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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit online ALL of the six required items listed below, as well as additional required items listed below, if applicable. REQUIRED ITEMS
  1. Online application;
  2. Supplemental Questions-Assistant Professor, History (N.B. Applicants must answer EACH of the questions completely; references to c.v.’s, résumés, or other uploaded documents, even if included separately, are not sufficient, and will result in the application being considered “incomplete”);
  3. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing experience, education, publications and presentations (if any), and training related to the position;
  4. Letter of interest;
  5. Three References listed within the online application; AND
  6. Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from all institutions listed in the online application and/or in the c.v.
REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Foreign Degree Evaluation;
  • Equivalency Request; OPTIONAL ITEM
  • Syllabus for a World History course for which you were the instructor of record for. Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.
  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail: it is the applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Posting Details

    Posting Details (Default Section)

    Closing Date: 11/30/2017
    Open Until Filled No
    Classification Title History: Contract Instructor-College Credit
    Working Title Assistant Professor, History
    Recruitment Limits
    Location San Diego Mesa College
    Pay Information

    Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($5,697.94 – $7,677.65) per month based on the current AFTCOLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.

    Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made with-in the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

    Position Equivalent FTE:

    1.0

    Job Duration 10
    Position Number: 007824 & 002388
    FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
    Bargaining Unit AFT/College Faculty
    Range (na)
    Position Type Academic
    Department School of Social/Beh Sci and Multicul Studies
    The Position

    From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
    San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
    As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 53 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
    We are adding new faculty who, alongside our stellar current faculty, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
    Applications are now being accepted for two (2) positions of Assistant Professor, History, beginning Fall 2018 (August 15, 2018) at San Diego Mesa College. Interviews will tentatively occur between February 5 and February 9, 2018.

    Position 1:
    This position for a world history generalist, with an emphasis on comparative civilizations from the earliest historical periods to the start of the Modern Era, c. 9,000 BCE to 1500 CE, will have the following parameters: Offering the World History I/II Sequence, but having specialization in two or more geographic areas (Asia, Europe, Middle East), with expertise in two broad chronological eras, through 1500 CE. Primary responsibility will be offering World History I (HIST 100); secondary responsibilities in World History II (HIST 101), Western Civilization I (HIST 105), and Ancient Egypt (HIST 154). Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Introduction to Asian Civilizations (HIST120).

    Position 2:
    This position for a world history generalist, with an emphasis on comparative civilizations, 1500 CE to the present, will have the following parameters: Offering the World History I/II sequence, but having specialization in two or more geographic areas (Asia, Europe, Middle East) with expertise in two broad chronological eras, from the start of the modern era, 1500 CE, to the present. Primary responsibility will be offering World History II (HIST 101); secondary responsibilities in World History I (HIST 100), Western Civilization II (HIST 106), and The Modern Middle East (HIST 130). Depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates and the needs of the Department, other responsibilities may include teaching courses in Asian Civilizations in Modern Times (HIST 121).

    Major Responsibilities

    Each assignment will be for 15 class hours per week, and may include day, evening and Saturday classes. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental and college activities.

    Qualifications

    Master’s in history OR Bachelor’s in history AND Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science, or ethnic studies OR the equivalent.

    Desired Qualifications

    The successful candidates should demonstrate evidence of:
    • Historiographical and subject matter competency.
    • Completion of appropriate graduate level coursework in History.
    • Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning styles and teaching techniques.
    • Recent teaching experience in World History at the lower-division college level and the ability to fairly and effectively evaluate student performance.
    • Experience in the development and/or review of courses and curriculum.
    • Effective oral communication and writing ability.
    • Continued professional growth in History.
    • Experience with, or willingness to explore, innovative teaching methodologies.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
    • Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

    The following qualification is desired or preferred but not required:
    Ph.D. in History from a regionally accredited institution.

    Equivalency

    If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

    Foreign Degree:

    Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Licenses/Certificates/Credentials:
    Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    moderate

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit online ALL of the six required items listed below, as well as additional required items listed below, if applicable.

    REQUIRED ITEMS
    1. Online application;
    2. Supplemental Questions-Assistant Professor, History (N.B. Applicants must answer EACH of the questions completely; references to c.v.’s, résumés, or other uploaded documents, even if included separately, are not sufficient, and will result in the application being considered “incomplete”);
    3. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé emphasizing experience, education, publications and presentations (if any), and training related to the position;
    4. Letter of interest;
    5. Three References listed within the online application; AND
    6. Unofficial Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts from all institutions listed in the online application and/or in the c.v.
    REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE)
  • Foreign Degree Evaluation;
  • Equivalency Request;

    OPTIONAL ITEM
  • Syllabus for a World History course for which you were the instructor of record for.

    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

    Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail: it is the applicant’s responsibility to check their email frequently for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
  • Conditions of Employment:

    SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:

  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
  • Additional Information:

    Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

    Posting Number AC00631

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Letter of Interest (Refer to "Special Instructions" in Posting)
    2. Curriculum Vitae or Résumé
    3. Unofficial Transcript(s) (Graduate) from every institution listed in the online application
    4. Unofficial Transcript(s) (Undergraduate) from every institution listed in the online application
    Optional Documents
    1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)
    3. Syllabus

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Please list the Undergraduate Upper Division courses you have completed in History and related disciplines. Include: course title (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), units (specify if it is quarter units or semester units), and the dates of completion. Please identify any courses completed online with the notation (OL).

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please list the Graduate courses you have completed in History and related disciplines. Include: course title (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), units (specify if it is quarter units or semester units), and dates of completion. Please identify any courses completed online with the notation (OL).

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Please list the courses you have taught in any areas of World History and Western Civilization and related disciplines (e.g., women’s studies, Asian Studies). Include: course titles (annotate, if the course title is not sufficiently descriptive of the course content), levels (i.e., lower-division, upper-division, or graduate), and the dates taught. Please identify any courses taught online with the notation (OL), and any courses taught as hybrids with the notation (HB).

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Please describe your approach to teaching, and any specific teaching methods that you have utilized in your World History and Western Civilization courses.

      (Open Ended Question)

    9. * Please indicate and describe any courses in World History and/or Western Civilization you have developed or are prepared and willing to develop at the lower-division level on any topic, period, or area, and the processes that you would use (and/or have used) in developing curriculum.

      (Open Ended Question)

    10. * If you have completed a Master's thesis, please provide the title, the date of the degree, and a brief abstract. If you have completed or are in the process of completing a doctoral dissertation, please provide the title, the date or anticipated date of the degree, and a brief abstract.

      (Open Ended Question)

    11. * Please indicate any experience in making a non-teaching contribution to a college/university and/or how you intend to make a non-teaching contribution to the community college, including participation in college committees, and how you will provide professional service related to your discipline.

      (Open Ended Question)

    12. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)