English Skills Instructor - Part-time Temporary Pool

Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time


English Skills Instructor - Part-time Temporary Pool

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Part-time Temporary Pool
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA

Description

Coursework in English Skills addresses student needs in basic skills/developmental reading and compositions including the required course sequences, based on placement testing that provides preparation for success in transfer-level reading and writing. Course offerings in the English Skills are designed to help students make systematic progress in developing a set of closely-related learning outcomes: critical thinking abilities, awareness and appreciation of their own and others' cultures, the ability to pay disciplined, informed, and critical attention to printed language and visual media, and the ability to write clearly-reasoned well-sourced, coherent, fully-developed texts in a variety of genres and for a variety of audiences.

Note: College of Marin's faculty pools are open to applications on a continuous basis. Although there may not be any current openings, applications will remain on file until the hiring department has a need to add candidates to their pool OR for up to one year from the date of application, whichever occurs first. If your application becomes inactive after one year, you may re-apply to the pool at that time. Screenings and interviews can be conducted at any point in time as the hiring department necessitates. Once a screening has occurred, applicants will be notified of their status.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2017 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (28% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (4%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

NOTE: College of Marin does not offer online-only teaching assignments; all faculty members must be available to teach in the classroom, in person.

To Apply: http://jobs.marin.edu

Essential Functions
Instructors appointed to the English Skills Part-time Temporary Pool may be used to cover part-time, temporary and/or substitute openings in the department. Assignments can vary in duration and are not guaranteed. Assignments for English Skills pool instructors include:
  • Providing effective classroom or laboratory instruction using methods and materials appropriate to the subject matter
  • Preparing and grading all class assignments and examinations
  • Advising, assisting and evaluating students, evaluating learning outcomes and maintaining regular office hours
  • Participating in program activities including curriculum and program planning, development, evaluation, and decision making as well as the development of new teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Contributing to development of program policies and procedures
  • Maintaining accurate and timely student records as required
  • Maintaining currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics
  • Communicating with excellent written and oral skills in English
  • Participation in departmental and college professional activities and/or committees is welcomed, but not required


Requirements & Desirables

REQUIREMENTS
  1. A Master's in English, Literature, Comparative Literature, or Composition; or
  2. A Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND a Master's in Linguistics, TESL, Speech, Education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism ; or
  3. The equivalent; and
  4. A demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic,cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities and learning styles of community college students and the campus community.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
  • Ability to teach composition and reading at a variety of levels, both transfer and pre-college
  • Experience in developmental and/or transfer-level reading and writing
  • Ability to provide instruction in a variety of pre-college and transfer-level reading and writing classes
  • Knowledge of current practices, methods, and theories in Developmental Education
  • The ability to utilize alternative teaching methods, including interdisciplinary content in the classroom and laboratory
  • Understanding of contemporary equity and diversity concepts and issues in a community college setting
  • Familiarity with, enthusiasm, and ability to use a variety of teaching methods that engage students and encourage them to be motivated self learners, including computer-based learning
  • Ability to organize and explain instructional materials in ways appropriate to students' abilities and learning strengths
  • Understanding of student learning outcomes assessment
  • Competencies related to: curriculum and course development; teaching and learning theory; information resources and evaluating student learning outcomes; and assisting students to develop critical thinking skills
  • Ability to reflect on and evaluate one's teaching methodology, and to critically examine its effects
  • Ability to create clear and effective assignments and to write responses to student writing that promote long-term growth and improvement
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse campus community
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in assigned area of responsibility and subject matter
  • Knowledge, training and experience with online pedagogy and technology
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and members of the campus community
  • Commitment to the teaching profession, its goals and ideals, and enthusiasm for the mission of College of Marin.

Also desirable are:
  • Experience working with students with learning disabilities
  • Experience working in a learning lab environment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408)
  5. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  6. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

A.) Cover letter (cover letter)
B.) Resume or C.V. (resume)
C.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree (bachelor's transcript)
D.) Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree (master's transcript)

(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.)

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: All foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major, and the Foreign Credential Evaluation must be attached to your application before your application will be considered. Not attaching your Foreign Credential Evaluation will render your application incomplete. Evaluations should include a course-by-course evaluation and provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major field of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Download PDF reader). Note: Even if you obtained your graduate degree(s) in the U.S., you must attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation for your undergraduate degree if it was obtained outside the U.S.

Supplemental & Salary Information

SALARY INFORMATION
FLSA Status: Exempt

Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

Salaries for Part-time Temporary Pool members are based on the number of units taught and are paid at 95% of the Full-time Faculty Salary Schedule. New part-time instructors will be placed between Step I, Column I and Step 9, Column 5 of the salary schedule, depending on background and experience.

Temporary part-time credit instructor payment formula:
Annual salary x # of units divided by 30 units x 95% = semester payment; divided by five (5) = monthly salary.

BARGAINING UNIT & RETIREMENT PLAN
UPM - Part-time Faculty:

Employees in this position classification are considered Temporary Credit Unit Members and are represented by the United Professors of Marin (UPM/AFT 1610). Part-time faculty members are required to comply fully with the United Professors of Marin Collective Bargaining Agreement, including payment of union dues or charitable contributions. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. Part-time UPM employees are also members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).

To Apply: http://jobs.marin.edu


To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/collegeofmarin/jobs/624803/english-skills-instructor-part-time-temporary-pool?pagetype=transferJobs


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