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History Faculty - Tenure Track

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Job Description

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: History

Months worked out of the year: 10 months

FTE: 1.00

Starting Salary Range:
$60,032 (Class I, Step 6) - $91,169 (VII, Step 10) Annually
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2023

Job Description

Grossmont College seeks academic professionals who are dedicated to equitable and superior student success outcomes for all students. We are looking for candidates who will demonstrate a history and willingness to continue to learn about varied, relevant teaching and learning practices, assessment strategies, and educationally sound supports that will sustain a diverse and changing student body and college service area.

We seek colleagues who create positive, engaging learning and development environments in class and throughout the college that challenge and support students to aspire to, and achieve, their full potential.


Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District. Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, online assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population.

Grossmont College is an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and we are looking for individuals who have experience working with programs integral to our department's equity efforts, ongoing support and involvement in programs such as: Puente program, Umoja, First Year Experience, other interdisciplinary-linked courses, and continued development of Area F (Ethnic Studies General Education requirement) history courses as needed by the department and college. In addition to the classroom responsibilities, evaluation of students, curriculum, student advising, and professional development, and additional responsibilities as outlined in the full-time instructor job description. F.AFT - INSTRUCTOR FULL TIME.pdf (gcccd.edu)


Master's in history; OR Bachelor's in history AND Master's in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women's studies, area studies, women's studies, social science, or ethnic studies; OR The equivalent.

If you are applying based on "the equivalent", you will need to complete an Equivalency Determination Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application procedures.

Click on the link for EQUIVALENCY INSTRUCTIONS and the EQUIVALENCY DETERMINATION FORM. https://www.gcccd.edu/human-resources/employment/hiring-process/faculty-equivalency.php

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Academic preparation for or successful experience in teaching Early and Modern World History, and other general preps of multiple subdisciplines as needed at the college level, for example Ancient Civilizations; African History; Middle Eastern History; East Asian History, and/or another subspecialty of World History.
  • Experience in the use of a variety of teaching strategies and delivery methods including the use of technology.
  • The skill, experience, and equity-mindset to be able to instruct and motivate students of diverse age, ancestry, race, disability, ethnicity, perspective, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, and socio-economic status.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in history and its instructional program.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Applicants will also be evaluated for qualifications in the following:

  • Ability and willingness to become involved in departmental and campus affairs.
  • Ability and willingness to develop computer assisted curriculum, and to use Canvas in an instructional setting. Canvas certification will be required before the start of the first semester following hire. If the selected candidate does not possess Canvas certification, the college will provide training.
  • Willingness to be involved with community related projects in the public interest.

Additional Information


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*ATTENTION* Application materials with pictures or personal information will render your application incomplete. Please do not include any materials that were not asked for.

Having the following materials prepared and ready to attach BEFORE beginning the application may make the application experience more seamless.


1. A current and complete resume/CV.

2. A cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. In your letter, please address the following:

  • Describe your philosophy of teaching history to the community college student.
  • Describe one instructional practice and how it illustrates your ability to instruct and motivate students of diverse age, ancestry, race, disability, ethnicity, perspective, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, and socio-economic status.

3. Copies of all college/university transcripts (official or unofficial) verifying degree(s) and/or post-secondary course work.

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Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing should notify the Human Resources Department by emailing D-HR-Jobs@gcccd.edu.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required.

To apply, visit https://gcccd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/gcccdcareers/job/San-Diego-County-Grossmont-College/HISTORY-FACULTY-TENURE-TRACK_R-01749 .

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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