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Since it first began in 1989, the Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) has provided learning opportunities for diverse faculty interns and students alike.

The program aims to recruit qualified instructors who mirror the racial and ethnic diversity of the Los Rios Community College District service area. It is our interest to provide members of racially minoritized groups with models of their own race, ethnic, and cultural background with whom they can identify and recognize as examples of occupational achievement.

Program Structure

Beginning Fall 2024, the FDIP structure will change to include the internship along with the training.

FDIP interns will receive training on topics to prepare them to teach in diverse classrooms as they are attending classes with their mentors.

Fall training topics include an overview of the California community college system and its students and faculty, preparing for a class, assessing student learning, effective and inclusive classroom strategies, equity and implicit bias, culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy, emotional intelligence, and racelighting.

During the Fall semester, when FDIP interns are receiving training on Saturdays, they will also be completing a full-semester internship with an assigned mentor.



Applicants for FDIP must:

  1. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  2. Meet the minimum qualifications for the subject area discipline set forth by the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges by the end of fall 2024 semester.
  3. Have no prior paid higher education teaching experience
  4. Meet one of the following educational/vocational requirements that fulfil the minimum qualifications for a discipline taught within the California Community Colleges:
    • Have a Master's degree or be a four year-college/university graduate student nearing completion of a Master's degree
    • Have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area
    • Have an Associate's degree and a minimum of six years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area

To determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for a discipline taught within the California Community College, visit Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.

There are additional requirements to be eligible to teach at Los Rios. Learn more at


The application period for the 2024-2025 FDIP cohort is now open.

Apply for 2024-2025 FDIP Cohort

To search for the application on, select Search Jobs, then select Part-Time Faculty (Adjunct), and look for posting number F01543P.

The application period closes at 11:59 pm on March 18, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

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