Assistant Professor, History - US, World, and African American History Emphasis (RCC)
Riverside Community College District
Location: Riverside, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $85,112 $131,136
Internal Number: 4508048
Assistant Professor, History - US, World, and African American History Emphasis (RCC)
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. 09/15/2023
Department: Hist/Hum/Philosophy (R) Position Type: Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian College/Campus: Riverside Physical location of the position: Riverside Employment Type: Full-Time Tenure Track (Faculty) Position Length: 10-month Salary Range: Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 Salary Amount: $85,112 $131,136 Salary Type: Annual Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No
Thank you for your interest in applying for a tenure-track faculty position in History at Riverside City College! We are eager to learn about who you are and why you are passionate about teaching History at our community college.
Riverside City College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. To help further this work, RCC seeks to hire a tenure-track History instructor to start in Spring 2024. We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate discipline expertise and show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students. Candidates should have a primary field in History with a concentration in African American History and will have a responsibility to teach introductory courses based on their specialization. Candidates with experience in African History are encouraged to apply. The candidate must also be prepared to teach most of their course load in World History and/or US survey courses.
The ideal candidate will share RCC's and the department's commitment to educating its racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll over 30,000 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. Hispanic/Latinx students comprise 60% of RCC's student population, 8% are African-American, 7% are Asian American, 0.3% are Native American, 0.7% are Pacific Islander, 21% are White, 2% are multiracial. Riverside City College has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
We are a Hispanic and Minority serving institution with established programs for Puente, Ujima, Allies, Veterans and Foster Youth. RCC is a leader in the California Guided Pathways Project, as well as dual enrollment with our local high schools and strong workforce preparation. We are proud of our dedication to all our students and their families and, through a variety of means, provide robust offerings of culturally responsive events, speakers and opportunities for professional training in equity practices.
For additional information about RCC, visit our website at www.rcc.edu.
Master's degree in history; OR a bachelor's degree in history AND a master's degree in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women's studies, social science, or ethnic studies; OR the Equivalent. Applicants with a Ph.D. in history or ethnic studies are encouraged to apply. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American and other racially/ ethnically, socioeconomically minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns have shaped these groups' experiences and representation within higher education, especially how real or perceived exclusion can shape patterns of participation and outcomes. Demonstration of a willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support various groups of marginalized students. Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom, including a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Must have evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will, among other things:
1. Demonstrate commitment to student equity and ability to facilitate, participate, and lead in programmatic efforts, both within the department and campus-wide, to help students in low-performing groups succeed. 2. Teach courses as assigned based on enrollment management principles and within discipline and department guidelines for course rotation and course scheduling. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluations, office hours, and institutional service such as participation on college committees, involvement in student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement. Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract. 3. Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course outline of record. 4. Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and a pedagogy focusing on critical thinking and analysis. 5. Complete 24 hours of "flex credit," including 8 hours of "equity flex," through various professional development activities, workshops, or seminars. 6. Uphold expected professional obligations, which include participation in department meetings and discipline/department decision-making processes; Improvement of Instruction; maintenance of scheduled office and campus hours; curriculum and program development; student learning outcomes assessment; program review; maintenance of legal documents; and adherence to FERPA requirements. 7. Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position, such as effective oral and written communication and timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Ten-month, tenure-track position. 2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule. 3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents. 4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee. 5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy. 6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected. 7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595. Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Letter of Recommendation 1 Masters or Equivalent Transcript Other Document: Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Philosophy Letter of Recommendation 2 Letter of Recommendation 3 Other Document Bachelors Transcript Doctorate Transcript Other Transcript Other Document: Effective Employment Date: February 2024 Application Deadline: 09-15-2023 Special Comments: ************************************************
* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application.
* Letters of reference must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance. Application Types Accepted: Faculty Application