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Instructor of History

Yosemite Community College District

Job Description

Instructor of History - Full-Time Tenure Track - School of Behavioral and Social Sciences - Modesto Junior College 2023-2024

Modesto Junior College

Tenure Track
Tenure Track Position

Salary Range / Other
Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2022-2023 Salary Schedule – $64,844 to $121,048 per year, plus an annual $2,724 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $100,663.

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.
Position Summary Information


Required Quals Summary

Master’s in history
Bachelor’s in history
Master’s in political science, humanities, geography, area studies, women’s studies, social science or ethnic studies
OR the equivalent

Determined by California State Chancellor’s Office. Click link below for discipline applicable Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges (

The District has adopted an equivalency procedure that enables consideration of applications by individuals who may not directly meet the qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, you may access the link below:

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary
All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Teaching college-level United States History survey courses, especially African American history.
  • Teaching assigned courses using the course content stated in the approved course outlines of record and in a manner consistent with the college standards. Assignments may include offerings in the day, evening, or non-traditional (e.g., off-site or Saturday) time slots and/or distance education.
  • Maintaining expertise in current teaching and learning methods and developing new instructional materials and techniques to meet the changing needs of students.
  • Maintaining state-of-the-art historical knowledge in the field of study through professional organizations and/or other research and staff development opportunities, especially in topics related to African American History.
  • Posting and holding regular office hours by prevailing contractual obligations.
  • Participating in curriculum and degree development, evaluation, and revision, including assessing student learning outcomes and Course Outline of Record in History.
  • Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and program review.
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success.
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff to enhance History Department programmatic events and outreach to students and the community.
  • Assisting in special projects related to the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
  • Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
  • Working to support marginalized students, especially in collaboration with instructional support programs, such as Umoja and Puente.
  • Performing other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs promptly.
  • Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction by established course outlines.
  • Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
  • Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
  • Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
  • Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings regularly.
  • Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
  • Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student course success, persistence, equity, and program completion.
  • Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
  • Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially connected to closing disproportionate impact gaps and improving completion goals.
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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