Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) – Ethnic Studies (Native American focus)

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San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty member in Ethnic Studies with a Native American Studies focus. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

College Description

San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”
San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Chicanx/Latinx and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 25,000 students primarily in the California Central Valley.  The student population is as follows by ethnicity: Latinx (48.36%), Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander (20.57%), White (16.31%), Black/African American (7.63%), American Indian (0.29%), two or more races (5.43%) and unknown (1.41%).  Further student demographic data (including disaggregated data) can be found at this link:
San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe haven for international, immigrant, undocumented, AB540 eligible, formerly and currently incarcerated, veteran, re-entry, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.

Job Description 

Under the general supervision of the assigned TrAC Dean, the Professor will teach classes in Ethnic Studies.  The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations; the candidate will also show knowledge and understanding of how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally responsive practices in the community college setting.

Roles & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct and organize classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines.
  • Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
  • Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
  • Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
  • Select textbooks, audiovisual, and other instructional materials that support the learning environment and are reflective of the college’s mission of equity-minded education.
  • Maintain currency in your field.
  • Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress, and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
  • Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
  • Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Delta Community College District policies and procedures.
  • Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
  • Maintain office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
  • Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
  • Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with the college to promote student equity and success.
  • Provide guidance and direction to Readers, as needed.
  • Perform other necessary duties as specified in the faculty contract and outlined in Board Policy.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must meet the minimum educational qualifications set forth by the District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
  • Master’s in the ethnic studies field, OR
  • A master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies, OR
  • the equivalent*
*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to race, ethnicity, color, religious creed, sex, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal legal system, or any other basis prohibited by law.
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student abilities, learning styles, cultures, and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings, including but not limited to online, dual enrollment, and large lectures.  A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials, including lectures and labs for multiple modalities.  (If appropriate for the academic discipline.)
  • Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment such as multimedia hardware, current applications, learning management systems, and online instructional strategies.  (If appropriate for the academic discipline.)
  • Specialized expertise and training in Native American Studies.
  • Applicants without all of the desired qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

  • Salary rates listed reflect the 2023/2024 academic year.
  • Maximum starting salary is $117,978 Annually.
  • All faculty positions are on a 10-month calendar.
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 69,218
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 129,151
External Closing Date: May 24, 2023
Please review your application and documents for completeness BEFORE submitting your application. Once your application is submitted, revisions after submission will NOT be considered.


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Stockton, CA, USA

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