Instructor of Humanities - Tenure Track 2019-2020

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Modesto Junior College


Instructor of Humanities - Tenure Track 2019-2020

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 02/18/2019


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Required Quals Summary    

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in humanities OR the equivalent.


The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. Applicants who desire consideration according to equivalency procedures must submit a completed Equivalency Form with their application. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at for more information on equivalencies contact the Human Resources office at 209/575-6901.


Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic back-grounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary    

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Teach a full range of lower division Humanities courses.

•    Develop and utilize strategies to encourage students, who form a non-traditional, ethnically diverse student population, to succeed.

•    Maintain an appropriate number of office hours per week, during which students can be advised about their course work and their program of studies.

•    Devise methods to recruit and retain students for Humanities courses.

•    Review, propose and modify curriculum for Humanities courses. 

•    Attend division, department, and general college meetings.

•    Actively participate in a variety of district, college and division committees, including the Celebration of the Humanities Steering Committee.

•    Teach evening, weekend and online classes.

•    Participate in regular professional growth activities in order to remain current with developments in the discipline.

•    Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications    

•    Recent experience teaching a variety of Humanities courses.

•    Knowledge of diverse learning styles and pedagogical approaches that encourage student retention and success for students enrolled in a community college.

•    Demonstrated affinity for, and expertise in, using technology for teaching and learning.

•    Experience developing course and program level outcomes, as well as collecting, analyzing, and interpreting assessment data in order to improve teaching and learning.


Desirable Characteristics    

•    Demonstrated success in recruiting students for Humanities courses and programs.

•    Dedication to the work of establishing and/or maintaining a spirit of cooperation between the college and a variety of community organizations, including public schools and universities.

•    Experience teaching large lecture format classes and/or online classes.


•    An affinity for academic and career advising of students.

•    Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

•    Ability to operate effectively in an education environment that demands innovation and change in order to ensure student success.

•    Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to conduct dynamic public presentations.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 1/11/2019
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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