Physical Science Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Fresno City CollegeCampus Location:
Fresno City CollegeEssential Functions of Position:
At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.
An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
- Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
Fresno City College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Providing instruction in Physical Science for Fresno City College, the instructor will be responsible for:
- Teaching a part-time schedule of Physical Science courses as assigned;
- Using a variety of pedagogies and integrating a wide range of instructional delivery systems including innovative and creative uses of technology for face-to-face, on-line, and/or hybrid formats;
- Communicating effectively with students, faculty and staff;
- Using effective teaching methods appropriate to the subject matter, adherence to institutionally approved curriculum course outlines of record;
- Evaluating student progress through tests and examinations, written assignments, oral responses, etc. in keeping with course objectives;
- Providing course syllabi to students;
- Maintaining classroom records in accordance with District Policy;
- Turning in all required student grading and evaluation reports in a timely manner;
- Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including classes as needed;
- Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
- Other duties as assigned.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; and
- Master’s in the interdisciplinary area; or
- Master’s in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline; or
- A valid California Community College Credential; or
- The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
- If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.
- The Interdisciplinary Studies discipline is provided to allow for those cases where it is locally determined that a course must be taught by someone with qualifications that exceed a single discipline. The constituent disciplines can include any disciplines found in the Master’s List.
Salary and Benefits:
- Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
- Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities;
- Experience working with traditionally underrepresented student populations, such as students of color and foster youth, and the ability to support students across sociocultural and socioeconomic diversities;
- Experience in facilitating multicultural and cross-cultural communication with sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students;
- Experience with, and sensitivity to, under-prepared and high-need students at the community college;
- Demonstrated ability and desire to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, student learning support and student success;
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
- Knowledge of current assessment methods and materials; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
For more information on salary and benefits, please refer to the SCCCD & SCFT Part-Time Faculty AgreementSelection Procedure:
The selection and hiring process for part-time faculty positions is governed by the hiring department. Should there be an interest in your application, the hiring department will contact you directly with any questions and/or to extend an opportunity to interview.Additional Information:
Please note: This position does not have a closing date and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. By applying for this position, you understand that you will be placed in a continuous pool. Start dates may vary. If at any time you are no longer interested in this position, please withdraw your application. Your application will remain on file for 18 months. If you are not interviewed/selected for a position within the 18 months and still wish to pursue employment, a new application will be required.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
Continuous RecruitmentAdditional Information about the Position:
This posting has been created to establish an applicant pool for part-time faculty positions. Applications will be reviewed by members of the hiring department when vacancies arise.
About the CollegeOpen Until Filled:
As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.
As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides access to equity- centered, quality, innovative educational programs and support services. Committed to a culture of anti-racism, we create dynamic communities of respect and inquiry which encourage student success and lifelong learning while fostering the sustainable economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.
Fresno City College aspires to build upon our equity-centered mission and further our commitment to normalize a culture of racial equity and anti-racism. As a community of educators and learners, we will use our individual and collective positions of influence, power, and privilege to foster a community of belonging, affirmation, and validation. We will courageously join as faculty, staff, and students in upholding our core values to transform lives in the Central Valley and beyond.
Equity-Mindedness: We call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes and take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of our students. We critically reassess our own practices, are race-conscious, and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.
Social Justice: We are focused on removing institutional barriers, taking responsibility for and mitigating systemic barriers. We are invested in validating our students’ lived experiences through examining qualitative and quantitative data which enhances our understanding of intersectionality. This builds a foundation of data-driven solutions and responses to systemic issues.
Sustainable Social and Economic Mobility: We commit to breaking extractive, exploitative, and racist systems and practices. Servimos y empoderamos (we serve and empower) marginalized and racially-minoritized individuals, communities, and histories. With invested community partners, we build programs which foster trans- generational economic growth and prosperity.
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