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Anthropology/Sociology Instructor - East Kern
Kern Community College District

  • Jan. 6, 2017
  • Anthropology/Sociology Instructor - East Kern
  • Kern Community College District
    Bakersfield, CA
    United States
  • 2/7/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Sciences - Sociology
    Social Sciences - Other
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Anthropology/Sociology Instructor - East Kern

Kern Community College District

Position Number: CMF139

Posting Date: 01/04/2017

Closing Date: 2/7/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Contract Academic

Work Week: 40 hours per week

Minimum Salary: $69,813.80

Maximum Salary: $98,645.07


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
Flex 125
AFLAC Policy
Supplemental voluntary life insurance
403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-East Kern

Basic Function:

This position will be located at the Cerro Coso College East Kern, Tehachapi, Mojave, and California City Campuses.
This is a full-time, 175-day position as a community college Anthropology and Sociology Instructor. Teaching faculty are responsible for providing a full professional week which includes but is not limited to Anthropology and Sociology courses, and may include those at the developmental, college, and transfer levels.
Other duties include holding office hours, maintaining subject matter currency, using computer and multimedia technology for increased student engagement, attending department and college meetings, and participating in institutional activities. Examples of institutional activities are assisting with student outreach and recruitment; participating in articulation events with high schools and four- year schools as appropriate; developing and maintain community connections; working with department and division colleagues to address student equity gaps; developing and revising curriculum; defining, assessing, and analyzing student learning outcomes; collegially participating in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.
This assignment may include teaching at other campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distance learning. Cerro Coso also serves two correctional facilities.

Education and Experience:

Masters in anthropology or archaeology;

OR Bachelors in either of the above AND Masters in sociology, biological sciences, and forensic sciences, genetics or paleontology;

OR Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Anthropology at the California Community College level;

OR The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form.

AND A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Commitment to student learning.
  • Awareness of the Cerro Coso Community College mission, vision, and values.
  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.
  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning, and services for students.

Salary Grade: Class 2, Step 1

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by February 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • Copy of sample syllabi
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status Tentative Dates:
  • Tentative Application Screening Date: TBD
  • Tentative Interview Date(s): TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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