Ethnic Studies (Africana Studies) Instructor
North Orange County Community College District
FC Social Sciences
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
10 Months Per Year
Full Time, Tenure Track
Teach lower division courses in Comparative Ethnic Studies and
Africana Studies/Black Studies/African American Studies to a
diverse student population.
Teaching assignments may include day, evening, Saturday,
face-to-face, online (synchronous or asynchronous), hybrid, honors,
and/or dual enrollment.
Instruct and assist in the retention and success of a diverse
student population through careful preparation of course materials,
sound teaching methodologies, and critical pedagogies that are
particularly effective with students of color and first-generation
Contribute to department service, including but not limited to
participating in department meetings, curriculum development and
maintenance, extra-curricular programming, capacity building, and
Participate in curriculum development and serve on department,
division, college, and district committees as necessary to maintain
and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate
professional development activities.
Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning,
implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support
Participate in formulating Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the
Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department
and division meetings.
Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new
technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply
emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software
applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient,
organized, and timely manner.
Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned,
including timely compliance with clerical and administrative
responsibilities; comply with district, college, and division
policies in performing duties.
Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse
population of students through careful preparation of course
materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical
feedback on assignments and discussions.
Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive
pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging
students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically
underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this
area with African Americans, Latinxs, Native Americans, Pacific
Islanders, and other disproportionately impacted students.
Work cooperatively with staff and students, including the UMOJA
Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be
representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right
to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance
with operational needs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible
transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your
application will be deemed incomplete and removed from
Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum
qualifications must be submitted
accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See
our website at https://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
Master’s in African American Studies, Black Studies, Africana
Studies, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Asian
American Studies, Native American Studies, or American Indian
Master’s in Ethnic Studies
Possess a valid California teaching credential authorizing service
in a community college in the appropriate subject matter
The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related
education, training, employment and professional experience that
would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this
field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to
demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded
practices within the classroom.
Recent experience effectively teaching Ethnic Studies and/or
Africana Studies/Black Studies/African American Studies courses in
Master’s degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies OR
Bachelor’s degree in African-American/Black/Africana Studies AND
master’s degree in Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent.
Demonstrated commitment to the discipline of Ethnic Studies through
involvement in academic, professional, and/or community
organizations and activities.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with Black and
African American, Latinx, Indigenous, Native Americans, Asian
Pacific Islander Americans, and/or other underserved
Demonstrated sensitivity to working with community college students
of diverse ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and
racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds,
including those with physical and learning disabilities.
Willingness to examine and remediate one’s teaching and mentorship
practices to more effectively engage and support racially
marginalized and other disproportionately impacted students.
Knowledge of and/or experience using various effective classroom
technologies, including previous training and/or certification in
Experience with creative course design, instruction, and
evaluation, including service learning and/or project-based
Knowledge and application of the major epistemological
considerations informing the discipline, including disciplinary
histories, contributing theories and methods, major departures and
paradigm shifts, and pedagogical approaches.
$84,277 - $126,482 Annually
Number of Vacancies:
Special Instructions Summary:
Initial salary placement will
be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with
the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable.
The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide
the following: official transcripts and verification of experience
prior to the first duty day, identification and employment
eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act,
fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue.
NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this
recruitment within six (6) months.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not
submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional
materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete
all questions and sections of the application. For questions which
may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms
such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is five
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost
confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college
community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure
an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise
and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be
required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee
will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview
will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References,
including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved
forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.
The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit
to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be
requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in
advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/6744