Instructor of Humanities - Tenure Track -2015-2016- MJC - Modesto Junior College in Modesto California

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Modesto Junior College

Modesto, California 95358

United States


Detailed Job Description

Yosemite Community College District

Instructor of Humanities - Tenure Track -2015-2016- MJC

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track
Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other
Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2013-14 Salary Schedule – $48,546 to $97,233 per year, plus an annual $2,261 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $77,006.

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Required Quals Summary
Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in humanities OR the equivalent.
The District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. Applicants who desire consideration according to equivalency procedures must submit a completed Equivalency Form with their application. The form, policy, and procedures can be found at for more information on equivalencies contact the Human Resources office at 209/575-6901.
Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic back-grounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach a full range of lower division Humanities courses.
• Develop and utilize strategies to encourage students, who form a non-traditional, ethnically diverse student population, to succeed.
• Maintain an appropriate number of office hours per week, during which students can be advised about their course work and their program of studies.
• Devise methods to recruit and retain students for Humanities courses.
• Review, propose and modify curriculum for Humanities courses.
• Attend division, department, and general college meetings.
• Actively participate in a variety of district, college and division committees, including the Celebration of the Humanities Steering Committee.
• Teach evening, weekend and online classes.
• Participate in regular professional growth activities in order to remain current with developments in the discipline.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
• Recent experience teaching a variety of Humanities courses.
• Knowledge of diverse learning styles and pedagogical approaches that encourage student retention and success for students enrolled in a community college.
• Demonstrated affinity for, and expertise in, using technology for teaching and learning.
• Experience developing course and program level outcomes, as well as collecting, analyzing, and interpreting assessment data in order to improve teaching and learning.

Desirable Characteristics
• Demonstrated success in recruiting students for Humanities courses and programs.
• Dedication to the work of establishing and/or maintaining a spirit of cooperation between the college and a variety of community organizations, including public schools and universities.
• Experience teaching large lecture format classes and/or online classes.
• An affinity for academic and career advising of students.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate and challenge students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to operate effectively in an education environment that demands innovation and change in order to ensure student success.
• Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to conduct dynamic public presentations.

Special Instructions for this Posting
Selection Procedures:

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Online application materials must be submitted/certified no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee, which will select candidates to be interviewed. After interviews, a recommendation will be forwarded to the President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees.
Official offer of employment may be extended only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, Human Resources.
Federal law requires that the district employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.
A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.
YCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Keyword Phrases

  • Humanities
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 3/10/2015