PT Instructor, Ethnic Studies

Las Positas College

Job Description

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA


PT Instructor, Ethnic Studies

Salary: $1,956.17/CAH - $2,189.16/CAH

Start Date: Fall 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA  94551


The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a part-time Ethnic Studies instructor for Las Positas College in Livermore, CA.  Applicants will be expected to provide instruction in Ethnic Studies and one or more of the following:  African American and Black Studies; ChicanX and LatinX Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Deliver coherent lectures;
  2. Teach with imagination, vigor, and clarity;
  3. Create assignments that serve instructional goals;
  4. Create exams and/or other evaluative assignments that test for mastery of course content;
  5. Create course materials that serve instructional goals;
  6. Organize course content so that it encompasses authorized course outlines;
  7. Identify basic and essential concepts and develop materials and strategies that assist students in understanding core subject matter;
  8. Prepare carefully and organize a course which adheres to the objectives and suggested materials listed in the course outline;
  9. Meet deadlines for submittal of syllabi, census rosters, and grades;
  10. Participate in program and subject area improvement tasks, such as assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).


Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in the ethnic studies field


A masters 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

OR the equivalent

OR (See Interdisciplinary Studies) Masters in the interdisciplinary area


Masters in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline.

Evidence of understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.


Applicants applying under the “Equivalent” provision must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above.


Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Ability to teach one or more of the following: African American and Black Studies; ChicanX and LatinX Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies;
  2. College Teaching Experience;
  3. Experience using Canvas LMS.


Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to carry out the physical activities of the position will receive reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of the positions.


Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.


TO APPLY, please send the following application materials to the contact listed below:




Cover Letter




Transcripts (Un-officials accepted for application purposes)




Dr. Stuart McElderry, Dean of Academic Services



925 424-1323


Division of Business, Social Science, & Learning Resources






Special Instructions to Applicants:  The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees.  Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at


It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives.  The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.


Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community.  We look for applicants who:

  1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
  3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  8. Foster students potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
  9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination.







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