Sociology Assistant Professor

Job description

American River College


Sociology Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F00319P

Salary: $46,470 to $77,043 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. 

Closing Date: 03/14/2018


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Position Summary

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


The department maintains a focus on: 

● Encouraging students to major in Sociology.

● Supporting disproportionately impacted students in the teaching and learning of sociology. 

● Providing students with information about job and career opportunities in the field of Sociology.

● Providing basic skills student support.

● Upholding student equity principles.


Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in all areas of Sociology offered at the college in: 

● Sociological Research Methods. 

● Introductory Sociology (Sociology 300), and Social Problems (Sociology 301).


The instructor may also be assigned to teach other courses offered by or developed by the department.


The instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 23, 2018, in Sociology; OR, have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, AND have a master’s degree in Anthropology, any Ethnic Studies, Social Work, or Psychology; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.


The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: F00319P
Posted: 2/8/2018
Application Due: 4/9/2018
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