Ethnic Studies Instructor Pool-Part-Time
Ethnic Studies Instructor Pool-Part-TimeDepartment:
CC Social SciencesLocation:
Cypress CollegePercentage of Employment :
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Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.
The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Cypress College student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in creating an inclusive and multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.
Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 and 2020 Best Community Colleges report by Niche.com. Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was awarded a DHSI Title V grant in 2019. The college is also eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.
College employees are guided by the five core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness, centered in Equity. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.
Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at www.cypresscollege.edu .
We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.2% African American, 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.
Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2019, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.
Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.
Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.
The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at www.fullcoll.edu.Primary Purpose:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.Essential Functions:
Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.Job Description:
The Ethnic Studies Departments of the North Orange County Community College District are seeking a pool of part-time ethnic studies instructors to teach out of Cypress and Fullerton College. Please indicate if you are available for either location or if you have a preference for one college in the Supplemental Questions section of this application.
This is a continuous recruitment to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. Departments will refer to the pool of applicants on file to fill temporary assignments as needed. You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the department or division be interested in scheduling an interview.
Teach courses including but not limited to introductory and history courses in Comparative Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Native American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Applicants that have one or more areas of expertise should indicate this in the cover letter.
Teaching assignments may include day, evening, weekend, hybrid, online (synchronous or asynchronous), and may be at more than one location (Fullerton or Cypress campus and/or off-campus high school locations for dual enrollment) beginning in the Fall 2021 semester.
Instruct and assist in the retention and success of a diverse student population through careful preparation of course materials, sound teaching methodologies, and critical pedagogies that are particularly effective with students of color and first generation college students.
Participate in department meetings and relevant professional development activities.Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.
Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in the ethnic studies field
A master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American StudiesOR
Possess a valid California teaching credential authorizing service in a community college in the appropriate subject matter area
the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.Desirable Qualifications:
Recent experience effectively teaching Ethnic Studies courses, in higher education.
Demonstrated commitment to the discipline of Ethnic Studies through involvement in academic, professional and/or community organizations and activities.
Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially marginalized and other disproportionately impacted students.
Experience using a variety of emerging technologies, including training and/or certification in online instruction.
Experience with innovative and creative course design, instruction and evaluation, including service learning.
Knowledge and application of the major epistemological considerations informing the discipline of Ethnic Studies, including relevant history and contexts of the field, contributing theories, and pedagogical approaches.
For those interested in teaching Native American Studies, graduate level academic training in Native American Studies and a record of involvement in and commitment to American Indian communities.Salary Range:
04/05/2022Special Instructions Summary:
This is a continuous recruitment to fill part-time, and temporary faculty assignments on an as-needed basis. When the need to fill arises, the department will refer to this pool of part-time faculty.
Due to the high volume of applications received, we ask that you do not contact the department directly. They will review the information provided and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
Also note that you must upload your resume and transcripts. Applications submitted without all of the required documents will not be considered.
Evidence of degree conferred/awarded must be printed on a legible transcript.