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Ethnic Studies Instructor Part-time Temporary Pool
College of Marin | Novato, California
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The Ethnic Studies course offerings are intended for those who desire a deeper understanding of American minority peoples and their communities. Students will receive a unique, interdisciplinary educational experience with courses emphasizing the historical and philosophical impact of the cultures of African American, Hispanic
American, Asian American, and American Indian peoples, and their contributions to the culture of the United States.

Note: College of Marin's faculty pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has a need to add candidates to their pool OR for up to one year from the date of application, whichever occurs first. If your application becomes inactive after one year, you may re-apply to the pool at that time. Screenings and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department necessitates. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

Essential Functions:

Instructors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Duties may include assignment in any Ethnic Studies course, including, but not limited to: Introduction to Ethnic Studies; Native American History; and History of African Americans. Also included are:
Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials Contributing to development of program policies and procedures Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics Communicating with excellent written and oral skills in English

Requirements & Desirables:

1.) A Master's degree in Ethnic Studies or Social Science; OR
2.) A Master's degree 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
2.) A Master's degree in Economics, Education, History, or Political Science AND upper division or graduate course work in at least one of the following areas: Economics, Education, Ethnic Studies, History, or Political Science; OR
3.) The equivalent; AND
4.) Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
Competencies related to: curriculum & course development; teaching & learning theory; information resources & evaluating student outcomes; and, assisting student to develop critical thinking skills Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing with a diverse campus community Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter Strong organizational skills Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin Familiarity with, willingness and ability to use multiple teaching methods including computer based learning Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self learners Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology Evidence of excellent written and oral skills in English REQUIRED CLEARANCES
The following clearances must be made prior to appointment: Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance Tuberculin (TB) Clearance Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
A.) Cover letter (cover letter)
B.) Resume or C.V. (resume)
C.) Copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
D.) Copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)
(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.)

Supplemental & Salary Information:

FLSA Status: Exempt
Please refer to the Faculty (UPM/AFT) Salary Schedule on our Human Resources site for detailed information.
Salaries for Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units taught and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time instructors will be placed between Step 1, Column 1, and Step 7, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on background and experience.
Temporary part-time credit instructor payment formula:
Annual salary x # of units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.

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