Political Science Instructor Part-time Temporary Pool

College of Marin
  • Location
    Kentfield, California
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 08

Position description

Instructors appointed to the part-time temporary pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Duties may include assignment in any Political Science course, including, but not limited to: American Political Institutions; Introduction to Government of the United States; and Comparative Political Systems.

Also included are: 

  • Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter
  • Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations
  • Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours
  • Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Contributing to development of program policies and procedures
  • Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required
  • Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required
  • Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Communicating with excellent written and oral skills in English

Requirements & Desirables

REQUIREMENTS

  1. A Master's degree in Political Science, Government, Public Administration, or International Relations; or
  2. A Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's degree in Economics, History, Social Science, Sociology, any Ethnic Studies, JD or LL.B.; or
  3. The equivalent*; and
  4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the campus community.

*If your educational degrees do not specifically match those listed above, you must request equivalency. Please review our Equivalency page for important information and instructions for applying under equivalency. If you feel that you qualify under equivalency, please provide the basis for equivalency in the Agency Questions section of the application and submit supporting evidence where applicable (as an attachment). Copies of applicable transcripts must accompany your application and all foreign credentials must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation in order for equivalency to be determined. If you are currently completing the graduate program that would qualify you for this position and do not yet hold the requisite degree, you must request equivalency. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)

  • Competencies related to curriculum & course development; teaching & learning theory; information resources & evaluating student outcomes; and, assisting students to develop critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing with a diverse campus community
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community
  • Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of the College of Marin
  • Understanding equity as the recognition of historical and systemic disparities in opportunity and outcomes and providing the resources necessary to address those disparities
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting
  • Familiarity with, willingness and ability to use multiple teaching methods including computer-based learning
  • Ability and enthusiasm to use teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self-learners
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal skills in English

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following: 

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408)
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

  1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
  4. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)
  5. STATEMENT - Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):

College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Please describe how you would contribute to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.
If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

Application instructions

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