Professor of Ethnic Studies (Temporary One-Year Position 2021-2022)

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Posting Number (Application):


Job Title:

Professor of Ethnic Studies (Temporary One-Year Position 2021-2022)



Employee Classification:


Term (months/year)::

10 months/year


$67,622 - $100,919 annually

Open Date:


Initial Screening Date:


Open Until Filled:


Basic Function/Overview::

This is a temporary, one-year, 10-month contract position that begins in the 2021-22 academic year with the opportunity to apply to the job posting for a tenure-track Ethnic Studies position when it becomes available.

Initial Interview Dates: TBD
Final Interview Dates: TBD
Anticipated Start Date: Aug. 20, 2021

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on June 11, 2021 are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter addressing how duties & responsibilities, required qualifications, and preferred qualifications are met.

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

5. Optional – Three (3) current letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents).

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes $12,159 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services (NBS).

*Subject to change based on Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide Ethnic Studies discipline expertise in the leadership of collaborative creation of Ethnic Studies curriculum and development of the Ethnic Studies Program in collaboration with multidisciplinary faculty colleagues for new Ethnic Studies Program at Mt. SAC.

2. Teach courses in the disciplines for which the candidate meets Minimum Qualifications or the equivalent.

3. Teach assigned courses in accordance with course outline of record.

4. Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.

5. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees.

6. Participate in accreditation, program review, and processes for institutional planning.

7. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.

8. Attend, participate, and present professional development, meetings, and various College committees and advisory groups to provide service to the college and participate in shared governance.

9. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants who do not meet the required qualifications are asked to complete the equivalency related questions included in the application.

A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:

1. Master’s in the ethnic studies field;


2. 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 Studies;


3. The equivalent (Equivalencies may include Master’s degrees in Chicano Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, or Pacific Islander Studies as well as other equivalent degrees)


4. Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies


B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.

Preferred Qualifications:

We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the preferred qualifications.

1. Knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations, and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.

2. Use of Ethnic Studies methods of inquiry, including but not limited to intersectionality, decolonizing methodology, anti-imperialist and abolitionist studies, and community-oriented activist action research.

3. 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.

4. Specialized expertise, education, or training in one or more of the following areas: comparative Ethnic Studies, African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies.

5. Experience and/or interest in building curriculum and programming in African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. 

6. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues across disciplines, to design, revise, and implement new and existing curriculum and to advance the development of Ethnic Studies at the college.

7. Skilled in inclusive teaching practices, shared governance, interdisciplinary collaboration, and commitment to student empowerment, community engagement, equity, anti-racism, and social justice.

8. Graduate course work and/or action-oriented research or community work in comparative Ethnic Studies and fields of specialization including: African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. 

9. Ability to communicate effectively to students orally and in writing.

10. Ability to translate curriculum to be meaningful learning for students of diverse backgrounds.

11. Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population with course offerings intended for those who desire a deeper understanding of Ethnic Studies, and its four discipline areas of study: African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Latina/o/x and Chicana/o/x American Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. 

License(s) & Other Requirements:

The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.


Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, will be asked to answer supplemental questions to be considered.

Conditions of Employment:

This is a temporary, one-year, 10-month contract position that begins in the 2021-22 academic year. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience, up to a maximum placement at step 9.

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Special Notes:

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts:

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected]

Selection Procedure::

A committee will evaluate applications taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, presentation, teaching demonstration, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources and needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be determined following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Initial Interview Dates: TBD
Final Interview Dates: TBD
Anticipated Start Date: Aug. 20, 2021

Confidential Letters of Reference Instructions:

Letters of recommendation are not required, nor are they required to be confidential, but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference’s name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy::

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy::

We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time