Chicana/o Studies, Los Angeles City College

11/01/2021
 Los Angeles City College

Chicana/Chicano Studies Instructor

 

DEADLINE DATE TO FILE: December 3, 2021

LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE - position announcement

Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College (LACC) is the oldest of the nine colleges that make up Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the world.  The campus is in the heart of Los Angeles and conveniently adjacent to major freeways and public transportation including the MTA and Metro.  Set on an attractive 49-acre campus, LACC was the original location for UCLA before it moved to Westwood, CA.  The college is culturally rich with one of the most ethnically, ideologically and age-diverse student bodies in the country.  It is diversity that drives LACC’s long tradition of innovation and responsiveness to the changing needs of the times and its more than 15,000 students.  Our programs range from serving the traditional transfer students to career training, adult career advancement, cultural integration and personal enrichment.  Courses are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, via online and through specialized tracks.

Job Description

LACC is seeking a dynamic Chicana/o Studies faculty member to teach a wide variety of courses in the Chicana/o Studies discipline in the Social Science Department that prides itself as an innovative and collaborative group of faculty and staff who collegially strive to offer our students stellar educational experiences.  The department is seeking an innovative and creative faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to their discipline and hopes to attract an educator who will assist in the growth of its course offerings and transfer/employment opportunities for its students.  The ideal candidate is a motivated and creative instructor who will serve as an inspiration to the students. 

At LACC, successful faculty applicants demonstrate the ability to promote:

  • Active, inclusive learning environments and curricula that welcome and engage all students, incorporating instructional technologies, as appropriate, to improve student learning.
  • Cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, faculty, staff, and community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities and ethnicities, socio-economic levels, ages, identities, abilities, and educational experience.
  • Collaborative approaches to day-to-day activities, to the development of innovations and new initiatives, and, when necessary, to problem-solving.
  • Self-reflection on his or her teaching, leadership, professional development, and service to the campus community.
  • A rich variety of educational experiences including undergraduate research internships and student driven clubs.

The successful candidate will be required to fulfill a full-time assignment, as specified by the current labor contract, including lecture, office hours, and departmental/campus duties.

 

MINIMUM/REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Chicano Studies

OR

  • Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies

OR, the equivalent

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, gender/sexuality, socioeconomic, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT COVID 19 VACCINATION:

Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021, or have an approved exemption.  LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three to five years of Chicana/o Studies discipline teaching experience in a community college/college/university setting;
  • Breadth in the Chicana/o Studies Discipline;
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and the assessment of student learning (e.g., Student Learning Outcomes);
  • Interest in and willingness to participate in college and department committees;
  • Effective communication skills with students and colleagues in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience in teaching and developing curriculum for high school students for the Dual Enrollment class(es) and be familiar with partnered LAUSD High Schools to increase college enrollment;
  • Experience developing curriculum for Gender/Sexuality Courses focusing Chicana/o experiences;
  • Interest in Social Justice/Civic Engagement;
  • Online teaching experience and Canvas certified[RS1] .
  • Knowledge in distance education (equity-minded digital classroom), teaching, pedagogy, and instruction[RS2] ;
  • Familiar with Open Educational Resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaching the regular standard load of 15 hours of Chicana/o Studies courses, focused on gender/sexuality, Chicana/o history, literature and contemporary urban society, hold regular office hours. Opportunities may exist for summer and winter intersession teaching.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the oversight of the Social Science Department Student, Learning Outcome assessment, program review, course revision, develop and disseminate strategies, resources and materials for teaching sociology student in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Participation in department and campus committees and activities.
  • Perform other academic duties as assigned.
  • the individual who would be selected for this position would collaborate with LACC faculty in creating, culturally relevant curriculum into current & future courses.
  • Flexibility to teach Offsite Dual Enrollment classes.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Under the 2020 - 2023 AFT Agreement, the salaries for entry-level positions, which include long-term substitutes, range from $59,140 to $92,070 annually.  For those with a doctorate degree, there is an additional differential of $373 per month.  The Los Angeles Community College District provides fringe benefits including a choice of dental and medical plans, voluntary life insurance, income protection insurance and vision care.  Optional teaching assignments may include winter and summer intersessions.

Application Process

FILING AN APPLICATION:

Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  Please visit https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to apply for this position.  Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

  1. A current resume or curriculum vitae;
  2. A cover letter of interest – including teaching philosophy
  3. Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate’s qualifications for the position;
  4. Copies of transcripts undergraduate and graduate with posted degrees (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview).  All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States.  Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6.
  5. A one-page (one-page, double spaced, one-inch margins, 12 points font page) response to the following question:

“Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how diversity contributes to learning communities.  What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences that informs your pedagogy?”

All application materials will be screened and a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in interviews.  A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.  Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  LACC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.  Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.  The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30PM December 03, 2021 to be considered.  All materials submitted will become property of LACC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted if selected for interview.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact:

Carol Kozeracki, Dean of Academic Affairs, at kozeraca@lacitycollege.edu.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

 

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