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Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Humanities (Riverside City College) (EXPIRED)

Hist/Hum/Philosophy (R), Riverside Community College District not BA-granting

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Riverside, California, United States
Job description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Humanities (Riverside City College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.



Hist/Hum/Philosophy (R)

Position Type:

Full-Time Faculty/Counselor/Librarian



Physical location of the position:


Employment Type:


Tenure Track (Faculty)

Position Length:


Salary Range:

Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6

Salary Amount:

$59,061 to $90,997

Salary Type:


Is this position categorically (grant) funded?



The successful candidate will carry primary responsibility for lecture instruction in philosophy and humanities courses. The assignment may include courses in critical thinking, ethics, introduction to philosophy, social and political philosophy, world religions, arts and ideas, and honors level courses as well as other courses in the disciplines. The candidate will be the lead subject matter expert in developing curriculum in world philosophy and world humanities at the college. Candidates should have a primary field in philosophy, humanities, OR a discipline within the humanities.


This unique position requires the successful candidate to meet the minimum qualifications to provide instruction in both philosophy and humanities. Therefore a bachelor's degree in philosophy AND a master's degree in humanities meets the criteria. Candidates seeking equivalency are encouraged to apply. Candidates seeking equivalency may include those with a master's or doctoral degree in either discipline with additional course work in comparative literature, cultural studies, women's studies, ethnic studies, OR religious studies; OR the equivalent. Candidates with doctoral degrees encouraged to apply. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions).


A minimum of two-years of successful college teaching of courses in philosophy OR humanities is desired. The ideal candidate will exhibit teaching competence in both world philosophy AND world humanities. Candidates with competence in either world philosophy OR world humanities are also strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with teaching competence OR graduate level coursework in non-western philosophy OR non-western humanities, and those with experience in the assessment of student learning outcomes are preferred.


The candidate should display positive and effective interpersonal skills when interacting with both students and staff.



Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).


The successful candidate will, among other things:

1. Take the lead, as discipline area expert, in the development of curriculum and Course Outlines of Record (COR) for the introductory courses that meet General Education, Area of Emphasis, Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) and UC lower division major requirements for philosophy and humanities degrees.

2. Demonstrate commitment to student equity and ability to facilitate, participate and lead in programmatic efforts, both within the department and campus-wide, to help students in low-performing groups succeed.

3. Teach courses as assigned based on enrollment management principles and within discipline and department guidelines for course rotation and course scheduling. Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluations, office hours and institutional service such as participation on college committees, involvement in student activities and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.

4. Expected professional obligations include: participation in discipline/department decision-making processes, Improvement of Instruction, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, maintenance of legal documents and adherence to FERPA requirements.

5. Maintain standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.


1. Ten-month, tenure-track position.

2. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation, and full-time teaching or equivalent experience with a range from Column C, Step 1 to Column H, Step 6 of the current Faculty Salary Schedule.

3. Medical and dental benefits are provided for the employee and legal dependents.

4. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided for the employee.

5. Orientation to college is required as is adherence to Improvement of Instruction policy.

6. Maintaining broad knowledge of the academic or occupational area and design pedagogy related to learning outcomes is expected.

7. Responsible for all other conditions of employment required of full-time faculty members such as a willingness to be involved in District and College promotional activities, active participation in college committee work, student activities and other support services, and appropriate professional activities.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter

Teaching Philosophy

Letter of Recommendation 1

Letter of Recommendation 2

Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:

Letter of Recommendation 3

Other Document

Doctorate Transcript

Other Transcript

Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:

August 2017

Application Deadline:


Special Comments:



* All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

* Letters of recommendation must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

*Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

*The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:

Faculty Application


How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apptrkr.com/1021670
Deadline for full consideration: June 22, 2017, 12:00am PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://apptrkr.com/1021670
Time created June 2, 2017, 3:59pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 18, 2017, 7:37pm PST
Expired on June 30, 2017, 4:56pm PST
Last updated August 30, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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