ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Green River College has four campuses, including the main campus in Auburn, with satellite campuses in Kent, downtown Auburn, and Enumclaw. Green River programs serve high school graduates, Running Start students (dual enrollment in local high schools and the college), those seeking retraining for the workforce, international students, students who are speakers of English as a second language and Continuing Education students. Green River's service areas are increasingly ethnically diverse, comprising African Americans, African immigrants, Asian Americans, Asians, Latinos/as, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Middle Eastern Americans, among other communities.
Green River College seeks an Instructor of African American History to teach freshman and sophomore level courses, including HIST 224: African American History, HIST& 136: U.S. History I, and HIST& 137: U.S. History II. The successful candidate will develop curriculum and create new courses in African American History.
Approximately two-thirds of teaching responsibilities will include U.S. History survey courses. We seek an instructor who embraces the community and technical college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION:
Green River College is committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse campus environment, incorporating principles of equity in order to promote inclusive practices. Diversity is understood in terms of intersectional identities defined by culture, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, social class, ability/disability, religion, and age. Given the diversity of our student population and service areas, we encourage applications from faculty, staff, and administrators with demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting, sustaining and serving people from a wide range of backgrounds and collaborating effectively with others.
- Teach transfer-level African American and U.S. History courses.
- Create new curriculum and courses focused on African American History.
- Advise students, serve on committees and perform other duties as outlined in the negotiated collective bargaining agreement.
- Participate in college and division professional activities.
- Maintain strong collegial and collaborative relationships within the History Department, the Social Science Division, and the Green River College campus community.
- Master's Degree in African American Studies or U.S. History with a clear and strong focus on African American History
- Experience teaching college-level history classes in African American History, African American Studies, and/or U.S. History.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators.
- Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as those with disabilities.
- Significant graduate-level coursework in African American Studies or in American History beyond the Master's Degree which may be evidenced by transcripts, ABD, Ph.D., or other means with a clear and strong focus on African American History.
- Two years experience (part-time or full-time) successfully teaching African American History, African American Studies, and/or U.S. History survey courses at the college level as the instructor of record.
- Participation in history education organizations.
- Demonstrated experience, expertise, cultural competencies, and commitment to equity in working with students, communities, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and identities.
- Demonstrated experience with underrepresented and underserved communities.