Ethnic Studies: Contract Instructor- Assistant Professor, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies, San Diego Mesa College

Closing Date: 04/04/2022
From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
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We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies, beginning Fall 2022 (August 22, 2022) at San Diego Mesa College. AAPI Studies is a new Ethnic Studies discipline at Mesa College and this is the first contract faculty position in this area. While the current vacancy is at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

While the current vacancies exist at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any district facility at the option of the Chancellor.
Major Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, AAPI Studies, will report to the Dean of Social/Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies. Primary responsibility for this position will be the teaching of Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies and additional AAPI courses such as Filipino Studies. In the first year of this assignment, there will be reassigned time for course and program curriculum development and AAPI student success support. Additional responsibilities of Mesa College tenured/tenure-track faculty include maintaining regular office hours for student advisement, curriculum review and development, serving on College and District committees, and participating in various departmental, school, and college activities.
Master’s in the ethnic studies field
A master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies
the equivalent
see Interdisciplinary Studies
Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of:

Subject matter competency in Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies or Ethnic Studies.
Completion of appropriate graduate level coursework in AAPI Studies or Ethnic Studies.
Recent teaching experience in experience in AAPI Studies at the community college level and the ability to fairly and effectively evaluate student performance.
Ability to teach effectively by demonstrating a working knowledge of varied learning styles, modalities, and teaching techniques.
Experience with curriculum development, review, and/or implementation.
Experience in instructional leadership activities such as program review, scheduling, assessment, and evaluations.
Experience establishing partnerships and community relationships.
Knowledge and understanding of critical issues facing AAPI community and of the Asian diaspora.
Effective oral communication and writing ability.
Participation in ongoing professional activities in AAPI Studies, Asian Pacific Islander Studies, or Asian American Studies
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships across the college and District community.