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Ethnic Studies Professor (Tenure Track)

Imperial Valley College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Ethnic Studies Professor (Tenure Track)

Salary: $76,340.00 - $107,899.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track)
Job Number: 24-025
Closing: Continuous
Location: Imperial, CA
Division: Math & Sciences

Representative Duties

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITYWith the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Imperial Valley College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community. To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals. We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Imperial Valley College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
Imperial Valley College is co-recipient of the 2023 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence. It offers a full range of associate degrees, professional certificates and basic skills courses as well as a comprehensive array of university transfer and education courses. IVC has an annual full-time enrollment of more than 10,000 students. The Aspen award committee noted that IVC has created one of the nation's most effective partnerships with local K-12 systems and has excelled in graduation rates and post-graduation success of its student population. Its student success is based upon IVC's work in eliminating barriers, addressing student challenges and fostering a culture of care in a rural area with high rates of poverty and traditionally low rates of educational attainment. Imperial Valley College is known throughout the region for its outstanding career programs, excellent programs of study in business, quality allied health, renewable energy and public safety programs and for excellent transfer and general education courses. IVC is also a major economic engine in Imperial County. It is responsible for infusing millions of dollars annually into the local economy through its construction projects, general operations and annual earnings of its current students and graduates. For additional details regarding Imperial Valley College click here.

IVC currently offers AA-T degrees in Chicano Studies and American Indigenous Studies (AIS). The Social and Behavioral Science Department wishes to expand offerings in the area of Ethnic Studies to include African American and Asian American Studies, along with General Ethnic Studies. Currently, IVC has one full-time faculty member in Chicano Studies, two additional full-time faculty members from other areas teaching Chicano Studies and AIS courses, and four part-time faculty members teaching Chicano Studies and/or AIS. With new Ethnic Studies requirements to degree and transfer patterns, the vast majority of IVC students will need to complete at least one course in Ethnic Studies to attain their educational goals going forward. Therefore, demand for courses in this area is certain to increase dramatically. The college wishes to increase its capacity to offer Ethnic Studies courses and develop new courses and degrees to create the full complement of curricula and degrees available in this field.

Full time faculty, 177 days, tenure track, as a community college Ethnic Studies Professor. The teaching assignment will include regular assignment to ethnic studies courses, traditional classroom environment, and/or online, primarily at the main campus in Imperial. The college also offers courses in dual enrollment at local high schools and at local correctional facilities.

* Teach courses in ethnic studies.
* Demonstrate versatility in instructional methodology and technology and the ability to serve diverse student populations

* Plan, develop, and implement course curricula including curricula to be delivered via distance learning.

* Update course materials and course outlines of record.

* Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes.

* Maintain a current syllabus and provide current course orientation materials for each assigned course.

* Keep current and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and scholastic progress.

* Post and maintain scheduled office hours.

* Attend and actively contribute to meetings or activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities or assignments including but not limited to department meetings, advisory committee meetings, and academic senate.

* Participate in recruiting and articulation activities with local schools, other community colleges, and four-year colleges.

* Use media aids, the library, and other resources as appropriate.

* Maintain currency in subject matter and developments in the field.

* Communicate with students and staff in a professional manner.

* Be familiar with and observe the Faculty Association Collective Bargaining Agreement and applicable IVC Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.

* Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Minimum Qualifications

An applicant may qualify for this position by having education and experience equivalent to the listed degrees. To be considered for equivalency, the candidate must submit college transcripts and a complete description of work experience with his/her application.

Master's in the ethnic studies field


A Master's 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 the equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

OR see Interdisciplinary Studies
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (AB 1725, 87360a).

An applicant may qualify for this position by having education and experience equivalent to the listed degrees. To be considered for equivalency, the candidate must submit college transcripts and a complete description of work experience with his/her application.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for the position applying for, applicants must submit the required items by the deadline, which include: online IVC application, current resume, and ALL unofficial transcripts (transcripts must show degree was awarded or conferred with a completion date). All attachments will be uploaded into the online application. Applications which do not include all of the required materials will not be forwarded to the screening committee for consideration. Materials submitted become property of the District and will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not meet the minimum qualifications requirements, you must fill out the equivalency form and submit with your application packet. Failure to do so, may result in a disqualification of your application. It is the applicants' responsibility to submit the completed equivalency form. Additional details regarding Equivalency can be found here.
Equivalency Form (Download PDF reader)

Candidates who are applying for faculty and/or academic administrator positions and are submitting foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation from a NACES member organization. Please attach the documents to your online application. Click HERE for more information.

Supplemental Information

Salary Initial salary placement is depending upon education and experience, not to exceed step 6 of the column placement. Please click here to view the 177-day salary schedule.

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by February 26, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

A standard application consists of the following:
  • Online District Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional Resume
  • All Academic Transcripts showing the date degree was awarded/conferred.
  • NOTE: Please note that no additional attachments or information beyond the required documents noted above will be considered as part of the application. We kindly request that you adhere to the specified requirements outlined in the application guidelines.
For Additional inquiries please contact:
Martha Gutierrez

HR Technician - Recruitment
Phone: 760-355-6212

EEO Information

Imperial Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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The Imperial Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and will implement a comprehensive program to put those principles into practice. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, political or organizational affiliation, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will strive to achieve a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas. jeid-42eba33a7a1148498549c380c9839108


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