Ethnic Studies Instructor Pool-Part-Time

North Orange County Community College District

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Ethnic Studies Instructor Pool-Part-Time

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2016232FT

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Social Sciences

Percentage of Employment: Part-Time

Months of Employment: See Special Instructions

Work Schedule: Location and Schedule Varies. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work.

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.

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.

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 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 Studies
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.

Working Conditions:

Salary Range: Click Here For Current Adjunct Salary Schedules

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2016232FT

Open Date: 04/05/2021

Close Date: 4/5/2022

Special 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.

Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work.

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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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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