Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (Riverside City College) - 2 Positions
|Institution Type:||Two-Year College|
|Location:||California, United States|
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (Riverside City College) - 2 Positions
Application Deadline: 06/30/2022
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Department: Hist/Hum/Philosophy (R)
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian
Student Position Type
Student Employment Location/Department
Physical location of the position: Riverside
Employment Type: Full-Time, Tenure Track (Faculty)
Position Length: 10-month
Salary Range: Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6
Salary Amount: $72,351 to $111,474
Salary Type: Annual
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No
If categorically (grant) funded, date funded through:
Department Specific Needs:
Thank you for your interest in applying for a tenure-track faculty position in the Ethnic Studies area at Riverside City College! We are eager to learn about who you are and why you are passionate about teaching Ethnic Studies at our community college.
Riverside City College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. To help further this work, RCC seeks to hire two tenure-track Ethnic Studies instructors to start in August 2022. We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students. We are looking for instructors who possess a strong commitment to the discipline of Ethnic Studies; are committed to social and racial justice; and emphasize decolonial and anti-racist pedagogies. We strongly encourage those with historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply.
Successful candidates will be well qualified to teach the introductory course in Ethnic Studies and are able to teach existing courses in one or more of the following:
African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. We are specifically seeking candidates who have the expertise and enthusiasm to lead and collaborate with other faculty in the development of the new Ethnic Studies discipline. We seek candidates who are community-engaged scholars that possess a commitment to Ethnic Studies in both theory and praxis.
For additional information about RCC, visit our website at www.rcc.edu.
Master's in the ethnic studies field
A master's in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race
and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies OR the equivalent.
(All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).
Recent experience working with African American/Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Chicanx, Latinx, Native American, Indigenous, and other racially/ ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns have shaped these groups' experiences and representation within higher education, especially how real or perceived exclusion can shape patterns of participation and outcomes. Demonstration of a willingness to examine and remediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to engage and support various groups of minoritized students more effectively.
Demonstrated teaching excellence in Ethnic Studies along with expertise and the ability to develop and teach courses in African American/Black Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Chicanx and Latinx Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, critical race theory, decolonization, anti-racism, intersectional theory, prison/carceral abolitionist studies, and Borderland studies and migration.
Use of Ethnic Studies methods of inquiry, including but not limited to: intersectionality, decolonizing methodology, innovative transdisciplinary methodologies, anti-imperialist and abolitionist studies, social justice practices, and community-oriented activist action research.
Experience and/or interest in building Ethnic Studies curriculum and programming.
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues across disciplines, to design, revise, and implement new and existing curriculum and to advance the development of Ethnic Studies at the college and in the district.
Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population with a broad mix of Ethnic Studies course offerings.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will, among other things:
1. Demonstrate commitment to student equity and ability to facilitate, participate and lead in programmatic efforts, both within the department and campus-wide, to help students in low-performing groups succeed.
2. Teach courses in the disciplines for which the candidate meets Minimum Qualifications or the equivalent and as assigned based on enrollment management principles and within discipline and department guidelines for course rotation and course scheduling. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluations, office hours and institutional service such as participation on college committees, involvement in student activities and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.
3. Teach assigned courses in accordance with course outline of record.
4. Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.
5. Maintain scheduled office and campus hours, and participate in department/division meetings and committees.
6. Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
7. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
8. Effective oral and written communication with students.
9. Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
10. Provide Ethnic Studies discipline expertise in the collaborative creation of Ethnic Studies curriculum and lead the development of the Ethnic Studies Program in collaboration with multidisciplinary faculty colleagues.
11. Complete 24 hours of "flex credit" through various professional development activities, workshops or seminars.
12. Expected professional obligations include participation in discipline/department decision-making processes, Improvement of Instruction, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, maintenance of legal documents and adherence to FERPA requirements.
13. Expected to maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.
Duties and Responsibilities - Continued:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.
2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.
3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.
4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.
5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.
6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.
7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
One syllabus from an Ethnic Studies course.
Effective Employment Date: August 2022
Application Deadline: 06-30-2022
* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!
*Cover letter must address how applicant meets the qualifications for the position.
* Letters of recommendation, if requested, must be recent and NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
*Copies of degree diplomas/certificates are NOT a replacement for transcripts.
*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
Application Types Accepted: Faculty Application
|Primary Category:||Ethnic History / Studies