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Instructor, Chicanx

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

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Instructor, Chicanx & Latinx Studies

Initial Review Date: 01/22/2024*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Chicanx & Latinx Studies, De Anza College.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


    The Ethnic Studies program at De Anza College is part of the Intercultural/International Studies (IIS) Division. This Ethnic Studies program includes African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies (includes Pacific Islander Studies), and Comparative Ethnic Studies courses. The IIS Division includes Intercultural Studies, International/Global Studies, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and World Languages.


    Teach a full-time assignment in Chicanx/Latinx and Comparative Ethnic Studies courses using student-centered pedagogies. Assignments may include day, evening or weekend courses. The assignments will include in-person courses, as well as online and hybrid courses that meet synchronously and asynchronously.

    The instructor will foster an inclusive, respectful, and active community of learners that critically explores and investigates a problem-posing approach. The instructor will teach a range of possible courses include: CHLX 10 (Introduction to Chicanx and Latinx Studies) , CHLX 11(Chicanx Culture), CHLX 12 (Chicanx and Latinx History), CHLX 13 (The Chicanx and Latinx and the Arts), CHLX 26 (La Mujer: Latina Life and Experience), ICS 35 (Chicano/a, Latino/a Literature), CETH 10 (Race, Ethnicity and Inequality), CETH 29 (Ethnic Studies, Cultural Pluralism, and American Law and Justice). The instructor will engage in emancipatory pedagogies that make connections between the classroom, our campus, and society at large.

    Standard duties expected of the position include: assisting in coordination of departmental course offerings/schedule; cultivating collegiality among department faculty; development, revision, and evaluation of curricula; completing Student Learning Outcome Assessment Cycles (SLOAC's), contributing to department program review; maintaining scheduled office hours; collaboratively participating in department and division meetings; pursuit of professional growth activities (particularly those focused on supporting student learning and success); and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor and member of a college community. Instructors participate in campus extracurricular student support and success activities, and serve on college-wide and district committees.

    1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
    2. Master's degree in Chicano Studies OR Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent.


    We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the preferred qualifications below.
    1. Master's in Chicano Studies or Master's in Ethnic Studies AND Bachelor's in Chicano Studies.
    2. Experience teaching students with diverse linguistic, academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; with diverse physical and learning abilities; and with diverse sexual orientations; using a repertoire of pedagogical strategies that effectively fosters student learning and success.
    3. Experience teaching using different modalities (in-person, asynchronously online, hybrid).
    4. A record of grassroot community-building experiences that informs a commitment to student engaged learning (community service-learning and civic engagement) with community-serving organizations in the local Bay Area.
    5. Experience in multicultural, multiracial/multiethnic, and intercultural teaching, community engagement, and, in intercultural alliance building.
    6. Experience writing Ethnic Studies curriculum for institutional articulation.
    7. Experience working with Learning Communities, such as Puente, Latinx Empowerment at De Anza College, First-Year Experience, Umoja.
    8. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.
    9. Strong commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team to advance educational equity (e.g. adoption of open educational resources, retention strategies, tutoring/mentoring opportunities) and the missions of the Division and of the College to promote a civic capacity for global, cultural, social, and environmental justice.
    10. Strong oral and written communication skills.
    11. Desire to build Chicanx program in collaboration with colleagues in the division.


  • Indoor, office environment.

  • Physical Abilities:

    (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

  • If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

    Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

    HIRING RANGE: $71,934.90 - $133,543.60 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Spring 2024 or Fall 2024

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

    For more information about our application process contact:

    Employment Services

    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    12345 El Monte Road

    Los Altos Hills, California 94022

    (650) 949-6217


    This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.

    To apply, visit



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