Instructor of History and Ethnic Studies – Full Time Tenure Track 2021-2022 -Modesto Junior C...

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Job Title:

Instructor of History and Ethnic Studies – Full Time Tenure Track 2021-2022 -Modesto Junior College

Site:

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track:

Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other:

Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2020-2021 Salary Schedule – $61,366 to $114,555 per year, plus an annual $2,579 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,841.

Benefits :

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Required Quals Summary:

Master’s Degree in history OR Bachelor’s degree in history AND Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science, or ethnic studies, OR the equivalent.
AND
Master’s Degree in ethnic studies field OR Master’s Degree in American studies/ethnicity, African-American studies, Asian American Studies, Latino studies, La Raza studies, Central American studies, Latin American studies, cross cultural studies, or race and ethnic relations OR the equivalent OR see interdisciplinary studies.

The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalencies contact the Division Dean at 209/575-6128 or Human Resources 209/575-6968.

Job Description Summary:

•Teach assigned courses using the course content stated in the approved course outlines and in a manner consistent with the college standards. Assignments may include offerings in the day, evening, or non-traditional (e.g. off-site or Saturday) time slots, and/or distance education.
•Teach college level United States History survey and Ethnic Studies or Area Studies courses (especially in African-American history/studies, Latino history/studies, La Raza studies, cross cultural history/studies, or race and ethnic relations history/studies).
•Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours.
•Participate in curriculum and degree development, evaluation, and revision, including the assessment of student learning outcomes, Course Outline of Record in History and Ethnic Studies or Area Studies.
•Maintain state-of-the-art historical knowledge in field of study through professional organization and/or other research and staff development opportunities.
•Maintain expertise in current teaching and learning methods and develop new instructional materials and techniques to meet the changing needs of students.
•Collaborate with faculty and staff in other departments and colleges and in the community to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success.
•Assist in special projects as they relate to Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division.
•Serve in participatory governance work (faculty, division, college, district committees, etc.).
•Work to support marginalized students, especially in collaboration with instructional support programs, such as Umoja and Puente.
•Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs in a timely manner assigned by the Division Dean.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STANDARDS
•Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
•Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
•Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
•Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
•Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
•·Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who:
•Possess a Bachelor’s in History or above AND a Master’s in Ethnic Studies or Master’s in Area Studies (especially in African-American history/studies, Latino history/studies, La Raza studies, cross cultural history/studies, or race and ethnic relations history/studies OR the equivalent).
•Demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching at the community college level.
•Have a broad background in undergraduate and graduate History and Ethnic Studies or Area Studies course work.
•Have at least one year of teaching experience at the community college level in U.S History and from the following fields: African-American history/studies, Latino history/studies, La Raza studies, cross cultural history/studies, or race and ethnic relations history/studies.
•Demonstrate outstanding ability as a teacher to engage students, promote development of critical thinking skills, collaboration, and empathy.
•Have demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within the classroom, no matter the modality used.
•Demonstrate cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded practice both within and outside of the classroom.
•Are committed to working collegially and respectfully with other faculty and staff.

Desirable Characteristics:

•Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and multicultural and multiethnic emphasis.
•Enthusiasm for the learning process.
•Willingness to experiment with teaching methods to accommodate various student needs.
•Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject areas.
•Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
•Ability to use available technologies as a teaching and/or student services tool.
•Uses effective interpersonal communication skills, participates in community affairs, and ability to make effective public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting:

Applications are accepted online only at: https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/employmentopportunities/
Select: Job Openings, Select: Search Jobs, Select: Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third-party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY:
District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals who may not meet the qualifications listed above. If the applicant does not directly meet THE minimum qualifications, the equivalency form must be included with application. For more information on equivalency, go to https://www.yosemite.edu/recruitment/equivalency_policy_and_procedures
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed “Determination of Equivalency” form along with the equivalency application documents required.

SELECTION PROCEDURES
Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.
FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:
https://www.yosemite.edu/trustees/board_policy/3410%20Nondiscrimination.pdf

Open Date:

04/07/2021

Close Date:

05/21/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

 

 

 

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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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