History Instructor, Full-time, Tenure-Track Position Job Listing at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA (Job ID 142926-Skyline_College)
General Statement: Skyline College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Skyline faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Teach classes as assigned from the regular History Department curriculum.
2. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development, department planning, and program review.
3. Participate, on an ongoing basis, in the development, assessment and analysis of student learning outcomes in History
4. Participate, on an ongoing basis, in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology that will enhance History offerings of the department.
5. Maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies.
6. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours.
7. Serve as a member of division and college committees.
8. The college offers day and evening classes, and faculty may be required to teach a class in the evening
9. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs in a timely manner. Requirements: 1. Master's degree in History OR Bachelor's degree in History AND a Master's degree in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies, Women's Studies, Social Science, Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent (see below).
2. Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence: Possession of a degree(s) with similar content to those listed in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
Academic Background Equivalence: Meet all of the requirements for minimum qualifications in an allied field, and twenty-four (24) semester units of both upper division and graduate work in the academic field specified in the job announcement. Transcripts required.
Professional Achievement Equivalence: Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. Preparation, experience, and ability must be equivalent to those expected from a candidate who meets minimum qualifications. Desirable Skills and Abilities: The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the Requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
Subject matter preparation:
1. Degree specialization and/or recent successful experience in teaching or preparation to teach college-level courses in US history and two or more of the following areas:
a. History of Ethnic Groups in the US and in CA
b. African-American History and African History
c. Latino-American History and Latin American History
d. History of the Middle East
e. Filipino-American History and History of the Philippines
Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:
In addition to a short classroom lecture and written exercise that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
2. The ability to develop curriculum, both transfer-level and electives, and teach courses for an History major program with California articulation standards
3. The ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student's achievement of these outcomes, as well as to ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress and use the assessment of one's pedagogy and examine its effect critically
4. Commitment to creative use of technology in teaching and learning, in environments such as computer-assisted or smart classrooms, class websites, or online platforms
5. The ability to engage students from a broad spectrum of cultural, academic, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds both in the classroom and in consultation either in person or through the use of technology
6. The enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college;
7. A commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of Skyline College
8. The ability to use teaching methods that engage students actively in their own learning, promote development of critical thinking skills, and encourage them to become lifelong learners
9. The ability to use instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter
10. The commitment to maintain currency in the discipline, and related technology appropriate to instruction, such as that related to History and information and communication technology
11. Ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with differing abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experience
Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:
12. The ability, initiative, and commitment to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the spirit of collegiality and innovation to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success
13. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities. EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities. Benefits: Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers' Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs. Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
College Transcripts Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form ( go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application form and to apply for this position);
2. A résumé that details all education, training, and work experience;
3. Complete copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts;
4. A cover letter which addresses how your knowledge and experience apply to ALL of the Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.
Other application information may be obtained from the web page or by contacting the Office of Human Resources as follows:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Automated Service Line.: 650.574.6555
FAX.: 650.574.6574 WebPage: smccd.edu/hr
Applicants with disabilities may request that special accommodations be made to complete the selection process. Request forms are available on the web page and in the Office of Human Resources.
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