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History: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/3/2022

Position Number: 00120353

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor of History at San Diego Miramar College. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. This assignment may include day, evening, Saturday, in-person, online, and/or off-campus classes.

The Department of Social Sciences is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and student-centered full-time faculty to teach survey courses in history, including the history of the United States and World History, and possibly other courses. We are looking for a colleague with the ability to engage students and to instruct using a range of teaching methods and pedagogies. Our department and college strive to meet students where they are and to ensure student success by identifying and eliminating gaps in academic outcomes. We seek a colleague committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to collaborate with department colleagues in this work.

Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. We are proud of our commitment to providing culturally responsive events, ethnically diverse speakers, and various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5, which is included below.

Miramar College Strategic Goal #5
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) - Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.
Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.
Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.
Strategic Direction 3-Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.
Applicants can review Miramar College's full strategic plan on our college website:

Major Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of History reports to the Miramar College Dean of Liberal Arts.
The Assistant Professor is expected to perform the following duties:

  • The major responsibility is to teach a variety of introductory, survey courses in history in person and online, using best practices and current technologies.
  • Development and assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as the training and evaluation of part-time faculty.
  • Participate in Social Sciences department meetings, work groups, and activities.
  • Assist with curriculum revision and course/program assessments.
  • Work collaboratively with contract and adjunct faculty within the Social Sciences department and across campus.
  • Maintain office hours for student advisement.
  • Participate in various college and/or district committees which promote participatory governance.
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with district guidelines and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Master’s in history OR Bachelor’s in history AND Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science, or ethnic studies OR the equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have:
  1. Subject matter expertise in United States and World History.
  2. Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in history preferred.
  3. Recent experience teaching history at a community college and/or lower division college level.
  4. Demonstrated experience in teaching survey courses in World History and United States history.
  5. Demonstrated experience of teaching using a range of teaching and learning methods/pedagogies.
  6. The ability to use multiple means to evaluate student learning in the classroom.
  7. Ability to create inclusive learning environments for heterogeneous groups of learners
  8. Effective use of technology in a classroom setting.
  9. Demonstrate experience teaching online using best practices and current technologies, including the use of a Learning Management System.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population.
  11. Effective oral and written communications.
  12. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


Pay Information:
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($6,032.90 – $8,128.98) per month based on the current AFT – College Faculty Tenured-Tenure Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

To apply, visit:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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