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Sociology: Contract Instructor-College Credit

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Sociology: Contract Instructor-College Credit

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/7/2022

Position Number: 00120351

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology, beginning Spring 2023. Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Hours and days are as assigned, Monday to Friday at 40 hours per week, with the potential for Saturdays. This assignment may include day, evening, Saturday, in-person, online, hybrid, and/or off-campus classes.
We are a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (<1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.The Department of Behavioral Sciences is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and student-centered full-time faculty member who is committed to social justice. Our desired candidate will teach a variety of courses in Sociology, potentially including Contemporary Social Problems, Research Methods, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory, as well other courses. We are looking for a colleague with the ability to support and encourage students and to instruct using a range of engaging teaching methods.In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. The potential candidate is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, demonstrated through their teaching and support of students, colleagues, and the broader community. Our department and college strive to meet students where they are and to ensure success for all of our students. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.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 professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that 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:Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, 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 Miramar College's:

Major Responsibilities:
The Assistant Professor of Sociology is a member of the Behavioral Sciences Department and reports to the Miramar College Dean of Liberal Arts. The Behavioral Sciences Department includes the disciplines of Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology.
The Assistant Professor is expected to perform the following duties:
  • Effectively teach a variety of Sociology courses, including Contemporary Social Problems, Research Methods, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory, in-person and online, using best practices and current technologies.
  • Maintain regular office/visiting hours for student advisement.
  • Develop and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Train and evaluate part-time faculty.
  • Participate in various college and departmental meetings, work groups, and activities.
  • Assist with curriculum development and revision and course/program assessments.
  • Work collaboratively with contract and adjunct faculty within the Behavioral Sciences department and across campus.
  • Participate in various college and/or district committees and promote participatory governance.
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with district guidelines and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Have a commitment to the Mission of San Diego Miramar College and its definition of equity.

Master’s in sociology
Bachelor’s in sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work or psychology
the equivalent

Desired Qualifications:
  1. Ph.D. in Sociology preferred.
  2. Ability to teach effectively using antiracist teaching grounded in equity and social justice.
  3. Recent teaching experience in Sociology at a community college and/or lower-division college level.
  4. Ability to teach Contemporary Social Problems, Research Methods, Race & Ethnicity, and Theory preferred.
  5. Demonstrated experience of teaching using a range of teaching and learning methods.
  6. Ability to create inclusive learning environments through teaching and motivating students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, language, and other backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation, of various ages, and with varying physical and learning abilities.
  7. Successful experience incorporating new technologies and innovation in a classroom setting.
  8. Ability to conduct effective assessment by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning theory, teaching techniques, and student learning styles and use multiple means to evaluate student learning in the classroom.
  9. Demonstrated experience teaching online using best practices and current technologies, including the use of a Learning Management System.
  10. Continued professional growth in Sociology.
  11. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning, service, and equity-minded practices to a diverse student population.
  12. Demonstrated practice of public sociology.
  13. Effective oral and written communications.
  14. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, language, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, 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.

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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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