Sierra College is seeking a full time, tenure-track Business Law Instructor. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. We currently enroll 18,430 students, 27% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 6% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 3% are Native American and 4% are multiracial. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities. Consequently, the successful candidate will join a Business Law Department dedicated to the use of curriculum that is culturally responsive to the students it serves.
Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with pro-active, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through robust culturally responsive programs, clubs, events, and engagement opportunities focused on promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice. The successful candidate will join a campus community that also demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include ongoing trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Collaborative Culture and Civility Training), active Academic Senate Standing committees concerned with student success and equity, culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students. The ideal candidate will share Sierra College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population in a traditional and/or online classroom setting.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Responsibilities for this position include teaching basic-skills and college level Business Law courses, including business law, management, accounting, tax law, real estate, and entrepreneurship. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging African-American, Latinx, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional Business Law classrooms. The faculty member will participate in curriculum development, and in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and course success rates, disaggregated by race/ethnicity. Participation in campus governance, faculty organizations, and departmental program review is also a part of the position’s regular responsibilities.
Master’s in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in economics, personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree OR Bachelor’s in economics with a business emphasis AND Master’s in personnel management, public administration, or JD or LL.B. degree OR the equivalent.
Experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially underserved students in the classroom and/or in the community, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and in the field of Business Law shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support underserved students; experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom; experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Business Law, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Business Law to students’ lives, interests, and communities; and a demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Business Law courses and classrooms. A JD or LL.B. is preferred because courses will include aspects of law for application.
Resume, Cover Letter, Applicable Transcripts, Teaching Philosophy Statement (must include discussion of the following questions).
What role should faculty play in student success?
Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success, particularly for African-American, Latinx, and Native American students?
Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
COPIES OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE ATTACHED BY THE CLOSING DATE. CANDIDATES MAY SCAN ORIGINAL, PAPER TRANSCRIPTS & ATTACH THEM TO THEIR APPLICATION.
Transcript Clarification: Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE
Additional Salary Information: Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $53,205.67 to $71,300.68 at time of employment. The highest salary attainable after employment is $95,549.73. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System. Sick leave, sabbatical and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
About Sierra College
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications to develop 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.