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Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

Community College of Rhode Island
Warwick, RI

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor, History


Social Sciences Department

Position Category:


About CCRI:

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary:

CCRI’s Social Sciences department comprises 18 full-time faculty members teaching Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. We are a service department supporting CCRI’s general education curriculum and degree programs across the college.

The Community College of Rhode Island seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of History to teach the following undergraduate courses: World Civilizations and courses related to an area of regional specialty in Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. The Assistant Professor will join a dynamic, diverse, and collegial department, participate in curriculum development, and serve on departmental and college committees.This position’s start date is in January 2023 (non-deferrable and non-negotiable).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Commitment to CCRI’s Mission:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.

Communication Skills, Teamwork, and Relationship Management
  • Practice excellence in oral and written communications with peers and students across a variety of platforms.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a diverse, inclusive, and student-centered environment, with students of various cultures, identities, and life experiences.
  • Manage conflict effectively in both classroom situations and relationships with faculty and administrative peers.

Disciplinary Expertise:
  • Plan, develop, present, and modify History courses from proposal to syllabus, to classroom, to assessment, to evaluation.
  • Convey knowledge effectively to students.
  • Create new history courses.
  • Continue professional growth as a historian.

Instructional Skills:
  • Teach World Civilizations and courses related to an area of regional expertise: Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Use advanced technologies to expand student resources and learning opportunities.
  • Assess student learning according to demonstrated mastery of student learning objectives.
  • Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approaches to a diverse population of students and peers.

Service to the College:
  • Attend and actively participate in departmental meetings.
  • Collaborate with peers on curriculum development and assessment.
  • Practice a collegial approach to self- and peer evaluations.
  • Travel and teach at multi-campus locations, as required by the department.
  • Actively participate in college governance, college-wide task forces, and/or student organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in History with at least 12 graduate hours focused on Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East, is required.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of independent teaching experience, is required.

Competencies and Desired Qualifications:

The most suitably qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • An earned Doctorate Degree is required.
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level, especially community college.
  • Experience teaching courses in World Civilizations and an area of regional specialty.
  • Experience teaching online and hybrid courses.
  • Experience with curriculum development, student learning outcomes, and effective assessments to measure them.
  • Experience with Blackboard or other learning management systems.





Pay Grade:


Salary Information:

Salary commensurate with education and experience


Full-time employees enjoy an array of benefits, including:

• Comprehensive Health Benefits and Rewards for Wellness Incentives
• Paid Time Off
• Parental Leave
• In-State Tuition Waivers
• Legal Care Insurance

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Collective Bargaining Unit:


Reports To:

Social Sciences Department Chair

Permanent/Limited position:


Academic/Calendar Year:


Work Schedule Information:

Academic Year schedule: Tenure-Track position

Campus Location:

Primarily located at the Providence Campus

Civil Service List position:


Environmental Conditions:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Number of Vacancies:


Application Open Date:


Application Close Date:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Finalists will be required to provide a teaching demonstration, official college transcripts, and recommendation letters.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Disability Accommodations:

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311.

EEO Statement:

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at: [email protected]

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here:


Community College of Rhode Island, the largest public, two-year, degree granting college in New England, offers educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders and is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution.community_college_of_rhode_island1.jpg

The College provides a variety of career, technical and academic programs at four main campuses in Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport. A secondary Providence Campus is located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence and courses are also offered at a satellite facility in Westerly.

CCRI offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs to its approximately 18,000 students and its non-credit classes for workforce training or personal enrichment through the Center for Workforce and Community Education receive more than 32,000 registrations annually.

Thirty percent of recent CCRI graduates who are continuing their education at least part time are attending more than 50 colleges or universities across the country and also are working at least part time. More than 92 percent of recent graduates are employed, continuing their education or a combination of both.community_college_of_rhode_island3.jpg

Community College of Rhode Island grants the Associate in Arts (A.A.), the Associate in Science (A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (A.A.S.-T.S.) and the Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees. Several one-year certificates are also awarded.

CCRI opens its facilities for public use, sponsors programs on issues of public concern, and offers workshops and seminars for small businesses, for government agencies and for individuals seeking to improve their skills or enhance their lives.

In every sense, CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.community_college_of_rhode_island2.jpg


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