FT/Tenure Track Instructor-Earth Science Biological Anthropology
Santa Monica College
Salary: $65,901.00 - $137,311.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time Faculty
Job Number: 00244
Location: CA 90405, CA
Closing: 2/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.
To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.
We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
Job Duties • Teach transfer-level lecture and laboratory courses in biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, primatology, and forensic anthropology to students who have goals of an Associate degree, university transfer, career certificate, or life-long learning.
• Teach a combination of on-ground/hybrid classes and distance education anthropology classes.
• Act as faculty advisor for the Anthropology Club.
• Contribute to the Earth Science Department Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Certificate program.
• Participate in developing, evaluating, and coordinating curriculum and pedagogy practices that integrate critical thinking skills.
• Collaborate with fellow Earth Science faculty members to design, evaluate, and implement course materials and classroom assessment strategies that enhance student success and persistence toward academic/career goals.
• Collaborate with Earth Science faculty on program review reports.
• Maintain office hours during each semester of teaching classes.
• Serve on faculty hiring and evaluation committees.
• Engage in participatory governance processes and activities and serve on Academic Senate and/or Faculty Association committees.
• Actively participate in relevant professional development opportunities on and off campus.
• Willingness to use evidence-based (science) instructional practices.
Minimum Qualifications Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a Full-Time Faculty/Tenure Track Instructor-Biological Anthropology faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, which can be found on the California Chancellor's Office website at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cccco.edu%2F-%2Fmedia%2FCCCCO-Website%2FAbout-Us%2FDivisions%2FEducational-Services-and-Support%2FAcademic-Affairs%2FWhat-we-do%2FCurriculum-and-Instruction-Unit%2FMinimum-Qualifications%2Fupdated_cccco_2020_report_min_qualifications-a11y.pdf%3Fla%3Den%26hash%3D976FF09D36A5141E9710046EFF9CEC13F5AC80E7&data=05%7C01%7CHALLBAKER_TRESHAWN%40smc.edu%7Ca0790c54bea645eb93e908dac29de574%7Cbe95da8a67ab4574a292eeb9e5694a69%7C0%7C0%7C638036280666939691%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=QUqlHrx9XFSmq0s05Z7z2i4oJMdCt6ItF2kO96Z%2BFgc%3D&reserved=0 Your application should clearly show how you meet each of these qualifications:Master's in anthropology or archaeology OR Bachelor's in either of the above AND Master's in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics or paleontology OR the equivalent Evidence of a working knowledge of equity practices in the classroom; the ability to effectively teach in a college classroom with a student population consisting of a diverse range of academic backgrounds, socio-economic status, cultural backgrounds, racial and ethnic identities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.
*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. degree in biological anthropology. College-level teaching experience as the professor of record in biological anthropology lecture and laboratory courses. Active participation in professional activities and organizations outside of the classroom. Recent participation in professional development programs or post-graduate degree programs designed to enhance pedagogical effectiveness and extra-curricular support for students preparing to enter STEM higher-education classrooms and laboratories. Knowledge of current advances and practices in biological anthropology research and experience applying them in college-level classes, utilizing a variety of teaching methods, including interactive methods, and developing laboratory experiments.
Full-Time Faculty Application Requirements
A standard application consists of the following:
• Online District Application • Cover Letter • Resume • Transcript • Two (2) Confidential Letters of Recommendation
Additional, job-specific items may be required. Please refer to the job posting for specific details. PLEASE NOTE: THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS REQUESTING CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ARE NOT GENERATED UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE. YOU MUST FINISH YOUR APPLICATION AND CLICK SUBMIT FOR THE E-MAILS TO GO OUT. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS TO RECEIVE THE REQUEST AND SUBMIT THE LETTERS PRIOR TO THE RECRUITMENT DEADLINE. ALSO, THE LINKS IN THE E-MAILS TO YOUR REFERENCE WRITERS WILL NOT WORK IF THEY ARE TRYING TO SEND THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. IF THIS IS THE CASE, PLEASE HAVE YOUR REFERENCE WRITER SUBMIT THEIR LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE SANTA MONICA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT [email protected]. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.
Starting salaries for Full-Time Faculty are based on a combination of experience (step) and educational (group) achievement. Initial placement is within the starting salary range and a minimum of step 5 within the applicable group. Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.
This advertised salary range is based on the contracted regular semesters (Fall and Spring). Intersessions (Winter and/or Summer), additional teaching load, and/or substitute teaching may result in increased earning potential.
Diversity Statement Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom; and a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation. Equity StatementSanta Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity and inclusion. Equity, diversity and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment. Equal Employment Opportunity Disclosure The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3420 (Equal Employment Opportunity) may be accessed at: https://www.smc.edu/administration/governance/board-of-trustees/documents/board-policy-manual/board-policies/chapter-3-general-institution/BP-3420-EEO.pdf https://get.adobe.com/reader/ https://get.adobe.com/reader/
The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smc.edu%2Fadministration%2Fhuman-resources%2Fdocuments%2Femployment%2Fequivalency-statement-for-application.pdf&data=05%7C01%7CNOGUERA_DAWN%40smc.edu%7C0c4c3110ec7b43b09ef608dad968a3b2%7Cbe95da8a67ab4574a292eeb9e5694a69%7C0%7C0%7C638061340695900085%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=JHdbf7fLIp9%2FO1fnHByFiuDD1AA3519OGGM2e8rLq24%3D&reserved=0
Conditions of Employment
Appointment is subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.
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