Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in History commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of History. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities; assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of History.
The History Department shares OCC’s commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC’s devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC’s students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, fewer than 1% are Native American, 31% are White, and 6% identify as multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like “Digital Accessibility”, “Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves” and “Taking a skills-based approach to teaching college students” and new faculty also receive training monthly as a cohort in the New Faculty Academy. Student-centered activities that support OCC’s mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic-serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized and/or disenfranchised students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
The Social & Behavioral Sciences Division supports the Mission of Orange Coast College by providing opportunities to our students to delve into humanistic study; to help better understand humankind in its societal and behavioral context. In an age of rapid change, this division at OCC attempts to prepare its students with content and theories of the social, cultural, and other life-conditions that make change likely, unlikely, predictable, or inevitable. The Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences values the study of a broad range of disciplines such as Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Global Studies, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. All of these disciplines combine to provide glimpses into human beings with all their diversity and uniqueness.
Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Provide instruction in History in accordance with established course outlines. Teach a variety of lower division courses including, but not limited to, History of the United States Since 1876, California History, World Regional History, and Western Civilization.
- Provide leadership in the development and revision of the History curriculum.
- Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.
- Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
- Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
- Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.
- Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.
Qualifications and Physical Demands
- Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):
- Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution in History; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in History AND a Master’s degree in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science or ethnic studies;
- Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.
- Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
- Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.
- Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.
- A minimum of two years of recent experience teaching history at the community college level.
- Demonstrated ability to engage students in the discipline of history and in reading, writing, and thinking critically about history.
- Experience designing instructional strategies that contribute to success for students of diverse backgrounds and academic preparation.
- Experience using appropriate instructional technologies in classroom-based and online history courses.
- Experience teaching large lecture classes.
- Experience designing curriculum and developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
- Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.
- Demonstrated participation in professional activities.
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Conditions of Employment
For a full-time, two-semester position a maximum starting range of $52,394 to $89,326 is offered, based on the 2018-2019 salary schedule of $52,394 to $124,911. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,056 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.
- Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
- The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )
- The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Application materials must be electronically submitted online at http://www.cccd.edu/employment. Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.