Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies (Diversity candidates)
Job DescriptionASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIESSouthwestern CollegeRESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Arts, Communication and Social Sciences is seeking a full-time professor of Mexican American Studies. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Dean and will work collaboratively with colleagues and the department chair. This position requires a candidate skilled in teaching primarily MAS 141/HIST 141 Mexican-American History I and MAS 142/HIST142 Mexican-American History II courses. It may also include contributing to curriculum development projects, such as creating interdisciplinary courses and/or technology-enhanced curriculum. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following: teaching all scheduled classes and maintaining office hours; class preparation; curriculum development duties; assessment and evaluation of students; monitoring and record keeping of student performance; attendance at meetings pertinent to faculty responsibilities or assignments, including committee meetings; and involvement in selected staff development and/or extracurricular activities. Faculty should also observe proper channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to improve and support college programs.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master-s degree in Chicano Studies or Ethnic Studies (American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino studies, LA Raza Studies or Latin American Studies) OR the equivalent, OR possession of a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Chicano Studies.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in the field, experience in online andragogy/pedagogy and community student outreach activities.Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area for Southwestern College is desirable.SALARY AND BENEFITS:Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based on years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at Excellent fringe benefits.STARTING DATE: August 16, 2018 (Fall Semester)APPLICATION DEADLINE:All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials online at Letter of application (cover letter)(2) SWC Online Employment Application(3) Resume(4) Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferredForeign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.All materials included in your application packet become District property,will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANTAs an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
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