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African American Studies Instructor, (Full-Time, Tenure Track)

San Francisco Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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African American Studies Instructor, (Full-Time, Tenure Track)

This position should be filled prior to Spring 2021.

Job Duties
Examples of Duties:
1. Teach a full load (15 units) of courses offered in African American Studies and affiliated departments. Assignment may include: African American Consciousness, The Black Experience in California: 1500 to the Present, The Origins and History of Race Theory and Modern Racism, From Funk to Hip Hop and African American Women in the United States.

2. May teach cross-listed courses such as The African American in the United States - from the African Heritage through the Civil War (History 41A) and The African American in the United States - from Reconstruction to the Present (History 41B) and Economics of the African American Community (Econ 30), as determined by the needs of the Social Science Dept. or other cross-listed departments.

3. Participate in curriculum development of transfer courses to 4-year universities, such as CSU and UC.

4. Develop the African American Studies Program, AA and transfer degrees.

5. Manage the African American Resource Center and supervise student workers.

6. Develop and teach online courses.

7. May assume Department Chair responsibilities, contingent on Department election.

8. Teach day, evening and/or Saturday classes at one or more sites as required.

9. Each semester, assess and report student learning outcomes for courses taught.

10. Update and evaluate student and program needs and new developments in the field to support success and equity.

11. Participate in department meetings, department and college-wide committees, program review, faculty evaluations, curriculum development and curriculum development and revisions, and professional development.

12. Collaborate and coordinate with other departments, counseling and retention programs on joint projects.

13. Act as a liaison with the African American community of San Francisco and the Bay Area, African American student organizations, the UMOJA/African American Scholastic Program (AASP), other affiliated academic departments and organizations at CCSF.

14. Actively publicize and develop awareness of and interest in African American Studies' courses within the college and the larger community.

15. Participate in educational organizations related to African American Studies.

16. Perform other related duties as assigned by a supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with community college students with disabilities, various sexual orientations, and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

2. Earned Master's Degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies from an accredited institution; OR THE EQUIVALENT;
Earned Bachelor's Degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies AND Master's Degree in Ethnic Studies from an accredited institution; OR THE EQUIVALENT.

[The degree major(s) posted on an applicant's transcript(s) must be exactly as listed above under the degree requirements. Otherwise applicant must claim education equivalency for the formal educational requirement. Applicants who are currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs that do not award a master's degree also need to claim education equivalency. The “Faculty Equivalency Application Form” is available on the left side margin. This form will be considered as part of the application materials and must be submitted on or before the filing deadline as indicated on this job posting.]

[If you have previously gone through the education equivalency for this same subject area from City College of San Francisco OR you have obtained the clarification of your “major” from the department chair/dean of the institution you attended in order to meet the minimum qualification for this job posting, you must submit a copy of the information. When attaching this document, please use the “Equivalency Application Form” link.]

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. or advanced graduate coursework beyond the Master's Degree with concentration or specialization in the African American/Africana/Black Studies and African American History area.

2. Demonstrated community college teaching in African American/Africana/Black Studies, African American History, Ethnic Studies, or one of the related disciplines.

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience developing course content and materials in African American/Africana Studies, for transfer to CSUs and UCs.

4. Published research or professional articles which reflects an understanding and knowledge of the African American community.

5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with African American students to develop leadership skills, encourage goal-setting, support retention, and returning to school.

6. Experience in working with people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations.

7. Experience with and knowledge of African American community based organizations, churches, and community action groups.

8. Understanding and knowledge of best practices to close the achievement gap.

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the SFCCD and AFT Local 2121, fringe benefits include a choice of several health plans, plus $50,000 Group Life Insurance and Dental Care Plan.

Such benefits are subject to change pursuant to agreement with the SFCCD and AFT Local 2121, or pursuant to other applicable law.

New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

Application Procedure
To apply for this posting, start by completing an online Faculty Position Application Form at To be considered a candidate for this posting, the following materials must be submitted and received by the Human Resources Department on or before 12:00 a.m. of the posting filing deadline. Substitution of required document(s) is not permitted.

Applicant: Please do not send any application materials to the Department Chair. Human Resources Department is not responsible for any documents addressed and/or sent to the Department Chair.

1. A detailed letter expressing interest in the position, indicating specifically how the minimum qualifications and as many as possible of the desirable qualifications will be fulfilled. Minimum and desirable qualifications are listed in this posting. The letter should also address the applicant's background and skills in the areas stated in the Examples of Duties.

2. A current resume summarizing educational background, teaching experience, and related work experience.

3. A City College of San Francisco Electronic Faculty Position Application completed in full and applied to this specific posting online. The statement “See Resume” is not acceptable.

4. Three (3) current telephone references within one year of date of application. The list of reference must include current supervisors/employers, colleagues or other professionals who have knowledge of the responsibilities/duties specific to this type of position.

5. Copies of transcripts verifying the degrees and majors as listed on applicant's CCSF Application Form; official transcripts and actual verification of work experience will be required at a later date. [NOTE: Degrees and majors must be posted on transcripts to be considered in the application process. Foreign degree(s) must be evaluated before an application can be processed. Foreign Degree Evaluation sources information is located on the left side margin.]

6. Diversity Statement: Separate from your letter of interest, submit a concise response using only one page to discuss how your course content and teaching methods meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse learners. List classes or professional development activities you have participated in that directly relate to working with diverse student populations. (Note: Substitution of “diversity statement” with a “teaching philosophy” document will be automatically disqualified.)

Applicants bear the sole responsibility for ensuring that all application materials are complete when submitted and are received by the Human Resources Department by 12:00 a.m. on the posting filing deadline. Postmarks will not be honored. Emails are not acceptable. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All application materials become the property of the City College of San Francisco, and will not be returned. Application files for this posting will not be considered for other postings.

For additional assistance, please call Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660.

ADA Statement
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5053 to make the necessary arrangements. Please be aware that verification of a covered disability under the ADA may be required.

Selection Procedure/Conditions of Employment
Applicants who meet all minimum qualifications and have all required application documents in the CCSF Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline will be included in the initial review processes to be conducted by the Search Committee. A reasonable number of applicants who are judged by the Committee as best matching the requirements of the position will be invited for a personal interview with the Search Committee. An additional interview will be offered to applicants who are advanced beyond the initial interviews.

Length of service with City College of San Francisco as an academic employee may be taken into consideration in the College's evaluation of applicants.

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements for a CCSF Release to Work Authorization Certificate prior to appointment which include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprinting processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.

City College of San Francisco reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify or to rescind this job posting at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of the City College of San Francisco to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person in any District program or activity. For further information, contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5053.

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