East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is seeking applicants for a full time limited position in Political Science (10-month annual contract). The assignment may include teaching at off-campus centers and/or evening and weekend classes starting in Fall 2018.


The assignment requires teaching at the main college campus and the Southgate Educational Center. The teaching load is 15 hours per week plus regular office hours and participation in department and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities. The department offers a full range of courses beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. Some evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required. Faculty must be available to teach anytime within those hours. In addition but not limited to:

  • Teach introductory Political Science. Participate in the evaluation, revision and development of the curriculum;
  • Participate in the development of resources, materials, and strategies, including using multimedia technology, to teach students in a multicultural environment;
  • Participate in campus and department activities;
  • Fulfill Professional development activities according to institutional guidelines.


Master’s in political science, government, public administration, or international relations;


Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in economics, history, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD, or LL.B;

OR the equivalent.


  • Evidence of successful classroom experience at the community college or university level;
  • Possess an excellent academic record that indicates a strong background in Political Science and related fields;
  • Exhibit and express a commitment to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in Political Science;
  • Experience teaching introductory courses in Political Science;
  • Demonstrated experience teaching community college students;
  • Ability and willingness to teach a wide variety of classes as schedules, students’ interests and institutional commitments require;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff members.
  • Experience designing and teaching curricula that incorporate best practices and are responsive to the needs and interests of underprepared and/or historically underrepresented students;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with first-generation college students using multi-modal approaches and student-centered pedagogy, including involvement with first year experience programs;
  • Experience with or a willingness to develop and teach courses online or using other distance-learning methodologies;
  • Experience in the development, assessment, and evaluation of student learning outcomes;
  • Willingness to participate actively in departmental committees and projects as well as college-wide committee work and collegial governance;
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment;
  • Ability to contribute to the overall mission of the college.


Under the AFT Agreement, the salaries for entry-level positions, which include long-term substitutes, range from $55,760 to$86,820. The Los Angeles Community College District provides fringe benefits including a choice of dental and medical plans, voluntary life insurance, income protection insurance and vision care. Optional teaching assignments may include winter and summer intersessions. In addition to the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), employees have the option to participate in a 403b plan.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. The application address is https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccdApplication materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail.