Philosophy Assistant Professor

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Job Posting Title Philosophy Assistant Professor Location Los Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River College) Department Location Humanities and Social Sciences Posting Number F00531P The Institution

About
Cosumnes River College (CRC) values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community. CRC is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. One of the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District, Cosumnes River College seeks candidates who are knowledgeable about the impact of implicit bias in teaching and learning, and who implement culturally responsive teaching techniques and effective practices for engaging students.

Serving south Sacramento County and Elk Grove since 1970, CRC’s main campus and its Elk Grove center provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000 ethnically and racially diverse students. One of the top 10 most diverse 2-year public colleges in the nation (noted in the Almanac of Higher Education, Fall 2015), CRC is a student-centered, open-access community college dedicated to preparing students for an ever-changing future.

Our Strengths
CRC awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, Associate degrees for Transfer, Career Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four- year college or university. Our 200+ programs include automotive technology, radio, television and film, allied heath, veterinary technology, and architecture and design technology, among others.

With a focus on improving completion outcomes for all students, programs like Umoja, the Puente project, and DIOP Scholars and Native American Higher Ed Resources, look to increase the number of Latinx, African-American, and Native American students who complete a degree, certificate and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Student support services and programs including CARE, EOPS, Enriched Scholars, and First Year Experience enhance the ability of all students to complete college. CRC is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

Our Vision
CRC strives to be an exemplary and innovative community college that empowers students and employees to strengthen the cultural, social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities.

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 member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

The department maintains a focus on:
● The development of an Associate’s Degree for Transfer in Philosophy.
● A commitment to student-centered learning and the potential of all students regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic background, gender, age, or disability.

Position Salary Information:
Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT) contract Article 2 (The initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8).

Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching lower-division courses in Philosophy offered at the college in:
● PHIL 300: Introduction to Philosophy
● PHIL 304: Introduction to Asian Philosophy
● PHIL 310: Introduction to Ethics
● PHIL 325: Symbolic Logic
● PHIL 330: History of Classical Philosophy
● PHIL 331: History of Modern Philosophy
● Lower-division Philosophy courses

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

Work Year N/A Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 22, 2019, in Philosophy; OR, have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 22, 2019, in Philosophy, AND have a master’s degree in Humanities or Religious Studies; OR hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Philosophy; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and 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; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

*NOTES:
● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to submit this equivalency statement.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

NOTES:
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.

● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.

● 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.

Physical Demands Salary $46,470 to $77,043 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above. Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 02/11/2019 Closing Date 03/15/2019 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position
Beginning on or about August 22, 2019.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.

Conditions

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $250. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here

Quicklink http://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/10322 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form "Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime", P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed, copy and paste the provided link, for the form <a href="http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf</a> and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Select the appropriate answer.
    • I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline as listed on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts from an accredited college/university and/or evidence of job experience.)
    • I possess a valid California Community College Credential for this discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential with application.)
    • I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and have attached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)
    • I have previously been granted equivalency to teach this discipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach the Equivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.)
  4. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
  5. * Please cut and paste the provided link to read and review the CRC Statement concerning the value of cultural competence.https://pa-hrsuite-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2949/docs/133235.pdf I have reviewed the CRC Statement Concerning the Value of Cultural Competence:
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  2. Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency Request Statement)
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Unofficial Transcript 3
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. Unofficial Transcript 4
  7. Unofficial Transcript 5
  8. California Community College Instructor’s Credential

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/12/2019
Application Due: 2/26/2019
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