Green River College seeks an Instructor of American Minority and Ethnic Studies to teach freshman and sophomore level courses, including AMES 100: Introduction to American Minority and Ethnic Studies and AMES 103: Intersections of Race, Class and Gender.  The successful candidate will develop curriculum and create new courses in the discipline.  Given the diversity of our student population, we encourage applicants who can adapt instructional methods to a wide range of student backgrounds and interests.  We seek an instructor who embraces the community and technical college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

Position Responsibilities

  • Teach American Minority and Ethnic Studies courses on the main campus in Auburn and, if needed, at branch campuses in Kent and Enumclaw.
  • Create new curriculum and courses in the discipline.
  • Advise students, serve on committees and perform other duties as outlined in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement.
  • Participate in college and division professional activities.
  • Maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships within the Social Science Division and the Green River College campus community.



  • Master’s Degree in American Ethnic/Minority Studies, Multicultural Studies, or closely related Social Science discipline (i.e. Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Successful experience teaching AMES courses, including introductory classes at the college level
  • Expertise in one or more ethnic or minority American cultures
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities


  • PhD in American Ethnic/Minority Studies, Multicultural Studies, or closely related Social Science discipline (i.e. Anthropology, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Two years’ experience (part-time or full-time) successfully teaching AMES courses at the college level
  • Demonstrated ability to relate concepts of the discipline (discrimination, racism, for example) to students’ lives
  • Awareness of the community college mission and ability to reflect that mission in the classroom
  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse levels of academic preparedness, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities
  • Ability to foster an effective and inclusive learning environment in a college course
  • Ability to evaluate students effectively in a college course
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in online teaching and other distance learning methods


  • Cover letter specifically and clearly addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Copies of transcripts documenting all undergraduate and graduate degrees and all relevant coursework (originals required upon hire)
  • Supplemental diversity-equity-inclusion question in a maximum of 300 words:  How do you believe you would contribute to Green River’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

To Apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greenriveredu/jobs/2025289



About Green River College

Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students who are speakers of English as a second language and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.

Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, ability/disability, religion, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.