Folsom Lake College, CA/Ethnic Studies Dept


Folsom Lake College
Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F01458P
Salary: $56,150 to $95,796 per year. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overload, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules. Additional Salary Information: Initial annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited institutions and experience. Candidates not holding the minimum degree requirement may start at a salary lower than posted above. Closing Date: 02/11/2024
Complete job description and application available online at:
Position Summary:  FLC Ethnic Studies Department Equity Statement - Ethnic Studies examines the construction of race and ethnicity in social, cultural, educational, historical, political, and economic contexts, addressing issues of oppression, power, and privilege as well as systemic oppression. The Ethnic Studies Department at Folsom Lake College is committed to equity, diversity, anti-racism, social justice, environmental justice, and sustainability through addressing inequality and activity participating in anti-racist action. By establishing a shared understanding and appreciation of the four core disproportionately impacted cultures and their experiences specifically in the United States, we affirm our commitment to justice, equity, and the pursuit of decolonized knowledge. We endeavor to create an environment of civility and respect, and we condemn all forms of bigotry, discrimination, oppression, and intolerance. We encourage critical thinking and debate based on facts and evidence, and we value the multiple forms of knowledge represented by diverse cultures and societies. We stand in support of all of our students and their right to attain an education; their safety and well-being is our highest concern. We empower students to use their voices and actions to stand against all forms of oppression.
Faculty will foster an anti-racist, inclusive, respectful, and active community of learners that critically analyzes and challenges systems of oppression through engaging in emancipatory pedagogies that connect the classroom, our college community, and society. The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their teaching discipline; continuous reflection and work on equity-minded practices; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with curriculum, accreditation and articulation; participating in college service, participatory governance, and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; and fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time instructor.
We seek candidates who resonate with the mission and values of the college and department, including:
  • Effectively using creative, interactive, and engaging teaching strategies, including multimedia and cooperative group structures, to engage the multiple learning modalities of diverse student populations, which results in student learning and success.
  • A commitment to, and successful experience with grassroots-community and college-community advocacy/organizing, especially through student-engaged learning (community-service learning and civic engagement experiences).
  • A commitment to, and successful experience with working collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge and application of the major epistemological considerations informing the discipline of Ethnic Studies, including relevant history and contexts of the field, contributing theories, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Commitment to supporting the success of underrepresented, disproportionately impacted students through mentoring, community work, club advising, and support of learning communities.
  • Collaboratively and collegially working with colleagues in the department, to design, revise, and implement new and existing curriculum, and to advance the development of Ethnic Studies at the college.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with and/or interest in online pedagogy and instructional technology/learning management systems in asynchronous online/hybrid settings.
The faculty member will be part of the Ethnic Studies Department which values its interdisciplinary and diverse field that gives voice to historically marginalized peoples and their perspectives by challenging systems of injustice and valuing diversity. This program seeks to educate students on progressive social change, reflect on the dynamics of power and knowledge, and promote multiple approaches to social justice issues while encouraging students to be informed and active citizens. Ethnic Studies allows students a particular focus on marginalized and disadvantaged populations while also de-centering the dominant cultural, political, and social ideals that have shaped Western societies.
Position Salary Information: Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers Contract (the initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8). For more information on the step placement process, please click here.
Assignment Responsibilities: Faculty will foster an anti-racist, inclusive, respectful, and active community of learners that critically analyzes and challenges systems of oppression through engaging in emancipatory pedagogies that connect the classroom, our college community, and society. Faculty will assist in the development of the core discipline area(s): Asian American Studies, African American Studies, and/or Chicana/o/x Studies.
The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to, teaching courses at all levels of Ethnic Studies at the college including :
ETHNS 300: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHNS 320 Introduction to African American Studies
ETHNS 330 Introduction to Asian American Studies
ETHNS 360 Introduction to Chicana/o/x Studies
ETHNS 350 Introduction to Native American Studies.
Minimum Qualifications
Have a Master’s in African American Studies, Black Studies, Africana Studies, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies,Chicana/o Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, or American Indian Studies OR Master’s in Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent *. All degrees must be from an accredited institution, completed by August 22, 2024.
Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
*NOTES: If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to apply under the “equivalent” provision. Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees/minimum qualifications listed above. Please visit our website for a sample letter and information on the equivalency determination process.