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Part Time Political Science Instructor
Cerritos College in Norwalk, California
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Date Posted 10/08/2019
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Political Science
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline 12/20/2019
SALARY: $68.50 - $98.51 Hourly 
DIVISION: Humanities & Social Science
DEPARTMENTS: Political Science
OPENING DATE: 06/25/19
CLOSING DATE: 12/20/19 11:59 PM

Maintain currency with current information, concepts, laws and ideas in their disciplines and with best practices in teaching and learning.
Check mailbox, voicemail, and e-mail regularly.
Complete the checkout form before leaving campus at the end of the academic term.
Maintain student confidentiality as required by regulation and Board Policy 5040 titled Student Records and Directory Information.

Teach all assigned classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy. 
Teach all assigned classes for all scheduled minutes.
In cases of necessary absence from class, notify the Instructional Dean or designee, or if unavailable, the Office of Academic Affairs in advance and have plans prepared so that a substitute, if assigned, can maintain continuity of course content. 
Teach courses in accordance with the course outlines of record. 
Provide opportunities for students to be aware of their progress. 
Submit a copy of the syllabus for each class to the Division Office. 
Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress and submit them to appropriate offices by the published deadlines.
Submit end-of-session grades, including supporting documentation, and attendance reports by the published deadlines. 
Submit required information about first-day, no-show students by the published deadlines.
Submit textbook order information by the published deadlines. If the textbook is electronic or includes an electronic course pack, these conditions must be met: 
• Tests and exams must be available to the student without charge.
• The text and course pack must be available to students with disabilities.
• The publisher must grant read-only access to designated college staff for purposes of evaluation of course materials. 
• The text must be downloadable or printable. 
If these four conditions are not met, the electronic textbook cannot be used.
Meet all classes during the final examination period.
Give final examinations at the scheduled time unless approval to do otherwise is granted by the Office of Academic Affairs or its designee.
Keep all corrected final examination papers for at least one year following the close of the semester or summer term.
Maintain a safe learning environment in classrooms, laboratories, and other instructional spaces.
Allow the instructional manager and/or Instructional Dean, upon request, to review any assignments given during the semester.


Master's degree in political science, government, or international relations OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in economics, history, public administration, social science, sociology, any ethnic studies, J.D., or LL.B. OR the equivalent.

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of the student, community, and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications

Community College teaching experience and also experience teaching International Relations and/or Comparative Politics.


Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education.

Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu

The Department of Political Science at Cerritos College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team. Applicants that can teach International Relations and/or Comparative Politics are preferred. The Department is located in the Social Science building and is part of the Business, Humanities and Social Science Division which serves about 10,000 students per semester. The Department offers a broad scope of courses and serves Political Science transfer majors, GE transfer students, vocational certificate and AA degree students.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to serving students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles and abilities. The position requires student engagement and discipline expertise that will contribute to program innovation and dynamic pedagogical approaches focused on student success. For instance, the use of technology, in and outside the classroom, to advance student success is greatly valued within the Political Science Department. As such, the successful candidate should have experience or is dedicated to incorporating instructional and educational technology into their curriculum (e.g. Connect, MyPoliSciLab, Canvas, PowerPoint, etc.).

Moreover, Department faculty endeavor to serve as mentors to students and participate in student organizations, clubs and other campus activities. Additionally, Department faculty are expected to keep their curriculum current to facilitate the diverse needs and interests of our student body. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and weekend courses. Course offerings can be found via this link: http://polscidept.yolasite.com/course-descriptions

Documents needed to apply:
Letter of Interest
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and conferral date of the degree)
Letter if recommendation (Written within one year)

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position.

Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions.

A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is www.naces.org.

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.


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