Instructor, Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies (Foothill-De Anza Community College)

Primary responsibility of a Chicana(o)/Latina(o)Studies Instructor is to teach a variety of college-level courses that fulfill either general education requirements or an Associate of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies. Provide classroom instruction in Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies courses using student-learning-and-success-centered pedagogies. Primary teaching assignments may include, Introduction to Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies, Chicana(o)/Latina(o)Culture, Chicana(o)/Latina(o) History, The Chicana(o)/Latina(o) and the Arts, Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies Literature. Secondary course assignments may include: Race, Ethnicity and Inequality; Exploring Race and Ethnic Relations; La Mujer: Latina Life and Experience; LGBTQ Studies; Intercultural Communication and other Intercultural/International Studies Division courses.

The instructor will foster an inclusive, respectful and active community of learners that critically explores, investigates and engages in problem-posing analysis of the above topic areas. Instruction will address globalization, migration, economic, gender, and other forms of systemic oppression, exploring both historically successful and new strategies for addressing these challenges in transformative ways.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include: development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, collaborative participation in department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities (particularly those focused on supporting student learning and success), and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor and member of a college community. Instructors are strongly encouraged to participate in campus extra-curricular student support and success activities, and to serve on college-wide and District committees.

Initial Review Date: 2/19/16*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies, De Anza College.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking

Chicana(o)/Latina(o)Studies is part of the Intercultural/International Studies (IIS) Division at De Anza College. The IIS Division includes Intercultural Studies, International Studies, and World Languages. Intercultural Studies includes African-American Studies, Asian-American Studies, Chicana(o)/Latina(o)Studies, Native-American Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and comparative ethnic studies courses.


  1. Indoor, office environment.

Physical Abilities:
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master’s degree in Chicana(o)/Latina(o) Studies OR Ethnic Studies OR the equivalent.


  1. Ph.D.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, collaboratively and across disciplines with students, faculty, and staff from: diverse linguistic, academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; with diverse physical and learning abilities; and with diverse sexual orientations, by modeling attitudes and behaviors that foster a climate of respect, inclusion, and collaboration.
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively use creative, interactive, and engaging teaching strategies, including multimedia and cooperative group structures, to engage the multiple learning modalities of diverse student populations, which results in student learning and success.
  4. A commitment to, and successful experience with, Community and College advocacy/organizing, especially through student community-service-learning and civic-engagement experiences.
  5. Significant experience in multicultural, multiracial/multiethnic, and intercultural teaching, research (especially action research), and community engagement, and, in intercultural communication and alliance building.
  6. Ability and commitment to working collaboratively as a member of a team to advance the social justice and multicultural missions of the Division and of the College.
  7. Ability to effectively engage students from historically marginalized communities by scaffolding writing, reading, and critical analysis skills.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at“> *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. All college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) scanned in Word or PDF format. We do not accept JPEG or other file formats for transcripts. Applicants who have international transcripts must obtain transcripts that are evaluated by an independent educational-equivalency evaluation company, and obtain an English translation (if necessary). These services are to be done at the applicant’s expense. Both Foothill De Anza CCD employees and external candidates must submit transcripts.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not meet minimum qualifications), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.“>

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:“>

HIRING RANGE: $55,073.00-$90,449.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:“>

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:“>

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year


Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217

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