English Full-Time Instructor, Ethnic Studies Focus

Employer
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


English Full-Time Instructor, Ethnic Studies Focus

West Valley-Mission Community College District


Closing Date: 3/1/2021

Definition:
The English Department at Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track English instructor who can teach Ethnic Studies courses and help the college develop our offerings in this area. Our aim is to find an ideal candidate who will contribute to the college and the English Department and be able to teach a course in a minimum of one other discipline tied to Ethnic Studies.

We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department and college evolve and grow in the areas of equity-minded practices, and culturally responsive teaching focused on problem-solving in a culturally relevant, active learning curriculum that builds intellectual capacity within a supportive, culturally affirming learning environment.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a commitment to teaching and academic excellence, be prepared to support diverse students in a range of English and Ethnic Studies courses and take an active role in departmental and college activities.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch. Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.


Assignment:
This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track faculty position that begins in Fall 2021. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA


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).

Benefits include:
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education - Possess one of the following:
  • Master’s degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND master’s degree in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing or journalism; OR
  • A valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in English; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. 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.

AND

3. Equivalence to the any of the following qualifications for the Ethnic Studies discipline:
  • Master’s in the ethnic studies field; OR
  • Master’s in American Studies/Ethnicity, Latino Studies, La Raza Studies, Central American Studies, Latin American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations, Asian-American Studies, or African-American Studies.


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.




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