  • Serve as department chair by
    • Developing curriculum and maintaining a comprehensive instructional program in the History/Political Science department;
    • Developing, maintaining, and assessing student learning outcomes for appropriate courses;
    • Developing departmental budget and class schedules;
    • Selecting textbooks; and
    • Assisting with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Ability to teach in varying modalities including distance education.
  • Consult with appropriate college faculty.
  • Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.




  • Master's in history OR Bachelor's in history AND Master's in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women's studies, social science, or ethnic studies OR the equivalent.



  • Master's in political science, government, public administration, or international relations OR Bachelor's in any of the above ANDMaster's in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD, or LL.B. OR the equivalent.

NOTE:  Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach History and Political Science courses at the community college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students


  • Ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies
  • Familiarity with characteristics of community college students
  • Understanding of small college environment
  • Interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to teach in another discipline


Please answer the following questions on a separate page, limiting your responses to about one-half page for each question; do not refer to resume. Every effort should be made to demonstrate your qualifications for this position.

1. Describe how your academic background and experience relate to this position.

2. Describe your understanding of the role of a faculty member in a small community college.

3. Please tell us about your most recent research project, article written, or any other effort to stay current in your field.

4. What steps have you taken or would you take to remove barriers typically experienced by the wide-range of students who attend community colleges? Is there an experience you can share that demonstrates your sensitivity to diversity and those from culturally or economically diverse backgrounds?