Los Medanos College seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Social Justice Studies with an area of emphasis in either African-American or Latinx studies AND gender/sexuality studies. We seek an interdisciplinary teacher/scholar working in any historical period whose teaching and educational preparation engages the lived realities of race, gender, and sexuality as it related to either the African-American or Latinx fields of study. This position’s teaching responsibilities will be divided between courses in African-American or Latinx Studies and LBGTQ/Gender Studies which lead to our AA-T Degree in Social Justice Studies. This includes courses such as Introduction to Social Justice Studies, Introduction to Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, and Introduction to Gender Studies.
Possible teaching assignments will be at the main campus in Pittsburg and the Brentwood Center.
Applicants should meet the minimum qualifications in ANY of the following disciplines:
or the equivalent.
If you do not possess an exact degree listed, you must complete an equivalency form.
1) Initial review of applications will occur between January 28-February 8, 2019.
2) Selected applicants will be invited to a campus interview, at their own expense, between February 28th-March 8, 2019.
3) Final interviews will be held March 11-22, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
Participating in the assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
Engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
Participating in department, division, and college committees;
Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
Participating in College’s shared governance processes.
A master’s degree in ANY of the following disciplines. If you do not possess an exact degree listed, you must complete an equivalency form.
Master’s in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism OR the equivalent.
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 the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies. (see below)
Master’s in history OR Bachelor’s in history AND Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science or ethnic studies OR the equivalent
Master’s in political science, government, or international relations OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD or LL.B. OR the equivalent.
Master’s in social science OR the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies. (See below)
Master’s in sociology OR Bachelor’s in sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, any ethnic studies, social work or psychology OR the equivalent.
Master’s in women’s studies OR the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies. (See below)
or the equivalent.
Interdisciplinary Studies – Master’s in the interdisciplinary area of Social Justice
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.)
1) At least 9 semester units of coursework related to African-American or Latinx cultures.
2). At least 9 semester units of coursework related to the field of gender and/or sexuality studies.
3). Demonstrated experience teaching courses focused on African-American or Latinx cultures.
5). Experience, education, and/or training related to online teaching.
6). Experience developing and assessing curriculum.
7). Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
8). Ability to collaborate among multiple disciplines and departments.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.