American Indian Studies/History, Social Sciences Division, Instructional Faculty (Academic)
Posting Number 18F3H11352
Posting Title American Indian Studies /History Instructional Faculty (Academic)
Position Type Faculty - General Funding
Department College-wide Faculty Recruitment
Salary $44,670 - $64,774 Note: Compensation (salary/hourly rates) are reviewed by the Board of Governors annually and are subject to change.
Salary Breakdown Annually
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Close Date Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm
About Pima Community College Pima Community College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. We value the diversity of our workforce and seek to hire and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are intentional about social justice, and addressing issues of equity and inclusion, as well as institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege. See our Diversity website for additional information about our commitment.
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• set and meet high standards
• believe in service and accountability
• have a passion for learning
• are creative
• can help fulfill our mission
o understand the first-generation college student experience
o are knowledgeable about the challenges of underprivileged populations
o are knowledgeable about the traditions and culture of the populations of the Southwest, including Latinos and Native Americans
o have cultural sensitivity and understanding of needs of differently-abled, veterans, LGBTQ
We are one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the nation, opening our doors to nearly 45,000 credit and noncredit students each year. With six campuses and more than 100 learning sites, we are a comprehensive community college, offering learners of all backgrounds and ages a variety of opportunities to meet their educational goals:
• University transfer programs
• Occupational education programs
• Adult Education/HSE preparation
• Workforce and Business Development
• Continuing Education
The College meets the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it: evenings, weekends, year-round, in traditional classroom settings, online, in web-classroom hybrids, and in semester-long or accelerated formats. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College's vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place, or distance.
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Position Summary Position is available beginning the 2019-20 fiscal year as a nine-month contract. Faculty teach and work a set schedule over a nine-month academic year, August – May, that could include day, evening, and weekend duties.
Instructional Faculty – This full-time faculty position will teach courses in American Indian Studies and History, including Introduction to AIS, History of Native North Americans, History and Culture of Native Americans of the U.S. Southwest, Intro to Western Civilization and History of the United States. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will contribute to curriculum and assessment design for courses in the discipline(s) in which they are hired.
This position will be housed in the recently established Department of Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies I Sociology (EGTSS). EGTSS department supports an interdisciplinary study of the histories, cultures, socio-economic concerns, politics, and identities of people of color and people of multiple genders and sexualities on their own terms. It explores the stories, social movements, diasporas, and achievements of historically marginalized peoples in the United States while attending to transborder and global perspectives. Currently, the department houses American Indian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Global/Transborder Studies, Mexican American Studies, and Sociology. Plans include developing courses in African American Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander Studies, and the creation of a Center of Excellence. The departmental philosophy is to foster students' theoretical capacity to understand the social construction and intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and nation while scrutinizing traditional assumptions in order to better understand themselves and their society, and to make enlightened choices. EGTSS prepares students to become agents of change in their communities, in institutions, and in the world on behalf of social justice , equity, diversity, and democratic inclusion.
Pima Community College and its EGTSS Department are situated in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and neighboring indigenous tribal governments, which interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location. Strategically positioned to lead Pima Community College's status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), EGTSS foregrounds our awareness of the deep ancestral footprint of our region's populations and cultures, including the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui people whose lands we inhabit.
We are building a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. The department's innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational , relational , and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized, indigenous, and gendered communities in global contexts. EGTSS is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirically-based teaching; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the college, our home communities, and the broader public.
General Duties: • Instruct students and work with them on strategies to help them achieve academic success
• Use current, effective classroom management techniques
• Create courses that utilize content from a diverse collection of experiences, perspectives and scholarly traditions (such as critical race theory and intersectionality) that meaningfully include women, diverse genders, people of color, socioeconomic statuses, and other minoritized groups.
• Monitor and continuously improve instruction to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are met on a classroom, discipline/program, and College level
• Evaluate and revise course outlines and course materials
• Provide academic advising
• Maintain competency and currency in the teaching fields as well as in teaching strategies, subject delivery modalities, and assessment methods
• Serve actively as a member of the department and discipline groups
• Participate in fostering partnerships that strengthen educational opportunities in response to community needs
• Represent the department and/or campus on college-wide committees
• Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students and utilize a collegial style in all forms of communication
• Collectively work with the other campus full-time faculty to further the goals set by the group for college-wide programs
Duties and Responsibilities The ideal candidate will have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to:
• Encouraging and promoting success in all students, regardless of aptitude or achievement, including their persistence, retention and graduation
• Competencies in multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity: knowledge of diverse community college student populations, and the ability to address diversity in effective instructional practice and student learning
• Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs)
• Strong understanding and commitment to social justice and community-based activism and their connections to learning institutions
• Facilitating classroom discussions on diversity, marginalization, equity, and inclusion
• Experience or desire to gain experience in faculty-administrative work and roles that would support students and faculty of the department
• Program building, including cross institutional partnerships and educational pipelines to higher education
• Student learning styles: ability to adapt and modify instruction based on the instructional needs of students, including working with accommodations and accessibility
• Assessment instruments and their interpretation: knowledge of appropriate and effective use of assessment information to improve instruction
• Evaluation of students' educational progress: ability to maintain high instruction and learning standards and assess students' academic progress in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes
• Teaching in traditional and non-traditional formats such as online, web-enhanced, and D2L courses: knowledge of curriculum development, course design, and delivery
• Techniques for academic advising: knowledge of the resources available to students to assist them with academic and personal challenges, and ability to help students access those resources
• Excellent oral and written communication and listening skills
• Mission: appreciation for the Community College mission
Job Requirements Minimum qualifications requirements for faculty positions are governed by our faculty qualification standards. This position is in an Academic (Transfer) discipline and requires the following to obtain Pima Community College teaching certification:
• Master's degree in American Indian Studies or closely related field including Ethnic Studies with demonstrated expertise on American Indian Studies And
• Eighteen graduate hours in History
• Master's degree in History AND
• Eighteen graduate semester hours in American Indian Studies or closely related field including Ethnic Studies with demonstrated expertise in American Indian Studies OR
• Any combination of graduate level coursework and/or scholarship that demonstrates mastery of both American Indian Studies and History.
Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. in American Indian Studies or History.
• Demonstrated breadth of knowledge, educational training, and higher education teaching experience in the disciplines of hire and their relevance to Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies.
• Demonstrated ability to engage and inspire students to become transformative leaders.
Benefits Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at: pima.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/personnel-policy-statements/common-policy.html
Directions for Applying and Other Important Information Degrees and courses qualifying for Pima Community College teaching certification must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants currently in progress for a degree or additional coursework to meet the minimum qualifications must have the degree conferred and/or coursework completed by August 2019..
A degree from any college outside of the United States (even if the transcript is in English) may need to be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service. Pima Community College requires that applicants use an evaluation agency that is a member of NACES. Before ordering an evaluation, check with the Faculty Certification Office to confirm whether you will need to complete this step.
To submit an application you must include the documents that are listed within the application form as required. Documents listed as optional do not have to be attached in order to submit the application. Follow the directions in the application form to upload your documents. At minimum, these documents are required:
• Resume. This should be up to date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.
• Letter of interest or cover letter. This is a description of your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. The letter should not exceed three (3) pages.
• Teaching Philosophy Statement
The statement should not exceed two (2) pages (single spaced)