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Ethnic Studies Instructor (Temporary One Year)

Job Title Ethnic Studies Instructor (Temporary One Year)
Department FC Social Sciences
Location Fullerton College
Percentage of Employment 100%
Months of Employment 10 Months Per Year
Work Schedule Temporary One Year Term: Academic Year 2022-2023
About Us:

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. The District is renowned as one of the best two-year college districts in California. Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California, the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) serves approximately 60,000 students annually at three institutions: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education. Students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, a baccalaureate degree, career education certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning is also possible in continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of career education training and self-developed courses. The District’s geographic boundaries encompass 155 square miles, taking in most of north Orange County and a small portion of Los Angeles County. The District’s service area includes 18 cities and communities and 16 school districts. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people. The student population demographics, District-wide are: Latinx 47.2%; Asian 17.9%; White 16.5%; African American 2.6%; Multi-Ethnicity 2.6%; Pacific Islander 0.3%; and American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%. The District is part of a regional higher education community that includes the California State University campuses at Fullerton and Long Beach, the University of California Irvine, and the Chapman University system.

We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.2% African American, 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2019, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.

Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.

The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at www.fullcoll.edu.

Since 1972, The Ethnic Studies department at Fullerton College has provided students a transdisciplinary and decolonial education with a focus on the relational experiences of Black, Indigenous, Chicanx/Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other racialized communities in the United States. We are committed to critical theorizations of race, racism, and white supremacy as foundational elements of modern social formations. Through an intersectional analysis, we teach our students to examine ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality (and other categories of power) and to interrogate interlocking systems of oppression in order to unsettle and disrupt them. We seek candidates who are committed to Critical Ethnic Studies praxis and pedagogies and who will contribute to our work of cultivating activist-scholars with liberatory visions for social change.We encourage those with a graduate degree or academic coursework in Chicano Studies or related fields to apply.

What We Offer:
  • 100% employee medical premium coverage
  • Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
  • Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
  • $50,000 life insurance benefit
  • Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
  • Retirement pension plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
  • Abundant professional development opportunities
  • Cumulative sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
  • Progressive and innovative culture
  • Opportunity to participate in various Faculty & Staff Associations
Primary Purpose
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.
Essential Functions
Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.
Job Description

Teach lower division courses in Ethnic Studies including but not limited to Comparative Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, American Indian Studies and related courses to a diverse student population. Applicants who have one or more areas of expertise should indicate so in the cover letter.

Teaching assignments may include day, evening, weekend; face to face, online (synchronous or asynchronous), hybrid; honors, and/or dual enrollment.

Instruct and assist in the retention and success of a diverse student population through careful preparation of course materials, sound teaching methodologies, and critical pedagogies that are particularly effective with students of color and first-generation college students.
Contribute to department service including but not limited to participating in department meetings, curriculum development and maintenance, extra-curricular programming, capacity building, and department promotion.

Participate in department, division, and/or campus-level activities.

Participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.Maintain formal office and campus hours.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Special Requirements

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in the ethnic studies field

OR

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

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.

(NOTE: 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.)

OR the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desirable Qualifications

Recent experience effectively teaching Ethnic Studies courses in higher education.

Demonstrated commitment to the discipline of Ethnic Studies through involvement in academic, professional, and/or community organizations and activities.
Willingness to examine and remediate one’s teaching and mentorship practices to more effectively engage and support racially marginalized and other disproportionately impacted students.

Knowledge of and/or experience using a variety of effective classroom technologies, including previous training and/or certification in online instruction.

Experience with creative course design, instruction, and evaluation, including service learning and/or project-based learning.
Knowledge and application of the major epistemological considerations informing the discipline, including disciplinary histories, contributing theories and methods, major departures and paradigm shifts, and pedagogical approaches.
Working Conditions
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Salary Schedule Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2016296FT
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/18/2022
Open Date 07/18/2022
Close Date 08/01/2022
Special Instructions Summary
Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.
The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19 .

This is a temporary position scheduled for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. This position is eligible for limited employee benefits.Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit https://www.nocccd.edu/files/7120-10apreviseddcc-08-24-15-_93551.pdf to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please check the response that applies:
    • I meet the minimum qualifications for this position as outlined by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.
    • I have EQUIVALENT qualifications.
    • I was granted EQUIVALENCY at North Orange County Community College District.
    • I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
  2. * Please list the Ethnic Studies courses you have taught in the past or are currently teaching.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Diversity: To demonstrate you meet the commitment to diversity minimum qualification, please answer the following question: How have you demonstrated you have knowledge of and are sensitive to the needs and experiences of the diverse academic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, racial, gender, gender identity, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?(Open Ended Question)
  4. * Diversity: To demonstrate you meet the commitment to diversity minimum qualification, please answer the following question: How would your experience, training, and/or knowledge of these types of diverse groups assist you in achieving the goals of this position?(Open Ended Question)
  5. * Can you provide proof, if hired, that you are eligible to work in the United States (NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)

Optional Documents

  1. Additional Transcripts I
  2. Additional Transcripts II
  3. NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree
  4. Copy of California Community College Credential.
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