Ethnic Studies Adjunct Instructor (TEMPORARY)

Posting Number: F01005

Location: Diablo Valley College


Description of Position:

Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors close the equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks adjunct instructors in Ethnic Studies to start in August 2023.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of community college students.

The successful applicant will be well qualified to teach introductory courses in Ethnic Studies in one or more of the following: Native American/Indigenous Studies & Decolonization, Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Black/African American Studies. We are specifically seeking candidates who have the expertise and enthusiasm to lead the development of our new Ethnic Studies department. We seek candidates who are community-engaged scholars committed to anti-racist, decolonial and social justice pedagogy that addresses structural racism and state violence domestically and globally.


Obed Vazquez
email: ovazquez@dvc.edu

Position Status: Non-Tenure Track

EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff

Employee Group: Part-Time Faculty

Department: D4500-Social Science

Duties and Responsibilities:

Adjunct Faculty duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;
2. creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
3. evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grades student work;
4. meeting with students outside of class;
5. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
6. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
7. fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member;
8. maintaining accurate academic records;
9. performing other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:

Understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and faculty.

Master’s or PhD in the Ethnic Studies field
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
the equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:

Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.

Job Open Date: 06/14/2023

Job Close Date: 8/31/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Employment Begins: Fall 2023

# of Months: 4 months

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/4512785

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