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Chicano-Latino Studies Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Reedley College

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Title:

Chicano-Latino Studies Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool) Reedley College

Campus Location:

Reedley College

Essential Functions of Position:

At Reedley 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:

  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
  5. Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.
Reedley 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 Reedley College.

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Reedley 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 college dedicated to the students it serves.

Providing instruction in Chicano-Latino Studies for Reedley College, the instructor will be responsible for:

  • Teaching a part-time schedule of Chicano-Latino Studies 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 degree in Chicano Studies; or

  • Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies; or

  • A valid California Community College Credential; or

  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).

(Note: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 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.

Salary and Benefits:


For more information on salary and benefits, please refer to the SCCCD & SCFT Part-Time Faculty Agreement

Selection 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.

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

Additional Information:

Continuous Recruitment
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.

Additional Information about the Position:

About the College
Reedley College is located in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as “The World’s Fruit Basket,” Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College. Reedley College is located on the historic T.L. Reed Ranch, bordering the Kings River which spans over 420 acres, including a 300-acre farm. Over its nearly 100 years of service to California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, Reedley College has been an essential component of higher education offering over 67 programs and degrees taught by approximately 180 full-time faculty and 400 part-time faculty. Some of the programs offered at Reedley College includes an Agriculture, that regularly receives awards for their excellence in teaching, Aviation Maintenance and Flight Sciences, Natural Resources, Forestry and Wildland Fire Fighting, and STEM, including engineering. In addition, the college is also one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

Work for Us! Reedley College

Reedley College’s Guided Pathway framework strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Reedley College administrators are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to support success teams that interact directly with students in their career pathways. Administrators must also be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will facilitate their work with the population of students who attend Reedley College.

Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the college’s goal in mind, “We motivate and inspire students to succeed”. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Reedley College Mission
To cultivate opportunities that empower our students communities through engaging, equity-minded programs and services.

Vision
Providing equitable educational opportunities that transform our students and communities.

Values
To carry out our bold vision, we at Reedley College value:
Equity, Access, and Inclusion: our success depends on every member of our campus community achieving their educational goals
A Focus on Students: our practices, priorities, and policies are created, implemented, and reviewed with a relentless student-first approach
Educational Excellence: the instruction, student services, and experience we provide to each student consistently exceed expectations
Innovation: our words and action are always consistent with our mission
Stewardship: our decisions are made in the context of their financial, social, and environmental impacts on our campus, our region and the world

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Open Until Filled:

No

Quick Link:

https://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5987

Organization

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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