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Part-Time Ethnic Studies Instructor (Pool)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and desirable skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide a teaching demonstration or demonstrate other job-related skills.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014038F
Position Title Part-Time Ethnic Studies Instructor (Pool)
Department Human Resources DIST (DEPT)
Location District Office
Position Number PTF026
Percentage of Full Time Varies
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year other
If other, please specify Semester assignments as needed
Salary Range Placement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range from $68.43 up to $92.56 per hour.
Note:
Min Salary
Max Salary
Position Type Part-Time Faculty, Temporary

Posting Text

General Statement

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions include the following:

1) Teach classes as assigned from the regular Ethnic Studies Department curriculum

2) Assist in curriculum assessment and revisions and new course development

3) Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours

4) Maintain expertise in current teaching methodologies and curricula

5) Perform other professional duties as required by contract and general institutional needs

Minimum Qualifications

1) Possession of a Master’s degree in ethnic studies OR the equivalent (see information below) OR Master’s degree in sociology, psychology, history, humanities, anthropology, or interdisciplinary studies and upper division or graduate course work (preferred) in at least one subject area taught in ethnic studies program.

2) Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Physical Requirements
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

Please note that equivalency determination is based solely upon the screening committee’s review of the applicant’s transcripts. The equivalency application form and conclusive evidence to support the request for equivalence (i.e. must be uploaded as part of your application package to be considered. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application. The request for equivalency form can be found on the left-hand side of the home page by clicking on ‘Applicant Documents.’ Equivalence requests can be in one of the following areas:

Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.

Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications. Supporting documentation may include official transcripts, credentials, licenses, certificates, employer attestations, publications, or other relevant materials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

1. Recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach college-level courses in Ethnic Studies

2. Understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

3. Knowledge of the use of technology in teaching and ethnic studies

4. Ability to use and develop teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills

5. Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences

6. Ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student’s achievement of these outcomes

7. Ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students abilities

8. Acceptance of the division’s commitment to established academic standards

Preferred Qualifications
Faculty Benefits

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/08/2014
First Review Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and desirable skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide a teaching demonstration or demonstrate other job-related skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Accomodations

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at https://www.smccd.edu/publicsafety/2017%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. 

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • EdJoin.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master's degree in ethnic studies OR the equivalent (see information below) OR Master's degree in sociology, psychology, history, humanities, anthropology, or interdisciplinary studies and upper division or graduate course work (preferred) in at least one subject area taught in ethnic studies program. If you are applying for equivalency, you must attach an equivalency application in order to be considered for this position.
    • Yes
    • No
    • I have applied for equivalence
  3. * Do you possess demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Other Document 3