Instructor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Initial Review Date: 01/22/24*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position Instructor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, De Anza College.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
• Communication and expression
• Information literacy
• Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
• Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
• Critical thinking
The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at De Anza College is part of the Intercultural/International Studies (IIS) Division. The IIS Division includes Ethnic Studies (African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, including Pacific Islander Studies), Intercultural Studies, International/Global Studies, and World Languages.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE
Teach a full-time assignment in Women's Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies courses using student-centered pedagogies. Assignments may include day, evening or weekend courses. The assignments will include in-person courses, as well as online and hybrid courses that meet synchronously and asynchronously.
Instructors will foster an inclusive, respectful and active community of learners that critically explores and investigates a problem-posing approach. The range of possible courses include: WMST 1: Introduction to Women's Studies, WMST 8: Women of Color in the US, WMST22: Asian American Pacific Islander Women (cross listed with ASAM), WMST24: Women and Gender in Global Perspective, WMST25: Black Feminism (cross listed with AFAM), WMST26: La Mujer (cross listed with CHLX), ICS26: Intro to LGBT+ Studies, WMST27: Women and Gendered Violence, WMST29: Masculinities in US Culture and Society, WMST31: Women and Popular Culture. Instructors will engage in emancipatory pedagogies that make connections between the classroom, our Campus, and society at large.
Standard duties expected of the position include: assist in coordination of departmental course offerings/schedule, cultivate collegiality among department faculty, development, revision, and evaluation of curricula, complete Student Learning Outcome Assessment Cycles (SLOAC's), contribute to department program review, maintain scheduled office hours, engage in collaborative participation in department and division meetings, collaborate with other departments to enhance the visibility and impact of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, engage in community outreach, advocacy, and networking to promote the department and its mission, pursue professional growth activities (particularly those focused on supporting student learning and success), and perform other duties consistent with the role of an instructor and member of a college community. Instructors participate in campus extracurricular student support and success activities, and serve on college-wide and district committees.
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Master's in Women's Studies OR the equivalent OR see Interdisciplinary Studies.
We encourage individuals to apply for the position even if they do not meet all the preferred qualifications below.
• Upper-division or graduate level courses in Gender or Sexuality Studies.
• Experience teaching students with diverse linguistic, academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; with diverse physical and learning abilities; and with diverse sexual orientations; using a repertoire of pedagogical strategies that effectively fosters student learning and success.
• Understanding of community college student population and mission.
• Experience or training using different modalities (in-person, asynchronously online, hybrid) to teach.
• Commitment to multicultural, multiracial/multiethnic, and intercultural education, community engagement, and intercultural alliance building.
• Knowledge of curriculum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
• Interest in and commitment to working with learning communities such as Pride Learning Community, Umoja, Puente, First Year Experience, or others.
• Experience with service learning or civic engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.
• Strong commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team to advance educational equity (e.g. adoption of open educational resources, retention strategies, tutoring/mentoring opportunities) and the missions of the Division and of the
• College to promote a civic capacity for global, cultural, social, and environmental justice.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Commitment to building WGSS program in collaboration with colleagues in the division.
• Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
• Vision sufficient to read various materials.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
• Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
• Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
• A District on-line application to be completed at http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/ *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet. http://hr.fhda.edu/_downloads/Equivalency.pdf
Applicants will be REQUIRED to submit transcripts for salary placement purposes. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant's expense.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
HIRING RANGE: $71,934.90 - $133,543.60 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.
For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2024
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.
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