Ethnic Studies (Asian-American Emphasis) Instructor (Full-Time
Tenure Track Faculty)
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant
Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable
outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning
College with the motto “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and
the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies
that lead to improved outcomes for underserved students. We are
looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and
learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the
community college. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at
Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of
technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued.
We are looking for faculty with an enthusiastic interest in
curriculum and instructional improvement, specifically serving
students from underrepresented backgrounds, through ongoing
critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and
programs. The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong
leadership skills and an interest in active participation in
college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with
students, staff, and faculty peers are essential. We are looking
for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change.
The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks
to all employees to support this important goal. We are looking for
excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and
dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in
generating student engagement in learning and creating a welcoming
and equity-based learning environment. The candidate will also be
an ally and champion for equity, inside and outside of the
classroom, and teaches to ensure all students succeed.
Under the general supervision of the Division Dean, the Ethnic
Studies instructor's responsibilities include teaching Ethnic
Studies, overseeing the Ethnic Studies curriculum, and mentoring
part-time instructors. The position may include teaching
Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Asian American History courses, and
all current Ethnic Studies course offerings, some of which may be
in an online format. Other Ethnic Studies courses with an Asian
American focus will be developed in the future. The Ethnic Studies
Instructor will be responsible for teaching lower division courses
in the Ethnic Studies program. Additional responsibilities will
include developing new Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies
courses, developing an Ethnic Studies online presence, growing
enrollment in Ethnic Studies, mentoring students in Ethnic Studies,
and facilitating on-campus and off-campus equity and diversity
activities to support the program. The instructor may be expected
to work in a classroom incorporating computer activities, as well
as one with a traditional instructional format. Participation as a
full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide
activities is required. The instructor may be required to have part
of their teaching assignment in the evening and/or weekends and
teach courses at the Fremont and/or Newark campuses, online via the
eCampus and/or an off-campus location.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach assigned courses in the Ethnic Studies department, and
employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group
cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity
and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
- Teach Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies in accordance
with post-secondary level established course outlines.
- Develop new courses in all areas of Ethnic Studies, including
comparative Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Asian
American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and Native American
- Develop and implement strategies for growing enrollment in the
Ethnic Studies program, which includes collaborating with
departments and programs across campus, as well as working with
local high schools and the local community.
- Facilitate on-campus and off-campus equity and diversity
activities for faculty, staff, and students.
- Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as
educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable
- Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups
by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive
- Initiate and enhance institutional and teaching practices and
aim to create a culturally responsive and equity driven teaching
- Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the
course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback
to students in a timely manner.
- Assist students with their assignments by holding required
office hours and attend department/division meetings.
- Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and
assessment methods including the use of computers and information
technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of
- Develop effective online course materials, and build online
learning communities that meet accessible online course
requirements and Title 5 §55211 Effective Contact Policy
- Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning
- Maintain and submit accurate records according to published
deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
- Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and
revision of curriculum as well as assess student-learning outcomes
at the course and program levels.
- Continue in related professional career development throughout
employment and remain current in the field through course work,
conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
- Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited
to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and
retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life
- Teach through positive race-consciousness and embracing human
- Strategically build support and participation among colleagues
for equity-related initiatives.
- Create an equity based and welcoming classroom
- Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within
discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings,
programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the
department and college.
- Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook,
the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract,
and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the
eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Teaching experience in Asian American Studies and/or Ethnic
Studies at the post-secondary level.
- A Master’s or Ph.D. in Asian American Studies and/or Ethnic
Studies from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage
student engagement and learning.
- Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable
classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote
an inclusive environment.
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent
experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American,
and other minoritized students and an understanding of how
historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher
education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness
to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more
effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a
commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and
team approach to management.
- Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching
tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e.
Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
Master’s in the ethnic studies fieldOR
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
Commitment to community college
goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist
institution, and providing quality programs and services for
culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically
diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities
to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural
environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of
non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and
Must have evidence of responsiveness
to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors
relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Starting Salary Range:
$70,281.00 - $107,567.00
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Until Filled:
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above
and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience, a
completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must
accompany the application or the application will not be accepted.
The equivalency form can be found at the following link:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a
course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a
certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree
equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
This report must be attached with the application and submitted by
the filing deadline.
Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for
full time faculty, among the Bay 10 community colleges in the Bay
Area. The District participates in a group health plan and offers a
variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental,
Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life
insurance through UNUM.
Medical: Enrollment in medical coverage through the District is
optional. For faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered
medical plans, the District currently provides an allowance of
$1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits
Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The District provides for and
fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and
vision, and the employee premium for life insurance. Enrollment in
Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.
Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
The District provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term
disability for you and EAP for you and your family.
Other employee paid benefits (optional): Voluntary additional life
insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care
spending plans; 403(b) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b)
Roth IRA plan.
Retirement: Ohlone participates in the State Teachers’ Retirement
System (STRS) and the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).
Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to
restrictions imposed by PEPRA.
Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if
unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.
Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the
district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will
receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic
Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents
receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone
Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide
identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the
federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is
located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in
California, serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a
main campus in the City of Fremont and a center in the City of
Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that
promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and
divisions.The College is named for the native population living in
the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is
located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is
located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health,
environment, and technology.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.
Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or
official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.
All new employees are required to submit official
transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of
vaccination from COVID-19.
In addition, you will be
required to provide identification and employment eligibility as
outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of
1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be
required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas.
Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and
submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and
for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College
To apply, visit https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/48416
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal
opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity
of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of
applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race,
religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or
over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
disability, military and veteran status,
pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or
any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or
procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified
If you have a disability and are in need of special services,
equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this
opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510)