History Instructor - U.S. and Women's History 1819-25

  • SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
  • Rocklin, California
  • Jan 07, 2019
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

HISTORY INSTRUCTOR - U.S. AND WOMEN'S HISTORY 1819-25
FULL TIME, TENURE TRACK POSITION
LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION


BACKGROUND

Sierra College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track History Instructor - U.S. and Women's History. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,430 students; 27% of Sierra College's students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 3% are Native American, and 4% are multiracial. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students. Consequently, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the achievement gap in all student populations with pro-active, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community.

The successful candidate will join a History department dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally-responsive to the students it serves. Opportunities to enrich and engage with our campus community include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Communication, Creativity, Culture and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, culturally-responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, and a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population in an online or on ground classroom setting.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

There are four (4) required documents to apply for this position:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
3. Applicable Transcripts
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions:
• What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically marginalized students?
• What role should faculty play in student success?
• Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
• Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).

Sierra College
5100 Sierra College Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 660-7105
hr@sierracollege.edu

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2019 . LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.

COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED BY THE CLOSING DATE. CANDIDATES MAY SCAN ORIGINAL, PAPER TRANSCRIPTS & ATTACH THEM TO THEIR APPLICATION.

Transcript Clarification:
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.

TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE

Salary & Benefit Information:

Placement on the District's Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $53,205.67 to $71,300.68 at time of employment. The highest salary attainable after employment is $95,549.73. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

Duties:

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African-American, Latinx, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty member will participate in curriculum development and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations and committees, and departmental program review is also a part of the position's regular responsibilities.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree Master's degree in History OR Bachelor's degree in History AND Master's degree in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies, Women's Studies, Social Science, or Ethnic Studies OR Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. If claiming equivalency, attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form.
  2. Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom and in the campus community.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other underserved students in the classroom and/or in the community, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching, particularly as it relates to the relevance of History to students' lives, interests, and communities; and the ability to address equity gaps within the two-year college classroom.

Job Function:
Liberal Arts

Hire Type:
External

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy Statement, Transcripts


Closing Date/Time: 02/26/2019