• History Faculty

    The Community College of Aurora
    Job Description

    History Faculty


    Community College of Aurora


    Salary: $44,227.00 - $63,238.00 Annually


    Job Type: Full-Time


    Job Number: 2007


    Location: 16000 East CentreTech Parkway Aurora, CO


    Department: Academic Affairs


    The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusivity. Our Social Sciences Department, in particular, is continually working to refine its pedagogy, practice, and assessment to improve outcomes for all students, particularly those with marginalized or minoritized identities. The department offers numerous avenues for faculty to sharpen their pedagogical craft through professional development opportunities, faculty mentoring, Inclusive Excellence trainings, and participation in curriculum development or equity initiatives. We are a department that values and promotes collaboration, collegiality, and experimentation--and we are looking for a colleague who shares these values.

    The successful candidate for this regular faculty position will develop and revise curricula and teach courses within the History discipline. The successful candidate will possess a teaching style and approach which deeply engages students in the learning process. Additionally, the person in this position will accord special attention to the development of strategies designed to promote student success and contribute to completion of an Associate of Arts degree. The successful faculty member will be expected to instruct a wide array of history courses through varied and diverse pedagogical methods and modalities (face-to-face, remote, asynchronous). Lastly, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in history programming and broader campus activities in order to foster the recruitment of history majors while cultivating a sense of historical and academic identity within the already existing History student cohort.

    CCA is an institution where faculty are involved in service to the college, including service that contributes to institutional decision-making. The faculty member will work collaboratively with colleagues across the college, participating in assessment, committee assignments, and other academic and institutional support activities. The responsibilities of this position will include: participating in the development and updating of History curricula; actively engaging students; contributing to instructional planning and assessment; pursuing continued professional development in subject matter and instructional methods; supporting student activities and supporting majors and cultivating a sense of academic focus and identity within the History Program. Ultimately, the successful candidate will be a creative educator who values diversity, is committed to Inclusive Excellence, and works well in a collaborative environment.


    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills



    • Commitment to the community college mission and institutional outcomes

    • Provide instruction for the array of History courses offered at CCA

    • Participate in development and implementation of departmental and program level assessment

    • Cultivate a sense of community, support, and historical and academic growth for the History DWD cohort within the History Program.

    • Commitment to staying current within the historical discipline and to pursue professional development on instructional methods and approaches

    • Ability to tangibly connect student growth within the History cohort to CCA's commitment to Career and Transfer Readiness

    • Willingness to participate in programming and campus activities beyond one's program and department

    • Ability to teach day and evening sections

    • Provide engaging and inclusive instruction in a variety of modalities, including online asynchronous and remote/hybrid courses.

    • Participate in college-wide Inclusive Excellence initiatives

    • Provide and support quality instruction in on-campus and concurrent enrollment courses using current teaching and learning methods and technologies

    • Participate in innovations in instruction that foster completion and retention for all student populations

    • Engage in service to the college

    • Serve as a collaborative member of the Social Sciences Department faculty team

    • Actively engage students in the learning process

    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum qualifications & Requirements



    • A Master's degree in the content area or related area or a Master's and at least 18 graduate credit hours in the content area

    • College-level teaching experience

    • Ability to teach the department's most widely offered History courses (HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 247)




    • Community college teaching experience

    • Experience with, and understanding of, diverse student populations

    • Knowledge of Inclusive Excellence

    • Dedication to equitable student learning and addressing equity gaps within History courses and classrooms

    • Experience with course and program level assessment

    • Dedication to interactive, learner-centered teaching methods

    • Experience in program and curriculum development

    • Doctorate degree


    Supplemental information

    Salary Range: This is a full time 9 month faculty position, the anticipated start date is Fall 2021, and is benefit eligible. Anticipated starting salary range is $44,227.00-$63,238.00. This salary is determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate to include education level and experience, balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.


    Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


    Application Process: Applicants must submit all of the following materials when applying to be considered:


    • A cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Address how your experiences apply to the position description, job responsibilities, and qualifications, describing how the skills, abilities, and experiences you have would help you contribute to the success of the department and this position.

    2 .A resume or curriculum vitae

    3. Unofficial, legible copies of transcripts confirming your undergraduate and graduate coursework and degrees. If a Master's degree in the discipline is not held, the transcripts must show that 18 graduate credits in related feels

    4 .Teaching philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    5. Diversity and inclusiveness philosophy statement (one page maximum)

    6. List with a minimum of three references


    Any questions related to the application process, including technical issues submitting the application materials, should be sent to mailto:Human.Resources@ccaurora.edu, preferably prior to the application deadline.

    By applying for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

    Notice to all Applicants:


    • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

    • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.

    • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.

    • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.

    • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the http://www.copera.org/.

    • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

    • For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the https://www.ccaurora.edu/mycca/dashboard/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.


    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


    Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or mailto:Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.


    Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


    For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at mailto:Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.


    Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:

    You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together. CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success. Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies.


    Welcoming, Respectful, Inclusive - Together, we are CCA.


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