SOCIAL SCIENCES
Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, CA

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The Social Sciences Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is accepting applications for a pool of qualified candidates with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Teaching assignments may be temporary, part-time and/or on-call and may be immediate or as needed (as specified in Education Code Section 87482.5). DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION The Social Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College includes the disciplines of Economics, History, and Political Science. The Department has eleven full-time and numerous adjunct faculty teaching on two campuses and several off-campus locations. The Department prides itself on academic excellence and makes every effort to accommodate a diverse student body. Beyond the core university transferable courses, the Department?s curriculum consists of courses on the Global Economy, International Relations, Women?s History, the History of Mexico, African-American History, and Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Culture. Our Department serves roughly 3,000 students each semester. In addition to maintaining high standards in the classroom, the Department also participates in and sponsors a number of community events such as local political debates, film festivals, the Arts and Lectures series, and Model Arab League. All of our classrooms have media equipment, and most are wired for complete web access. Social Science faculty and students have two libraries available to them. Each library has innumerable print, digital, and media resources. The Department?s primary focus is to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills through the study of Economics, History, and Political Science. ADJUNCT POOL DESCRIPTION We are accepting applications for instructors for inclusion in a pool who have the ability to teach in one or more of the following areas (there are no anticipated needs for 2012/13):
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
Assignments could involve full or partial assignment at any of the District's sites or off-campus locations, and could involve any combination of day or evening classes, with office hours being mandatory. Adjunct faculty are responsible for maintaining currency in their field(s) of expertise. All faculty are encouraged to participate in updating existing courses (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in departmental activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college. QUALIFICATIONS Required for Economics: Master's Degree in Economics; OR Bachelor's Degree in Economics AND Master's degree in Business, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Education, Finance or Political Science; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Economics. Preferred: Master's Degree in Economics. Required for History: Master's Degree in History; OR Bachelor's Degree in History AND Master's degree in Political Science, Humanities, Geography, Area Studies; Women's Studies, Social Science or any ethnic studies; OR the equivalent; OR possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in History. Preferred: Master's Degree in History. Required for Political Science: Masters Degree in Political Science, Government, or International Relations; OR Bachelors degree in any of the previous areas listed AND Masters Degree in Economics, History, Public Administration, Social Science, Sociology, any ethnic studies, JD, or LL.B.; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Government (Theory and Practice, Local and International). Preferred: Master's Degree in Political Science. Required for all areas: Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above , you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application. APPLICATION PROCEDURES In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
  • A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  • A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the pool, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the 'Adjunct Pool Description' section of this announcement. Please specify which area(s) you are interested in being considered for.
  • Current Resume.
  • Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring ). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  • If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides). PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.) COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    • Starting Hourly Rate : Please see our hourly salary schedules online at www.santarosa.edu/hr/pages/salary.html or contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    • For Unit A (AFA) Faculty, salary placement may be based on academic background, vocational experience, and teaching experience depending on discipline and as documented in application materials. Initial Step placement will be a Step 1 pending evaluation of experience as outlined in Article 27 of the AFA Contract.
    • Sick Leave Accrual : Adjunct faculty members accrue sick leave on a pro-rated basis.
    Campus Security Policy and Campus
    Crime Statistics Act
    (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)
    Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to http://www.santarosa.edu/police. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

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