AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (Cross Cultural Studies) INSTRUCTOR - Tenure Track

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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES (Cross Cultural Studies) INSTRUCTOR - Tenure Track

San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

Your application must be completed in one sitting. The system will not save an incomplete or unsubmitted application. Please be attentive when applying as many of our positions require multiple attachments. Please review the special instructions to applicants on the job announcement for requirements. For the most seamless process, we strongly encourage you to prepare the required materials before beginning your application.

Job Summary
Application Deadline: October 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Department: Cross Cultural Studies/ History

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$56,229 (Class I, Step 6) - $85,393 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience.

Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2020
Job Description

Grossmont College seeks academic professionals who are dedicated to equitable and superior student success outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who will demonstrate a history and willingness to continue to learn about varied, relevant teaching and learning practices, assessment strategies, and educationally sound supports that will sustain a diverse and changing student body and college service area.

We seek colleagues who create positive, engaging learning and development environments in class and throughout the college that challenge and support students to aspire to, and achieve, their full potential.


Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support the advancement of the visions, missions and values of the College and District. This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, dual enrollment courses at local highschools, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.


Master's degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies, History, Ethnic Studies, Woman's Studies or Social Sciences with emphasis in Africana/Black Studies and History Or

Bachelor's degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies and History and a Master's degree in Ethnic Studies, Woman's Studies or Social Sciences with emphasis in Africana/Black Studies and History Or

The Equivalent.

NOTE: If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you MUST submit additional EQUIVALENCY MATERIALS. Your Equivalency Materials must be included in order to submit your application.


1. Academic preparation for and successful experience in teaching African American History and ability to teach African American/Black Studies classes.

2. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with cross cultural proficiency.

3. Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues across a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

4. Skills and experience to motivate students from a broad spectrum of cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds.

5. Evidence of involvement in Regional, State or National African American/Black communities.

6. Applicants must demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Candidates will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following:

1. Academic preparation for teaching courses focusing on black women and black literature OR cultural competence.

2. Ability to become involved in the furtherance of diverse departmental, community and campus affairs and lead in the promotion of ethnic and gender studies.

3. Preparation to develop a computer assisted curriculum, to use computer technology in an instructional setting.

4. Ability to prepare curriculum appropriate to the demands of a diverse student population.

Full-Time Instructor:

Additional Information

Application must be completed in one sitting. Incomplete or unsubmitted applications cannot be saved.

Applicants may find it helpful to refer back to the job posting, specifically the special instructions, while applying. Consider saving the job description or opening a new browser window.

Be sure you have the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning your application.

*note* application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete. Please do not include any materials that we did not ask for.
Position specific required documents:

  • Complete and current resume/C.V.
  • A maximum two page statement (cover letter) describing how, specifically, you meet the "Necessary Qualifications", 1-6, AND how you embed.implement equity in all your professional interactions and teaching.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts.
  • A sample syllabus from a class you have taught.

*note* please upload .doc or PDF files. If you are working on Google Docs or Mac files please be sure to save under .doc or .dox or PDF for file to upload correctly.

If you have a degree from a college or university outside of the UNITED STATES, you must have your coursework evaluated by a professional association. Click here for Foreign Degree Translation information.
Official transcripts will be required if you are offered employment.

Candidates invited for interview who live greater than 75 miles (one-way) from the interview site will be reimbursed up to $250 for travel expenses.

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by calling (619) 644-7679.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Posted: 9/4/2019
Application Due: 10/7/2019
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