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Ethnic Studies Teacher Education Instructor

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Ethnic Studies Teacher Education Instructor

University of California, Riverside – Extension

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. UCR Extension is seeking experienced professionals to join our instructional team as part-time instructors for adult learners. Successful candidates of this continuous recruitment will be eligible to teach courses as they are scheduled during the year for our Professional Certificate in Ethnic Studies. This program is designed to in response to Assembly Bill 2016 to help school districts, administrators, K-12 educators, and community services leaders to adapt their courses to better reflect the pupil demographics in their communities and provide them with necessary foundational academic knowledge in Ethnic Studies research and pedagogy. Courses are (6-10) weeks in length, average 5 teaching hours per week, and are offered online in a distance-learning format. Courses are currently delivered in a distance-learning format. Courses include:

Critical Pedagogy
Race and K-12 Educational Inequality
Introduction to the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Ethnic Studies and Education
Chicana/ Chicano Studies
Topics in Education: Chicana/ Chicano K-12 Curricula

Responsibilities:
• Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by UCR Extension.
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course.
• Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current.
• Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR’s established deadlines.
• Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct.

Minimum Requirements:
• Advanced degree in Ethnic Studies, Curriculum and Development, History, Education, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
• Five years of related work experience in the K-12 Education field.
• Experience with curriculum development and course design.
• Experience teaching professional development for credentialed and preservice educators.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bilingual English/Spanish.
• Ability to teach a wide range of courses.
• Commitment to diversity and the University’s mission.

Application Information:
To apply please visit https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01369. This is a continuous recruitment. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. For more information about UCR Extension, please visit http://www.extension.ucr.edu/.

Employment Information:
Instructional agreements are made on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position is not eligible for benefits, but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)