History and Mexican/Latin American Studies Instructor **FOR INTERNAL FULL-TIME FACULTY APPLICANTS ONLY**
- Peralta Community College District
- Location: Oakland, California
- Category: Faculty-Liberal Arts-American Studies
- Posting Date: 01/09/2020
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.
Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.
Job TitleHistory and Mexican/Latin American Studies Instructor **FOR INTERNAL FULL-TIME FACULTY APPLICANTS ONLY**
Time BaseFull-Time 1.0 FTE
CompensationSalary Range: $55,817- $75,386/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 14.43% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
- Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.
Job Description Summary
In compliance with Article 9 of the agreement between the PFT and the District, only probationary and tenured faculty are invited to apply to the following full-time, tenure track faculty vacancies. This listing is being posted for a period of ten (10) working days. If interested, you must submit ALL required application materials by midnight on the stated deadline.
Teaches the full range of History and also Spanish/Mexican/Latin American Studies classes with emphasis on the United States relations with Mexico and Latin America and Latin American Communities in the United States. Will be expected to teach a breadth of undergraduate History.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesTeaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
• Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
• Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
• Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.
• Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
• Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
• Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
• Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
• Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
• Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
• Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
• Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
• Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
MUST MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR BOTH HISTORY AND MEXICAN/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in history;
2. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in history;
3. Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science, or ethnic studies
MEXICAN/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or Mexican American Studies;
2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline (e.g. Ethnic Studies, Sociology, American Studies, History, etc.) with an emphasis in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or Mexican American Studies.
(NOTE: If you are applying for this position on the basis of a Master’s Degree in a related discipline, please be aware that your college transcript must clearly indicate the emphasis in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or Mexican American Studies., If there is no notation of emphasis on your transcripts, then you will have to supply additional documentation from the degree-granting institution that verifies the emphasis, and identifies the specific coursework that demonstrates your emphasis in Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, or Mexican American Studies.
4. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.) Note: Foreign Degree(s) must be evaluated by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service.
3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Ethnic Studies and History.
(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
• Prior college level teaching experience in History, Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies and/or Mexican American Studies, preferably at least two (2) years.
• Community College teaching experience
• Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes from the History and M/LAT program
• Willingness to serve on academic committees and to take leadership role in the department
• Experience teaching hybrid and online classes
• Open to develop, in collaboration with the department chair, new online and hybrid classes
• Evidence of strong commitment to professional growth and development and to the continued innovation and improvement of teaching
• Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require
• Interest and ability to develop and/or revise curriculum
• Demonstrated knowledge in current teaching practices, including assessment of learning outcomes
• Experience with innovative teaching methods
• Evidence of effective use of technology, both in the classroom and on the web
• Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities
• Awareness of Merritt College’s mission, vision, and values
• Ability to explain discipline-specific concepts in a clear, logical and concise fashion; interact effectively with students, peers and administrative personnel; work independently to solve problems; recognize variation in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with students; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Application Deadline DateAugust 17, 2018