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FY22 - Chicano/a Studies Instructor

East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA

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East Los Angeles College


FY22 - Chicano/a Studies Instructor

Full-Time Tenure Track C Basis

Deadline Date To File: July 29, 2022 Issue Date: June 7, 2022

East Los Angeles College (ELAC) announces an opening for a full-time, tenure track position as Instructor of Chicano/a Studies in the Department of Chicano/a Studies starting in the Fall 2022 semester.Qualified individuals are invited to apply.

East Los Angeles College:

Since 1945 ELAC has been transforming the lives of students in the East and Southeast Los Angeles area through education and career opportunities. ELAC has an international, multicultural student body that complements the community around the college. The college offers both academic transfer courses, which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities, and occupational programs, which prepare students for careers in two years or less.

Chicana/o Studies Department:

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at ELAC offers an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in history, literature, political science, psychology, art/culture, gender and sexuality, health, and other fields, as they pertain to Mexican, Mexican-American, Central American, and other Latina/o experience in the U.S. A study of Chicana/os / Latina/os positions students to participate actively in a multicultural society as engaged global citizens and contributing community members who understand ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity in the U.S. and can compete in an increasingly global job market.

Position/ Job Description:

The Chicana/o Studies Department at ELAC invites applicants for one full-time faculty position for a 10-month annual contract to begin with the fall 2022 semester.The department is seeking an innovative and creative faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to the discipline and is looking to attract an educator who will assist in the growth of departmental course offerings and programs.

At ELAC, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

    Active inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional methods and technologies, as appropriate, to improve student learning.Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of linguistic, national, racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, age, identities, abilities and educational backgrounds and experiences.A rich variety of education and professional experiences, including but not limited to undergraduate research projects and community involvement.

The successful candidate will be required to fulfill a full-time assignment at the Monterey Park campus, the South Gate Educational Center, and/or offsite community agencies and local school partners, as specified by the current labor contract, including lecture, office hours and departmental/campus duties. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs.

Minimum/required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Chicano Studies; OR
  • Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies; OR,the equivalent.Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, gender/sexuality, socioeconomic, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Eligibility Requirement: COVID 19 VACCINATION:

Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date

Desired Qualifications:

    At least 3-5 years of Chicana/o Studies teaching experience in a community college, college or university;Breadth of knowledge in the Chicana/o Studies discipline;Demonstrated experience in teaching and developing courses in Chicana/o Studies focusing on the experiences of Chicana/os, including courses on gender and intersectional identities; racialization, ethnicity, anti-racism, and decolonization; critical Chicana/o intellectual traditions and theoretical perspectives; social justice and liberation struggles of Chicana/os in solidarity with other people of color; community engaged scholarship and action-based research;Familiarity with AB 1460, Ethnic Studies ADTs, and the California Community Colleges Ethnic Studies requirement;Experience in teaching Chicana/o Studies dual-enrollment classes;
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Chicana/o community organizations;
  • Willingness to participate in student activities, advise student groups, and mentor students;Interest in social justice/civic engagement;
  • Knowledge and experience working with departmental, college, and district committees;
  • Familiar with Open Educational Resources;
  • Evidence of innovative successful equity-minded in-person and online teaching experience at the community college or university level.

Duties and Responsibilities

The newly hired instructor should be prepared to hold weekly student conference hours, attend department meetings, be active on committees, and participate in other activities required by the College or the District:

    Teach a regular standard load of 5 courses (15 hours per week);Maintain scheduled office hours;Actively participate in a team-oriented department;Participate in curriculum development and curriculum mapping activities;Participate in the development and assessment of Course Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes;Participate in Chicana/o Studies Department duties (meetings, SLOs, hiring committees, peer evaluations, program review, curriculum mapping, etc.);Serve on department, campus, and/or district committees;Participate in the development and implementation of the department’s new Chicana/o Studies Student Research Academy;Serve on department, campus, and/or district committees;Participate in professional development activities on and off campus; Maintain current knowledge in the academic field.
Assignment may include morning, afternoon, evening, and/or weekend classes, and may include classes on the main campus in Monterey Park or the South Gate Education Center, as well as at other offsite locations, such as our partner high schools and community service agencies.

For additional information regarding the job description, please contact Beatriz Tapia at [email protected] or 323-265-8101.


For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following using the LACCD On-line System, Please visit to apply for this position.

In order for your application to be completed successfully, please read the job announcement carefully and upload all the required materials. You will need to edit your application and all documents you uploaded prior to submitting your completed application. You will not be allowed to change your application information after it has been submitted. Make sure the documents you upload are not bigger than 5 MB. If they are, you will need to reduce the document’s size and resubmit.

Qualified candidates interested in the position must submit all of the following:

Resume; Cover letter indicating how qualifications and experience are met; Copies of transcripts undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview). All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to: Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position. EVALUATION PROCEDURES:

    A college selection committee will review all complete applications received. The committee screening will involve an evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness as determined from the application package.Following the committee screening, selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Successful candidates will be called back for a classroom teaching demonstration.Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.
Submission of the online application and all related materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. All materials submitted will become the property of ELAC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. Applications must be received by 4:30PM July 29, 2022. Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail.

Note: Final hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursements for travel for those invited to interviews.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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