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State Center Community College District
  • Position Number: 4651497
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Political Science


Political Science Instructor (One-Year, Full-Time Temporary) Madera Community College

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 10/30/2023 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Madera Community College

Start Date: 09/29/2023

Essential Functions:
At Madera Community College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded leader committed to student success achieved through collaboration with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps.

An equity-minded individual is a person who:
  1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
  2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
  3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
  4. Supports institutional practices that both develop and sustain culturally responsive teaching and learning environments; and
  5. Strategically builds support for and participation in equity-related initiatives across both our internal and external communities.


Madera Community College seeks leaders who value placing the student at the center of everything we do, mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Leaders should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Madera Community College.
The ideal candidate will share Madera Community College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 8,500 students in which 67% identify as Latinx, 9% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 17% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Madera Community College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the students it serves.

Under the direction of the Dean of Instruction for Liberal Arts and Social Science, providing instruction in Political Science on the Madera Community College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the instructor will:

  • Teach sections of American Government, including information regarding California and local politics;
  • Instruct other lower level political science courses (i.e., Political Theory, Comparative Governments, International Relations);
  • Maintain currency in the discipline;
  • Develop curriculum and participate in the expansion of political science courses and program development;
  • Participate in program review, Guided Pathways, and student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
  • Identify connections with career and transfer opportunities;
  • Maintain involvement in the community and work with campus organizations;
  • Assist in recommending potential adjunct faculty to teach classes;
  • Assist in observing and evaluating part-time instructors;
  • Serve on and participate in department, division, college, and district committees as needed;
  • Work assignments in a variety of settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed;
  • Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of faculty as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; and

  • Masters in political science, government, or international relations; or

  • Bachelors in any of the above and masters in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, and any ethnic studies, Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.); or

  • A valid California Community College Credential; or

  • The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency)



(Note: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match exactly as stated above, you must petition for equivalency.)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds including students with disabilities;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • Related work and professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
  • Breadth of teaching experience in Political Science;
  • Experience teaching at the post-secondary level;
  • Knowledge of current assessment methods and materials; and
  • Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.


Conditions of Employment:
178 duty days per year. Duty days will be prorated based upon start of assignment.

Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70,302 - $105,838 based on education and experience. Salary will be prorated based on assigned duty days. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,419 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection advisory committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the "recommended candidates". These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Madera Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. MPOLI-INS (Slot# 2885)

Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is a one-year, full-time temporary position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool. Madera Community College
About the College
Located in the heart of California, Madera Community College recently became the fourth (4th) and newest college in State Center Community College District. Madera Community College offers affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities. The college is focused on student success, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education that motivates and empowers students to be successful.

Madera Community College strives to be a fully Guided Pathways college, helping students navigate their way to success at the community college level. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Guided Pathways presents courses in the context of highly structured, educationally coherent program maps that align with students goals for careers and further education. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Madera Community College at Oakhurst
About the College Center
Madera Community College at Oakhurst is a satellite campus of Madera Community College. It is located just 20 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park and just minutes away from the Sierra National Forest. The campus provides opportunity and access to higher education for a geographically isolated population in Eastern Madera County. The campus currently serves Oakhurst, Mariposa County, Coarsegold, North Fork and the surrounding communities with over 75 courses in a variety of study areas. The center is slated to open a new permanent campus in Fall 2021.

Madera Community College Mission
"Empowering our students to succeed in an ever-changing world."
  • We proudly provide quality instruction and strong community partnerships that support students academic and workforce goals.
  • We offer innovative and life-changing opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.
  • We value our students personal and social growth through responsive and interactive college experiences.
  • We inspire hope and promote a passion for learning.
  • We transform students lives through high quality college programs and services resulting in degrees, certificates, transfer programs, and career skills.



Madera Community College Vision
"Madera Community College builds effective partnerships, strengthens communities, and transforms lives."

Madera Community College Values Student Success Through:
  • Connection and Collaboration
  • Equity and Inclusivity
  • Trust and Accountability

MCC College Planning Site

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu

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