African American Studies Instructor Pool-Part-Time

North Orange County Community College District

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African American Studies Instructor Pool-Part-Time

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2016213FT

Location: Fullerton College

Department: FC Social Sciences

Percentage of Employment: Part-Time

Months of Employment:

Work Schedule: Varies

Job Description:
Course Information:
Teach African American History I / Online

Position Responsibilities:
  • Design courses to meet learning outcomes and promote students' active participation in their learning.
  • Create an effective learning environment that fosters students' intellectual curiosity and helps students solve problems using discipline-specific thinking strategies.
  • Employ a variety of formative, summative, and creative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and attaining the student learning outcomes for the course.
  • Foster a safe and brave culture that respects diversity and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student's ability to learn.

    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.

    The Ethnic Studies Department at Fullerton College is currently seeking a part-time Africana Studies lecturer for the Spring 2021 semester with the possibility for rehire in the 2021-2022 academic year. We are particularly interested in candidates who examine gender, sexuality, and disability within Black Studies. Our ideal candidate will have lived experience as part of a historically marginalized and underrepresented group, expertise in African American History, views education as a practice of freedom, demonstrates student-centered philosophies consistent with decolonial pedagogies, and uses effective teaching strategies that meet students diverse learning needs.

    Working Relationships:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    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 regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

    Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Master’s degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies


    Bachelor’s degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies

    AND master’s degree in Ethnic Studies

    OR 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:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of staff and students
    • Knowledge of Canvas LMS preferred
    • Experience with a diverse, multi-lingual student population

    Working Conditions:
    PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19, this position is temporarily remote.

    Salary Range: Click Here For Current Adjunct Salary Schedules

    Number of Vacancies:

    Posting Number: 2016213FT

    Open Date: 11/19/2020

    Close Date: 11/19/2021

    Special Instructions Summary: This recruitment will remain active for a period of one year, from the position opening date.

    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.

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  • Organization

    The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

    The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

    Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

    School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

     Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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