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Faculty, History/Political Science

Job Description

Position

Faculty, History/Political Science

Department

History

Initial Screening Date

03/13/2023

Preferred Start Date

09/13/2023

Details

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track History/Political Science faculty member.
The History/Political Science Department at LTCC consistently offers over 20 sections annually and it provides key general education courses to all students pursuing a degree at LTCC. The department offers courses online, face-to-face, and in the Rising Scholars Program. The successful candidate will be qualified and willing to teach in each of these modalities, but primarily face-to-face.

It is the mission of the Lake Tahoe Community College History/Political Science department to serve foundational skills, degree seeking, transfer, and community students with an extensive curriculum in history and political science. The program is dedicated to helping students become independent, civically-minded, and active citizens in their local, state, and international communities. The department fosters the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as rigorous investigation, open-mindedness, collaboration, self-understanding, and respect for knowledge.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
After review, applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about March 28, 2023. Initial interviews will be conducted by a committee of campus constituents and are tentatively scheduled for April 13 & 14, 2023. Finalists will then be selected and invited to a secondary process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.

LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point during the recruitment process.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $59,939 to $77,626 annually for faculty who hold a masterís degree or equivalent, dependent upon teaching and work experience, or starting placement salary of $72,341 to $90,029 annually for faculty who hold a doctoral degree, dependent upon teaching and work experience. See the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement.

Benefits:
Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability. These benefits also include full coverage of a gold-level medical plan which, on average, covers 80% of healthcare expenses for a standard population. LTCC also matches 19.1% of an eligible employeeís salary and contributes it into a CalSTRS pension account for qualifying employees.

Work-Life Balance:
This position is a 177-day contract over fall, winter, and spring quarters. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. 10 days of sick leave accrue annually.

LTCCís Commitment to Diversity
Our ideal candidate will share and participate in LTCCís commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. Lake Tahoe Community College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the surrounding California and Nevada area.

Description

Definition:
The History/Political Science disciplines are part of the Society, Culture, and Education Meta Major at LTCC. Meta Majors are a key aspect of the Guided Pathways initiative at LTCC which includes improving student experience by designing clear degree pathways for students. As mentioned, the History/Political Science department serves all students at LTCC by providing courses in key general education (GE) areas, and courses within the LTCC transfer degree in Political Science.

Representative Duties:
  • Teach assigned courses in the History and Political Science curriculum. Courses may vary by modality: online, face-to-face, correspondence, and enhanced virtual education (EVE). There is a requirement of some course load to be face-to-face teaching.
  • The History/Political Science Department will include one full-time faculty member and several part-time faculty members. This position Ė as the full time faculty member Ė will serve as department lead by:
    1. Developing curriculum and maintaining a comprehensive instructional program in the History/Political Science department;
    2. Developing, maintaining, and assessing student learning outcomes for appropriate courses;
    3. Developing departmental budget and class schedules in collaboration with the instructional dean;
    4. Selecting textbooks; and
    5. Assisting with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
  • Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes for appropriate courses; participate in and potentially oversee the use of assessments for ongoing improvement.
  • Develop and revise curriculum and maintain a comprehensive instructional program in the History and Political Science department.
  • Serve as the campus-wide lead on Civic Engagement projects as assigned and prioritized by college leadership.
  • Build interest in and support the successful completion of the Political Science Transfer Degree.
  • Develop departmental budget and class schedules in collaboration with the instructional dean.
  • Select textbooks and/or Open Education Resources.
  • Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
  • Consult and collaborate with appropriate college faculty.

The successful candidate will have:
  • The ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies
  • Familiarity with characteristics of community college students
  • An understanding of small college environment
  • Interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process
  • An ability to work independently
  • An ability and desire to foster student civic engagement across campus

Minimum References Needed

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Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
As this position covers two areas of discipline, the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, requires that the successful candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy minimum qualifications for both History and Political Science.

Possess the degrees in one of the following options:
  • Masterís (or higher) in history AND a Bachelorís (or higher) in political science, government, or international relations;
  • Masterís (or higher) in political science AND a Bachelorís in history;
  • Masterís (or higher) in humanities, geography, area studies, womenís studies, social science, or ethnic studies AND a Masterís (or higher) in government or international relations AND a Bachelorís in history;
  • Masterís (or higher) in history AND a Masterís (or higher) in economics, public administration, sociology, or a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) AND a Bachelorís political science, government, or international relations;
  • Masterís (or higher) in social science or ethnic studies AND a Bachelorís in history AND a Bachelorís in political science, government, or international relations;
  • Masterís (or higher) in humanities, geography, area studies, or womenís studies AND a Masterís (or higher) in economics, public administration, sociology, or a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) AND a Bachelorís in history AND a Bachelorís political science, government, or international relations;
  • Or the equivalent.

NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach History and Political Science courses at the community college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

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