Campus: Foothill College Posting #: 19-088 Close/Initial Review Date: 4/13/20
*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 of Instructor, Anthropology, Foothill 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE: The primary responsibility of an Anthropology Instructor is to teach a variety of college-level courses that fulfill either general education requirements, or an Associate of Arts degree in Anthropology. The Anthropology Instructor provides classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines of record, while using comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Standard duties expected of all faculty include facilitating quality learning, development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to serve on District and College committees, and participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 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. 2. Master's degree in anthropology or archaeology OR Bachelor's in either anthropology or archaeology AND Master's in sociology, biological sciences, forensic sciences, genetics or paleontology OR the equivalent.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Specialization in the form of academic preparation and/or professional experience in one or more of the following: Cultural and/or Applied Anthropology or Physical/Biological Anthropology. 2. Experience, knowledge, ability and enthusiasm to teach a broad repertoire of lower division transfer courses in multiple fields of anthropology. 3. Experience and/or strong interest in teaching lower-division Global Studies courses. 4. Successful experience teaching students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds at the community college level. 5. Experience teaching anthropology courses online. 6. Ability to use various teaching methods that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress. 7. Initiative and ability to develop courses, degrees and certificate programs. 8. Commitment to the mission of the community college and its philosophy of education. 9. Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Environment: 1. Indoor, office environment.
Physical Abilities: (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations) 1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information. 2. Vision sufficient to read various materials. 3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position. 4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time. 5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching. 6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
APPLICATION PACKET: 1. 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. 2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. 3. 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
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: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.
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.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year
STARTING DATE: Fall 2020
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: Employment Services Foothill-De Anza Community College District 12345 El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022 (650) 949-6217 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://hr.fhda.edu/
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.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.