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Sociology Professor

College of the Sequoias
Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA, CA

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General Description

Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. Sequoias Community College District provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career, and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, who are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, and who have a passion for student success.

Sequoias Community College District is seeking candidates who are qualified and equity-minded to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Sociology Department beginning August 2024.

Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and values candidates who have the ability to serve students from diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Sequoias Community College District seeks to promote and maintain an environment that is built on mutual respect and free from discrimination by employing faculty members who are equity-minded, collegial, and guided by their dedication to helping students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College Districts’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve students from all backgrounds, demographics and experiences.

Job Duties

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching face-to-face sections of Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Marriage and Family Life. Possible additional offerings depend on the expertise and preference of the successful candidate, as well as department need, and may include courses in Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Deviance, and Self and Society.
  • Assignments may include evening hours and teaching at any of the Sequoias Community College District campuses: Visalia, Hanford and/or Tulare.
  • Participation in the governance of the Sequoias Community College District by way of committee assignments is highly encouraged.
  • Maintenance of office hours, full participation in departmental/division responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, justice, anti-racism, and appreciation for diversity throughout the college.

The candidate must meet the following criteria.

  • Master’s in sociology
  • Bachelor’s in sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work or psychology
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students which pursuant to Title 5 §53022 is a core competency and job requirement.
Note: If you are lacking the exact degree or experience specified in the minimum qualifications you may apply for equivalency. For more information about claiming equivalency, please visit the COS HR Website and scroll down to the tab labeled “Equivalency.” Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a "supplemental attachment" within the "Attachment" section of this application.

  • Proven capacity to successfully teach in-person Sociology courses (particularly Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Marriage and Families) with an intersectional, anti-racist, and culturally responsive approach to students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities, including underprepared and non-traditional students.
  • Use of equity-minded and culturally responsive pedagogical classroom practices to increase student knowledge and success.
  • Ability to create dynamic student-centered learning environments that value student knowledge, instructor-student interaction, student mentorship, and student success.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and community members to enhance student, departmental, and institutional success.
  • Enthusiasm to develop and expand the Sociology program at College of the Sequoias through a variety of tasks, such as: assisting in Program Review, developing new courses, coordinating annual trips to CSA, and/or advising the sociology club.
  • Experience with creating, implementing, and assessing effective: student learning outcomes; course and program-level outcomes; presentations or lectures; assignments and assessments; rubrics; and student or campus-wide events.
  • Ongoing professional development, specifically that which expands diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts.
  • Knowledge of various campus resources for students such as EOPS/CARE, NextUp, Dream Resource Centers, Access/Disability Centers, CalWORKs, and more.
Application Procedure

To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Completed online application.
  • Equity Narrative (included in the application packet).
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications. In this letter we invite applicants to expand on strengths not covered in other parts of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required upon employment. Note: Applicants who have completed college or university course work at an institution outside of the United States that is not a post-secondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the US Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents by either NACES or AICE.
  • Equivalency documents (if necessary).
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to Linda Reis at Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendations.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Linda Reis at or (559) 730-3867.

The Sequoias Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to prohibiting unlawful discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age (40 and above), religious creed, religion, political belief or affiliation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status, medical condition, military and veteran status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas


College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1925 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus site in Visalia in 1940.

In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college's police and fire academies.

COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS' agriculture program

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