The History Department offers courses on campus and online across 11 campuses, and also offers dual enrollment college credit courses for area high school students. The department's course offerings include United States History, Texas History, Mexican-American History, Western Civilization, U.S. History with an African-American Emphasis, and world Civilization - but its bread and butter is U.S. History I and II. The Department believes in challenging but accessible course offerings along with learning through extensive reading and writing assignments. The History Department sponsors an annual Fall symposium with invited guest speakers, and works collaboratively with the African-American Cultural Center, El Centro (the Latino/Latin American Studies Center), CPPPS (the Center for Public Policy and Political Studies), and the Peace and Conflict Studies Center.
Responsible for preparing and delivering History coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures.
Principal Responsibilities and Duties
Prepare and teach courses in the field of History to a diverse and multicultural student population based on the department's approved course learning outcomes, utilizing a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of community college students and the standards of the discipline.
Participate actively in departmental responsibilities and departmental governance, including curriculum review and revision, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes at the course and program level, and other departmental activities.
Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback reflecting program learning outcomes and departmental expectations.
Serve as a mentor to students in the History program.
Provide teaching and mentoring services to students in a manner which does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected categories.
Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
Support division and department goals through active and collegial engagement in decision-making and unit-level planning.
Serve on college-wide and departmental committees, councils, work groups, and task forces.
Perform other related tasks as assigned by the department chair, dean, and/or associate vice president, vice president, executive vice president.
Qualities of a Successful Candidate
Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Dynamic, non-traditional instructional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Appropriate and up-to-date knowledge of the discipline and subject matter.
Experience using technology as an instructional aide where appropriate to enhance learning.
Documented experience with active and applied teaching and learning methodologies.
Commitment to the comprehensive mission of Austin Community College and to the principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
Ability to communicate effectively with students with a wide range of skills and backgrounds.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with varied and diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration.
Strength in communication media, both verbal and written, as well as listening.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to maintain an established schedule, including evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations that may vary by semester.
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of student information.
Understanding of what it means to teach in a community college environment that serves often under prepared and underrepresented students.
Understanding of systems of inequality and recognition of the role of community college faculty in promoting equity, equality, and inclusion.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically under-served and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, political affiliation or other protected categories.
In accordance with Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements
Master's degree in History or American Civilization (with cross-listed courses in history); OR
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours in history.
SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline.
Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our mission statement. We seek to ensure student success and community development by providing affordable access to higher education and workforce training, through traditional and distance learning modes, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff that:
Reflect the multicultural diversity of our community.
Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
Are attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
Care about student success for all students regardless of race and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
Welcome diversity and model respectful interaction with others.
Engage with the community both within and outside of ACC.
Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC's designation... as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2019, ACC's students were 42% White, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.
ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will share ACC's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and returning students who have been historically underserved.
The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the use of curriculum that is responsive to the students it serves. Such curriculum includes use of pedagogical techniques that draw on a wide range of high impact and effective practices as well as varying culturally-relevant illustrations and approaches.