Noncredit Immigrant Education Full-Time Instructor
Noncredit Immigrant Education Full-Time Instructor
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 11/2/2020
The School of Continuing Education (formerly Noncredit Programs) at West Valley College invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure-track Immigrant Education Instructor. Applicants are required to teach a wide range of ESL/civics and preparation for citizenship courses, often providing instruction at off-campus sites, assume departmental leadership roles, develop programs, perform institutional responsibilities, and actively participate in the faculty's governance of the college. In addition, applicants who have an approach to teaching that recognizes and honors the various communities comprising West Valley College and Silicon Valley are desired. We seek applicants who share our excitement about teaching and who would add their unique skills, ideas, and passions to our diverse, dynamic campus community. West Valley College is located in the South Bay, a geographic region of enriching diversity that encompasses the southern part of the San Francisco Bay area. The college serves the vibrant communities of San Jose, Saratoga, Campbell, and Los Gatos as well as the western sector of the Silicon Valley. The campus is expansive and occupies a park-like natural setting within the native oak woodland landscape.
Each year, over 12,000 credit and noncredit students pursue their educational goals at West Valley College. The college's curricular strengths are many and include transfer preparation, career and technical education in a broad spectrum of disciplines, and college readiness coursework. The college's robust educational programs, together with our strong infrastructure of student support, our topnotch faculty and staff, and a natural environment that fuels the mind, all meld to create an exceptional teaching and learning environment. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure track position that begins in Spring 2021, in a dual assignment to Noncredit ESL and Noncredit Citizenship disciplines. Teaching assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes. Travel to sites off the West Valley College campus, but in Santa Clara County, is necessary. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).
Work location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA; Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA; and other community sites in Santa Clara County
Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $71,256 to $110,892 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).
- Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
- Employer paid long term disability for employee.
- Employer-provided life insurance.
- Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
- Banked leave provisions.
- Professional Growth and Development activities.
- 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
- Conference leaves.
- Opportunity for overload assignments.
- Cal STRS Retirement.
- Position is union affiliated.
1. Education - Possess one of the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in teaching English as a second language, or teaching English to speakers of other languages; OR
- Bachelor’s degree in education, English, linguistics, applied linguistics, any foreign language, composition, bilingual/bicultural studies, reading, or speech; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first year of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
- Bachelor’s degree with any of the majors specified in the second bullet above; and one year of experience teaching English as a second language in an accredited institution; and a certificate in teaching English as a second language, which may be completed concurrently during the first two years of employment as a noncredit instructor; OR
- Possession of a full-time, clear California Designated Subjects Adult Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction in English as a second language.
2. Six semester units in American history and institutions.
3. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
- Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in-class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), ensuring regular effective student contact for Distance Education courses, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes, and participate in the process of SLO assessment and evaluation and use the results of these assessments in the process of continuously improving student learning.
- Maintain accurate class and other records.
- Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, class and office schedules.
- File a syllabus for each course with the appropriate division offices.
- Post and maintain office hours each week.
- Provide each student with a current course syllabus as required by Title 5, which includes SLOs, classroom procedures, requirements and grading policies and provide a copy to the Division Office.
- Refer students to appropriate college resources.
- Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members’ area of expertise.
- Assume institutional responsibilities, essential to the ongoing operation and effective achievement of department, division, college and district programs.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.