Human Services Professor



Job description

Salary: $71,484.00 – $94,246.00 Annually
Job Number: 6051-f-01/22
Closing: 2/25/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Department: Human Services
Division: Social Science

General Description

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. College of Sequoias provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

College of the Sequoias is seeking an equity-minded candidate to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in the Human Services Department beginning August 2022.


College of the Sequoias values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, gender identities, abilities, and orientations. The District prioritizes applicants who promote the success and inclusion of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. The District seeks to employ faculty members who are equity-minded and value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the College of the Sequoias’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. College of the Sequoias is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Job Duties

Teaching assignments may include: Intro to Human Services, Intro to Social Welfare, Interviewing, Group design and leadership, Issues in family violence, Case Management, Gerontology, Drug and alcohol treatment, and Field Work. Assignments may include evening classes, weekend classes, online, and teaching at our locations in Visalia, Hanford, and/or Tulare. Participation in the governance of the District by way of committee assignments is expected. Other responsibilities include maintenance of a number of office hours, full participation in departmental responsibilities, and the willingness to create and/or participate in and sustain an atmosphere of equity, justice, and appreciation for diversity throughout the college.



The candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Master’s in interdisciplinary area OR
  • Master’s in one of the disciplines included in the interdisciplinary area and upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline OR
  • The equi valent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at AP 7211 – Equivalency.pdf ( . Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted with your application, by the recruitment deadline. Please submit as a “supplemental attachment” within the “Attachment” section of this application.


The Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:

  • Master’s in Social Work or Psychology.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW.
  • Community college, adult, secondary or post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Recent successful experience in the private or public sector.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the culturally responsive trends in the social work profession for destigmatizing and decolonizing mental health practices.
  • Successful experience working with students/clients from diverse backgrounds and the ability to address the needs of frequently under-prepared students/clients. (Equity Narrative will be completed as part of the application.)
  • Experience relevant to trauma-informed practices such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), interconnectedness, and intergenerational healing.
  • Possess a wide variety of successful experiences in the field of Social Work.
  • Teach in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening, online, and large group instruction classes at any one of the three campuses as needed.
  • Refer students to appropriate support services, programs, and/or resources on campus as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and growth of the Human Services Department and to the growth of its Associate Degree for Transfer.
  • Cooperate with department initiatives, program review, program and student learning outcomes development, and assessment to improve student learning.
  • Participate in department, division, college, and/or district committee assignments.
  • Comply with district, college, and division policies in the performance of all duties.
  • Participation in community service.

Application Procedure

To be considered, applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:

  • Online COS application;
  • Equity Narrative (included in the Supplemental Questions);
  • Letter of interest which addresses the Desirable Qualifications.
  • Teaching Pedagogy and Philosophy Narrative addressing each of the desirable qualifications. (500-600 words); add it as an attachment under “Other” within the “Attachment” section of the online job application.
  • Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume;
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work-official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency documents (if necessary); and
  • Two (2) recent letters of recommendation addressing pertinent experience or equivalent competencies. If submitting confidential recommendation letters from a third party, please have letters emailed to [email protected]. Please do not submit a reference list in lieu of letters of recommendation.

Recruitment Analyst: Nancy Yanes at [email protected] or 559-737-4886

College of the Sequoias does not sponsor H-1B Visas

How to apply

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COLLE GE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.