Sunday, March 04, 2012

Opening: Instructor and Museum Director

Santa Rosa Junior College
Faculty Employment Opportunity

Behavioral Sciences

(initial screening date - open until filled)

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an Anthropology Instructor/Museum Director with demonstrated pedagogical skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff, and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. This is a full-time, regular contract faculty position in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, beginning Fall Semester, August 2012. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences includes three disciplines: Psychology, Anthropology, and Sociology. There are eleven regular faculty, four of whom are Anthropology Instructors. There are numerous adjunct faculty in each discipline. The faculty share great enthusiasm for teaching and fostering collaborative departmental relations. The department maintains high standards and places primary emphasis on quality undergraduate education, and a strong commitment to helping students succeed. We serve a diverse student population seeking transferrable courses in the liberal arts and courses that meet the requirements of certificated programs. The Behavioral Sciences Department encourages applications from instructors of diverse backgrounds. Our primary goal is to provide a quality and useful education for those students wishing to (a) transfer to four-year colleges and universities; (b) complete various certificated programs; or (c) master the academic tools of life so as to better themselves, their families, and the world around them.

The SRJC Museum has a collection of more than 4000 cataloged items, including art objects and archival materials such as photographs. Traditional Native American art makes up the greatest portion of the collection, with all of the North American Indian culture areas represented. Art forms include ceramics, basketry, beadwork, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. See more at

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Behavioral Sciences Department seeks a well-rounded Anthropology Instructor with a specialty in Native American Art and Archaeology. Duties include the following:
• Teach courses in two to three of the four subfields of Anthropology.
• Demonstrate commitment to departmental and college goals. Participate in department and college functions, such as staff meetings, committee work, faculty evaluations, curriculum development, and other related duties.
• Utilize a wide range of instructional delivery systems, including the innovative and creative use of technology.
• Direct the SRJC Museum and oversee the management of its collection and facility.
• Integrate the SRJC Museum collection into the instruction of anthropology courses such as Native American and Mesoamerican Art.
• Increase the visibility of the SRJC Museum within the college and surrounding community by developing relationships with college faculty and local native communities.
• Supervise one museum classified staff member and oversee the schedules of faculty, volunteers, and student assistants.
• Plan and lead fundraising efforts for the SRJC Museum, develop a long range plan for its continued success, and serve as its spokesperson.

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. While the primary assignment may be for the Santa Rosa Campus or Petaluma Campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short-term, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; managing laboratories and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.

• Starting Salary Range: $53,938 - $76,871 per year (2011/12 Faculty Salary Schedule - the rates on this schedule include a 2.116% pay reduction and a 1.13% furlough). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.
• Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.
• Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.
• Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


Master’s Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology; OR Bachelor’s Degree in either of the above AND Master’s Degree in Sociology, Biological Sciences, Forensic Science, Genetics or Paleontology; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Anthropology. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all coursework, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

• Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Anthropology with a “four fields” background as well as specialization in Native American Art and Archaeology.
• Professional directorship, curatorial, and/or collections management experience in a museum setting.
• Experience and/or ability to integrate museum collections into courses.
• Experience or ability to engage in community outreach.
• Record of outstanding instruction that includes a range of class sizes and willingness to possibly teach in a large lecture format, online, or in a blended/hybrid learning format.
• Experience in and/or commitment to teaching diverse community college students and to working collaboratively with colleagues.

To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4954 • Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page:

Human Resources is located on the Santa Rosa campus in the Button Building at 1988 Armory Drive on the west side of campus parallel to Highway 101. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

* It is the candidate’s responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
• If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the “Position Description” section of this announcement.
3. A separate statement describing your demonstrated experience teaching or working with diverse populations. Include specific examples in your narrative.
4. Current Curriculum Vitae.
5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
6. References in verification of teaching excellence:
a) a copy of your college placement file (must be ordered by the applicant and received in Human Resources by the closing date); OR
b) three current letters of reference.
7. If applicable, copy of fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor’s Credential in Anthropology.

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your application file for one position will not be considered for further openings and new documents must be submitted for each opening.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited for interview before a screening/interviewing committee. While we are not able to reimburse candidates for travel expenses relating to their first interview, those candidates selected as semi-finalists and/or for full-time faculty and/or administrative positions will be offered a travel stipend for their semi-finalist and/or finalist visit(s).

Prior to beginning employment, employees must: (a) provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States; (b) be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at employee’s expense); (c) and take a TB test.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for an opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

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