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Ethnic Studies, Adjunct Faculty
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 02/22/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Type Part-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Ethnic Studies, Adjunct Faculty

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Associate Dean



Requisition Number


Position Type

One Semester Temporary

Job Category

Adjunct - Variable



Initial Work Location


Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Job Summary

Under general supervision the instructor will teach various Ethnic Studies classes within the Ethnic Studies program.
Faculty member may be assigned to any SLCC location.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

1. Effectively prepare and teach classes to facilitate student learning.

2. Assess and maintain records of student performance.

3. Develop, distribute to students and adhere to course outlines and/or syllabi.

4. Completes all required employee trainings; participates in other professional development opportunities and department trainings, when possible.

5. Demonstrate and support professional commitment to Division, School, and College mission and values.

6. Maintain a supportive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration, and with people of diverse backgrounds.

7. Demonstrate a depth of understanding in the field of Sociology.

8. Demonstrate commitment to professional development and significant contributions in the Sociology Department.

9. Coordinates Student ADA accommodation requests following college policy and procedures.

10. Meets College and department deadlines and evaluates student work in a timely manner including submitting final grades on time.

11. Follows SLCC policies and procedures.

12. Accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

1. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority
given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators,
and departments throughout the organization.
2. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
3. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
4. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
5. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
6. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs
students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by
published deadlines.
7. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment.
8. Follows and abides by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
9. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints and responds to student communications and inquiries promptly (generally within 1‐2 days).
10. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College
11. Visits with hiring supervisor or full-time faculty mentor at least once per semester.
12. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines.
13. Administer ADA accommodations as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A Doctorate degree in Ethnic Studies or a closely related discipline.
2. Experience teaching, especially at the college level.
3. Up-to-date skills or trainings on pedagogy.
4. Community work, public service, or activism, especially with racial and ethnic communities.
5. Research experience.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Ethnic Studies or a related discipline (i.e. disciplines or studies centered on the experiences and lives of people of color) from an accredited institution in the United States.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

1. Demonstrated teaching experience.
2. Knowledge of the instructional program.
3. Innovative and flexible working style.
4. Effective team member and supportive of College, School and Department policies, procedures and goals.
5. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture,
ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the
College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic,
cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Please attach additional documents (Resume, copies of credentials or transcripts, etc.) for consideration.

1) In accordance with SLCC policy, adjunct positions are offered on a semester by
semester basis with no guarantee of continued employment.
2) Official transcripts are required for those who are offered employment within in 30
days of hire.
3) In accordance with Board of Higher Education policy, SLCC’s Human Resources will conduct a criminal background check on instructors if concurrent enrollment (K-12)
students are assigned to classes.

This is a pooled position and all applications are active for one year from the application date. The department will review applications when positions become available.



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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