Humanities Assistant Professor

Job description

Cosumnes River College


Humanities Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number:  F00338P

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

Closing Date:  03/14/2018


Complete job description and application available online at:


The Institution

Cosumnes River College (CRC), located in south Sacramento County, and its center in Elk Grove provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000 students. The open access, student-centered campus prepares students to realize their educational and career goals through exemplary transfer, general, and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. Cosumnes River College also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning and workforce development programs.


CRC awards Associate in Arts, Associate in Science degrees, and Associate degrees for Transfer along with Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university. CRC is an educational organization that values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.


Founded in 1970, Cosumnes River College is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. The college provides technologically updated classrooms and offers a variety of schedules for those that need flexibility.


As one of the four colleges that comprise the Los Rios Community College District, our faculty and staff promote an ethic of caring and mutual respect, fairness and integrity which are part of our Honor Code. As one of the top 10 most diverse 2-year public colleges in the nation, our highly diverse student body learns how to be successful students and productive citizens in a beautiful learning environment that has seen new facilities built and improved upon in recent years.


Position Summary

General Responsibilities:

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 as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


The department maintains a focus on using alternative instructional strategies, such as computer assisted instruction and hybrid instruction.


Humanities courses at Cosumnes River College are interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, emphasizing the arts and ideas of civilizations in their historical contexts.


Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses in:

● Classical Humanities

● Modern Humanities

● American Humanities

● Introduction to Humanities

● Asian Humanities

● Global Islam

● Latin American Humanities

● Global Humanities


The courses above are listed in order of more to less frequently taught. The instructional assignment may also include Digital Humanities.


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


Work Year: 164 days


Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution completed by August 23, 2018, in Humanities; 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 equivalent of the degree listed above.


Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:


1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application

2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

4. Two letters of recommendation

5. Letter of Interest


Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.


Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here


Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


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: F00338P
Posted: 2/8/2018
Application Due: 4/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $46,470 to $77,043 annually