Political Science Instructor (PT) Job at Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA

  • Solano Community College
  • Fairfield, CA

Job Description

Salary: $66.18 - $80.28 Hourly

Location : Fairfield, CA

Job Type: Adjunct Faculty

Job Number: ADJ-POLS-23

Department: School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Opening Date: 02/08/2023

Closing Date: Continuous


Welcome Statement:

Solano Community College values the diversity of our community and is committed to honoring and empowering all of our students. We are seeking highly-motivated applicants who excel in their chosen fields and are committed to working with the students from our communities. We invite student-oriented applicants who provide culturally responsive teaching, use a strength-based approach centered on students and are committed to continuous improvement of instructional effectiveness.

Solano Community College District is a single college district that serves one of the most ethnically and racially diverse counties in California. Located on the ancestral lands of the Patwin people, Solano Community College's Fairfield campus is in the heart of Suisun Valley midway between San Francisco and Sacramento. We also serve students at two centers in Vallejo and Vacaville, at Travis Air Force Base, and at three correctional facilities. Our many innovative programs are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, including a brand-new library and learning center.

Students who attend Solano Community College are dedicated, persistent, and remarkable individuals who deserve the best opportunities a community college can provide. Our students come from both urban and rural backgrounds, from the military, and other diverse backgrounds. We serve students who represent the following cultures: Asian American, Black/African American, Filipino/a/x, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Pacific Islanders, and, White Non-Hispanic. We seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population and who have an unwavering commitment to equity, especially the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion.

Solano Community College is committed to applying promising practices in support of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA). We are cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

We invite you to join us on our journey to provide equitable and anti-racist education honoring and empowering the students of Solano Community College.

Solano Community College District and Our Vision for Social Justice:

Our Vision for Social Justice at Solano Community College includes increasing our community's knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and to apply these principles in our work to honor and empower our students equitably. Solano College commits to institutional change to address systematic racism and to address opportunity gaps that persist at our College.

Our focus is to increase the number of Latinx, BIPOC, and Indigenous/Native American students who complete a degree, certificate, and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. We are also committed to equity in all forms, including support for our LGBTQIA community. Current efforts toward equity include the Puente Project, Students Overcoming Adversity and Recidivism (SOAR), DREAMER support and resources, the Foster Youth Initiative, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), and our Veterans Center. Additional efforts include professional support such as Teaching for Equity (T4E), Managers for Equity (M4E), and the Student Equity and Success Council.

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Description of Position:

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach courses in Political Science. Solano Community College seeks candidates who are community-engaged scholars committed to anti-racist, decolonial, and social justice pedagogy relevant to current and structural issues. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is a "pool" position, meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a "pool" of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Solano Community College. The advantage of "pool" positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. The district may cancel classes or change instructors as enrollment needs are determined. This part-time Political Science instructor will teach a variety of Political Science courses, as assigned, on topics such as American Government, Constitutional Rights, the American Legal System, Political Philosophy and International and Comparative Politics for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

  • To be considered for this position, all complete applications and supporting materials must be received by the application deadline.
  • Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important that the application be thorough and detailed.
  • Reference checks for the finalists will be conducted.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification until the selection of the candidate has been completed.
  • The College may re-advertise or delay filling a position.
  • Oral interviews will be conducted to include a teaching demonstration.
  • Travel costs related to the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
Paid office hours are available to adjunct faculty in fall and spring semesters.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a Master's degree in Political Science, government, or international relations OR

A bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in economics, public administration, social science, sociology, ethnic studies, J.D. or L.L.B., OR the equivalent OR

Possess a valid California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service in the discipline (please note that issuance of CC Credentials was discontinued in July of 1990; they are no longer available);

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of submitting your application. Equivalency is defined as possessing the general education for the degree and the major coursework for the degree. The equivalency request form shall be included in the application.

All degrees must be from accredited institutions.

If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must request an equivalency review and submit conclusive supporting documents at the time of application. Equivalency is defined as possessing the general education for the degree and the major coursework for the degree. The equivalency request form is included in the application.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of teaching; multiple teaching methods which include critical thinking and problem solving strategies; and college academic requirements and standards
  • Sensitivity to students from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, (including those with disabilities, who have wide ranges of abilities).
  • Candidates must possess a commitment to encourage learning and an enthusiastic attitude toward teaching and student learning

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Job Tags

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