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Sociology Instructor

Filing deadline: April 7, 2017

Full-time probationary (Tenure Track)


Begin: Fall 2017 Semester


Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District and is located in the San Fernando Valley.  With an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students, LAVC offers a wide range of academic and career technical education programs and transfers its students to the campuses of the CSU and UC systems as well as private institutions.



The Sociology & Ethnic Studies Department of LAVC consists of 8 full-time faculty members and about 12 adjuncts.



In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at LAVC focuses on creating pathways for certificates, degrees, and transfer.  Faculty members at LAVC are expected to create a learning-centered environment that supports students in fulfilling their educational goals.  Seeking one or more instructors, full-time probationary (tenure track).  All instructors are required to teach fifteen hours per week.  Evening, online, and/or split assignments may be included in this assignment. This is a ten month appointment; however, additional summer and winter assignments may be available.



  • Master’s degree in Sociology;
  • OR Bachelor’s in Sociology AND Master’s in anthropology, ethnic studies, social work, or psychology;
  • OR the equivalent.



  • At least three years of Sociology teaching experience in a college setting.
  • Breadth in Sociology education and experience with specific emphasis on Social Welfare, Social Problems, Sociological Analysis and Racial and Ethnic Relations.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and the assessment of student learning (e.g., Student Learning Outcomes).
  • Interest in and willingness to participate in college and department committees.
  • Effective communication skills with students and colleagues in a multicultural environment.



  • Teaching the regular load of 15 hours of Sociology courses primarily in Social Welfare, Social Problems, Sociological Analysis and Racial and Ethnic Relations and holding regular office hours. Opportunities may exist for summer and winter intersession teaching.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the oversight of the Sociology program, Student Learning Outcome assessment, program review, course revision, develop and disseminate strategies, resources and materials for teaching sociology student in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Participation in department and campus committees and activities.
  • Perform other academic duties as assigned.



The current starting range is from $54,670 to $85,120 for the ten-month academic year depending on education and experience. The Ph.D. differential is $3,440 per academic year.  The district provides an excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents. See:



Interested persons must submit:

  1. Online application;
  2. Three recent signed letters of recommendation (including phone/email contact information);
  3. Cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. Current curriculum vita;
  5. Copy of all unofficial transcripts from accredited institutions (official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring).  Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other counties. You can obtain a listing of approved agencies at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing: 

Applications must be received by 4PM April 7, 2017.  Application materials are not accepted by fax, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail.

All application materials will be screened and a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in interviews. A teaching demonstration will be part of the interview process.  Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  Please go to to file the application packet.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact: Tom Aduwo at  If you have questions regarding the position please contact Keidra Morris at .

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  LAVC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.  Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.


The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).


Los Angeles Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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