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The Political Science department at Contra Costa College is seeking adjunct faculty/part-time instructor(s) to teach introductory political science courses. The assignment will include teaching an American Politics course but may also include any of the political science classes listed in the Contra Costa 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Catalog, as well as the Catalog Addendum.
We value diversity and are particularly interested in hiring instructors who have had experience teaching state politics and/or local politics at either a two or four-year college. This position may also include teaching early morning, evening, and/or intensive summer session hours.
Instructors duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines
• Preparing lecture, assignments and exams
• Grading class assignments and exams and informing students of their academic progress
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies
• Adhering to appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
• Submitting attendance and scholastic records punctually according to established deadlines
• Participating in department meetings, activities and program planning/department improvement initiatives
Dr. Vanna Gonzales, Political Science Department Chair
Phone: (510) 215-4943
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.
Master’s in political science, government, or international relations
Bachelor’s in any of the above
Master’s in economics, history, public administration,
social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, JD or
OR the equivalent. (If you do not possess the listed degrees, you must complete the equivalency form provided in the online application.)
• Community college or four-year college teaching experience in political science
• Experience and interest in teaching introductory politics classes, particularly American Politics (focus on state and local politics) AND preferably either International Relations or Comparative Politics (focus on Latin America; East Asia; or Africa)
• Experience and interest in working with a diverse student population
• Preferably flexible schedule and interest in teaching one or more early morning/late evening courses and/or intensive short courses for summer and/or winter session
• Preferably, experience and/or interest in working with students in student club(s) related to political advocacy, law, and/or community organizing
• Preferably, experience in public administration, elected office, and/or political advocacy
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
About the DistrictThe mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable studen...t success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges. As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 35,000 students a term, in fall 2014 the demographic make-up of the students was 11% Black/African American; 16% Asian/Pacific Islander; 30% Hispanic/Latino; 31% White/Caucasian; and 13% Other. The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse. Contra Costa CollegeContra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 59 years. Most of the 8,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment. Diablo Valley CollegeDVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley. Los Medanos CollegeLos Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.