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Contra Costa Community College District
  • Position Number: 4850258
  • Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Ethnic & Multicultural Studies

Sociology Adjunct Instructor (TEMPORARY)

Posting Number: F01064
Location: Diablo Valley College

Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks adjunct instructors in Ethnic Studies to start in August 2023. The successful candidate will also demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of community college students. The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach introductory courses in Ethnic Studies in one or more of the following: Native American/Indigenous Studies & Decolonization, Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Black/African American Studies. We are specifically seeking candidates who have the expertise and enthusiasm to lead the development of our new Ethnic Studies department. We seek candidates who are community-engaged scholars committed to anti-racist, decolonial and social justice pedagogy that addresses structural racism and state violence domestically and globally.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Obed Vazquez

Position Status: Temporary
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Part-Time Faculty
Department: D4515-Social Science

Duties and Responsibilities:
Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;
2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work;
4. meeting with students outside of class;
5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;
8. maintaining accurate academic records;
9. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Masters or PhD in Sociology
Bachelors in sociology AND Masters in Anthropology, any Ethnic Studies, Social Work or Psychology
OR the equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.

Job Open Date: 12/07/2023
Job Close Date: 5/17/2024
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins: Fall 2024
# of Months: 4

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