Political Science Instructor (Part-Time Faculty Pool)

Ohlone College

Position description

Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Position Description
Ohlone College is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for temporary part-time teaching assignments. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses and may be in-person, online or hybrid. 

Part-time faculty job postings are continuous recruitments used to create applicant pools to fill part-time temporary teaching assignments on an as-needed basis. Academic Divisions/Departments will refer to the pool of applications on file as need arises. Applications are accepted year-round and will remain in the pool for two years. 

You will be contacted by the hiring manager should the Academic Division/Department be interested in scheduling an interview.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach Political Science in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
  2. Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes, and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
  3. Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
  4. Create an equity-based and welcoming classroom environment. 
  5. Perform duties described in Board policy, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contact, the Faculty Handbook, and as assigned at the Fremont Campus and Newark Center, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations. 

Minimum Qualifications
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, and any ethnic studies, Juris
Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.);
the equivalent;
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests;
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.

For additional information on minimum qualification requirements, please visit: https://www.cccco.edu/About-Us/Chancellors-Office/Divisions/Educational-Services-and-Support/What-we-do/Educational-Programs-and-Professional-Development/Minimum-Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Teaching experience at the community college level desired but not required.
  2. Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
  3. Experience creating socially conscious syllabi, equitable classroom materials and inclusive pedagogical practices to promote an inclusive environment.
  4. Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
  5. Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
  6. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  7. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

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